A composite evening of new and existing scenes, short pieces and one-act plays, possibly alternated with music and dance. Different actors, dancers or musicians will take part at different times in a variety of pieces.
A few years ago the young Iraqi theatre-maker Mokhallad Rasem arrived in Belgium from Baghdad. In Iraqi Ghosts, his first major project in Belgium, he shows us the unreal violence and increasing alienation of the recent wars in his country.
The legendary Discordia will present two productions in the Kaaistudios. Monolog is the latest Discordia production. Taking the stage monologue as a starting point, the actors act out an open quest. In dialogue with the audience.
The legendary Discordia will present two productions in the Kaaistudios. In Marionett, Discordia appears to allow the audience to pull the strings: indeed the actors present themselves as puppets. They use the puppet-show as a metaphor for free will: ‘to what extent do you play yourself or are you played?’?
Five people are bound together by an atrocity. They wander about in their inner darkness. Welcome to Phantasmapolis! With this new creation the Mechelen theatre company Abattoir Fermé present part two of their Index trilogy, the sequel to Snuff.
Abke Haring has written a play about the power of faith in the other, and forced participation. Perseverance and dedication as tools. Blind faith. Wood with splinters. She is one of the theatre-makers at Toneelhuis.
In spring 2010 Jan Lauwers wrote a new play called The Art of Entertainment for the first production he will stage as artist-in-residence at the Burgtheater in Vienna. Needlapb 17 is devoted to this play.
After all the B-films, now it’s on stage too: the zombie genre! In this ‘Spoken Word-thing’ the author, actor, director and stand-up comedian Joost Vandecasteele shares the stage with actress Sara De Bosschere.
Refugees are literally stuck somewhere between their country of origin and the country they arrive in. Blue Key Identity tells the story of mothers and sons who have become separated. It is a film dialogue between here and there, a ‘glocal’ show.
In this performance – based on found ‘classified ads’ – Tristero attempts to bring this universal quest to light and takes you on a fascinating journey through a strange, witty and moving collection of classifieds.
In Canto 5 of his Inferno, Dante sings of the unhappy love of Paolo and Francesca. De Parade interweaves Dante’s story with other stories and characters in Western culture. An adventurous journey in which there is much to discover in the world, the other and ourselves.
Ricky Seabra is staging the film Koyaanisqatsi, an eco-classic work from 1982. Will it be a re-enactment or a reinterpretation of the film’s message that we are living too fast and are ‘out of balance’?