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Femke Gyselinck

Letters 2 Dance

dance music

Letters 2 Dance
Letters 2 Dance
Kaaitheater
Sat 11.06 - Sun 12.06.22

How do you do that, literally dance a dance language? Can a stage be like a page? Letters 2 Dance is an organised misunderstanding of a worn-out metaphor: choreography as dance writing starting with the smallest element, the alphabet

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Dark Red

dance exhibition

Dark Red
Dark Red
Rosas Performance Space
Sat 23.04 - Sun 08.05.22

What would it mean for choreography to perform as an exhibition? In 2021, De Keersmaeker was invited by Fondation Beyeler to create Dark Red—Beyeler, a ‘live installation’ where the dancing body faced the sculptural work of Auguste Rodin and Hans Arp

David Weber-Krebs

The Silencing

performance

The Silencing
The Silencing
Kaaistudio's
Fri 29.04 - Sat 30.04.22

What if the sounds from your living environment start to disappear? David Weber-Krebs invites you to listen collectively to a world that increasingly is going silent. Accompanied by composer Pali Meursault, a group of young storytellers will lead you through a slow process that leads to silence. Until there are no more stories to tell.

Marcos Simões

How not to be understood?

performance

How not to be understood?
How not to be understood?
Kaaistudio's
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.

Chokri Ben Chikha & Action Zoo Humain

Flemish Primitives

theatre

Flemish Primitives
Flemish Primitives
Kaaitheater
Thu 24.03 - Fri 25.03.22

In Flemish Primitives, Action Zoo Humain shines a new light on flashy talent shows and the social engineering of success. Under the watchful eye of the public, eight young Flemish people – who only share a desire for success and a migrant background – undergo a series of experiments. Who perpetuates the belief in the survival of the fittest?

Timeau De Keyser/tibaldus & Toneelhuis

Operette

theatre

Operette
Operette
Kaaitheater
Fri 18.03 - Sat 19.03.22

In Operette, Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz presents the history of the 20th century as a series of costume changes. As a contrast, he uses the human being who wants to withdraw from this process in order to be able to be 'naked’. Tibaldus is now staging their third Gombrowicz: a performance that philosophises lightly about the cogwheel of history, with the passion and holy stupidity of an operetta.

Maatschappij Discordia

Weiblicher Akt 11: Love Sontag

theatre

Weiblicher Akt 11: Love Sontag
Weiblicher Akt 11: Love Sontag
Kaaistudio's
Wed 16.03 - Thu 17.03.22

What appeals to our imaginations more and is yet as ineffable and as incomprehensible as love? Nobody knows exactly what it is and yet, to a great extent, it determines our lives. Following Marguerite Duras and Elfriede Jelinek, Maatschappij Discordia is consulting Susan Sontag (1933-2004) .Is ‘love’ only a figment that deludes us en masse? Does real love exist?

Claire Croizé / Ecce & The Goeyvaerts String Trio

Duet for Two String Trios

dance music

Duet for Two String Trios
Duet for Two String Trios
Kaaitheater
Thu 03.03 - Fri 04.03.22

How do you translate the intensity, complexity and physicality of a piece of music into dance? For her new creation Duet for Two String Trios, Claire Croizé teams up with the Goeyvaerts String Trio, looking for answers to these questions through two string trios by the contemporary composer Charles Wuorinen. Dancers Emmi Väisänen and Jason Respilieux offer their bodies as a counterweight to this auditory onslaught. Music and dance circle each other in a play that is as dynamic and changeable as the string trios themselves: never a piece-by-piece translation, always a dialogue.

Mette Edvardsen

[postponed] Livre d’images sans images

performance

[postponed] Livre d’images sans images
[postponed] Livre d’images sans images
Kaaistudio's
Wed 02.03 - Thu 03.03.22

[this performance has been 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. In the new creation Livre d’images sans images, Edvardsen collects song lyrics and texts that you hear in various forms – live and recorded.

Ahilan Ratnamohan/ROBIN

Alle woorden die ik nog niet kende

theatre

Alle woorden die ik nog niet kende
Alle woorden die ik nog niet kende
Kaaistudio's
Thu 24.02 - Fri 25.02.22

Ahilan Ratnamohan is a language enthusiast and usually busy learning at least two languages at the same time. Although he was constantly surrounded by Dutch, he did not go near it for a long time. Between 2010 and 2018 – his first years in Belgium – he collected a list of words unknown to him.

DE HOE & De Nwe Tijd

DAVID of hoe we ons bedacht hebben

theatre

DAVID of hoe we ons bedacht hebben
DAVID of hoe we ons bedacht hebben
Kaaitheater
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.

Kyoko Scholiers

Boy

theatre music

Boy
Boy
Kaaitheater
Tue 08.02.22

What does it do to someone to grow up without a warm and safe nest? For months, Kyoko Scholiers immersed herself in the world of youth care: she interviewed juvenile judges, foster families, child psychiatrists, educators, children and their parents... Based on all these experiences, she wrote the fictional play BOY, with a soundscape sung live by Opera Ballet Flanders' children's choir. Last season, BOY was already on stage at Kaaitheater, and now returns due to great demand!

Anna Franziska Jäger & Nathan Ooms

Bartlebabe

performance

Bartlebabe
Bartlebabe
Kaaistudio's
Fri 04.02 - Sat 05.02.22

What impact will far-reaching digitisation have on our lives? In what ways does it change the way we think, feel, speak or love? Meet Bartlebabe, creature of Anna Franziska Jäger and Nathan Ooms, figure between human and algorithm. She unleashes a mass of online content on the analogue reality of the theatre, until it becomes so distorted that it takes on a monstrous face

Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki / fieldworks

gone here (yet) to come

performance dance

gone here (yet) to come
gone here (yet) to come
Kaaitheater
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.

Mohamed El Khatib

La Dispute

theatre

La Dispute
La Dispute
Kaaitheater
Sat 29.01 - Sun 30.01.22

Mohammed El Khatib spent months in various primary schools, met more than one hundred 8-year-olds of various social backgrounds, and listened to what they had to say. What he realized was that many of these children’s parents were no longer together, and that this divorce occupied a central place in their lives. That is why he asked them the following in La Dispute: What question would you like to ask your parents today?