The massive protest of young people against the climate impasse holds up a mirror to politicians and has catapulted the climate crisis to the centre of our social debate. Ecopolis 2019 is an edition for but especially with #GenerationHope. Theatre makers Anoek Nuyens and Rebekka De Wit start the day with two monologues: one for the government, one for the citizen.
Michiel Vandevelde goes in search of traces of the legacy of May ’68, along with a new generation of young people. Will they open new perspectives on the future when they research half a century of history in a wild choreography of iconic images?
Dancer and choreographer Tomas Ntamashimikiro will teach you hip hop grooves and social dances. You will learn new insights into hip hop culture and viscerally discover what makes dance so infectious. Put on your best dancing clothes and come and groove with us! Everyone is welcome irrespective of hip hop experience.
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.
This season the UCL is setting up three NightShops at the Kaaitheater: these are debates on the topic of conflict. The second episode is about human behaviour in conflict situations: from resistance and human solidarity to extreme violence and barbarism.
For the third Night of Brussels Knowledge, the Brussels Studies Institute will once again bring together dozens of researchers and philosophers to share their knowledge of Brussels with you. The central theme this time is: sustainable urban development. There will be witty presentations and lively discussions interspersed with short performances by Brussels artists.
Theatre maker Wajdi Mouawad engages in an open dialogue with the mayor of Brussels, Yvan Mayeur and Lukas Pairon (Music Fund). Béatrice Delvaux (Le Soir) will eavesdrop on this unprecedented encounter, a first in a series of three Night Shops organised by UCL.
Utopia::47 is a musical Passion in two parts. The point of departure of the first part is the sacred music composed by Heinrich Schütz during the Thirty Years War. The second part leads us to 2047, the final year of a future Thirty Year global conflict. Music and direction by Eric Sleichim.