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.
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.
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..
The world is going to the dogs and the birds are spreading the news! What is nature telling us? Myriam Van Imschoot looks for an answer in a radiophonic performance, a play for six performers to watch and listen to, and which occasionally resembles a grim eco-fairytale. You won’t believe your ears.
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.
WOTH is the first creation by Liesa Van der Aa, actress with Toneelhuis and musician. She sought and found inspiration in an ancient Egyptian ritual: after death the heart of the deceased is weighed on scales counterbalanced by the feather of truth. WOTH is an overwhelming musical performance for nine musicians, enhanced by video and animation on stage.