Sun 13 June 2021

15:00

Kaaitheater

Michiel Vandevelde

Dances of Death

dance

Dances of Death
Dances of Death

In the 21st century, death is everywhere: new incurable diseases, rising suicide rates, the consequences of climate change. How do we relate to death? Dances of Death is a physically intense performance with seven dancers and one singer. Together they propose the physical potential of dancing as the path to redemption. How would a dance of death be danced today?

Wed 16 June 2021

12:00

Online

Olave Nduwanje

Better Practices for Safe(r) Spaces

podcast online

Better Practices for Safe(r) Spaces
Better Practices for Safe(r) Spaces

Kaaitheater, in collaboration with Kunstenpunt, is proud to share with you the results of Olave Nduwanje’s research residence entitled Better Practices for Safe(r) Spaces. Over the past few months, Olave Nduwanje – lovingly supported by Rotterdam-based queer activist, organiser and spiritual advisor Non Sense – held in-depth conversations with organisers of safe(r) spaces in and outside of Brussels. These conversations led to a series of podcast episodes. Listen in on the ambitions, vulnerabilities, expertise and embodied experiences of these safe(r) space organisers!

20:30

Kaaitheater

Gorges Ocloo & Dominique Pauwels/LOD

Moby Dick

music theatre

Moby Dick
Moby Dick

For this adaptation of Moby Dick, Gorges Ocloo called on Ben Okri, who adapted the novel into a magic-realist story about the gulf between high and low, rich and poor. Josse De Pauw and the mezzo-soprano Nobulumko Mngxekeza-Nziramasanga take to the stage. Together, they perform an energized and jazzy opera about the need for rapprochement in an increasingly polarized society.

Sat 19 June 2021

19:00

Kaaistudio's

LICHTING RITCS 2021 - Oxana Sankova

My pain is bigger than yours

theatre

My pain is bigger than yours
My pain is bigger than yours

Oxana Sankova is a Russian theatre maker and actress. After an acting career of almost fifteen years, she chose a radical change of direction by studying Directing at the RITCS in Brussels, where she is now graduating with My pain is bigger than yours.

20:30

Kaaitheater

La Manufacture

Agenda + DRAMA. ApocalypticDanceFloor

dance

Agenda + DRAMA. ApocalypticDanceFloor
Agenda + DRAMA. ApocalypticDanceFloor

Students of the Swiss performance school La Manufacture come to Brussels to show their end-of-year projects. Two choreographies will be performed, under the watchful eye of choreographers Simone Aughterlony and Marcelo Evelin. Simone Aughterlony questions the lingering and politically charged notion of the “stranger” through the lens of the collage. Marcelo Evelin displays a brutal flow of bodies confronting each other in their otherness on the music of Brazilian trio Tantão e Os Fita.

21:00

La Raffinerie - Charleroi danse

Madeleine Fournier

La Chaleur

dance music

La Chaleur
La Chaleur

La Chaleur starts from the longing to be one body, a choir of many. How can we be ourselves and the other at the same time? By connecting our voices and our breath, Madeleine Fournier suspects. In other words: by singing. On the basis of the iconic baroque music of Henry Purcell and the figures of the Muses, Fournier creates a unique form between opera and experimental dance. Spectacular and yet intimate, this performance celebrates the cycle of life and death, of bodies that cross each other, of people that pass on warmth.

Sun 20 June 2021

15:00

Kaaitheater

La Manufacture

Agenda + DRAMA. ApocalypticDanceFloor

dance

Agenda + DRAMA. ApocalypticDanceFloor
Agenda + DRAMA. ApocalypticDanceFloor

Students of the Swiss performance school La Manufacture come to Brussels to show their end-of-year projects. Two choreographies will be performed, under the watchful eye of choreographers Simone Aughterlony and Marcelo Evelin. Simone Aughterlony questions the lingering and politically charged notion of the “stranger” through the lens of the collage. Marcelo Evelin displays a brutal flow of bodies confronting each other in their otherness on the music of Brazilian trio Tantão e Os Fita.

17:00

La Raffinerie - Charleroi danse

Madeleine Fournier

La Chaleur

dance music

La Chaleur
La Chaleur

La Chaleur starts from the longing to be one body, a choir of many. How can we be ourselves and the other at the same time? By connecting our voices and our breath, Madeleine Fournier suspects. In other words: by singing. On the basis of the iconic baroque music of Henry Purcell and the figures of the Muses, Fournier creates a unique form between opera and experimental dance. Spectacular and yet intimate, this performance celebrates the cycle of life and death, of bodies that cross each other, of people that pass on warmth.

19:00

Kaaistudio's

LICHTING RITCS 2021 - Oxana Sankova

My pain is bigger than yours

theatre

My pain is bigger than yours
My pain is bigger than yours

Oxana Sankova is a Russian theatre maker and actress. After an acting career of almost fifteen years, she chose a radical change of direction by studying Directing at the RITCS in Brussels, where she is now graduating with My pain is bigger than yours.

Wed 23 June 2021

12:00

Online

Olave Nduwanje

Better Practices for Safe(r) Spaces

podcast online

Better Practices for Safe(r) Spaces
Better Practices for Safe(r) Spaces

Kaaitheater, in collaboration with Kunstenpunt, is proud to share with you the results of Olave Nduwanje’s research residence entitled Better Practices for Safe(r) Spaces. Over the past few months, Olave Nduwanje – lovingly supported by Rotterdam-based queer activist, organiser and spiritual advisor Non Sense – held in-depth conversations with organisers of safe(r) spaces in and outside of Brussels. These conversations led to a series of podcast episodes. Listen in on the ambitions, vulnerabilities, expertise and embodied experiences of these safe(r) space organisers!

20:30

Kaaistudio's

Youness Atbane

Untitled 14 KM

performance installation

Untitled 14 KM
Untitled 14 KM

Untitled 14 KM explores how the art world currently approaches the concept of contemporary art in its relation with identity, and specifically Arab identity. Youness Atbane examines this through an enacted dialogue between fictional characters: an Arab-Andalusian poet, a director of the museum of contemporary art, a curator, and an artist. These characters are trying to set up an exhibition that analyzes the concept of modernism.

Thu 24 June 2021

20:30

Kaaistudio's

Youness Atbane

Untitled 14 KM

performance installation

Untitled 14 KM
Untitled 14 KM

Untitled 14 KM explores how the art world currently approaches the concept of contemporary art in its relation with identity, and specifically Arab identity. Youness Atbane examines this through an enacted dialogue between fictional characters: an Arab-Andalusian poet, a director of the museum of contemporary art, a curator, and an artist. These characters are trying to set up an exhibition that analyzes the concept of modernism.

Fri 25 June 2021

20:30

Kaaitheater

Maria Jerez & Edurne Rubio

A nublo

performance

A nublo
A nublo

According to an old Spanish folk tradition, villagers used to cry directly into the cloudy sky to ward off an approaching storm. With a canticle, they tried to scare away lightning and turn hail into raindrops. A nublo! This performance without players places you in the eye of the storm and in the middle of an intense sensory experience, in a landscape that is halfway between the scenography of an opera and a cloudy valley, between geology and an amusement park. The characters you meet there are neither people nor animals, neither monsters nor gods, but rather natural phenomena.

20:30

Kaaistudio's

Nancy Naous

Turning Point

dance

Turning Point
Turning Point

Based on interviews with dancers from the Arab world,Turning Point questions the misunderstandings, ambiguities, stereotypes, metaphors, metamorphoses, fantasies, prejudices and imaginations linked to perceptions of dance in this region. Through movement rooted in the pelvis, manipulation of costume elements, and live electro-percussive music, Nancy Naous questions the spectator's gaze and challenges images rooted in our collective imagination.

Sat 26 June 2021

20:30

Kaaitheater

Maria Jerez & Edurne Rubio

A nublo

performance

A nublo
A nublo

According to an old Spanish folk tradition, villagers used to cry directly into the cloudy sky to ward off an approaching storm. With a canticle, they tried to scare away lightning and turn hail into raindrops. A nublo! This performance without players places you in the eye of the storm and in the middle of an intense sensory experience, in a landscape that is halfway between the scenography of an opera and a cloudy valley, between geology and an amusement park. The characters you meet there are neither people nor animals, neither monsters nor gods, but rather natural phenomena.

20:30

Kaaistudio's

Nancy Naous

Turning Point

dance

Turning Point
Turning Point

Based on interviews with dancers from the Arab world,Turning Point questions the misunderstandings, ambiguities, stereotypes, metaphors, metamorphoses, fantasies, prejudices and imaginations linked to perceptions of dance in this region. Through movement rooted in the pelvis, manipulation of costume elements, and live electro-percussive music, Nancy Naous questions the spectator's gaze and challenges images rooted in our collective imagination.