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Arm wrestling with current affairs

Bashar Murkus

NEW MIDDLE EAST

theatre

New Middle East
New Middle East

production

Tue 02.05.17

A masked soldier starts talking to the woman he is burying alive. This dialogue between victim and perpetrator gradually becomes absurd. The young Palestinian director Bashar Murkus confronts you both with a fictionalized reflection of the war in Syria and with a vision of the totalitarian violence that holds the Middle East in its grip.

Thomas Bellinck / ROBIN

Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate

theatre

Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate
Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate

production

Wed 24.05 - Sat 27.05.17

Theatre director Thomas Bellinck thinks the time is ripe to scrutinize digital migration management. Can one simply outsource unease about social sorting? Discussions with border and data managers in the control rooms of Project Europe were the starting point of this documentary musical.

Toneelhuis

Grensgeval

theatre

Grensgeval
Grensgeval

production

Thu 01.06 - Fri 02.06.17

Elfriede Jelinek wrote Die Schutzbefohlenen in 2013 as a reaction to the increasingly desperate refugee problem in Europe. Her text has proved to be more than prophetic: all the images that are now burnt into our memories she minutely calls to life years before the actual events. Guy Cassiers matches Jelinek’s torrent of words with images and with four dancers in a choreography by Maud Le Pladec.

Jan Lauwers & Needcompany

The blind poet

theatre

The blind poet
The blind poet

production

Fri 09.06 - Sat 10.06.17

History is written by winners. Including all the lies, chance encounters, and accidents de parcours. With this realization in mind, Jan Lauwers and Needcompany travel through time by way of the family trees of all the members. After an international tour – and being selected for the TheatreFestival 2016 – The blind poet is returning to the place where it premiered: the Kaaitheater.

Gregory Feldman

We Are All Migrants

talk

We Are All Migrants
We Are All Migrants

production

Thu 25.05.17

By way of introducing some themes raised in Thomas Bellinck’s performance “Simple as ABS #2”, political anthropologist Gregory Feldman will give a 1 hour-lecture based on his publication “We Are All Migrants: Political Action and the Ubiquitous Condition of Migrant-hood” (2015).