#NewArrivals

We are welcoming these artists to Kaaitheater for the first time

Ana Pi

A world tour of urban dance in ten cities

lecture performance dance

A world tour of urban dance in ten cities
A world tour of urban dance in ten cities

lecture performance

Fri 24.09.21

From South Africa to Jamaica, from the United States to Angola... The young Brazilian choreographer Ana Pi gives a tour of the world of urban dance, through ten cities and ten different types of dance. Each street dance is linked to a city, its violence and injustice, but also to vibrant energy. Ana Pi made Tour du monde des danses urbaines in 2014. Since then, she has presented the play more than 400 times around the world, for audiences of all ages.

Diederik Peeters

Apparitions

theatre

Apparitions
Apparitions

theatre

Thu 21.10 - Fri 22.10.21

Diederik Peeters adopts the role of an illusionist, but quickly gets lost in his own illusions. With optical tricks from the 19th century, he breathes life into his own shadow and conjures the ghosts of the future. In a kind of visual delirium, echoes of Méliès or Houdini clash with the 22nd century. Are the dead alive here, and does the future simply occur in the present?

Jija Sohn

Lands of Concert

dance performance

Lands of Concert
Lands of Concert

dance

Wed 15.12 - Thu 16.12.21

In Lands of Concert, artists Jija Sohn, Andrea Zavala Folache, Lucy Wilke and Oneka Von Schrader mix performance with workshop. They blur the boundaries between artist and spectator, and opt for radical intimacy. Lands of Concert is based on the CARE principle, which focuses on recognising diversity and acceptance. Together, you will redefine your own position, that of the other, and that of the body as a form of limitation.

Mohamed El Khatib

La Dispute

theatre

La Dispute
La Dispute

theatre

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?

Anna Franziska Jäger & Nathan Ooms

Bartlebabe

performance

Bartlebabe
Bartlebabe

performance

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

Betty Tchomanga

Mascarades

dance

Mascarades
Mascarades

dance

Fri 03.09 - Sat 04.09.21

This dance solo by Betty Tchomanga evolves around the mythological figure of Mami Wata (‘Mammy Water’). She is a goddess of water, a figure from the depths of night, infused with power and sexuality. This stranded mermaid faces the people watching her. This mermaid jumps. Jumps to resist. Jumps to reach. Jumps to become. Jumps to die. Jumps to exist.

Gérald Kurdian

CANCELLED: HOT BODIES - TV

performance

CANCELLED: HOT BODIES - TV
CANCELLED: HOT BODIES - TV

performance

Fri 27.11.20

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

At the beginning of this year, HOT BODIES - TV invited a number of woodworking and motor vehicle mechanics students from the Saint Joseph Institute in Etterbeek. Gérald Kurdian joined forces with the Kunstenfestivaldesarts for this project. The group is now presenting a utopian fanzine as a conclusion of the collaboration.

Kyoko Scholiers

Misconnected

installation

Misconnected
Misconnected

installation

Thu 03.09 - Sun 13.09.20

Kyoko Scholiers had a telephone booth travel around for a year. She took it to prisoners, refugees, the homeless, prostitutes, patients, and the unlucky. During Misconnected, you enter the phonebooth yourself and you hear five-minute audio fragments. Just briefly, you witness the problems and complaints that one caller told Scholiers over the course of that year.

Sarah & Charles

In the Hands of Puppets

performance

In the Hands of Puppets
In the Hands of Puppets

performance

Wed 22.04.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

In this performance about information fast food, vanity, fiction and the urge for affirmation, the artistic duo Sarah & Charles goes in search of the ultimate form of submission. In an age in which social media and the internet are expanding our view of the world, our minds appear to be narrowing emotionally. The performers invite you to a creative wellness centre where you can put your decision-making on hold.

Gorges Ocloo

Moby Dick

music theatre

Moby Dick
Moby Dick

music

Sat 04.04.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

For this adaptation of Moby Dick, Gorges Ocloo called on Ben Okri, who adapted the novel into a magic-realist story about the gulf between high and low, rich and poor. Josse De Pauw and the soprano Nobulumko Mngxekeza-Nziramasanga take to the stage to perform an energized and jazzy opera about the need for rapprochement in an increasingly polarized society.

Doris Uhlich

Every Body Electric [medium]

dance

Every Body Electric [medium]
Every Body Electric [medium]

dance

Thu 02.04.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

People with physical disabilities are often more associated with stationariness than with movement. In Every Body Electric, Doris Uhlich refutes this idea with vitality and vibrancy. What other possibilities open up when wheelchairs, prostheses and crutches are not perceived as obstacles but as powerful extensions of the body? You can expect a fascinating dialogue between the human and the mechanical in which very personal dance styles vary from explosive to gently poetic.

Remah Jabr

Broken Shapes

theatre

Broken Shapes
Broken Shapes

theatre

Fri 20.03 - Sat 21.03.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

A young woman in a city that has been occupied for decades. On the day of her father’s funeral, she discovers his architectural drawings. Broken Shapes is a hybrid theatrical experience between installation, video and performance that explores how physical surroundings affect us mentally. Onstage we see one actress, her words are supported and interrupted by the visual interventions around her.

 

 

Alejo Pérez & Krystian Lada

Symphony of Expectation

music

Symphony of Expectation
Symphony of Expectation

music

Wed 18.03.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

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.

Faustin Linyekula/NTGent

Histoire(s) du théâtre II

theatre dance

Histoire(s) du théâtre II
Histoire(s) du théâtre II

theatre

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.

Khadija El Kharraz Alami

Nu ben ik Medea

theatre

Nu ben ik Medea
Nu ben ik Medea

theatre

Wed 11.03 - Thu 12.03.20

In this personal performance, Khadija El Kharraz Alami blends perspectives from Euripides’ Medea with her own story about growing up between both the Western and the Moroccan world – and about the clash of forces within the self.