Kaaitheater and Passa Porta are welcoming an eminent guest:Joseph Stiglitz. Among other things, his CV mentions chief economist at the World Bank, professor at Columbia University, more than forty honorary doctorates and the Nobel Prize for economics. Come and meet the world-famous economist and thorn in the side of what he calls the ‘free market fundamentalists’.
WORKING TITLE FESTIVAL — Within a series of small compositions, bodies are placed and displaced in relation to each other. Playing with weight and balance, they counterbalance and shape the space between them. In the margin of the performance, Wouter Krokaert also shows the visual work that underlies it. What is explored in one area is reinforced and supplemented in another, across the boundaries of disciplines.
On the first evening of winter a group of people made a pact: they would have 92 nights to sleep on a plan for what a contemporary hibernation could be. On the first day of spring they reassemble, to compare proposals and leave something behind.
What does it mean to abandon yourself to sleep in a society which considers it to be an inevitable illness? Patrícia Portela invites you to an installation of four rooms, which you walk through one by one.You pass a series of paintings, images that pass you by almost unnoticed. While listening to 1001 stories, you are enticed to fall asleep – or perhaps to wake up.
What does it mean to abandon yourself to sleep in a society which considers it to be an inevitable illness? Patrícia Portela invites you to an installation of four rooms, which you walk through one by one. Chef Annick Gernaey prepares a 'sleeping supper' and Antarctica researcher Nathalie Pattyn (VUB) discusses the influence of light and dark on the quality of sleep.
Antigone in Molenbeek is Stefan Hertman's unrelenting tale of a young woman who goes in search of her dead brother. Birsen Taspinar will introduce the text, three actresses will read extracts, and Hertmans will discuss it with Johan Reyniers.
JURY SELECTION – What does scenography mean today? What kinds of places or landscapes are relevant in this era? Jozef Wouters established a temporary Decoratelier – a motley crew of builders, thinkers, former sailors, and a retired landscape painter – to find answers on these questions. Unfortunately, this production cannot be reprised. Jozef Wouters and Jeroen Peeters are collaborating with the TheaterFestival to publish the script of the play with the De Nieuwe Toneelbibliotheek. The first edition will be presented during an official book presentation at the TheaterFestival.. De eerste druk wordt gepresenteerd tijdens een officieel moment op het TheaterFestival.
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.
Filip Berte’s current project focuses on the mechanism of inclusion and exclusion of uninvited newcomers in Western society. With the use of a camera obscura and a hidden digital camera, he installed a critical ‘moment of auto-reflection’ in several asylum centers. During Performatik he initiates a new phase of the project in an asylum center in Brussels
With his visual art and spectacular performances, Yves Klein was the precursor to the happening and to body art. In this exhibition you become acquainted with his oeuvre through unseen masterpieces and rarely exhibited visual works.
Feiko Beckers builds pile dwellings in the white foyer of the Beursschouwburg. Inside, he presents sculptures, films, texts, and performances. Each work offers a solution for an apparently trivial problem, but all these attempts fail miserably.
Key figure in the Arte Povera movement Mario Merz became fascinated by the famous Fibonacci sequence in the 1970s. He translated the series into spiralling forms, igloos, and compositions with tables. CC Strombeek is exhibiting the title page and three images of such a table design.
During the last Insight evening, Andros Zins-Browne is opening a one-night exhibition with work by six video artists. They focus on the real versus virtual worlds, and how political leaders use images to manipulate our concepts of freedom.
It was on 4th September 1995 that PARTS, the Brussels dance school headed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, opened for its first generation of dance students. The book "20 years - 50 Portraits" will be presented at the Kaaistudios.
You see a robot trying to stand upright. It always falls over again, but does not give up. It cheerfully and indefatigably undergoes the process of trial and error, falling over and picking itself up again.
For IN VOID, Kris Verdonck combines a number of existing works with three new installations. Using very old theatre techniques and new multimedia he gives shape to ‘virtual presences’. Together they make up a haunted house where the objects come to life.
KAOS sent the Brussels artists Anne Daems and Voebe de Gruyter to Het Vijfde Seizoen, a Dutch artist's residence. At the same time, Het Vijfde Seizoen sent its former resident Milou Abel to Brussels. The work these three artists created – a combination of photos, video, installation and drawing – are now on display in the foyer at the Kaaitheater.
Join the author of Moving Together. In this long awaited book, Rudi Laermans combines dance studies and social science – theorizing and description – in order to reframe the stakes of contemporary dance.
Het Theaterfestival 2015 - What would it signify if one were to present choreography as an exhibition? This question is the starting point for Work/Arbeid/Travail. In response, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker reimagines her piece Vortex Temporum for the radically different temporal, spatial, and perceptual conditions of a museum space.