Meyoucycle is about you and me and everything in between. Indeed, a me-you-cycle. Bauer presents a science fiction concert about completely normal emotions in this age of hyper-capitalism and technological progress.
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.
Burrows and Fargion offer a chance to see their 2014 Venice Biennale piece Body Not Fit For Purpose. It is an attempt to reconcile personal politics with the difficulty of saying anything of consequence in a dance performance, all the while revealing the strange permeability of dance to any message that it meets.
With Dance # 2 Christine De Smedt and Eszter Salamon continue to build on Dance # 1 / Driftworks. The first part – listening & mouthing – was inspired by Inuit throat-singing duets. In part two – words & gestures – a dialogue develops in which syllables and words become attached to movements. What does a choreography look like when it resembles a ping-pong game of question and answer?
Technological developments lead to a potential new era, that of Technological Singularity. Sandy Williams creates a performance about the tension between our raw, flawed and incomplete human nature and the immaculate potential of a digitised future.
Imminent climatological, political and ideological tipping points raise the question: are we literally ‘falling out of history’? Philosopher/activist Lieven De Cauter talks with philosopher Isabelle Stengers.
Ivo Dimchev continues his quest for interaction with you, the audience. He invites you to post Facebook-comments, which a dramaturge turns into dialogues. Not only do you literally supply what the actors are saying, you equally shape their views and opinions. The end result remains impossible to predict!
This – unexpectedly current – rerun from 2008 shows Paris from the perspective of the artist-immigrant. During the 20th century countless people took refuge in the French capital, including many artists and intellectuals. Just as likely, they ended up working as taxi drivers or street cleaners. Christian Bakalov’s depictions of their social exclusion and humiliation urge you to question your own feelings of empathy and solidarity.
‘Food for the mind’, that is The Discreet Charm of Marxism. You will be served Marxist writings on the class struggle and revolution as a full six-course meal. In this conversation piece you eat, read and discuss with the other guests! Bring a hunger for ideas and good food.
The dancers from Rosas will teach you dance pieces from Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s exhibition Work/Travail/Arbeid. At the end of the workshop the results will be shown to friends and family in a proper mini-performance.
In 1998 Thomas Plischke graduated from PARTS with a dance solo, and Kattrin Deufert graduated from the Freie Universität Berlin with a text. For Niemandszeit they let their own students rewrite the two works. deufert&plischke perform the new choreography and the new text, together with the audience!
The Estonian artist Maike Lond reports on her attempts to cooperate financially with the private sector. She tried in every way possible: with standard sponsor deals, as an employee, in public presentations, live debates on Estonian television etc. Her (rather romantic) goal was to become financially independent from curators and subsidising bodies.
Julian Hetzel explores a radical alternative use of money earmarked for culture. Starting point is the € 2.000 gift he received to develop a project. He donates that entire budget to a starving child in Africa. By transferring 1 euro each day, he effectively turns the gift into a ‘2000-day intercontinental performance’.
Popular media unhesitatingly claim, manipulate and commercialize images taken from the real world. How does this define our view of the world? The dancer and choreographer Michiel Vandevelde uses dance and theoretical writings in the course of what he himself calls a ‘literary YouTube dance performance’.
Het Theaterfestival 2015 -With incisiveness and ingenuity, Father examines the moments when an old man’s memories (or are they imaginings, hallucinations?) start constantly turning the realities of everyday life into fantasy. Spectacular dance scenes are alternated wondrously with intimate and moving images.
Het Theaterfestival 2015 - In Hunter, her first full-length solo, the choreographer Meg Stuart explores her own body as an archive populated with personal and cultural memories, ancestors and artistic heroes, fantasies and invisible forces.