#ChallengeTheSystem

There Is An Alternative

Radouan Mriziga

Akal

dance

Akal
Akal
Kaaitheater
Thu 20.01 - Fri 21.01.22

Can choreography be used to fill in the gaps in our historical memory? With Akal, Tamazight for Earth, Radouan Mriziga once again focuses on the knowledge of the Imazighen, the indigenous people of North Africa. In this solo, written for Dorothée Munyaneza, he creates an intimate mix of rituals, traditional dance, architecture, storytelling, song, poetry and rap. A fresh look at an oppressed past.

Dans voor actrice (Jolente De Keersmaeker)

Jérôme Bel & tg STAN

dance

Jérôme Bel & tg STAN
Jérôme Bel & tg STAN
Kaaitheater
Wed 01.12 - Thu 02.12.21

For this performance, choreographer Jérôme Bel asked actress Jolente de Keersmaeker not to play any of her usual roles from the theatre repertoire but to perform pieces from modern dance. Yet Dance for an Actress is not just a dance performance. As Jolente de Keermaeker still has some way to being a professional dancer, she throws all the usual formality of dance overboard. Expect an evening as dancing as it is theatrical on the cutting edge of movement and words, of body and imagination.

Ahilan Ratnamohan & Globe Aroma

Le Maillot – One Size Fits All

performance dance

Le Maillot – One Size Fits All
Le Maillot – One Size Fits All
Kaaistudio's
Fri 26.11 - Sun 28.11.21

Departing from the simple action of shirt pulling, common in football as a method of maintaining contact with an opponent, not letting an opponent get away and typically seen as an aggressive act, Ahilan Ratnamohan and a group of performers attempt to push this action to its limits, debunking its aggressive, competitive quality to arrive at something new. In doing so the jerseys begin to take on a new significance.

Radouan Mriziga

Tafukt

dance

Tafukt
Tafukt
Kaaitheater
Fri 08.05 - Tue 12.05.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

Tafukt/The Sun/Athena is a dance solo and the first part of a trilogy focused on epistemologies and mythologies of the Tamazigh – the indigenous population of Northern Africa. How can we challenge the current canon? Can performance function as a tool of resistance? Radouan Mriziga seeks to create a space for reflections on the past in order to strive for a more inclusive future.

Faustin Linyekula/NTGent

Histoire(s) du théâtre II

theatre dance

Histoire(s) du théâtre II
Histoire(s) du théâtre II
Kaaitheater
Fri 13.03 - Sat 14.03.20
Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

1974, Zaire. In the Fight of the Century, Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman. Mobutu Sese Seko founded the National Ballet of Zaire. Fast forward to 2019. Faustin Linyekula has created a production in which he reflects on key moments in the history of theatre. Along with three members of the Congolese National Ballet and actors Papy Maurice Mbwiti and Oscar van Rompay, he explores what the young Congolese state could have become.

Michiel Vandevelde

Paradise Now (1968-2018)

performance dance

Paradise Now (1968-2018)
Paradise Now (1968-2018)
Kaaitheater
Fri 25.10.19

Michiel Vandevelde goes in search of traces of the legacy of May ’68, along with a new generation of young people. Will they open new perspectives on the future when they research half a century of history in a wild choreography of iconic images?

Faustin Linyekula

Histoire(s) du Théâtre II

theatre dance

[CANCELLED] Histoire(s) du Théâtre II
[CANCELLED] Histoire(s) du Théâtre II
Kaaitheater
Fri 01.03 - Sat 02.03.19

Unfortunately, we have to cancel all shows due to the refusal of visas for the Congolese actors/dancers.

 

What is theatre? What do emotions and history signify on the stage? Faustin Linyekula shows his personal perspective on the history of dance and theatre in Africa. To what extent does the past define the present and even the future? Accompanied by music by Ray Lema, he challenges the basic techniques of “real theatre”.

Boyzie Cekwana & Danya Hammoud

[CANCELLED] Bootlegged

dance

[CANCELLED] Bootlegged
[CANCELLED] Bootlegged
Kaaitheater
Tue 18.12 - Wed 19.12.18

Unfortunately, we have to cancel both shows due to health issues of one of the dancers.

In the American Midwest in the 1880s, white people hid illegal alcohol in their boots when they traded with Native Americans – an effective strategy to neutralize rebellious Native Americans through drunkenness. ‘Bootlegging’ was born. Now we are presenting Bootlegged: an encounter between Boyzie Cekwana and Danya Hammoud: two bodies, two stories, and two histories.