Mette Edvardsen

We to be

theatre performance

We to be
We to be

20.10 – 21.10.2017

HUIS
HUIS

10.11 – 26.11.2017

MAISON
MAISON

11.11 – 26.11.2017

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Louis Nam Le Van Ho, Alain Franco/Rosas

Zeitigung

dance

Zeitigung
Zeitigung

09.11 – 18.11.2017

In 2008, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Alain Franco created Zeitung. Choreography and music interconnected around questions of composition, improvisation and the experience of time. Now there’s the brand-new production Zeitigung: De Keersmaeker and Franco rethink and reinterpret the sources of her original creation. In addition, dancer and choreographer Louis Nam Le Van Ho is creating a second part to the piece.

Robert Steijn

Walk Into Nothingness

ritual

Walk Into Nothingness
Walk Into Nothingness

25.10 – 27.10.2017

In Buddhist monasteries, people learn through meditation to look at life from the perspective of their own mortality. Robert Steijn has turned this meditative practice into a ritual. Together, you will walk around the city, as though you were taking this walk for the last time.

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Over het westerse zintuiglijke kader en nieuwe pistes  

een interview met Piet De Vos

Over het westerse zintuiglijke kader en nieuwe pistes   
Over het westerse zintuiglijke kader en nieuwe pistes   

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Sinds vorig seizoen zoekt het Kaaitheater naar manieren om de esthetische ervaring van dans ook toegankelijk te maken voor blinden en slechtzienden. Bijvoorbeeld door sommige voorstellingen te voorzien van een audiobeschrijving, of een touch tour op voorhand. Andere zijn inclusief gecreëerd voor zowel ziende als slechtziende mensen. Piet De Vos – blind sinds zijn vijfde – is auteur en gespecialiseerd in zintuiglijk onderzoek. In een gesprek met het Kaaitheater ontmantelt hij het Westers zintuiglijk kader en opent hij nieuwe pistes: “Zintuigen zijn natuurlijk meer dan fysieke aspecten alleen.”  

VIDEO: Richard Schechner

Theatre, Performance, and Ritual

VIDEO: Richard Schechner
VIDEO: Richard Schechner

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Theatre and ritual are intertwined in the Ramlila of Ramnagar, India. The 31 day performance enacts the story of the warrior-king, Rama. Staged in many locations throughout the city, the Ramlila features gods, demons, royals, animals, and ordinary people. Richard Schechner – theatre director, professor at the Tisch School of the Arts, and founder of The Performance Group – has researched the event since the 1970s.

VIDEO: Antigone in Molenbeek

Stefan Hertmans in gesprek met Johan Reyniers

VIDEO: Antigone in Molenbeek
VIDEO: Antigone in Molenbeek

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Op de boekpresentatie van Antigone in Molenbeek ging Stefan Hertmans in gesprek met dramaturg Johan Reyniers.

VIDEO: Radio Etoile #7 - On the Re-politicization of the Arts

Guy Gypens & Lara Staal (mod. Erwin Jans)

VIDEO: Radio Etoile #7 - On the Re-politicization of the Arts
VIDEO: Radio Etoile #7 - On the Re-politicization of the Arts

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In RE:THINK , RE:MAKE, and RE:RITE, Kaaitheater wove a political-philosophical leitmotif through three consecutive seasons. As a cultural centre, we organize lectures and productions to question the profound de-politicization of society. Growing numbers of artists resist the mantra ‘There is no alternative!’ and actually explore alternatives through their artistic practice. How does their commitment and engagement effect the autonomy of the arts? And what position should a subsidized arts institution adopt?

VIDEO: Radio Etoile #6 - On Revolutionary Theatre

Richard Schechner & Michiel Vandevelde (mod. Kristof Van Baarle)

VIDEO: Radio Etoile #6 - On Revolutionary Theatre
VIDEO: Radio Etoile #6 - On Revolutionary Theatre

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In May 2018, Michiel Vandevelde is creating a new version of the legendary Paradise Now by The Living Theater, with younger people aged between 12 and 18 (together with fABULEUS). Richard Schechner saw the production in 1968. What is the situation today for theatre that aims to unleash a revolution and explores new forms of togetherness? Are the artistic strategies of the 1960s still relevant or useful? What are the similarities and differences between critiques of the system in 1968 and those of the early 21st century?

VIDEO: Radio Etoile #5 - On the Power(lessness) of the Word

Tim Etchells & Pieter De Buysser (mod. Esther Severi)

VIDEO: Radio Etoile #5 - On the Power(lessness) of the Word
VIDEO: Radio Etoile #5 - On the Power(lessness) of the Word

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All we have is words, all we have is worlds.
This sentence hangs above the entrance of Kaaitheater in neon letters. It is a quote and an artwork by Tim Etchells. What is the place of the word, the text, and the story today? Does the word that attempts to convey complexity still have any power against the simplistic and populist word? And can words compete in any case with the power of images?