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.

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

Video

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.