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Phia Ménard, Jean Cocteau & Philip Glass

Les enfants terribles

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Les enfants terribles
Les enfants terribles
Théâtre National
Fri 10.02 - Sat 11.02.23

Jean Cocteau's masterpiece Les enfants terribles tells the story of Paul and his sister Elisabeth, who nauseatingly challenge each other to with games. In her version, Phia Ménard works with composer Philip Glass' adaptation of the novel. She draws a parallel between the body of an adolescent and that of an elder: both sometimes experience a feeling of isolation, of being cut off from society.

Rébecca Chaillon

Carte Noire Nommée Désir

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Carte Noire Nommée Désir
Carte Noire Nommée Désir
Hallen van Schaarbeek
Wed 15.02 - Thu 16.02.23

Carte Noire Nommée Désir starts with a funny story about colour and colonialism. That marks the beginning of a poetic journey on stage by a group of eight performers. They appropriate their own history as black women, in a country that has yet to decolonise its own imagination.

BERLIN

The Making of Berlin

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The Making of Berlin
The Making of Berlin
Westrand
Fri 17.02.23

The Making of Berlin is the final part of BERLIN's cycle of cities. With live music on stage - and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen’s orchestra on film - BERLIN takes on an exceptional story in documentary style. The performance focuses on an unfinished chapter in the life of an old Berliner - with Wagner's Götterdämmerung in a crucial role and Klara manager and Pompidou inspiration Chantal Pattyn in a supporting role.

Louis Janssens & Willem de Wolf (DE HOE)

Analoog

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Analoog
Analoog
De Kriekelaar
Thu 30.03 - Fri 31.03.23

This play on words between Willem de Wolf and his former student Louis Janssens brings together looking backwards and looking forwards. Analoog is an intergenerational performance, a score about completed and desired learning processes. About earlier and later but also about how to position yourself as a young - or older - person within the world.

Tea Tupajić / Münchner Kammerspiele

Licht

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Licht
Licht
KVS BOL
Thu 20.04 - Fri 21.04.23

For Licht, Tea Tupajić uses the power of theatre to reach a place where language and other media cannot get to. For a year, she invited four Yezidi women to retreat together and undertake the journey towards performance.

tg STAN / de Roovers / Antigone

About Elly

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About Elly
About Elly
CC Strombeek
Fri 21.04 - Sat 22.04.23

Tg STAN once again delves into the oeuvre of Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi. With a group of eleven actors which includes different generations of creators and actors as well as different nationalities, Tg STAN creates a performance about doubt, friendship, honour and responsibility. Which truth is true and for whom? Is the truth really that relevant? Or can a lie bring salvation?

FC Bergman / Toneelhuis

The Sheep Song

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The Sheep Song
The Sheep Song
CC De Factorij
Fri 12.05 - Sat 13.05.23

A sheep stands up and decides that it no longer is fulfilled. It feels that it is destined for a life more glorious than those of its fellow sheep. In this visually stunning performance, you will see FC Bergman at their best. The impressive sets and silent poetry with a dark side take you into a world where everything comes and goes. The Sheep Song is a modern parable about the fear of, and attraction to, change in a human life.

Ahilan Ratnamohan / ROBIN

Une Traduction Infidèle

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Une Traduction Infidèle
Une Traduction Infidèle
Théâtre La Balsamine
Tue 23.05 - Sat 27.05.23

Ratnamohan explores the cultural and linguistic barrier between Wallonia and Flanders through the eyes of a migrant living in Antwerp. What does it mean to learn the globally dominant language in the context of a Flemish-dominated economy?

Thomas Bellinck & Said Reza Adib / ROBIN 

Simple as ABC #7: DE STEM VAN VINGERS

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Simple as ABC #7: DE STEM VAN VINGERS
Simple as ABC #7: DE STEM VAN VINGERS
Kaaistudio's
Thu 15.06 - Fri 16.06.23

Starting from their own fingerprints, Thomas Bellinck and Said Reza Adib zoom out into a world where line patterns on a fingertip unlock laptops. In which governments claim the tiny, innate grooves on a fingertip as a measuring tool to determine who is allowed to enter which territory.

Mario José Barrantes Espinoza

El cantar del playo or… a song is a rose is a thorn

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El cantar del playo or… a song is a rose is a thorn
El cantar del playo or… a song is a rose is a thorn
De Kriekelaar
Sat 21.01 - Sun 22.01.23

El cantar del playo or... a song is a rose is a thorn is imagined as a songbook in which Mario Barrantes Espinoza weaves together poetry, dance and music to reveal a landscape of memories. A place where melodrama, songs and visual poems invoke his personal explorations of queer sexuality and identity, from the perspective of a Central American migrant in Europe.

Angélica Liddell / NTGent

Liebestod

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Liebestod
Liebestod
Théâtre National
Wed 18.01 - Fri 20.01.23

In the last aria of Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde, Isolde passes into another dimension 'dying from love'. Liddell associates this love to death with bullfighting as the ultimate form of surrender.

Artemis / Jetse Batelaan

De onzichtbare man (4+)

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De onzichtbare man (4+)
De onzichtbare man (4+)
BRONKS
Thu 29.12.22

Two artists, one stage technician and one musician are waiting for their performance to start. Everything is in place, but where is the audience? It soon transpires that there are more questions. Whose coffee cup is that floating in the air? Which ghost is going to make off with the extension cord?

LOD / Gorges Ocloo

The Butcher

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The Butcher
The Butcher
Westrand
Sat 10.12 - Sun 11.12.22

It is 2070, 100 years after the first government reform. Belgium no longer exists and Flanders has become independent after four years of war. In the midst of all this, the last butcher in town and his disabled son try to survive.

De Warme Winkel

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Kaaistudio's
Tue 18.10 - Wed 19.10.22

When the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover appeared in 1928, it caused quite a stir. Now Florian Myjer and Lisa Verbelen carries the tradition with this groundbreaking scandal novel. Shamelessly wallowing in pleasure, they bring Lady Chatterley's Lover into the 21st century, some of it rough and some of it more tender.

Kristien De Proost

In The Middle of Nowhere

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In The Middle of Nowhere
In The Middle of Nowhere
Kaaistudio's
Thu 06.10 - Fri 07.10.22

Why are there always more people in the middle of trains than at the ends? How do you determine the middle of the ocean? In In the Middle of Nowhere, Kristien De Proost and Fred Araujo focus on the paradox of the middle: the more they try to map out where the middle lies, the more infinite everything around it seems to be.

Tristero

Fluisterbehang / Visite Guidée

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Fluisterbehang / Visite Guidée
Fluisterbehang / Visite Guidée
De Kriekelaar
Tue 04.10 - Sun 23.10.22

“The walls have ears” people sometimes say. But what if they could also speak? For Fluisterbehang, Tristero uncovers the hidden stories stored in the walls of the Schaerbeek residence at 80 Gallaitstraat. During a guided visit you literally listen to the walls of the old building!

Yasmine Yahiatene

La Fracture

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La Fracture
La Fracture
Atelier 210
Tue 13.09 - Fri 23.09.22

In her solo and first theatre performance La Fracture, Yasmine Yahiatene shares the stage with video material. The performance is an investigation, a search for herself, for her past and above all for a decipherment of a complex and intimate relationship – the relationship with her father. It is the beginning of a work of recovery, of resilience. 

Antoine Defoort

Elles vivent

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Elles vivent
Elles vivent
Kaaitheater
Wed 15.06 - Thu 16.06.22

Sometime in the not-so-distant future, two friends meet in a forest. Michel, just back from two years of deep mindfulness in an ashram, have been keeping up with the news. Taylor hurries to tell him about his adventures with the 'Context and Modality Platform', a kind of political party that – as an out-of-control joke and against all odds – has ended up at the gates of power. Have Taylor and his friends managed to stay true to their ideals?

Khadija El Kharraz Alami

The Waves

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The Waves
The Waves
Start op locatie
Tue 07.06 - Wed 08.06.22

The Waves is a ritual, a manifesto, an immersive experience in which feminine beauty, vulnerability and pain are central. On the wave of a feminine energy, a physical space is created in which the five players dare to look traumas of oppression and abuse of power in the eye and finally bury them and leave them behind. An urgent and uncompromising theatrical experience.

Back to Back Theatre

The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes

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The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes
The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes
Kaaitheater
Thu 26.05 - Sat 28.05.22

Three activists with intellectual disabilities have organized a public meeting addressing that question. On the agenda: a frank and open discussion of the history we would prefer to ignore and a future that is rapidly getting out of hand.

Kim Snauwaert & Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert

A Number of Contradictions, Ignorances and Oddities

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A Number of Contradictions, Ignorances and Oddities
A Number of Contradictions, Ignorances and Oddities
Kaaistudio's
Sat 23.04.22

Open Studios XL — A playful story that meanders along the key moments in the marriage of two artists

Benno Steinegger & Jovial Mbenga

The Chance to Find Yourself

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The Chance to Find Yourself
The Chance to Find Yourself
Kaaistudio's
Thu 21.04.22

Open Studios XL — A playful insight into a theatrical friendship with many ups and downs

Chokri Ben Chikha & Action Zoo Humain

Flemish Primitives

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Flemish Primitives
Flemish Primitives
Kaaitheater
Thu 24.03 - Fri 25.03.22

In Flemish Primitives, Action Zoo Humain shines a new light on flashy talent shows and the social engineering of success. Under the watchful eye of the public, eight young Flemish people – who only share a desire for success and a migrant background – undergo a series of experiments. Who perpetuates the belief in the survival of the fittest?

Kloppend Hert & Theater Antigone

De Barbaren [15+]

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De Barbaren [15+]
De Barbaren [15+]
BRONKS
Sat 19.03.22

Undisguised racism, machismo and homophobia, billion-dollar transfers and global corruption continue to be swept under the rug under the slogan: ‘football unites people’. In The Barbarians, six football players are lined up, searching for the lost soul of their sport. Beyond the cynicism, they dribble their way between dreams of girls and boys, the fire of the supporters and the beauty of the goal.

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