During Burning Ice, Kaaitheater and CC Strombeek present Lawrence Weiners installation WATER SPILLED FROM SOURCE TO USE.
A group of performers performs a choreography for passers-by 24 hours a day, for a whole week. In a shop window, they together create images based on movements we all perform every day, often without thinking: sitting, lying, walking, standing, making, seeing, dancing and speaking. You can choose whether to watch or even participate in this retreat in the public space.
This piece arose out of Van Welden’s fascination with volcanoes and the consequences of an eruption. The installation examines our ambiguous attitude towards imminent calamity: our belief or disbelief concerning catastrophes, our fascination with decay. A reminder of death.
The eighteenth century was a time of Progress and Enlightenment. Into the Big World is about this mythical time. Now that there is so much knowledge available, can we still capture the world in a single encyclopaedic overview? The view of the world these two performers present on stage becomes increasingly complex. Then the stage turns into a forum for the twenty-first century.
Monstrous encounters of clowns aims to look at the proximity between ridiculousness and brutality in contemporary life and the implications of such a close co-existence of two extremes.
The French choreographer Rachid Ouramdane has created a ‘sfumato’ choreography in which the scenes flow into one another and the boundaries of the bodies appear to dissolve. The dancers evolve in a landscape of mist and rain. The choreography is a metaphor for several ecological themes: the loss of habitats, the exile to unknown places, the memory that remains..
Open to artists and activists interested in the boundaries between politics and performance, art and activism, this workshop will explore how we can escape the old rituals of protest to find a space where the poetic and the pragmatic fuse into successful and efficient moments of disobedience.
What does nature mean to us? Myriam Van Imschoot visited a zoo, went to a motorway to listen with a tuning fork, during walks in the woods discovered birds that sounded like chainsaws and imitated ringtones, and so on. On the basis of field recordings, five performers – with backgrounds ranging from the noise underground scene to pop – will imitate these sounds using only their voices. You won’t believe your ears.
There are quite a few yawning gaps these days: that between those with wealth and those without, between those who are on board and those who are excluded, between the salary of the CEO and that of the worker, etc. The system is in crisis and the answers offered by the political world have so far been totally inadequate. Burning Ice and the Louis Paul Boon Circle will be developing this topic in a debate involving several specialists.
The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination brings artists and activists together to carry out theatrical direct actions across Europe. Now the collective is retreating for a moment to the relative safety of the stage to collectively ask some disturbing questions about how to change our world. The show is combined with two workshops.
Love Life: Hate Fossil Fuels will take us on a day long adventure of creative resistance together with an international array of artists and climate activists.