theatre - Season 14/15
Three friends. Their ideas about what art should be and how much it should be allowed to cost, are rather different. Kuno Bakker, Gillis Biesheuvel and Frank Vercruyssen appear in Kunst, a brilliant tragicomedy by Yasmina Reza.
Natali Broods, Sara De Roo and Willem de Wolf come together in a performance about the Marx sisters (daughters of Karl), about their and our emancipation, about ideological and artistic freedom, about paternalism and liberation, about work, family and children. About hustle and bustle and pressure.
In 2003 Rachel Corrie travelled to Gaza to work as a volunteer giving aid to Palestinian civilians in the conflict with Israel. She died in Rafah when she threw herself, as a human shield, in the path of an approaching Israeli army bulldozer. My name is Rachel Corrie caused a great deal of commotion in England (premiere 2005) and America because of its political overtones and outspoken stance. Now Laura Van Dolron too is taking the bit between her teeth.
Jan Decorte is creating his second piece of dance theatre. A meeting of four people, an extraordinary love story. No rigid grammar of dance, but the anarchy of movement, the faltering beauty of failure.
In Drugs kept me alive Jan Fabre describes a mortal, a life that is teetering on the edge of death. The closer to death, the more pills, sachets and drinks are needed to undershore this life. This is the condition of the protagonist in this monologue: he has looked death in the face and he has decided that he’s up for a game of poker with the disease in his body. The monologue was written for born performer Tony Rizzi.