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Normally we would have presented the Kaaitheater programme of the coming weeks. But then everything changed. So there is no programme this time. Instead, we are proud to present a collection of contributions by artists whose productions have been cancelled, as well as by two artists-in-residence. They each answered a simple question: ‘What would you like to say to the Kaaitheater audience now?

 

Rimah Jabr & Dareen Abbas
[20 & 21/04 – Broken Shapes – Kaaistudio’s]

‘We a dozen waxen figures are standing perfectly in a line; the abdomens look horrifyingly hollow. A lady passes by the line and gives each of us a coin. Then we start to speak, but the voice doesn’t come through our mouths, it comes from the back of our heads as if each person in the line is speaking to the one behind him/her. Then a blue light blinks above our heads. The line doesn’t move. I am at the end of it, which means that I am speaking to the void behind me. I don’t know what is happening at the front of the line. All I am sure about is the urgent feeling that I have to cross over. I don’t know where.

 

 

 

videowork Dareen Abbas | text Rimah Jabr | performance Femke Stallaert | director of photography Geert Verstr​aete | visual advisory/editing Teun Brock | assistant director (video) Bas Bonhof | sound Laurens Desmet | sound recording Vincent Struelens | woodwork Yannick Castanga | special thanks to Gert Boel. 

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An Ode to Proximity

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Mon 01.06.20

You probably already know that you will not see any more performances on our stages this season. Kaaitheater and the Kaaistudios will remain empty in May and June, and we have no programme to announce. And yet coordinators Agnes Quackels & Barbara Van Lindt decided to write you this letter.

Remah Jabr

Broken Shapes

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Broken Shapes
Broken Shapes

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Fri 20.03 - Sat 21.03.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

A young woman in a city that has been occupied for decades. On the day of her father’s funeral, she discovers his architectural drawings. Broken Shapes is a hybrid theatrical experience between installation, video and performance that explores how physical surroundings affect us mentally. Onstage we see one actress, her words are supported and interrupted by the visual interventions around her.