Eko Supriyanto

Salt

dance

Salt
Salt

19.10.2017

We to be
We to be

20.10 – 21.10.2017

Majakovski/Oktober
Majakovski/Oktober

24.10 – 25.10.2017

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.

Join a special breathing experiment!

Join a special breathing experiment!
Join a special breathing experiment!

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The project BREATHCORE has been an ongoing investigation of the dynamics of breath within a social, artistic and political context. For the final development of this work we seek 30 volunteers who are motivated to experiment with breath and are willing to play the role of spectators and contribute with feedback.

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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?

VIDEO: Radio Etoile #4 - Performance Art in the Twilight Zone between the Visual and Performing Arts: a Thorn in the Side or a Crowd-puller?

Luk Lambrecht & Katleen Van Langendonck (mod. Pieter T’Jonck)

VIDEO: Radio Etoile #4 - Performance Art in the Twilight Zone between the Visual and Performing Arts: a Thorn in the Side or a Crowd-puller?
VIDEO: Radio Etoile #4 - Performance Art in the Twilight Zone between the Visual and Performing Arts: a Thorn in the Side or a Crowd-puller?

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Theatres invite visual artists. Live art is becoming increasingly prevalent in our museums, galleries, and art biennials. Although this can be a fascinating exercise – unravelling the codes of both the artwork and the audience as an institution – it appears to be falling victim to marketization now that artists are increasingly creating both a museum and a stage version of their work. Was Vito Acconci tight when he said that ‘performance art’ can only be transient? What is the future of this art form, which is fragile by its very nature?