How to Tell Many Stories?

Storytelling is an ancient tradition found in all cultures. These contemporary performing artists make inventive use of the ingredients of storytelling: voice, role, language, image and interaction.

Lucas Katangila

La veste du président

dance

La veste du président
La veste du président
Kaaistudio's
Thu 27.10 - Fri 28.10.22

With his political solo The President's Jacket, Congolese dancer, choreographer and activist Lucas Katangila tackles the abuses in eastern Congo. In his choreography balances between supple, flowing movements and a very calculated, sometimes even restrained dance. Until the tension can no longer be held back and the piece erupts, spitting out the violence.

Arkadi Zaides

NECROPOLIS (+18)

performance dance

NECROPOLIS (+18)
NECROPOLIS (+18)
De Kriekelaar
Fri 28.10 - Sat 29.10.22

Arkadi Zaides and his team are building an archive of dead people who were only admitted to Europe as bodies. The performance is an invitation to participate in the sensory discovery of a ghostly virtual territory, to question your sense of accountability and your role as a citizen. 

Lígia Soares

Romance

performance

Romance
Romance
Kaaistudio's
Wed 09.11 - Thu 10.11.22

Romance is an invitation to discover the recognition, repulsion and humor that is created when you allow someone else to be your voice. In an intimate setting, Lígia Soares makes us reflect on how we think as individuals within a group by using ordinary sentences to create connections between herself and audience members.  

Effi & Amir

The 8th Letter

lecture performance

The 8th Letter
The 8th Letter
Kaaistudio's
Tue 22.11 - Wed 23.11.22

The 8th letter, H, is the letter that started Effi & Amir's research into the both ancient and contemporary practice of ‘Shibboleth’.  Around a round table, this interactive performance draws lines, measures sounds and tells stories about how a voice becomes a border and a collection of sounds becomes a checkpoint. 

Ahilan Ratnamohan

Should Have Been My Mother Tongue - I. Community

lecture performance

 Should Have Been My Mother Tongue - I. Community
 Should Have Been My Mother Tongue - I. Community
Kaaistudio's
Thu 02.02.23

In this three-part lecture series, Ahilan Ratnamohan explores the impact of language on society, drawing on his own experience of learning Tamil. Kaaitheater presents Part I, Parts II and III at the Passa Porta festival and Kunstenfestivaldesarts. 

Rébecca Chaillon

Carte Noire Nommée Désir

theatre performance

Carte Noire Nommée Désir
Carte Noire Nommée Désir
Hallen van Schaarbeek
Wed 15.02 - Thu 16.02.23

Carte Noire Nommée Désir starts with a funny story about colour and colonialism. That marks the beginning of a poetic journey on stage by a group of eight performers. They appropriate their own history as black women, in a country that has yet to decolonise its own imagination.

BERLIN

The Making of Berlin

theatre music

The Making of Berlin
The Making of Berlin
Westrand
Fri 17.02.23

The Making of Berlin is the final part of BERLIN's cycle of cities. With live music on stage - and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen’s orchestra on film - BERLIN takes on an exceptional story in documentary style. The performance focuses on an unfinished chapter in the life of an old Berliner - with Wagner's Götterdämmerung in a crucial role and Klara manager and Pompidou inspiration Chantal Pattyn in a supporting role.

Lisaboa Houbrechts & La Geste (les ballets C de la B + kabinet k)

Vake poes

muziektheater

Vake poes
Vake poes
KVS BOL
Fri 03.03 - Sat 04.03.23

Lisaboa Houbrechts writes and stages a family epic that spans three generations, using Bach's St John Passion as a guideline. At the centre is a twelve-year-old girl who has come to the end of a long history and delves into the hidden traumas of the past.

Tea Tupajić / Münchner Kammerspiele

Licht

theatre

Licht
Licht
KVS BOL
Thu 20.04 - Fri 21.04.23

For Licht, Tea Tupajić uses the power of theatre to reach a place where language and other media cannot get to. For a year, she invited four Yezidi women to retreat together and undertake the journey towards performance.

tg STAN / de Roovers / Antigone

About Elly

theatre

About Elly
About Elly
CC Strombeek
Fri 21.04 - Sat 22.04.23

Tg STAN once again delves into the oeuvre of Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi. With a group of eleven actors which includes different generations of creators and actors as well as different nationalities, Tg STAN creates a performance about doubt, friendship, honour and responsibility. Which truth is true and for whom? Is the truth really that relevant? Or can a lie bring salvation?

Dina Mimi

Grinding the wind 

lecture performance

Grinding the wind 
Grinding the wind 
Kaaistudio's
Wed 26.04 - Thu 27.04.23

In Grinding the wind, Dina Mimi tries to fill in the missing parts in the story of her Palestinian great-grandfather who underwent medical tests and heart surgery. Fascinated by the performative nature of the operation, Mimi sets off on a journey through archives, oral histories, dreams and books. 

FC Bergman / Toneelhuis

The Sheep Song

theatre

The Sheep Song
The Sheep Song
CC De Factorij
Fri 12.05 - Sat 13.05.23

A sheep stands up and decides that it no longer is fulfilled. It feels that it is destined for a life more glorious than those of its fellow sheep. In this visually stunning performance, you will see FC Bergman at their best. The impressive sets and silent poetry with a dark side take you into a world where everything comes and goes. The Sheep Song is a modern parable about the fear of, and attraction to, change in a human life.

Tristero

Fluisterbehang / Visite Guidée

theatre

Fluisterbehang / Visite Guidée
Fluisterbehang / Visite Guidée
De Kriekelaar
Tue 04.10 - Sun 23.10.22

“The walls have ears” people sometimes say. But what if they could also speak? For Fluisterbehang, Tristero uncovers the hidden stories stored in the walls of the Schaerbeek residence at 80 Gallaitstraat. During a guided visit you literally listen to the walls of the old building!

Ecopolis 2022

OPGELET: DIT EVENEMENT VINDT PLAATS IN DE ANCIENNE BELGIQUE  !!!

colloquium debate conversations

Multiple (hi)stories, Multiple futures
Multiple (hi)stories, Multiple futures
Ancienne Belgique
Sat 15.10.22

Social, ecological and economic crises force us to think about a radically different way of living. "The world is not about to end; we are already living with a different world," writes philosopher Bayo Akomolafe, speaker at the eighth edition of Ecopolis where artists, thinkers and doers break open our frames. This year, Ecopolis brings stories that depict an inclusive and sustainable future for this new world.