Can light be a compositional building block? The Liquid Room Series radically questions the classical concert model. The audience is free to move around among the various stages set up in the dismantled hall of the Kaaitheater. Immerse yourself in a pure experience of sound and light!
Trajal Harrell explores a moment in dance history when female artists presented performances on the boundary between entertainment, erotic dancing, and early experiments in modern dance. CAEN AMOUR is structured as a hoochie coochie show. With a seductive performance, scantily dressed ‘hoochies’ lure you around to the backstage area, to reveal the festivities on the ‘coochie’ side.
Choreographers Felix Mathias Ott and Bahar Temiz are fascinated by a movement language that shifts between intimacy and sheer violence. How does a performance creates its own stage, its own beginning, its own onlookers on the verge between violence and tenderness
Caspar Western Friedrich combines the narrative force of the Western with the dreamy longings of Romanticism. Drawing his inspiration from the lonesome cowboy and from the paintings and personality of Caspar David Friedrich, Philippe Quesne builds a studio of landscapes on stage.
Based on the Golem myth – in which Jewish scholars bring dead matter to life, which subsequently turns against them – Thomas Ryckewaert creates an explicitly visual performance about ambition, creativity, power, creation, insanity, and destruction.
With an annually recurring city cycle, Moussem’s Nomadic Arts Centre offers an insight into contemporary Arab societies and the dynamic of their cities. Every year, an Arab city is a guest in the capital of Europe. Over the course of this ten-day festival, guest artists, relevant thinkers and cultural players tell the story of their city through their work.
Mount Tackle is a movement in three parts for young and old: a 60 minute trajectory, some dance, and an open end. You can leave after one hour or stay. Relax, take the time and distance you need. Maybe walk around, scan and discover or just hang out.
Across Europe, citizens are collectively taking control of their future through ‘commons’ – just think of energy cooperation or sharing initiatives. Do they contribute to the resilience of our society? And do they form an alternative to excessively pervasive marketization? The latest edition of the Green European Journal focuses on this new organizational form in our society.
Brussels and its citizens do not have one, but many identities. That's where MIX(C)ITY stands for. For this fifth edition, a crack team of researchers and thinkers will share their knowledge of Brussels' diversity with you.
Three singers/performers create a succession of intriguing tableaux vivants. Ivo Dimchev’s stream of consciousness simultaneously appears on the rear wall. He harnesses the power of the voice, extreme theatricality and a whole arsenal of temperament, and goes in search of what opera is and can be.
For his Concertos, the born performer Ivo Dimchev always invites a different musician for a voice improvisation in the form of a concert. At the Kaaitheater, he performs alongside the composer and pianist Lea Petra, who has been highly praised for her tango transcriptions for piano.
A group of twelve performers explores the mystery of pleasure. In a long, sensual movement bodies touch, test, and lose their borders. They vibrate, entering into contact and composition with their environment, forming unexpected constellations. Mette Ingvartsen looks seven concepts of pleasure straight in the eye.
Financial activist Brett Scott calls on people to explore the financial system, jam it and build alternatives so we have an answer ready when the next financial crisis hits. This is a lecture in the Bank2Basics series powered by FairFin.
The last of three NightShops organised by the UCL. The moderator is once again Béatrice Delvaux, the editor of Le Soir. This edition's guests are film director Thierry Michel, journalist Colette Braeckman, researcher Valérie Rosoux (UCL) and photographer Mélanie Wenger.
The Middle Ages does not pose the question of who or what we are, but when we are. When is now? Through an exuberant use of costumes and a rigorous study of movement the performance attempts to assume a place and time in which historical references overlap. Five dancers travel through time and the history of movement.
ECOPOLIS is the perfect meeting place for anyone concerned with the transition to a socio-ecological society. The main focus is on inspired and inspiring books and documentaries, and dialogues on ecology, economics and society between writers, scientists and thinkers from civil society.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - In his performances, the performer and singer Ivo Dimchev moves smoothly from one mood to the next, from rock star to prima donna. In Operville he develops his own version of the concept of opera. Expect vocal improvisation based on classical music, with several vocalists and performers on stage.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Art and literature were frequently partners in crime, especially in the avant-garde movements, but they now seem to have gone their separate ways. Is there still some common ground? Gilles Collard (Pylône) discusses this with curator Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Galleries Londen and author of The Interview Project) and Donatien Grau (Oxford University and author of The Age of Creation).
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of Serpentine Galleries London and internationally renowned curator, will talk to arts critic Piter T'Jonck about his experience with curating live art.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - In his new production Xavier Le Roy creates three situations that make the relationship between the audience and actors less straightforward. The three parts – a lecture, a performance and a concert – are controlled by the loss of a protagonist. The actors and spectators mourn together and this leads to inventions and strange situations…
PERFORMATIK 2015 - In ||| (1) three artists have their own way of dealing with structures. They focus on movement, sound and image and look for the moment at which their actions coincide, run in synchronicity or are phased.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Visual artist Joëlle Tuerlinckx ventures into new territory and creates an ‘all-round show’ in which she draws from her vast archive. A part of that archive – images she uses to ‘theatricalise’ the world – was the basis of her impressive solo exhibition in WIELS.