You and your family could take part in an exceptional theatre project!

You and your family could take part in an exceptional theatre project!
You and your family could take part in an exceptional theatre project!

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Thu 22.06.17

The location-based performance HUIS by Suze Milius will start in Brussels on 10 November 2017, and you can be part of it. We are looking for two-parent families with three or more children between the ages of 9 and 14 who want to take part! In each performance, you will welcome a new guest – a man or a woman – who will become a temporary member of your family.

Kaaitheater and Ant Hampton are looking for young actors (8>12 y)

Do you know, it’s Crazy But True!

Kaaitheater and Ant Hampton are looking for young actors (8>12 y)
Kaaitheater and Ant Hampton are looking for young actors (8>12 y)

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Wed 21.06.17

Do you have or do you know children who love to act? Would you like to see them ascend the stage of Kaaitheater in a funny and bewildering performance about the state of the world? This is the perfect chance to sign them up.

Sociale sculpturen

door Elize Mazadiego

Sociale sculpturen
Sociale sculpturen

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Thu 15.06.17

Performatik 2017, de recentste editie van de Brusselse biënnale voor performancekunst, bewijst nog maar eens hoeveel verschillende gedaantes het genre aanneemt. Paradoxaal genoeg vormt die veranderlijkheid net de rode draad door alle Performatik-edities en de uitdijende discipline van de performancekunst – van de vele kunstenaars die balanceren op de grens tussen dans, theater en beeldende kunst, tot hun veranderlijke werken en
 de diverse locaties waar ze worden opgevoerd. Wat valt er te vertellen over performance anno 2017?
Etcetera, 15/06/2017

De melancholie van de melancholie

Pieter T'Jonck over Caspar Western Friedrich van Philippe Quesne

De melancholie van de melancholie
De melancholie van de melancholie

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Wed 14.06.17

Hoe verbeeld je weemoed? En wat ís weemoed? Hoewel er op het eerste gezicht ‘niets’ gebeurt in Caspar Western Friedrich van Philippe Quesne & Münchner Kammerspiele, zit de voorstelling tjokvol details en voorvalletjes die een complex en paradoxaal beeld schetsen van melancholie.Quesne koppelt daarbij voortdurend terug naar de geschiedenis van 
de romantische melancholie en haar plaats binnen een groter historisch kader.

Etcetera, 14/06/2016

Protect me from what I want

Kaaitheater 2017-2018

Protect me from what I want
Protect me from what I want

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Mon 12.06.17

As a possible counter reaction, Han advocates a revaluation of the contemplative. Bring the neoliberal positivity machine to a halt to create time and space! Time and space in which meaning can surpass knowledge, use is prioritized over consumption, impartiality supresses economic expediency, the playful hand is joined to the working hand, an event is more meaningful than the project, in which ‘not doing’ or ‘not knowing’ also have value, and in which the negative can be looked in the face, even unto death. RE:RITE winds through our programme like a chaplet of contemplative practices, new rituals, and spiritual inspiration.

VIDEO: Gregory Feldman

We Are All Migrants

VIDEO: Gregory Feldman
VIDEO: Gregory Feldman

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Wed 31.05.17

By way of introducing some themes raised in Thomas Bellinck’s performance Simple as ABS #2, political anthropologist Gregory Feldman will give a 1 hour-lecture based on his publication We Are All Migrants: Political Action and the Ubiquitous Condition of Migrant-hood (2015).

RE:MAKE - an overview

RE:MAKE - an overview
RE:MAKE - an overview

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Wed 24.05.17

How are we to ‘remake’ society at the dawn of the 21st century? This central question formed the leitmotif throughout the 2016-2017 Kaaitheater programme. An overview of everything we've collected along the season.

‘Daar gaat het bij Bernhard om: de aangename verwonding’

In gesprek met Jolente De Keersmaeker en Damiaan De Schrijver

‘Daar gaat het bij Bernhard om: de aangename verwonding’
‘Daar gaat het bij Bernhard om: de aangename verwonding’

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Tue 02.05.17

In de nok van het dak van een oud Antwerps magazijn huist al twintig jaar het theatercollectief STAN. Vanaf mei voeren ze opnieuw een van hun grote meesters op: Thomas Bernhard(1931-1989). Bernhard was niet bang om de draak te steken met de elite en intellectuele klasse, maar stak even hard van wal tegen de politieke toestand van het naoorlogse Oostenrijk.

If you can’t say it, you sing it, and if you can’t sing it, you dance it

A conversation with Thomas Bellinck

If you can’t say it, you sing it, and if you can’t sing it, you dance it
If you can’t say it, you sing it, and if you can’t sing it, you dance it

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Tue 02.05.17

In an old gymnasium in Mechelen, theatre director Thomas Bellinck is working on his new production Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm and Validate. The performance is the second part in a series about the Western migration machine, a theme that has dominated Thomas’ personal interests for quite some time, and which he will examine through various media over the coming years.

Performatik | 2017 | ULB

Performatik | 2017 | ULB
Performatik | 2017 | ULB

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Sat 01.04.17

Wat is performancekunst? Vanwaar komt het? Hoe moeten we ernaar kijken?
De masterstudenten Podiumkunsten van de ULB gingen op zoek naar antwoorden tijdens Permformatik17 en verwerkten hun vondsten op originele en creatieve manieren.

(in het Frans)

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

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Thu 30.03.17

The Belgian Maarten Vanden Eynde and the Cameroonian Alioum Moussa are building a two-part mobile structure, of which one side is the other’s opposite. Yet the structures depend upon one another to stay in balance. During Performatik17 they set up shop at Place de la Monnaie, where you are invited to visit them – in pairs – for a discussion about dependence and independence.

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #5 - Different practices, common grounds

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #5 - Different practices, common grounds
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #5 - Different practices, common grounds

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Thu 30.03.17

Filmmaker Hito Steyerl and theatre director Rabih Mroué will engage in a conversation about their artistic cooperation. The common ground of their practices is the idea of storytelling as a way of exposing (political) fictions in society and bringing them back to the domain of art.

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #4 - Bringing nature into art

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #4 - Bringing nature into art
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #4 - Bringing nature into art

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Thu 30.03.17

Theatre director Philippe Quesne, visual artist Müge Yilmaz and philosopher/writer Maarten Doorman discuss possible meanings of the image of nature in art. Notions such as the romantic, the sublime and the search for authenticity will be questioned along the way.

 

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #3 - Activating objects

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #3 - Activating objects
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #3 - Activating objects

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Thu 30.03.17

Visual artists Hedwig Houben, Grace Schwindt and Laure Prouvost talk about the relationships between sculpture, performance and theatricality. An interesting parallel in their work is the search for activating objects that appear to be fixed, by turning them into theatrical players. 

 

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #2 - Social sculpting

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #2 - Social sculpting
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #2 - Social sculpting

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Thu 30.03.17

Why do artists make work outside of the black box or the exhibition space? Which place can art take within the flux of daily life in the city? Choreographer Meg Stuart, scenographer Jozef Wouters, dramaturg Jeroen Peeters, performance artist Ant Hampton, theatre maker Lotte van den Berg, and choreographer Benjamin Vandewalle attempt to give some answers.

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #1 - Dorothea von Hantelmann/opening lecture

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #1 - Dorothea von Hantelmann/opening lecture
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #1 - Dorothea von Hantelmann/opening lecture

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Wed 29.03.17

Dorothea von Hantelmann is an art historian and a curator, based in Berlin. Her main fields of research are contemporary art as well as the history and theory of exhibitions. She is the author of How to Do Things with Art (2010), one of the seminal works on performativity within contemporary art. Her current book project explores exhibitions as ritual spaces in which fundamental values and categories of modern, liberal and market-based societies historically have been, and continue to be, practiced and reflected. (in English)

“I don’t think we make things alone, even when we are alone”

an interview with Mette Edvardsen

“I don’t think we make things alone, even when we are alone”
“I don’t think we make things alone, even when we are alone”

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Wed 29.03.17

Mette Edvardsen talks about oslo ((2017), trilogies and opening spaces.

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Orla Barry

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Orla Barry
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Orla Barry

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Mon 27.03.17

From stories on a sheep farm to what categories reveal about the mind. From singing competitions in Ancient Greece to ecological issues today. With a year’s production of her own wool and two performers, Orla Barry addresses our complex relationship with nature.

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Grace Schwindt

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Grace Schwindt
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Grace Schwindt

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Fri 24.03.17

Especially for Performatik17, Grace Schwindt creates a performance for the theatre stage. She portrays the dilemma of an ornithologist studying the effects of oil pollution on seabirds. The victims he records symbolise the efficiency of capitalism. (in English)

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Robbert & Frank

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Robbert & Frank
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Robbert & Frank

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Fri 24.03.17

How should we deal with the universal human urge to be part of a greater whole? In a stylized, atomic universe, the Ghent-based duo Robbert&Frank discover the laws of duality, beauty, and magnetism.

Molenbeek danst na 22/03

Molenbeek danst na 22/03
Molenbeek danst na 22/03

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Wed 22.03.17

Brussels choreograaf Benjamin Vandewalle en documentairemaker Dieter Deswarte draaiden een maand na de aanslagen van 22/3 een pakkende film in de straten van Molenbeek, met in de hoofdrol dansende kinderen en hun ongefilterde verhalen.

VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 3)

PASSIONS AND POLITICS: HOW CAN WE REACQUIRE DEMOCRATIC ENDEAVOR?

VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 3)
VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 3)

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Mon 20.03.17

Democratic institutions in Western countries are undermined by an unprecedented legitimacy crisis. Over the decades, the professionalization of political careers, the socio-economic homogeneity among elected representatives, and the absence of rotation in office have made politics a world unto itself. With Carolin Emcke, Paul Ginsborg, Ralph Bollmann.

VIDEO: Tim Jackson

On Prosperity Without Growth and Paths to a Sustainable Society 2.0

VIDEO: Tim Jackson
VIDEO: Tim Jackson

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Thu 16.03.17

Seven years ago, the publication of Prosperity without Growth was a landmark in the sustainability debate. Tim Jackson’s challenge to conventional economics openly questioned the pursuit of exponential economic growth. Its findings inspired debate and led to a new wave of research building on its arguments and conclusions. n the substantially re-written edition of his book, Jackson demonstrates that building a ‘post-growth’ economy is a precise and meaningful task.

VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 2)

POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND DIGITALIZATION: RISK OR OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR DEMOCRACY?

VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 2)
VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 2)

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Tue 14.03.17

Democratic institutions in Western countries are undermined by an unprecedented legitimacy crisis. Over the decades, the professionalization of political careers, the socio-economic homogeneity among elected representatives, and the absence of rotation in office have made politics a world unto itself. With Luca De Biase, Constanze Kurz, Jacopo Barigazzi.