Politique du sensible, imagination & art d’élite

Thibault Scohier réfléchit sur Wowmen!20

Politique du sensible, imagination & art d’élite
Politique du sensible, imagination & art d’élite

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Thu 26.03.20

La première semaine de mars – qui précède la Journée internationale des femmes – s’est tenue la quatrième édition de WoWmen! à Bruxelles. Ce programme alliant performances, conférences, débats, films et ateliers porte un regard critique sur l’état du genre, de l’art et de la société. Passa Porta et le Kaaitheater ont invité deux jeunes auteurs belges, la néerlandophone Aya Sabi et le francophone Thibault Scohier, à assister à WoWmen! et à réagir à cette expérience en écrivant un nouveau texte. Découvrez ci-dessous la contribution d’Thibault Scohier.

Kaaitheater in times of corona

Kaaitheater in times of corona
Kaaitheater in times of corona

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Tue 24.03.20

We live in surrealistic times. A virus has brought our society to a complete stop: every planned event has been summarily cancelled. That includes all the productions at Kaaitheater and the Kaaistudios until 3 May.

waar gips niet raakt

Aya Sabi reflecteert over WoWmen!20

waar gips niet raakt
waar gips niet raakt

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Tue 24.03.20

In de eerste week van maart – de week voor Internationale Vrouwendag – streek de vierde editie van WoWmen! neer in Brussel. Dit programma van performances, lezingen, debatten, films en workshops kijkt met een kritische bril naar de staat van gender, kunst en samenleving. Passa Porta en Kaaitheater vroegen twee jonge Belgische auteurs, de Nederlandstalige Aya Sabi en de Franstalige Thibault Scohier, om WoWmen! bij te wonen en over die ervaring te reflecteren in een nieuwe tekst. Hieronder lees je de bijdrage van Aya Sabi.

VIDEO: Sara Ahmed - Closing the Door

Complaint as Diversity Work

VIDEO: Sara Ahmed - Closing the Door
VIDEO: Sara Ahmed - Closing the Door

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Thu 19.03.20

This talk draws on interviews conducted with staff and students who have made complaints within universities that relate to unfair, unjust or unequal working conditions and to abuses of power such as sexual and racial harassment. It approaches complaint as a form of diversity work: the ordinary and often painstaking labour of trying to transform institutions so they are more accommodating. Sara Ahmed explores the significance of how complaints happen “behind closed doors,” and shows how doors are often closed even when they appear to be opened.  

VIDEO: Minna Salami - A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone

PRESENTED BY KAAITHEATER, THE FINNISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE, DEBUREN & VUB/RHEA

VIDEO: Minna Salami - A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone
VIDEO: Minna Salami - A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone

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Mon 09.03.20

To close WoWmen! and on International Women’s Day, the Finnish-Nigerian author Minna Salami will deliver a lecture about her work, followed by a conversation. She is the founder of MsAfropolitan, an internationally celebrated blog in which she combines feminism with critical reflections on contemporary culture from an African perspective. The evening’s reference point is Salami’s first book Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone, which will be published a week after the festival.

VIDEO: Beyond Gender Quota

with Karen Celis and Sarah Childs

VIDEO: Beyond Gender Quota
VIDEO: Beyond Gender Quota

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Wed 04.03.20

Gender quota have been introduced in politics in many European countries. But are quota sufficient to create gender equality? The political agenda, communication and staff are not aligned with a broad swathe of women and their ideological and intersectional diversity. This leads to a lack of trust and legitimacy, and unstable relationships between groups of women and their political institutions and politicians. In times of crisis, the informal social relationships of white men continue to have the upper hand.

VIDEO: Rosi Braidotti - on Posthumanism

VIDEO: Rosi Braidotti - on Posthumanism
VIDEO: Rosi Braidotti - on Posthumanism

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Wed 04.03.20

Under the title Hyperpresent, five contemporary thinkers will give a talk on a new idea that they introduced themselves. Rosi Braidotti is a philosopher and feminist theorist.

My interest lies in flesh that moves, not flesh that poses.

A conversation with Doris Uhlich

My interest lies in flesh that moves,  not flesh that poses.
My interest lies in flesh that moves,  not flesh that poses.

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Mon 10.02.20

What kinds of bodies do we generally see in dance productions and how do we look at them? Choreographer and dancer Doris Uhlich decided at a young age to break through the norms dictating dancing bodies. On 2/04, she is coming to Kaaitheater to present Every Body Electric, in which the performers all have a physical disability. Uhlich: ‘I’m more interested in the energy of a body than its outward appearance.’

‘We share a physical sense of theatricality’

A conversation with Dareen Abbas & Rimah Jabr

‘We share a physical sense of theatricality’
‘We share a physical sense of theatricality’

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Mon 10.02.20

Rimah Jabr currently lives in Toronto and works as a theatre maker. She is also in her first year as a PhD student in theatre and performance studies at York University. Dareen Abbas is currently a visual artist who lives and works in Brussels. Together they are creating Broken Shapes, which will première at the Kaaistudios in March.

VIDEO: Ecopolis 2019 - #generationhope

VIDEO: Ecopolis 2019 - #generationhope
VIDEO: Ecopolis 2019 - #generationhope

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Sun 12.01.20

Ecopolis 2019 was a special edition for but especially with #GenerationHope, on the theme of a sustainable future on a liveable planet.

VIDEO: Fatima Mernissi Leerstoel - Fatima, Rosa & Iman: literaire stemmen uit de Arabische wereld

VIDEO: Fatima Mernissi Leerstoel - Fatima, Rosa & Iman: literaire stemmen uit de Arabische wereld
VIDEO: Fatima Mernissi Leerstoel - Fatima, Rosa & Iman: literaire stemmen uit de Arabische wereld

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Sat 11.01.20

Paying tribute to the Moroccan sociologist Fatima Mernissi, Iman Humaydan and Rosa Yassin Hassan will read from their own work and talk about their authorship against the background of revolution, censorship, and their shifting social positions.

HOW TO BE MANY?

HOW TO BE MANY?
HOW TO BE MANY?

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Tue 17.12.19

The new artistic and general coordinators Agnes Quackels and Barbara Van Lindt have arrived at Kaaitheater with the question “How to be Many?”. They are working, discovering the centre and exploring how they can make Kaaitheater a many-voiced theatre. In this conversation, they lift a corner of the veil.

We throw you into the deep end, and you have to deal with it.

A conversation with Forced Entertainment

We throw you into the deep end, and you have to deal with it.
We throw you into the deep end, and you have to deal with it.

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Tue 10.12.19

In Out Of Order, the latest show by the British theatre company Forced Entertainment, we see an alley of clowns around a table. Each quiet moment is charged with the next conflictual explosion. Comedy and tragedy go hand in hand in the figure of the clown, but considering these times of political and climatological crises, a clown’s presence onstage is no coincidence, says Tim Etchells, director of Forced Entertainment.

VIDEO: Joseph Stiglitz on 'People, Power, and Profits'

VIDEO: Joseph Stiglitz on 'People, Power, and Profits'
VIDEO: Joseph Stiglitz on 'People, Power, and Profits'

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Thu 28.11.19

Kaaitheater and Passa Porta have welcomed an eminent guest: Joseph Stiglitz. 

VIDEO: Keller Easterling on Extrastatecraft

VIDEO: Keller Easterling on Extrastatecraft
VIDEO: Keller Easterling on Extrastatecraft

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Mon 21.10.19

Under the title Hyperpresent, five contemporary thinkers will give a talk on a new idea that they introduced themselves. American architect, urbanist, writer, and professor at Yale University Keller Easterling will talk this evening about the Extrastatecraft.

Not fighting about my life, but about the meaning of my life

An interview with Bashar Murkus

Not fighting about my life, but about the meaning of my life
Not fighting about my life, but about the meaning of my life

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Wed 16.10.19

When we spoke to Bashar Murkus about his latest play, The Museum, he was taking a few days off. It was the perfect moment for an interview, he said. In The Museum, he stages a dangerous power game: “Violence is not something that belongs to one person, it is part of all human beings.”

Dat maakt ons werk ook interessant: Wat betekent het om iemand anders te spelen?

Een gesprek met de KOE en Lineke Rijxman

Dat maakt ons werk ook interessant:  Wat betekent het om iemand anders te spelen?
Dat maakt ons werk ook interessant:  Wat betekent het om iemand anders te spelen?

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Wed 16.10.19

Voor hun nieuwste voorstelling slaat het trio van de KOE de handen in elkaar met Lineke Rijxman van het toneelgezelschap Mugmetdegoudentand. Een maand voor de première schuiven we bij de vier makers aan de keukentafel en krijgen we een inkijk in het creatieproces.

Laurent De Sutter on Hyperpresent

Laurent De Sutter on Hyperpresent
Laurent De Sutter on Hyperpresent

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Mon 14.10.19

Under the title Hyperpresent, five contemporary thinkers will give a talk on a new idea that they introduced themselves. Laurent De Sutter introduces them on video.

a delicate balance between ON and OFF

an interview with Niko Hafkenscheid, Hedvig Biong and Pablo Castilla

a delicate balance between ON and OFF
a delicate balance between ON and OFF

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Thu 10.10.19

One week before the première, Hedvig, Niko and Pablo share a wide range of thoughts and reflections on Landscape Orchestra.

It will be real & staged

a conversation with Lukas Alberg

It will be real & staged
It will be real & staged

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Mon 23.09.19

Lukas Alberg worked as a safety coordinator for Blipco from 2005 to 2019. Following a series of momentous events, Lukas was placed onto a different track. He has since had a profound influence on policymakers regarding mobility, climate justice and migration issues, and has amassed a widespread following. Read an interview with Lukas Alberg, the frontman of a movement that you will present in Kaaitheater. (27 & 28/09 at Kaaistudio's)

HOW TECHNOLOGY CHANGES THE WAY WE SENSE, THINK, LIVE, AND FEEL.

A conversation with Mette Ingvartsen

HOW TECHNOLOGY CHANGES THE WAY WE SENSE, THINK, LIVE, AND FEEL.
HOW TECHNOLOGY CHANGES THE WAY WE SENSE, THINK, LIVE, AND FEEL.

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Thu 22.08.19

In recent years, the Danish choreographer and dancer Mette Ingvartsen has often developed her productions in the form of cycles. Her new performance Moving in Concert is the beginning of a new series about technology. When this conversation took place, Ingvartsen was still in the midst of the creative process, but she lifted a tip of the veil for us.

I WANT TO TRANSFORM PUBLIC SPACE TEMPORARILY INTO A PLACE OF INTROSPECTION

A conversation with Benjamin Vandewalle

I WANT TO TRANSFORM PUBLIC SPACE TEMPORARILY INTO A PLACE OF INTROSPECTION
I WANT TO TRANSFORM PUBLIC SPACE TEMPORARILY INTO A PLACE OF INTROSPECTION

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Wed 21.08.19

Three years ago, when he began his residency at Kaaitheater, we sat down with Benjamin Vandewalle. At the time, he was toying with the idea of organizing an artists’ fair and wanted to become a self-declared city choreographer. In 2019, that artists’ fair has taken shape under the title Studio Cité.

WANTED: extras for Studio Cité!

WANTED: extras for Studio Cité!
WANTED: extras for Studio Cité!

Nieuws

Tue 13.08.19

Benjamin Vandewalle and Kaaitheater are looking for volunteers & extras for various installations of Studio Cité.

Duo Agnes Quackels and Barbara Van Lindt to take over general and artistic coordination of Kaaitheater

Duo Agnes Quackels and Barbara Van Lindt to take over general and artistic coordination of Kaaitheater
Duo Agnes Quackels and Barbara Van Lindt to take over general and artistic coordination of Kaaitheater

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Fri 12.07.19

The Board of Directors announced today that Agnes Quackels and Barbara Van Lindt will become the general and artistic coordinators of Kaaitheater. The pair will be employed by the Brussels-based arts centre on a part-time basis and will take up their new positions at the end of October.