theatre

Ivo Van Hove & Muziektheater Transparant

The Diary of One Who Disappeared

music theatre

The Diary of One Who Disappeared
The Diary of One Who Disappeared

production

Sat 11.03 - Sun 12.03.17

This brand new production directed by Ivo Van Hove is based on Leoš Janácek’s song cycle that goes by the same name. The result of Janácek’s inspired efforts is a mysterious, deeply emotional and psychological piece on identity, alienation, and an impossible love. Annelies Van Parys – one of the most acclaimed Belgian composers of our time – adds a fi tting contemporary reply.

Forced Entertainment

Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare

theatre

Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare
Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare

production

Tue 07.03 - Sun 12.03.17

Forced Entertainment performs Shakespeare’s complete works in only six days. In 36 mini plays that are as funny and fascinating as they are accessible, the theatre pioneers demonstrate their impressive storytelling power yet again. The cast? Everyday home, garden, and kitchen objects. The stage? A one-metre table top.

LOD muziektheater

BOSCH BEACH

music theatre

BOSCH BEACH
BOSCH BEACH

production

Fri 17.03 - Sat 18.03.17

What would hell look like today? The 500th anniversary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch, made Vasco Mendonça, Kris Verdonck and Dimitri Verhulst think. They quickly arrived at the beaches of Lampedusa: a place where while tourists were sunbathing refugees were washed up on the beach. The false paradise of the resorts and the Boschian hell on earth seamlessly flow into each other.

Lotte van den Berg

The Agonistic Conversation

theatre performance

The Agonistic Conversation
The Agonistic Conversation

production

Sat 25.03.17

How do you facilitate a good discussion between opponents? The Agonistic Conversation was developed as a reaction to the philosopher Chantal Mouffe. She speaks about the importance of conflict in the political arena, and the way in which the Maori deal with conflict within their own community.

Lotte van den Berg

Thinking Together – An Experiment

theatre performance

Thinking Together – An Experiment
Thinking Together – An Experiment

production

Sat 25.03.17

The American quantum physicist David Bohm takes as his premise the self-regulating way in which a group of people functions. You never think alone, but are always linked to the thinking of others. Thus a discussion is the ideal place in which to research and maintain the patterns of this collective thinking – without a moderator.

Philippe Quesne

Caspar Western Friedrich

theatre performance

Caspar Western Friedrich
Caspar Western Friedrich

production

Sat 25.03 - Sun 26.03.17

Caspar Western Friedrich combines the narrative force of the Western with the dreamy longings of Romanticism. Drawing his inspiration from the lonesome cowboy and from the paintings and personality of Caspar David Friedrich, Philippe Quesne builds a studio of landscapes on stage.

Lotte van den Berg

Wordless Discussion

theatre performance

Wordless Discussion
Wordless Discussion

production

Sun 26.03.17

Experience what lies at the root of human contact, and how a group can come together in a very direct way. To look at one another without speaking is highly intense. This encounter is based on the annual meeting of Inuit leaders, which is conducted without speaking.

tg STAN

The way she dies

theatre

The way she dies
The way she dies

production

Thu 20.04 - Sat 22.04.17

When you read, you make choices. You translate what you read into the language of your life. A book like Tolstoi’s Anna Karenina could also be the collection of lives it has changed, for better or for worse. In this fi rst play Tiago Rodrigues writes for tg STAN, he convincingly builds a bridge between the actors of the Portuguese Teatro Nacional and those of STAN.

Gintersdorfer/Klassen

Cinema Dialogue

theatre

Cinema Dialogue Kinshasa Brussels
Cinema Dialogue Kinshasa Brussels

production

Tue 25.04 - Wed 26.04.17

In Cinema Dialogue, Monika Gintersdorfer and Knut Klaßen critically examine the United Nations’ ostensibly apolitical Millennium Development Goals. They juxtapose the universalism of the UN programme with the local reality of urban development in Kinshasa between 2000 and the present day.

Bashar Murkus

NEW MIDDLE EAST

theatre

New Middle East
New Middle East

production

Tue 02.05.17

New Middle East is a dialogue between a masked soldier and the woman that he is burying alive. This conversation between the perpetrator and the victim becomes increasingly absurd. Bashar Murkus is a promising Palestinian director who we are presenting in partnership with Moussem.

Thomas Bellinck

SIMPLE AS ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate

theatre

SIMPLE AS ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate
SIMPLE AS ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate

production

Wed 24.05 - Sat 27.05.17

Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate is a documentary musical theatre performance about the digitization of migration management and the outsourcing of our unease about social sorting. For this second part Bellinck strikes up many different conversations with border and data managers in the control rooms and at the liquid fringes of Project Europe.

Guy Cassiers / Toneelhuis

Grensgeval

theatre

Grensgeval
Grensgeval

production

Thu 01.06 - Fri 02.06.17

Elfriede Jelinek wrote Die Schutzbefohlenen in 2013 as a reaction to the increasingly desperate refugee problem in Europe. Her text has proved to be more than prophetic: all the images that are now burnt into our memories she minutely calls to life years before the actual events. With this adaptation, Guy Cassiers throws himself into a diptych about the problems surrounding migration.

Jan Lauwers & Needcompany

The blind poet

theatre

The blind poet
The blind poet

production

Fri 09.06 - Sat 10.06.17

History is written by the victors. How many lies, chance encounters and mishaps have actually determined history as we know it? The blind poet travels through history by way of the family trees of all Needcompany’s members.

tg STAN

Bernhard-trilogie

theatre

Bernhard-trilogie
Bernhard-trilogie

production

Sat 17.06 - Sun 18.06.17

In 1993 Jolente De Keersmaeker and Damiaan De Schrijver, together with Julien Schoenaerts, created Gewoon Ingewikkeld, based on Einfach Kompliziert by Thomas Bernhard. It was inevitable that Bernhard would continue to be one of STAN’s fellow travellers. Now the theatre company presents three Bernhard adaptations as a trilogy: a true Bernhard marathon that is around six hours long.

Laura Van Dolron

WIJ

theatre

WIJ
WIJ

production

Thu 23.02 - Sat 25.02.17

What do we actually mean when we say ‘we’? Who are we and how do we determine who belongs to this group – and most importantly, who doesn’t? With this new production, Laura van Dolron lays bare the delight and the danger inherent in our sense of who ‘we’ are. Expect a performance that first confronts and then – in true Dolron fashion – heals.