The new generation shows the way
During the British occupation of Egypt, soldiers invade Nazlat al-Shobak. The villagers accuse the soldiers of gross misconduct and the matter is brought before a military court. Among the witnesses are twelve women who were raped. Zig Zig is a documentary theatre performance that takes the transcripts of these courageous witnesses as its starting point.
Gaëtan Rusquet has three performers build a construction. The actors continually have to fight against the threatened destruction of what they are building up. The passage of time and the relationship between humans and their environment become tangible: the history of a city unfolds before your eyes.
Four dancers become musicians onstage. They deftly – and with a great sense of humour – strip traditional Alpine music, group dances and rituals of their conventions and conservatism. After SunBengSitting, Simon Mayer is continuing his exploration of the nature of tradition.
Since its première at the Kaaistudios, Radouan Mriziga’s first creation has caused a furore. His very characteristic dance style provokes confrontations between physicality and strict concepts, between the sensual and the rational. Using his own body as a measure, he constructs an architectural form, subtly playing with your expectations.
Saving and processing the daily tsunami of information is a time-consuming occupation. Based on this fact, Michiel Vandevelde analyses the role of thought. With an exuberant choreography full of re-appropriated dance, fragments of text and bizarre music, he articulates a critique of our time, carefully searching for new modes of thought.
In their first production, young theatre directors Renée Goethijn and Dries Gijsels immediately found their own voice. The duo takes you on a disquieting trip through a world of long raincoats, hidden cameras and curtains. What is the value of hidden things in this age of transparency?
EXTRA SHOW 5/12! - Pieter Ampe and Benjamin Verdonck bring a disruptive concertante of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. On stage, the seasons pass by, but the sequence is not always as it should be. The marvellous, endless epilogue that follows leaves you feeling orphaned and defenceless.
Syden means ‘South’ in all the Scandinavian languages. It evokes a Southern holiday destination: warm, cheap and with every amenity. The musician and composer Niko Hafkenscheid, the visual artist Hedvig Biong and the film-maker Pablo Castilla explore the mystery, authenticity and perversity of this parallel universe.
With the journalistic theatre project HULP, she focuses on North-South issues. Do we still actually believe in development aid? And what course should we follow in the year 2017? Nuyens forces you to consider the value of ‘doing good’ and humanitarianism, in an era where individuals come first.
SSSSSSSSSSSS is a solo about survival instincts based on Butoh techniques, performed in the public space. Initially, Misevičiūtė looks like one of those street artists who pretend to be statues, but the meticulous movements of her living sculpture gradually evolve into a choreography.