Laila Soliman

Zig Zig

theatre

Zig Zig
Zig Zig

30.09 – 01.10.2016

Rain (live)
Rain (live)

04.10 – 07.10.2016

7 Pleasures
7 Pleasures

07.10 – 08.10.2016

Susan Neiman

On Grown-Up Idealism

talk

On Grown-Up Idealism
On Grown-Up Idealism

17.10.2016

The American moral philosopher Susan Neiman has written books such as Why Grow Up? Subversive Thoughts for an Infantile Age and Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists. In them, she always seeks to chart a middle course between blind utopianism and cynical realism. She also describes this as ‘idealism for adults’: an idealism that determines who we are, does not shy away from the world as it is, but does permit itself to look beyond it in search of fresh possibilities.

Tiago Rodrigues

Antony and Cleopatra

theatre

Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra

13.10 – 15.10.2016

Who is not familiar with this legend? Shakespeare made a tragedy of it and Mankiewicz turned it into a masterful, insanely expensive Hollywood film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. In his version, Tiago Rodrigues does not opt for the monumentality of the legend but goes for a refined distillation.

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A Collaboration of Love

Tiago Rodrigues on ‘Antony and Cleopatra'

A Collaboration of Love
A Collaboration of Love

article

The piece Anthony and Cleopatra that we created is not simply a rendition of William Shakespeare’s play. It is an original play that we built on the memory of Shakespeare’s tragedy. On a blurry line between plagiarism and quotation that would please Shakespeare, we accept that the transmission of a historical fact to a literary episode and a legend is marked by erosion.

The Red Pieces

an interview with Mette Ingvartsen

The Red Pieces
The Red Pieces

article

In her latest performance cycle The Red Pieces, Danish choreographer Mette Ingvartsen investigates the role of nudity and sexuality in our society. In October she will present 69 Positions and 7 Pleasures at Kaaitheater, followed by a conference with performative proposals, lectures and discussions. ‘I use a soft tone, even though the things I ask sometimes come close to the edge of what is comfortable.’

Kaaitheater 2016-2017

Beyond fear and indifference

Kaaitheater 2016-2017
Kaaitheater 2016-2017

article

Where are the current impulses for new societal ideals today? How can we, as an arts centre, contribute to a climate in which engagement becomes self-evident and in which positive, utopian ideas are free to grow?

Global Parliament of Mayors

an introduction

Global Parliament of Mayors
Global Parliament of Mayors

article

The Global Parliament of Mayors is an unprecedented new experiment in democratic global governance platform by, for, and of cities.

Vincianne Despret

L'inventivité des morts

Vincianne Despret
Vincianne Despret

Video

How do the dead get us moving? These and other questions raised by the philosopher Vinciane Despret (ULG, ULB) resonate in The Parliament of Invisibles. On the occasion of this performance, Despret talks about the relationship between the dead and the living and how they are an inexhaustible source of stories and art.

Ivo Dimchev keeps on surprising me

Katleen Van Langendonck on Ivo Dimchev's work

Ivo Dimchev keeps on surprising me
Ivo Dimchev keeps on surprising me

article

Katleen Van Langendonck talks about Ivo Dimchev in his latest publication 'Stage Works 2002-2016'