Dag van de dans 2017

DOUBLE BILL: Hauert + Schenker

DOUBLE BILL: Hauert + Schenker
DOUBLE BILL: Hauert + Schenker

28.04 – 29.04.2017

Dança Doente
Dança Doente

05.05 – 08.05.2017

The Tip of the Tongue
The Tip of the Tongue

06.05 – 08.05.2017

Bashar Murkus

NEW MIDDLE EAST

theatre

New Middle East
New Middle East

02.05.2017

A masked soldier starts talking to the woman he is burying alive. This dialogue between victim and perpetrator gradually becomes absurd. The young Palestinian director Bashar Murkus confronts you both with a fictionalized reflection of the war in Syria and with a vision of the totalitarian violence that holds the Middle East in its grip.

Meet the Author: Arundhati Roy

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

book presentation

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

15.06.2017

Twenty years after her incredibly successful debut The God of Small Things Indian author Arundhati Roy is publishing a second novel: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Annelies Beck is now welcoming her to the Kaaitheather for an in-depth author’s interview.

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PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

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The Belgian Maarten Vanden Eynde and the Cameroonian Alioum Moussa are building a two-part mobile structure, of which one side is the other’s opposite. Yet the structures depend upon one another to stay in balance. During Performatik17 they set up shop at Place de la Monnaie, where you are invited to visit them – in pairs – for a discussion about dependence and independence.

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #5 - Different practices, common grounds

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #5 - Different practices, common grounds
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #5 - Different practices, common grounds

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Filmmaker Hito Steyerl and theatre director Rabih Mroué will engage in a conversation about their artistic cooperation. The common ground of their practices is the idea of storytelling as a way of exposing (political) fictions in society and bringing them back to the domain of art.

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #4 - Bringing nature into art

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #4 - Bringing nature into art
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #4 - Bringing nature into art

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Theatre director Philippe Quesne, visual artist Müge Yilmaz and philosopher/writer Maarten Doorman discuss possible meanings of the image of nature in art. Notions such as the romantic, the sublime and the search for authenticity will be questioned along the way.

 

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #3 - Activating objects

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #3 - Activating objects
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #3 - Activating objects

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Visual artists Hedwig Houben, Grace Schwindt and Laure Prouvost talk about the relationships between sculpture, performance and theatricality. An interesting parallel in their work is the search for activating objects that appear to be fixed, by turning them into theatrical players. 

 

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #2 - Social sculpting

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #2 - Social sculpting
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #2 - Social sculpting

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Why do artists make work outside of the black box or the exhibition space? Which place can art take within the flux of daily life in the city? Choreographer Meg Stuart, scenographer Jozef Wouters, dramaturg Jeroen Peeters, performance artist Ant Hampton, theatre maker Lotte van den Berg, and choreographer Benjamin Vandewalle attempt to give some answers.

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #1 - Dorothea von Hantelmann/opening lecture

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #1 - Dorothea von Hantelmann/opening lecture
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #1 - Dorothea von Hantelmann/opening lecture

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Dorothea von Hantelmann is an art historian and a curator, based in Berlin. Her main fields of research are contemporary art as well as the history and theory of exhibitions. She is the author of How to Do Things with Art (2010), one of the seminal works on performativity within contemporary art. Her current book project explores exhibitions as ritual spaces in which fundamental values and categories of modern, liberal and market-based societies historically have been, and continue to be, practiced and reflected. (in English)