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Urban Foxes

Urban Conflict Game [+14]

workshop

Urban Conflict Game [+14]
Urban Conflict Game [+14]

workshop

Sat 11.09 - Sat 11.09.21

In the Urban Conflict Game, you are immersed in a role-playing game with several existing cases, issues and conflicts in Brussels and its public space. Funny and challenging chance cards and the different scenarios make the game exciting and unpredictable!

Simon Allemeersch / Lucinda Ra

Rabot 2

theatre

Rabot 2
Rabot 2

theatre

Wed 15.09 - Thu 16.09.21

‘How are you now?’ It is with this question that Rabot 2 begins. In 2010, Simon Allemeersch installed his workshop in one of the dilapidated social housing blocks in the Rabot neighbourhood in Ghent. Now he has made Rabot 2, in which he looks up the people he collaborated with at the time. Starting from individual testimonials, he zooms out to a bigger story about private and public wealth.

Roland Gunst_John K Cobra / Moussem

SPIRIT CAPITAL

performance

SPIRIT CAPITAL
SPIRIT CAPITAL

performance

Wed 29.09 - Thu 30.09.21

Two female, identical performers move through the theatre space. The scene evokes the 'Tropical Bungalow', a dwelling installed by the colonial in Congo. SPIRIT CAPITAL transforms the stage into a ritualised place and invites you on a spatial and mental journey where historically oppressed bodies can shed the chains of history and liberate themselves through movement, words, sounds, music and outward transformations.

Mette Ingvartsen

The Dancing Public

dance performance

The Dancing Public
The Dancing Public

dance

Wed 13.10 - Fri 15.10.21

In The Dancing Public, Mette Ingvartsen explores ecstatic movement at social gatherings in the aftermath of a pandemic. Her solo blows up the solitary confinement of 2020 with a mix of unstoppable movements, incessant music, words and chants in infernal tempos and rhythms. The Dancing Public is a dance party, a spoken word concert and an expression of physical madness to the point of exhaustion. What is this extreme need for movement that we feel in our bodies today? Are we ready to taste life to the full again?

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.

Lara Staal/NTGent

Dissident

theatre

Dissident
Dissident

theatre

Sat 27.11.21

Five ‘problem youths’ are occupying the stage. Often unconsciously, they have become experts in provoking the prevailing authorities. But this time, the roles are reversed, and they educate the audience. What happens when you are always the exception? And what do the rules and expectations of secondary education say about how we conceive of successful citizenship?

Fredrik Gertten

documentary: PUSH

film

documentary: PUSH
documentary: PUSH

film

Sat 11.09.21

The documentary PUSH shows how real estate companies, hedge funds, private equity firms and real estate investment funds increasingly invest in the (rental) housing market by, for example, buying up entire residential blocks. In some cases, they deliberately let these houses rot in order to demolish them and build (often expensive) residential towers in their place: a scenario that Brussels, unfortunately, knows all too well. These processes raise urgent questions: Whose city is it really? Do we, as residents, still have a say in our neighbourhood? Even more so: do the people we elected still have control over the city? This screening is followed by a q&a with director Fredrik Gertten.

tg STAN & de Roovers

Infidèles

theatre

Infidèles
Infidèles

theatre

Thu 13.01 - Sat 15.01.22

Infidèles is a performance about a love triangle that ended disastrously, and about the impact of lies and deceit. In this homage to Ingmar Bergman, four actors present a tragedy about ordinary life which exposes human aspects all too familiar. All this is presented in the well-known STAN style: with the necessary lightness and detachment. In 2018, Infidèles premiered in a French language version – now you can experience the show in Dutch for the first time.

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?

Kyoko Scholiers

Boy

theatre music

Boy
Boy

theatre

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!

ITA / Ivo van Hove

Wie heeft mijn vader vermoord

theatre

Wie heeft mijn vader vermoord
Wie heeft mijn vader vermoord

theatre

Fri 11.02 - Sat 12.02.22

The young writer Édouard Louis is the greatest literary sensation in France since Michel Houellebecq. Ivo van Hove adapted his novel Who killed my father into a monologue, especially for Hans Kesting. It is a gripping story about a father who at fifty is a physical and mental wreck from working in the heavy industry of northern France. Édouard Louis also writes about how, as a young gay man, he was damned to be an outcast by his own working-class family. A bold and brilliant text.

Markus Öhrn

Domestic Violence

performance

Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence

performance

Fri 11.03 - Sat 12.03.22

A rudimentary living room with IKEA furniture turns out to be a hotbed of terrible pain and suffering. This five-hour performance by two actors and a pianist is based on real statistics and court cases related to domestic violence. Without needing dialogue, Markus Öhrn dissects the banality and brutality of domestic violence.

Khadija El Kharraz Alami

The Waves

theatre

The Waves
The Waves

theatre

Tue 07.06 - Wed 08.06.22

The Waves is a ritual, a manifesto, an immersive experience in which feminine beauty, vulnerability and pain are central. On the wave of a feminine energy, a physical space is created in which the five players dare to look traumas of oppression and abuse of power in the eye and finally bury them and leave them behind. An urgent and uncompromising theatrical experience.

Kyoko Scholiers

Boy

theatre music

Boy
Boy

theatre

Sat 02.10.21

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. Joris Blanckaert's soundscape will be sung live by Opera Ballet Flanders' children's choir.

Anoek Nuyens & Rebekka de Wit

De zaak Shell

theatre online

De zaak Shell
De zaak Shell

theatre

Fri 13.11 - Sat 14.11.20

Anoek Nuyens and Rebekka bring together all the voices in the climate debate. Why does it seem so easy to dodge responsibility?