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Brussels Brecht - Eislerkoor

Mélancolie aux 5 blocs

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Mélancolie aux 5 blocs (pourquoi ne se révoltent-ils pas ?)
Mélancolie aux 5 blocs (pourquoi ne se révoltent-ils pas ?)
Kaaistudio's
Thu 09.01 - Sat 11.01.20

A stone’s throw from the Kaaistudios, there is a row of dilapidated and unhealthy social housing blocks that will soon be demolished: these are the five blocks of the Rempart des Moines. The current residents have to make way for more affluent buyers. The Brussels Brecht-Eisler Choir is presenting a musical theatre piece that attempts to capture and evoke their confusion and uncertainty.

Jan Decorte & Sigrid Vinks

body a.k.a.

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body a.k.a.
body a.k.a.
Kaaitheater
Fri 29.11 - Sat 30.11.19

In 1994, Jan Decorte wrote his inimitable theatre script Bloetwollefduivel: a jet-black abstraction of the ultimate play about evil: Shakespeare’s Macbeth. body a.k.a. starts from this iconic text but seeks to ward off evil and to turn the downwards spiral into an ecstatic high. Jan Decorte, Sigrid Vinks, and the young multi-talent Lisah Adeaga engage in the battle body and soul.

de KOE & mugmetdegoudentand

seks(e)(n)

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seks(e)(n)
seks(e)(n)
Kaaistudio's
Tue 05.11 - Thu 07.11.19

In 1809, Goethe wrote Die Wahlverwandtschaften, an amorous experiment not unlike Temptation Island. de KOE and Lineke Rijxman are now writing a new version. Will the characters again fall victim to their urges, the so-called laws of nature? Or will reason prevail? Using the same ingredients – two men, two women, a garden – the makers begin a completely new experiment. Seks(e)(n) is about boxes and labels, about definitions and appropriations, about freedom and malleability.

Globe Aroma

Landscape Orchestra

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Landscape Orchestra
Landscape Orchestra
Kaaistudio's
Thu 10.10 - Sat 12.10.19

Landscape Orchestra seeks a musical answer to the question of how we can depict departure, travel, and arrival. The production visits the landscapes that we traverse on our way to different and better places. A series of portraits shows people for whom the world is difficult but not necessarily less poetic.

Pieter De Buysser / ROBIN

De Lokvogel

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De Lokvogel
De Lokvogel
Kaaistudio's
Fri 27.09 - Sat 28.09.19

A small society of well-meaning intellectuals choose a dead-ordinary man, to inspire, manipulate and guide through the political landscape. Step one is to expand democracy. Step two is to lay the resentment and identity fetishism to rest. Like a golem emerging from the silt of Europe’s magical subconscious, the decoy crawls forth.

Els Dietvorst, Dirk Roofthooft & Aurelie Di Marino

MEMENTO MORI! !IROM OTNEMEM

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MEMENTO MORI! !IROM OTNEMEM
MEMENTO MORI! !IROM OTNEMEM
Kaaistudio's
Thu 21.02 - Sat 23.02.19

In MEMENTO MORI!, documentary filmmaker and visual artist Els Dietvorst brings two solos together. The first is performed by Dirk Roofthooft, one of Flanders’ most iconic actors, the second is performed by the Brussels-based actress Aurelie Di Marino. You can expect a theatre evening about fragility and transience, but also about universal themes like individualization, globalization, the relationship between humanity and nature, and migration.

Jan Decorte & Sigrid Vinks / Bloet

Hamlet 0.2

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Hamlet 0.2
Hamlet 0.2
Kaaitheater
Fri 05.10 - Sat 06.10.18

With the help of the youngest generation of theatre performers, Jan Decorte and Sigrid Vinks explore Hamlet in depth. By recycling all the different versions, they create a new Hamletmachine, but this is one for the 21st century. Using fragments and scraps of texts from the past, Decorte redefines the primal conflicts of human existence.

Toshiki Okada

Five Days in March – Re-creation

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 Five Days in March – Re-creation
 Five Days in March – Re-creation
Kaaitheater
Wed 23.05 - Sat 26.05.18

Joining the American-British invasion of Iraq in 2003 was Japan’s first military engagement since WWII. Historic peace marches took place in Tokyo, and many of the protesters were young people. In Five Days in March, a number of characters voice their deeply personal concerns. The image they sketch of their personal, everyday lives in Tokyo stands in sharp contrast to their public participation in the demonstrations. In this adaptation of his original 2007 creation, Toshiki Okada sketches a generation of young people who have lost their way.

El Conde de Torrefiel

LA PLAZA

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LA PLAZA
LA PLAZA
Kaaitheater
Sat 05.05 - Wed 09.05.18

El Conde de Torrefiel is one of the recent revelations at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts. The duo creates visual performances in which hyper-realistic tableaux are juxtaposed with incisive texts – a mix of history, current affairs, and futurism. LA PLAZA treats the stage as a square: a public space in which banal, everyday activities in today’s Europe occur, but where disquieting scenes of the future also play out.

Christophe Meierhans

Trials of Money

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Trials of Money
Trials of Money
Kaaistudio's
Wed 18.04 - Thu 19.04.18

Trials of Money turns the theatre into a court of justice which does not yet exist. You’re invited to take part in the Special Tribunal for Semi-Human Persons in order to undertake the trial of the thing called ‘money’. The trial is conducted as a collective exercise: while the performers deliver their testimonies, they will respond to any question the audience has. Should money be found guilty, it leaves us with a very problematic question: what could be a just sentence?

Jan Decorte

Stand Down

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Stand Down
Stand Down
Kaaitheater
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.

Pieter De Buysser / ROBIN

The Tip of the Tongue

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The Tip of the Tongue
The Tip of the Tongue
Planetarium
Sat 06.05 - Mon 08.05.17

A philanthropist – one who still genuinely believes in progress – builds a ship. However much like a fable it may seem, Pieter De Buysser’s planetarium production was inspired by contemporary socio-political realities. Take a chance on this border exploration for nationalists, homeland research for cosmopolitans, and cosmology of a new worldview.

Ivo Van Hove & Muziektheater Transparant

The Diary of One Who Disappeared

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The Diary of One Who Disappeared
The Diary of One Who Disappeared
Kaaitheater
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.

Michiel Soete / Globe Aroma

CAPSAICIN

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CAPSAICIN
CAPSAICIN
Kaaistudio's
Wed 21.12 - Fri 23.12.16

CAPSAICIN is that feeling you get when you have eaten a hot chilli pepper. But it could also be a place: a new Cape of Good Hope as a place of refuge. Together with Globe Aroma and newcomers to Brussels, Michiel Soete deals with longings that refuse to be thwarted by powerlessness, anger or fear.

Joost Vandecasteele

Habeas Corpus

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Habeas Corpus
Habeas Corpus
Kaaistudio's
Fri 18.11 - Sat 19.11.16

“God damn it, we’re going to make something up. We’re going to make up some fantastic things and try them out, because history has only just begun.” After Otaku, In Onaanvaardbare Staat and Attack of the Killer Z, Joost Vandecasteele returns to the Kaaistudios with a solo project: a mix of theatre and stand-up comedy.

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