Tue 11 December 2018

20:11

Planetarium

Pieter De Buysser / ROBIN

The Tip of the Tongue

theatre

The Tip of the Tongue
The Tip of the Tongue

In the 19th century, it was very common to attend astronomy performances. In an age of immense scientific progress, the planetarium was a refuge for both fact and fiction. This mingling of the heavenly and earthly produced cosmological narratives that made sense of the position of humankind and technology in a rapidly evolving world. Fast forward to 2018. Pieter De Buysser’s tale begins in Argentina while giving a lecture on the writer Letizia Álvarez de Toledo. High time to reinstate the astronomy performance! And where better place than at the Brussels Planetarium?

Wed 12 December 2018

20:30

Kaaitheater

Hart boven Hard

Tina en Tamara: de Kerstrevue

Tina en Tamara: de Kerstrevue
Tina en Tamara: de Kerstrevue

At the end of the year, the citizens’ initiative Hart boven Hard asks artists of diverse backgrounds to reflect on the state of the country. They bring it all together in an unusual yearly review peppered with absurdity, glamour, and presents, accompanied throughout by the lively resident orchestra of Met-X.

Fri 14 December 2018

20:30

Kaaitheater

Rokia Traoré

Dream Mandé – Djata

music theatre

Dream Mandé – Djata
Dream Mandé – Djata

Rokia Traoré is an icon of African music. She narrates the epic of King Soundiata Keita, the King who based his power on respect and not on greed or violence, and the unifier of the great 13th-century Mandé Empire. Traoré blends classic songs by the Mandé griots into her narrative. These poets and singers were responsible for a unique form of oral history.

Sat 15 December 2018

20:30

Kaaistudio's

Pepe Elmas Naswa

Dans la peau de l’autre

dance

Dans la peau de l’autre
Dans la peau de l’autre

August 2016, a spring fair somewhere in Kinshasa. The young choreographer Pepe Elmas Naswa is watching an impressive snake dance, performed by a group of street kids and gang members. Afterwards, he convinces the kids to teach a group of contemporary dancers the snake dance during a workshop. This was when Dans la peau de l’autre was born.

Sun 16 December 2018

20:30

Kaaistudio's

Pepe Elmas Naswa

Dans la peau de l’autre

dance

Dans la peau de l’autre
Dans la peau de l’autre

August 2016, a spring fair somewhere in Kinshasa. The young choreographer Pepe Elmas Naswa is watching an impressive snake dance, performed by a group of street kids and gang members. Afterwards, he convinces the kids to teach a group of contemporary dancers the snake dance during a workshop. This was when Dans la peau de l’autre was born.

Mon 17 December 2018

20:30

Kaaistudio's

Pepe Elmas Naswa

Dans la peau de l’autre

dance

Dans la peau de l’autre
Dans la peau de l’autre

August 2016, a spring fair somewhere in Kinshasa. The young choreographer Pepe Elmas Naswa is watching an impressive snake dance, performed by a group of street kids and gang members. Afterwards, he convinces the kids to teach a group of contemporary dancers the snake dance during a workshop. This was when Dans la peau de l’autre was born.

20:30

Kaaicafé

Mogobe Ramose

Conversation #3: on Ubuntu philosophy

talk

Conversation #3: on Ubuntu philosophy
Conversation #3: on Ubuntu philosophy

The South African philosopher Mogobe Ramose wrote the standard work on Ubuntu philosophy: a vision of existence as a continuous stream in which everything is constantly searching for balance and is inseparable connected with everything else.

Tue 18 December 2018

20:30

Kaaitheater

Boyzie Cekwana & Danya Hammoud

Bootlegged

dance

Bootlegged
Bootlegged

In the American Midwest in the 1880s, white people hid illegal alcohol in their boots when they traded with Native Americans – an effective strategy to neutralize rebellious Native Americans through drunkenness. ‘Bootlegging’ was born. Now we are presenting Bootlegged: an encounter between Boyzie Cekwana and Danya Hammoud: two bodies, two stories, and two histories.

Wed 19 December 2018

20:30

Kaaitheater

Boyzie Cekwana & Danya Hammoud

Bootlegged

dance

Bootlegged
Bootlegged

In the American Midwest in the 1880s, white people hid illegal alcohol in their boots when they traded with Native Americans – an effective strategy to neutralize rebellious Native Americans through drunkenness. ‘Bootlegging’ was born. Now we are presenting Bootlegged: an encounter between Boyzie Cekwana and Danya Hammoud: two bodies, two stories, and two histories.

Sat 22 December 2018

20:30

DOUBLE BILL: Le Kombi + Ouled Jellaba

DOUBLE BILL: Le Kombi + Ouled Jellaba
DOUBLE BILL: Le Kombi + Ouled Jellaba