theatre

Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere

Mining Stories

theatre performance

Mining Stories
Mining Stories

production

Thu 31.08.17

CIRCUIT X  – On 5 November 2015, a tailings dam for toxic mine waste in the mountains of the Brazilian mining province Minas Gerais burst. A destructive mud flow wiped several villages off the map before plunging into the six-hundred-kilometre river Rio Doce. Mining Stories is an intriguing journey through a web of personal stories and social issues that is untangled before your very eyes. Fascinating and shocking docu-theatre.

Milo Rau / IIPM / CAMPO

Five Easy Pieces

theatre

Five Easy Pieces
Five Easy Pieces

production

Thu 31.08 - Fri 01.09.17

JURY SELECTION  – Is it possible – and with which means – to perform the life of child killer Marc Dutroux with children? In Five Easy Pieces Milo Rau in collaboration with CAMPO probes the limits of what children know, feel, and do. This makes for a confrontational experience. Rau likewise uses the biography of the country’s most notoriously shameful criminal to sketch a brief history of Belgium.

Dounia Mahammed

Salut Copain

theatre

Salut Copain
Salut Copain

production

Fri 01.09.17

CIRCUIT X  – On an empty stage, Dounia Mahammed uses language as a medium in which to philosophize, dream, draw, hesitate and question on stage. Salut Copain swings from wonder to despair.

Maxim Storms & Lobke Leirens

Another one

theatre performance

Another one
Another one

production

Fri 01.09.17

CIRCUIT X Another one is sequence of tolerating and being tolerated, of not being able to live with or without one another. in a playful way the young theatre makers Lobke Leirens and Maxim Storms like nothing better than to make one another’s lives miserable.

Olympique Dramatique & Toneelhuis

Risjaar Drei

theatre

Risjaar Drei
Risjaar Drei

production

Sun 03.09.17

JURY SELECTION  – Risjaar (Richard) is deformed, limps and is hideously ugly. In his play Richard III, Shakespeare created one of the most memorable monsters in literature. What makes him so attractive is his free and unashamedly cheerful display of amorality. Brazenly inhuman opinions have never sounded so sweet.

Boris Van Severen & Jonas Vermeulen

The only way is UP

theatre

The only way is UP
The only way is UP

production

Tue 05.09 - Wed 06.09.17

ROEL VERNIERS PRICE – In the new productionThe Great Downhill Journey of Little Tommy, by Boris Van Severen and Jonas Vermeulen heir self-composed soundtrack is not played by a rock band, but is brought to life in two DJ booths that compete in sampling live music, and quotes in neon. An electro-opera, if you like, inspired by The Up Series on the BBC..

KVS

Malcolm X

theatre

Malcolm X
Malcolm X

production

Thu 07.09.17

JURY SELECTION  –  With a multicultural mix of more than twenty performers, this multilingual and versatile production translates the relevance of Malcolm’s heritage to the city today. The result is not a biographical portrait, but a funky theatre concert in which Malcolm’s ideas and events in his life are transformed into street dance, hip hop, slam poetry, and virtuoso jazz solos.

tg STAN

alleen

theatre

alleen
alleen

production

Wed 06.09 - Fri 08.09.17

JURY SELECTION – In this monologue by Fikry El Azzouzi, Sara De Roo tells the multicultural love story between the white journalist Eva and the dishwasher Ayoub who is of Moroccan heritage. What started as a confrontation between two worlds, has become an attempt to connection. And it is necessary, because if we do not build bridges, we will remain alone.

Het Nationale Toneel

RACE

theatre

RACE
RACE

production

Fri 08.09.17

NEDERLANDS THEATERFESTIVAL – RACE, Eric de Vroedt’s debut as the artistic director of the National Theatre, is a fast-paced and thrilling lawyers’ drama about the destructive effects of (positive) discrimination. David Mamet through visual spectacle and ambiguous acts.

TheaterFestival & BRONKS

Ola Pola Potloodgat (5+)

theatre

Ola Pola Potloodgat (5+)
Ola Pola Potloodgat (5+)

production

Fri 08.09 - Sun 10.09.17

GOLDEN OLDIE  –  With Golden Oldie Ola Pola Potloodgat the TheaterFestival delves into its archive. Exactly 15 years ago Pascale Platel, Randi De Vlieghe and BRONKS won the Grand Theatre Festival Prize at the Dutch-Flemish Theatre Festival with this fairy-tale whirlwind about pirates, piranhas, crocodiles and elephants. A gem from performing arts history that the TheaterFestival wants you to (re)discover!

Kris Verdonck/A Two Dogs Company & Het Zuidelijk Toneel

Conversations (at the end of the world)

theatre

Conversations (at the end of the world)
Conversations (at the end of the world)

production

Fri 29.09 - Sat 30.09.17

Five figures form a portrait of humanity in the insane twentieth century, awaiting the inevitable catastrophe. Wars, simmering conflicts, terrorism, ecological disasters… an ever-greater number of possible endings present themselves. Despite the shock, they continue to talk, perform, and play music.

Forced Entertainment

Real Magic

theatre

Real Magic
Real Magic

production

Thu 05.10 - Fri 06.10.17

Forced Entertainment’s new production creates a world of absurd disconnection, struggle and comic repetition. The performers take part in an impossible illusion, while something unfolds that is part chaotic TV programme, part cabaret act, and part telepathic feat. The result is a compelling performance about optimism, individual agency and the desire for change: pure magic!

Jan Decorte

Stand Down

theatre music

Stand Down
Stand Down

production

Fri 13.10 - Sat 14.10.17

Jan Decorte is leaving the classics behind, but not the great truths and mysteries that they contain. In Jan Paternoster and Dries Van Dijck of Black Box Revelation – and all the uncompromising vehemence that they bring to the piece – Decorte and Sigrid Vinks have found their ideal musical partners in crime. The gentlemen created a brand-new soundtrack especially for Stand Down.

Mette Edvardsen

We to be

theatre performance

We to be
We to be

production

Fri 20.10 - Sat 21.10.17

Mette Edvardsen is drastically expanding the classical stage. She is performing We to be at three locations simultaneously: in the book from which she reads aloud, on the empty stage as a projection screen of your imagination, and in the ether as a live radio broadcast.

De Warme Winkel

Majakovski/Oktober

theatre

Majakovski/Oktober
Majakovski/Oktober

production

Thu 01.01 - Wed 25.10.17

In their ‘oeuvre pieces’, the creators at De Warme Winkel throw the work, life, and zeitgeist of an artist onto the canvas of the present. A century after the October Revolution, they are turning to the most important Russian literary futurist: Vladimir Mayakovski. Expect an elegy of revolution and protest!