A French cowboy in Munich

a conversation with Philippe Quesne

A French cowboy in Munich
A French cowboy in Munich

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Wed 22.02.17

Mannen met cowboyhoeden, geruite hemden en cowboyboots aanschouwen een wolkenzee tussen bergtoppen. In Caspar Western Friedrich combineren Philippe Quesne en Münchner Kammerspiele de eindeloze landschappen van de romantische schilder Caspar David Friedrich met de woeste natuur van westerns. Dat resulteert in een ruimte die het midden houdt tussen museum, atelier en theaterdecor. Quesne: ‘Ik heb al vaak gedacht dat theaterscenografie een kwestie van schilderkunst is.'

“I always tend to find the cracks and fissures of history”

a conversation with Trajal Harrell

“I always tend to find the cracks and fissures of history”
“I always tend to find the cracks and fissures of history”

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Wed 22.02.17

What happens when the Japanese butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata meets the early 20th-century French dancer Loïe Fuller? This imaginative encounter lead the American choreograper Trajal Harrell to create his most recent work, CAEN AMOUR. Although he is always traveling, he found time to talk to us about Japan, about imagination and about history. “The most important liberation is the liberation of the imagination.”(in English)

VIDEO: Inigo Wilkins

The Myth of Golem

VIDEO: Inigo Wilkins
VIDEO: Inigo Wilkins

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Thu 16.02.17

The myth of Golem recasts in modern form a question that has been central to philosophy since the ancient Greek distinction between animate and inanimate matter, it also augurs current dilemmas in robotics and artificial intelligence. Drawing on recent neuroscientific theories of consciousness, the young British philosopher Inigo Wilkins weaves these strands together to outline the contemporary significance of the myth.

VIDEO: Isabelle Stengers & nY

Thinking with Stengers

VIDEO: Isabelle Stengers & nY
VIDEO: Isabelle Stengers & nY

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Wed 15.02.17

Leading Belgian philosopher Isabelle Stengers and literary magazine nY will immerse you in the world of science. And political thought. And witchcraft. Stengers has invited speakers from various disciplines to develop new perspectives on knowledge and knowledge production.

Beiroet in de Kaaistudio’s: “In elk opzicht is het werk van die jonge makers urgent.”

een gesprek met Mohamed Ikoubaân en Cees Vossen

Beiroet in de Kaaistudio’s: “In elk opzicht is het werk van die jonge makers urgent.”
Beiroet in de Kaaistudio’s: “In elk opzicht is het werk van die jonge makers urgent.”

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Thu 09.02.17

Het nomadisch kunstencentrum Moussem richt dit jaar de schijnwerpers op Beiroet tijdens het festival Moussem Cities. Twee weken lang kan je in verschillende Brusselse instellingen proeven van wat Libanon op artistiek vlak te bieden heeft. In de Kaaistudio’s ligt de focus op jongere theater- en performancekunstenaars. Een gesprek met Mohamed Ikoubaân en Cees Vossen over kunst in de Arabische wereld, sociaal engagement en lange werkprocessen.

Table Top Shakespeare: Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

Tim Etchells on Forced Entertainment's Complete Works

Table Top Shakespeare: Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Table Top Shakespeare: Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

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Thu 09.02.17

Tim Etchells invites you for the Forced Entertainment marathon of the Shakespeare's Complete Works.

VIDEO: Srećko Horvat

Subversion? From the anarchism of banks to the anarchist banker

VIDEO: Srećko Horvat
VIDEO: Srećko Horvat

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Wed 08.02.17

The young Croatian philosopher, author and political activist Srećko Horvat is undoubtedly one of the leading voices of his generation. His talk starts from Fernando Pessoa’s novel The Anarchist Banker and then provides a unique theoretical insight into possible subversions in a time which is getting darker day by day. In English.

VIDEO: Raafat Majzoub

The Farewell Chronicles

VIDEO: Raafat Majzoub
VIDEO: Raafat Majzoub

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Wed 08.02.17

For the opening of Moussem Cities Raafat Majzoub wrote a new text, departed from his weekly column  The Farewell Chronicles or the Beirut-based Al-Akhbar. In English

Salva Sanchis en Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker over A Love Supreme

Rosas danst Coltrane

Salva Sanchis en Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker over A Love Supreme
Salva Sanchis en Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker over A Love Supreme

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Wed 04.01.17

Meer dan tien jaar nadat ze samen het stuk presenteerden in een tweeluik met Raga for the Rainy Season, herwerken De Keersmaeker en Sanchis nu ook samen Coltranes A Love Supreme tot een avondvullende voorstelling, gedanst door een nieuwe cast. Salva Sanchis en Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker over A Love Supreme in MMM (MuntMonnaieMagazine) n° 35.

'Nooit zag ik meer radicaliteit in de kunsten'

een interview met Guy Gypens door Michaël Bellon

'Nooit zag ik meer radicaliteit in de kunsten'
'Nooit zag ik meer radicaliteit in de kunsten'

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Thu 22.12.16

Al even lang als hij artistiek leider is van het Kaaitheater, programmeert Guy Gypens daar jaarlijks het festival Burning Ice. Podiumkunstenaars laten er hun licht schijnen over prangende thema’s als klimaat, mobiliteit, voeding, nieuwe economie, sociale herorganisatie en democratie. Naar aanleiding van de laatste editie voeren we met Gypens een alomvattend gesprek. Over kunst en activisme,  burgerbewegingen en het middenveld, politici en het theater, KBC en Citroën, Festival Kanal en de toekomst van een uitgebreid Kaaitheater.

Talking with the artists in residence

Talking with the artists in residence
Talking with the artists in residence

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Wed 21.12.16

Discover the work of the six artists who will have a prominent place in the Kaaitheater programme from 2017 to 2021.

'I’m interested in buildings and the use of space'

a conversation with Radouan Mriziga

'I’m interested in buildings and the use of space'
'I’m interested in buildings and the use of space'

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Wed 21.12.16

The choreographer and dancer Radouan Mriziga studied dance in Marrakesh and Tunisia and continued his career at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. Interested in the relation between the body and its surroundings, it is architecture that firms a red line through his work. A conversation with Radouan Mriziga for his Kaaitheater residency (2017-2021).

'It’s important that the theatre can still be a non-digital space'

a conversation with Vera Tussing

'It’s important that the theatre can still be a non-digital space'
'It’s important that the theatre can still be a non-digital space'

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Wed 21.12.16

Vera Tussing graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School, and has worked as a choreographer, creator and dancer throughout Belgium, the UK and Europe. She explores the relation between dancers and the audience and how this relation can transform. ‘A big challenge in my work is to actually make contact and to perform an encounter with the other rather than a ‘re-enactment’ of choreographic form.’ A conversation with Vera Tussing for her Kaaitheater residency (2017-2021).

'Het is normaal geworden je tijd te nemen om iets uit te leggen'

een gesprek met Michiel Soete en Marlies Jacques

'Het is normaal geworden je tijd te nemen om iets uit te leggen'
'Het is normaal geworden je tijd te nemen om iets uit te leggen'

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Wed 21.12.16

Wanneer ik met Michiel Soete en Marlies Jacques aan de tafel schuif voor een vroege koffie, ligt de première van CAPSAICIN nog maar drie weken ver. Het wordt spannend, dat voel je, maar de grote lijnen krijgen stilaan hun plaats. Aan materiaal is er alleszins geen gebrek. “Met vijfentwintig acteurs is dat niet verwonderlijk natuurlijk,” grijnst Michiel. Hier alvast vier onmisbare elementen van deze gepeperde voorstelling.  

'I’m more trying to create situations rather than pieces'

a conversation with Christophe Meierhans

'I’m more trying to create situations rather than pieces'
'I’m more trying to create situations rather than pieces'

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Tue 20.12.16

The Swiss Christophe Meierhans is musician, theatre maker, performer and even made films and exhibitions. One aspect coming back in his works however, is his investigation in the collective and the consequences it produces when you step into this collective. 'If you’re discussing a real political issue in a play, why is it less real than when you would do it outside?' A conversation with Christophe Meierhans for his Kaaitheater residency (2017-2021).

'It is always a breath of fresh air to meet different people'

a conversation with Benjamin Vandewalle

'It is always a breath of fresh air to meet different people'
'It is always a breath of fresh air to meet different people'

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Tue 20.12.16

Benjamin Vandewalle usually describes himself as a choreographer, but he is actually much more than that. The two central themes in his work are perception and movement. As city choreographer to be, he enjoys working in the public space and involving people from every corner of the world. ‘As an artist, I am becoming increasingly conscious of my social responsibility.’ A conversation with Benjamin Vandewalle for his Kaaitheater residency (2017-2021).

 

'History is not yet written'

a conversation with Michiel Vandevelde

'History is not yet written'
'History is not yet written'

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Thu 08.12.16

Since he graduated from PARTS, Michiel Vandevelde has been a choreographer, curator and author. One of the leitmotifs in his work is his explicit political and artistic activism. Instead of waiting until everything gets better, he advocates taking the bull by the horns. 'I am convinced that every generation ultimately has to create its own institutions.' A conversation with Michiel Vandevelde for his Kaaitheater residency (2017-2021).

'I’m quite mystified with the public space in cities'

an interview with Kate McIntosh

'I’m quite mystified with the public space in cities'
'I’m quite mystified with the public space in cities'

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Thu 08.12.16

Born in New Zealand, but living in Brussels. Which has strikingly changed her practice. Attracted by the unknown, every piece she makes is a challenge for herself. The audience and its relation to the performance space play a central role. An interview with Kate McIntosh for her Kaaitheater residency (2017-2021).

Stef Kamil Carlens over 'The Ballad of Erol Klof'

“Voor een ware revolutie moeten we subtieler te werk gaan met balans als sleutelwoord.”

Stef Kamil Carlens over 'The Ballad of Erol Klof'
Stef Kamil Carlens over 'The Ballad of Erol Klof'

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Thu 08.12.16

Wat brengt wilde mannen, Jumpstyle en een kostuum gemaakt uit dennentakken samen? Inderdaad: folklore. In een email-conversatie over hun nieuwste voorstelling The Ballad of Erol Klof, geeft frontman van Zita Swoon Group Stef Kamil Carlens een inkijk in hun verschillende inspiratiebronnen voor deze ode aan folklore.

Een berg voor iedereen

een interview met Heike Langsdorf

Een berg voor iedereen
Een berg voor iedereen

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Thu 01.12.16

Op scene staat een grote berg. Langzamerhand komt de berg in beweging. Na een aantal projecten in de stad zoals Sitting with the body 24/7 (2015) en Postcards from the future (2010) keert Heike Langsdorf met Mount Tackle terug naar de theaterzaal. Met deze voorstelling opent ze ook de tiende en laatste editie van het Burning Ice festival.

'For me, collaboration is being out of familiar territory’

an interview with Tim Etchells

'For me, collaboration is being out of familiar territory’
'For me, collaboration is being out of familiar territory’

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Wed 30.11.16

They’ve known each other for a long time and worked together several times before. Shown and Told is their latest collaboration and consists of ‘a structured improvisation’.  Kaaitheater spoke with Tim Etchells about improvisation, Meg Stuart and above all, collaboration.

VIDEO: Alicja Gescinksa

Socrates and the Benefits and Burdens of Doubt

VIDEO: Alicja Gescinksa
VIDEO: Alicja Gescinksa

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Fri 25.11.16

In this lecture, she focuses on the negative perception of doubt. She argues for a reassessment of hesitation in these polarised times, for less forcefulness and for more Socratic doubt in public and political debate.

VIDEO: Michel Bauwens

Ten New Practices of the Great Transition

VIDEO: Michel Bauwens
VIDEO: Michel Bauwens

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Wed 16.11.16

Which new social structure are we evolving towards? Belgian cyber philosopher Michel Bauwens – who founded the P2P Foundation ten years ago – looks at contemporary practices that address the challenges of the future in the most direct way. He identifies an exponential growth of civil initiatives that experiment both locally and globally with new models and solutions. Together with the network of researchers into the emerging commons-based economy, he presents a summary of ten years of research.

Het zal van de vrouwen moeten komen?!

door Yamila Idrissi

Het zal van de vrouwen moeten komen?!
Het zal van de vrouwen moeten komen?!

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Mon 14.11.16

Those bastards think because they posses the ‘Sacred Argument’ they can silence and oppress us. Our time has come! The time to be, to love, to hope. We will not let these fanatics tell us: “This is your last hour”. Deze krachtige woorden van Rachid Benzine, uitgesproken door de Palestijnse actrice Hiam Abbass leidde  op 24 maart – twee dagen na de aanslagen in Brussel – tot een louterende catharsis. Ontreddering maakte plaats voor troost, angst voor hoop.