July 1968. The legendary Paradise Now by The Living Theatre premieres at the Festival d’Avignon. The actors attempted to unleash a revolution by getting the audience into a state of readiness. Half a century later, Michiel Vandevelde is exploring the vestiges of the legacy of May ’68. Will new future perspectives open up when thirteen young people survey a half century of history in a wild choreography of iconic images?
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.
Along with unpractised singers, Myriam Van Imschoot and Willem de Wolf are exploring the rehearsal process of a choral production. The misses, repetitions and mistakes that occur in the process form the performance material of this production. Because people are at their most vulnerable when they can’t (yet) do what they most desire.
In the performance Crazy But True, children between the ages of eight and eleven form a panel of experts. A text is whispered to them via headsets. They repeat what they hear, and thus present a growing list of extraordinary facts.
Brussels has always been a city that embraced exiles.The Price of the Ticket continues this tradition. The Fashion designer and activist Rachida Aziz is now inviting a new generation of refugees on stage. Expect an evening of music, dance, poetry and video.
‘Food for thought’, that is The Discreet Charm of Marxism. Marxist texts on the class struggle and revolution are staged as a six-course meal. In the meantime real food and drink are served, as ‘books’. No one will go hungry!
The publication Kan de stad de wereld redden? (Can the city save the world?) collects texts of Eric Corijn. On the occasion of this publication, we are organising a debate with Eric Corijn and Stijn Oosterlynck and Benoit Moritz. These last two have both written reflections in the book on concrete projects they have realised with Eric Corijn.
De Keisnijders (The Cobblestone-Cutters) is the first novel by the
theatre-maker and philosopher Pieter De Buysser. It is a compelling and
generous story about a utopian place and its occupants in the mid-21st
century. A gripping and fascinating voyage of discovery to the heart of
tomorrow’s Europe. Classic storytelling and challenging literature that
raises fundamental questions.
De Keisnijders (The Cobblestone-Cutters) is the first novel by the theatre-maker and philosopher Pieter De Buysser. It is a compelling and generous story about a utopian place and its occupants in the mid-21st century. A gripping and fascinating voyage of discovery to the heart of tomorrow’s Europe. Classic storytelling and challenging literature that raises fundamental questions.
Oikos, the think-tank for socio-ecological change, has invited researchers and professors to think about the future of the city together. What is the present condition of the city? What are the greatest challenges and what response can we make to them. What might the main elements be of a future-oriented urban policy?