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Benjamin Vandewalle, Maija Hynninen & HYOID

Journal d’un usager de l’espace

performance music

Journal d’un usager de l’espace
Journal d’un usager de l’espace

performance

Fri 17.09 - Sun 19.09.21

In Journal d'un usager de l'espace, you travel through the Kaaitheater building in a different way. Visible and invisible singers take you from one space to another, immersing you in an ever-changing sound bath. Journal d'un usager de l'espace is an immersion in the ordinary beauty of space, sound, architecture and movement.

Ecopolis 2021

Dare to Care

talk debate

Dare to Care
Dare to Care

talk

Sun 24.10.21

The global Covid crisis brought healthcare into the spotlight. But care extends beyond the strictly medical: it includes everything we do to preserve and restore the world. Can care be a new starting point, based on connectedness and generosity? Can care, as an emancipatory principle, underpin politics and economics? Ecopolis 2021 makes room for these questions, and many more, during a day of lectures, conversations, workshops, literature and performance.

Francesca Grilli

SPARKS 2021

performance

SPARKS 2021
SPARKS 2021

performance

Thu 11.11 - Fri 12.11.21

Francesca Grilli‘s SPARKS 2021 is a participatory project based on a simple act: children read adults their future in the palm of their hand, as a hopeful gesture and as a break with the past. The setup is simple; the kids, mysterious. As an adult, keeping quiet is the most important. Be still, surrender to their power, and open yourself to their visions and reflections.

Katrien Oosterlinck

Tactile Talk

performance

Tactile Talk
Tactile Talk

performance

Fri 10.12 - Sat 11.12.21

Tactile Talk invites you into a landscape of foam rocks, where performers guide you through a game. Place a rock, make eye contact, follow, take charge, stand back and watch the image emerge. Tactile Talk is a meeting, a silent conversation about making contact, setting boundaries, noticing what moves us and what moves between us. It is a visual game, and a social choreography in which you investigate distance and proximity.

Tine Van Aerschot

De gemiddelde God

theatre

De gemiddelde God
De gemiddelde God

theatre

Fri 21.01 - Sat 22.01.22

Tine Van Aerschot's new performance is a cross between a Catholic worship service, a political party conference, a Tupperware evening and an occult celebration of the winter solstice. On stage are actresses Lois Lumonga Brochez, Aurelie Di Marino and Mira Brysinck – they play God, Devil and Narrator. The audience also plays a role: everyone gets to sing, pray and incant.

Mette Edvardsen

[postponed] Livre d’images sans images

performance

[postponed] Livre d’images sans images
[postponed] Livre d’images sans images

performance

Wed 20.10 - Thu 21.10.21

[this performance is postponed] Choreography is writing. Based in this realization, Mette Edvardsen has taken a new step in the writing process that she has been developing over the past ten years. She does not consider dance primarily as a visual art, rather she experiences how it engages all the other senses, such as listening, feeling and imagining.

fieldworks

gone here (yet) to come

performance dance

gone here (yet) to come
gone here (yet) to come

performance

Thu 03.02 - Fri 04.02.22

How does one make darkness tangible? Which other realities, encounters and connections become possible in the dark? gone here (yet) to come is an investigation into the materiality of darkness and how it relates to space. Digging deeper and deeper into the theatrical space and time exposes lost memories. Let these specters guide you into the dark and discover other dimensions of the world as we know it.

Ana Pi

The Divine Cypher

dance

The Divine Cypher
The Divine Cypher

dance

Thu 10.02 - Fri 11.02.22

Choreographer and urban dance researcher Ana Pi returns to Kaaitheater with a performative and cinematic creation on Haitian sacred dances. This creation brings Ana Pi into dialogue with experimental filmmaker Maya Deren, Haitian popular cultures, the ancestral sacred movements of the Voodoo and Candomblé cultures, celebrating their pioneering spirit and power.

de KOE, De Nwe Tijd & Hof van Eede

DAVID of hoe we ons bedacht hebben

theatre

DAVID of hoe we ons bedacht hebben
DAVID of hoe we ons bedacht hebben

theatre

Tue 15.02 - Wed 16.02.22

How to live without putting a bullet through your head before you turn fifty? Three companies are making the same number of performances about the person and work of the American cult author David Foster Wallace. The starting point is the author's biography, his addiction, genius, insecurity, depression and hyper-consciousness. The first part, DAVID of hoe we ons bedacht hebben (DAVID or how we imagined ourselves), explores how to live a meaningful life, a life that is connected to others and to the world.

Cuqui Jerez

Magical and Elastic

performance music

Magical and Elastic
Magical and Elastic

performance

Fri 25.02 - Sat 26.02.22

Whether you want to call Magical and Elastic a musical, deconstructed musical or an anti-musical doesn't really matter. Music, choreography, images and language are dependent on each other. This performance is a space where you see to listen and listen to see. Expect a magical performance where a narrative emerges from an image, a choreography is created thanks to the music, and the music starts from the words…

Mette Edvardsen

Livre d’images sans images

performance

Livre d’images sans images
Livre d’images sans images

performance

Wed 02.03 - Thu 03.03.22

Choreography is writing. Based in this realization, Mette Edvardsen has taken a new step in the writing process that she has been developing over the past ten years. She does not consider dance primarily as a visual art, rather she experiences how it engages all the other senses, such as listening, feeling and imagining. In the new creation Livre d’images sans images, Edvardsen collects song lyrics and texts that you hear in various forms – live and recorded.

Alix Eynaudi

BRUNO

performance

BRUNO
BRUNO

performance

Wed 09.03 - Thu 10.03.22

Imagine a tower of countless lamps and light sources. It comes to life buzzing, creaking and crackling to the rhythm of switching sounds. Named after the light designer Bruno Pocheron, BRUNO brings together series of dances oscillating between figuration and abstraction with three dancers trying on their movements as if they were clothes: every touch, every gesture, however fugitive, forever printed. 

Kate McIntosh

To Speak Light Pours Out

performance music

To Speak Light Pours Out
To Speak Light Pours Out

performance

Fri 01.04 - Sat 02.04.22

Kate McIntosh's latest performance throws the work of several writers, composers and performers into the mix. Surrender to exhilarating polyrhythmic beats and the raw energy of layered voices. To Speak Light Pours Out is an invitation to enjoy the sharp energies of positive disruption and new possibilities. A shout-out to the lust for transformation, resistance and new forms of being!

Marcos Simões

How not to be understood?

performance

How not to be understood?
How not to be understood?

performance

Fri 01.04 - Sat 02.04.22

The performance How not to be understood?  approaches art as a spirit. A spirit that surrounds people, influences them and appears to them in unpredictable ways. Through video fragments, a piece of fabric and his own body, Marcos Simões takes you on a journey through a spiritual sequence of rituals. Get ready for this encounter with art as an unformed being: a process that connects the invisible to the visible, the finite to the infinite, the one to the many.

Daniel Linehan/Hiatus

Listen Here: This Cavern

dance

Listen Here: This Cavern
Listen Here: This Cavern

dance

Fri 08.04 - Sat 09.04.22

Where Daniel Linehan's previous performance Listen Here: These Woods took place among the trees, Listen Here: This Cavern invites you to descend into the darkness of a cave, to sharpen your senses and to listen.