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.

VIDEO: Bojana Cvejić on Aesthetic individualism

or dancing solo in the 21st century

VIDEO: Bojana Cvejić on Aesthetic individualism
VIDEO: Bojana Cvejić on Aesthetic individualism

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Thu 20.06.19

To round up TO AUTHENTICITY… AND BEYOND!, we invite performance theorist Bojana Cvejić for a final talk, followed by a conversation with Prof. Rudi Laermans. Laermans wrote the essay Be(come) yourself!, which marked the beginning of this season’s series on authenticity.

The future is showing its teeth

Kaaitheater 2019-2020

The future is showing its teeth
The future is showing its teeth

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Wed 05.06.19

For two centuries, the path of progress, innovation, growth, development, boundless possibility, self-realization and profit has led us away from the church tower and towards the whole world. The affect of this path, the unconscious framework that shapes our emotions, has been incredibly effective. It has led our imagination to run wild even though we knew that there were risks involved and that there would inevitably be victims.

VIDEO: The Political Party | Alternative Election Show

VIDEO: The Political Party | Alternative Election Show
VIDEO: The Political Party | Alternative Election Show

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Mon 06.05.19

On the eve of the European, federal and regional elections, The Political Party is organizing an alternative election show to offer a stage to the opinionmakers of tomorrow. Europe, access to justice, labour and precarity, ecology, democracy, decolonization, education, public health: nine young, progressive will explore these eight themes. How will we face and tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow together?

Kennis delen en samen verbeelden

een gesprek met Thomas Bellinck

Kennis delen en samen verbeelden
Kennis delen en samen verbeelden

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Fri 19.04.19

In de voorstelling Simple as ABC #3: The Wild Hunt, zet theatermaker Thomas Bellinck een meerstemming portret neer van wat hij vandaag één van de meest acute vormen van mensenjacht noemt. 

'It will only be a good piece if we genuinely dance it together'

a conversation with Rosas dancers Cynthia Loemij & Thomas Vantuycom

'It will only be a good piece if we genuinely dance it together'
'It will only be a good piece if we genuinely dance it together'

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Fri 19.04.19

Between the performances of the new Rosas production The Six Brandenburg Concertos, we invited Cynthia Loemij and Thomas Vantuycom to reflect with us on Rosas’ almost forty-year history. A conversation with two generations.

A Letter to Dance, by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

A Letter to Dance, by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
A Letter to Dance, by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

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Sat 13.04.19

For their project Letters to dance, deufert&plischke invited Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker to write her own letter to dance.

VIDEO: Fatima Mernissi Leerstoel | De Dekoloniale universiteit

met Nadia Fadil, Sarah Bracke & Sophie Withaeckx

VIDEO: Fatima Mernissi Leerstoel | De Dekoloniale universiteit
VIDEO: Fatima Mernissi Leerstoel | De Dekoloniale universiteit

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Mon 08.04.19

Na de hypes van concepten zoals diversiteit en intersectionaliteit is het nu de beurt aan ‘dekolonisering’. Wat is het verschil tussen diversifiëring en dekolonisering, of tussen een intersectioneel en post- of dekoloniaal beleid? Vooraleer Nadia Fadil, Sarah Bracke en Sophie Withaeckx dieper ingaan op deze vragen, nemen ze noties als diversiteit, superdiversiteit, intersectionaliteit, de- en postkoloniaal kritisch onder de loep. Herbekijk deze avond.

VIDEO: Thijs Lijster

Conversation #6: over de grote vlucht inwaarts

VIDEO: Thijs Lijster
VIDEO: Thijs Lijster

Video

Mon 08.04.19

In onze huidige, complexe wereld zien we de maatschappij steeds meer als een ‘buiten-wereld’, meent de Nederlandse filosoof Thijs Lijster. Tegenover het idee dat geschiedenis iets is dat ons overkomt, breekt hij een lans voor het collectieve vermogen om geschiedenis te maken. Herbekijk dit gesprek.

How can we belong together despite our differences?

Michiel Vandevelde Esther Severi on 'Ends of Worlds'

How can we belong together despite our differences?
How can we belong together despite our differences?

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Thu 04.04.19

In the run-up to the première of Ends of Worlds, choreographer Michiel Vandevelde and dramaturge Esther Severi (Kaaitheater) enter in dialogue.

This was Performatik19

This was Performatik19
This was Performatik19

Actua

Fri 29.03.19

It is over. After 11 festival days it is time to catch our breath and look back at the huge variety of moments and impressions.

PERFORMATIK19 VIDEO | Alexis Blake - Allegory of the Painted Woman

an interview with Alexis Blake

PERFORMATIK19 VIDEO | Alexis Blake - Allegory of the Painted Woman
PERFORMATIK19 VIDEO | Alexis Blake - Allegory of the Painted Woman

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Fri 22.03.19

Alexis Blake selected a series of female poses found in artworks from the Renaissance to early Modernism and created a choreography and performance that explores subjectivity and examines gender and representation through embodiment, repetition and sound. Two dancers and four musicians in the Horta Hall at BOZAR will abstract the poses, strip them of their history and context, and confront the viewer to address, contradict and question preconceived notions of a body. 

PERFOMATIK19 VIDEO | Ula Sickle & HYOID - Voice ascending a staircase

interview with Ula Sickle

 PERFOMATIK19 VIDEO |  Ula Sickle & HYOID - Voice ascending a staircase
 PERFOMATIK19 VIDEO |  Ula Sickle & HYOID - Voice ascending a staircase

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Fri 22.03.19

Dancer/choreographer Ula Sickle presents a new and intimate sound performance in the striking, seven-storey staircase of WIELS. It is a pared down score for body and voice, performed by the artist and singer Fabienne Seveillac.

PERFORMATIK 19 VIDEO | Radouan Mriziga - 0.Kanal

interview with Radouan Mriziga

PERFORMATIK 19 VIDEO | Radouan Mriziga - 0.Kanal
PERFORMATIK 19 VIDEO | Radouan Mriziga - 0.Kanal

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Fri 22.03.19

How can dance, choreography, performance, and architecture create a new kind of space together? During Performatik19, choreographer and Kaaitheater artist-in-residence Radouan Mriziga will install a residency project at KANAL – Centre Pompidou. He is inviting dance, theatre and architecture students to share their knowledge and practice.

Secret Gardens

essay by Guy Gypens for Underneath Which Rivers Flow

Secret Gardens
Secret Gardens

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Mon 18.03.19

When the project group of Underneath Which Rivers Flow entered their new, secret work-space, it was made clear to them that their workspace would become part of a public park in the near future. The question was how they – as newcomers to the city – thought about that future park.

Challenge the hierarchies

an interview with Jimmy Robert

Challenge the hierarchies
Challenge the hierarchies

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Mon 18.03.19

A written interview with Jimmy Robert on Joie noire.

PERFORMATIK19 VIDEO | Opening Salon

PERFORMATIK19 VIDEO | Opening Salon
PERFORMATIK19 VIDEO | Opening Salon

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Mon 18.03.19

To open Performatik19, Tate Modern performance curator Catherine Wood discusses her recently published book Performance in Contemporary Art with artist Jimmy Robert. Curator Daniel Blanga-Gubbay will moderate the conversation.

PERFORMATIK 19 VIDEO | Noé Soulier - Performing Arts

PERFORMATIK 19 VIDEO | Noé Soulier - Performing Arts
PERFORMATIK 19 VIDEO | Noé Soulier - Performing Arts

Video

Thu 14.03.19

Now that bodies are occupying more and more museums, choreographer and philosopher Noé Soulier is presenting an opposite movement: what if instead of bodies, the artworks themselves adapted to a new space? Noé Soulier on Performing Art in a video by Centre Pompidou.

PERFORMATIK 19 VIDEO | Globe Aroma & Decoratelier Jozef Wouters - Underneath Which Rivers Flow

Jozef Wouters & Bouchra Lamsyeh

PERFORMATIK 19 VIDEO | Globe Aroma & Decoratelier Jozef Wouters - Underneath Which Rivers Flow
PERFORMATIK 19 VIDEO | Globe Aroma & Decoratelier Jozef Wouters - Underneath Which Rivers Flow

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Thu 14.03.19

This season, Decoratelier Jozef Wouters is collaborating with Open Kunstenhuis Globe Aroma to create Underneath Which Rivers Flow. A group of women and men – builders, poets, and dreamers – meet every week at Decoratelier in Molenbeek. In this space, they build stories together, a secret garden full of wormholes to unsuspected worlds. A conversation with Jozef Wouters & Bouchra Lamsyeh.

VIDEO: Symposium | The School of Speculative Documentary

VIDEO: Symposium | The School of Speculative Documentary
VIDEO: Symposium | The School of Speculative Documentary

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Tue 26.02.19

The School of Speculative Documentary is an interdisciplinary space for encounter that seeks to question the documentary act. Creators take the floor to discuss uncertainty and guesswork, to confront the unfixable holes in their work and the messiness of reality. Watch the symposium here.

‘The crash forced bodies together’, they said.

A conversation with Lotte van den Berg

‘The crash forced bodies together’, they said.
‘The crash forced bodies together’, they said.

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Thu 21.02.19

For Lotte van den Berg, art is about creating space: space to explore how we relate to one another. Now, van den Berg is presenting Dying Together, which examines human relationships in the midst of terrible catastrophe. A conversation with Lotte van den Berg.

‘We Don’t Rehearse, We Just Collect Letters. And Afterwards The Ball Starts.’

A conversation with deufert&plischke

‘We Don’t Rehearse, We Just Collect Letters. And Afterwards The Ball Starts.’
‘We Don’t Rehearse, We Just Collect Letters. And Afterwards The Ball Starts.’

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Thu 21.02.19

What would you tell dance if you had the chance to meet it? What is your favourite dance move? The artistic duo deufert&plischke make this encounter possible in their project Letters to Dance/Just in Time. A conversation with deufert&plischke.

Tis of tisni. Over Jan Decorte

Tis of tisni. Over Jan Decorte
Tis of tisni. Over Jan Decorte

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Sun 10.02.19

Tis of tisni is the long-awaited book by Jan Decorte. This colourful fresco about the life and work of a radical theatre artist is an absolute must-read.

VIDEO: Afua Hirsch

Conversation #4: on race, identity, and belonging

VIDEO: Afua Hirsch
VIDEO: Afua Hirsch

Video

Wed 30.01.19

In the Conversations series of evening discussions, leading authors, intellectuals and philosophers debate the concept of authenticity. For Conversation #4, we invited Afua Hirsch, author of Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging.