theatre - Season 14/15
On 2 May 1915 Fritz Haber returned home from Ypres. He had seen one of his inventions being successfully put to use: the use of chlorine as a weapon of mass destruction. A party was given in his honour. After the party his wife Clara Immerwahr, a brilliant physicist herself, shot and killed herself with her husband’s service revolver. Theatre-maker and writer Pieter De Buysser and the Estonian artist Maike Lond are creating a performance inspired by the life of Clara Immerwahr.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Visual artist Joëlle Tuerlinckx ventures into new territory: the theatre. And she immediately creates an ‘all-round show’ in which she again draws from her vast archive. A part of that archive – images she uses to ‘theatricalise’ the world – was the basis of her impressive solo exhibition in Wiels (2012-13).
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.