For this adaption of Bertrand Tavernier’s film Coup de Torchon (1981), Guy Cassiers is collaborating with the theatre collective LAZARUS – a confrontation between scenographic precision and rowdy playfulness. The creators are serving an uncomfortable fable about the moral bankruptcy of a society that looks very much like our own. It is a universe full of grotesque characters that teeter on the edge of the abyss.
In a choreography that transmits itself only by means of Stine Sampers’ photos, Vera Tussing and Esse Vanderbruggen re-situate their work in the urban landscape of Brussels, and then upload it to Instagram. On Dance Day, they invite you to Kaaitheater for a discussion on the meeting of their practices, and a physical sharing of the digital material.
For the seventh edition of the Night of Knowledge on Brussels, researchers and experts from Brussels are joining forces to draw up a polyphonic overview of the major challenges facing Brussels today and to question both citizens and politicians about possible solutions and alternatives. This rich encounter alternates between varied scientific syntheses, debates, quizzes and musical interludes.
How do artists let the story they want to tell determine if their work will become a film, a sculpture, a painting, an installation, a choreography or performance? What negotiations take place when they appropriate different disciplinary specialisms? How do they play with their spatial and temporal parameters? What is the politics of indisciplinary practices?
To open Performatik19, Tate Modern performance curator Catherine Wood discusses her recently published book Performance in Contemporary Art with artist Jimmy Robert. Curator Daniel Blanga-Gubbay will moderate the conversation.
In 2009, Nina Power wrote the book One Dimensional Woman about contemporary portrayals of women. Since she published her book, the #MeToo movement and other pressing feminist questions have emerged. How does Nina Power evaluate her book and the appeals she made then, today – on International Women's Day?
Unfortunately, we have to cancel all shows due to the refusal of visas for the Congolese actors/dancers.
What is theatre? What do emotions and history signify on the stage? Faustin Linyekula shows his personal perspective on the history of dance and theatre in Africa. To what extent does the past define the present and even the future? Accompanied by music by Ray Lema, he challenges the basic techniques of “real theatre”.