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Eszter Salamon

MONUMENT 0.8: Manifestations

dance performance

MONUMENT 0.8: Manifestations
MONUMENT 0.8: Manifestations

dance

Fri 17.01 - Sat 18.01.20

Why is it important to cast a spotlight on the marginalized history of feminism in Romania and Eastern Europe? And what might this mean for our collective, historical consciousness? With a collage of feminist voices, artistic gestures, historical avant-garde, and traditional songs, Eszter Salamon focuses on Romanian histories.

Katja Dreyer & Karen Røise Kielland

Cry Me a River. The quest for the source

theatre

Cry Me a River. The quest for the source
Cry Me a River. The quest for the source

theatre

Wed 05.02 - Thu 06.02.20

An expedition to the source of the Styx has taken Karen Røise Kielland and Katja Dreyer to the heart of Greek mythology. They breathe new life into an old myth through numerous encounters with local residents and their stories about the river. The performance begins with multiplicity and chaos, but the closer to the source, the more order and monochrome silence begin to surface.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Achterland

dance

Achterland
Achterland

dance

Wed 29.01 - Sun 09.02.20

Achterland (1990) is a seminal choreography in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s oeuvre. The minimalism and prevalent femininity of Rosas’ early pieces gave way to an ambiguous no-man’s-land in which boundaries and symbols were blurred. Last season, the reprise of Achterland starring a new generation of Rosas dancers made a tremendous impression: don’t miss this opportunity to see it again.

Orla Barry

Spin, Spin, Scheherazade

performance

Spin, Spin, Scheherazade
Spin, Spin, Scheherazade

performance

Thu 05.03 - Fri 06.03.20

In this humorous and passionate monologue performed by Einat Tuchman, Orla Barry explores the boundaries of art, gender, and the rural everyday. She describes the experiences of an artist who returns from the city to her rural roots and is reborn as a hybrid ‘farmer-artist’. Coincidence, humour and a subtle language game are the ingredients of a production that blends oral historiography with personal memories.

Alexandra Bachzetsis

Escape Act

dance performance

Escape Act
Escape Act

dance

Fri 06.03 - Sat 07.03.20

Does gender have a voice, does skin have a race? Using drag, vogueing, striptease, YouTube tutorials as well as the triadic ballet by Oskar Schlemmer, seven bodies and many more objects try out new constellations, like surrealist ready-mades. With a great sense of irony, Escape Act presents hyper-stereotyped gender identities, only to deconstruct them completely.

Alejo Pérez & Krystian Lada

Symphony of Expectation

music

Symphony of Expectation
Symphony of Expectation

music

Wed 18.03.20

Symphony of Expectation combines two iconic, 20th-century compositions: Sinfonia by Luciano Berio and Erwartung by Arnold Schönberg. One second of the maximal spiritual excitement of a female main character explodes into an intense theatrical experience.

Maatschappij Discordia & de Roovers

Liebe Jelinek

theatre

Liebe Jelinek
Liebe Jelinek

theatre

Wed 29.04 - Thu 30.04.20

Looking for insights about love, Maatschappij Discordia decided to consult Elfriede Jelinek. While last season, Marguerite Duras accompanied them in a lifelong attempt to articulate the first experience of love, with Jelinek, Discordia has immediately encountered provocation. What is the image that this author – a virtuoso at unmasking clichés – sketches of love… and the female experience of love?

Radouan Mriziga

Tafukt

dance

Tafukt
Tafukt

dance

Fri 08.05 - Mon 11.05.20

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.

Mădălina Dan & Agata Siniarska

Mothers of Steel

performance

Mothers of Steel
Mothers of Steel

performance

Thu 05.12 - Fri 06.12.19

During a meditative crying marathon that lasts almost an hour, two futuristic female characters question the mechanisms that turn personal emotions into political phenomena. In a choreography that uses video and large sheets of paper – simultaneously protest signs and drying laundry – their tears of weakness become an act of political power.