theatre - Season 14/15
An older man and a young woman have drawn up and signed a contract. The man receives the young woman in his house. She will remain here, says the contract, ‘until what must happen has happened’. In this performance the writer and director Peter Verhelst pays tribute to the recently deceased French director Alain Resnais.
It is war. Always war. It's war in the cells. This intimate war is everywhere. At micro and macro levels, and without limitation in time or space. If we are surrounded by an incessant battlefield, of which war is the theatre the setting? Tristero and Transquinquennal are expecting you. With an open mind!
Stand-up philosopher Laura van Dolron considers whether she can teach herself and you how to love. A heart-breaking, hilarious performance; poetic, familiar and outspoken.
The bas-relief Les passions humaines by the sculptor Jef Lambeaux (1852-1908) created a commotion in royal circles and the church authorities who described it as ‘blasphemous’ and ‘pornographic’. Guy Cassiers uses the work of art as the main character in a Belgian docudrama with a bilingual cast and a text by Erwin Mortier.
How many lies, chance encounters and mishaps have actually determined history as we know it? The Blind Poet travels through history by way of the family trees of all Needcompany’s members. The Blind Poet is about strong women who throw stones and end up on the stake. About a crusader whose suit of armour is too small.