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Delphine Hesters & PARTS

Generation XIII

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Generation XIII
Generation XIII

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Wed 17.03 - Sun 11.07.21

Delphine Hesters’s documentary podcast Generation XIII drafts a portrait of five PARTS students, who started studying in September 2019 at the school for dance by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Through interviews, dance studio recordings, and audio-diary entries, you follow them in the most intense, formative years of their lives.

Monica Kamara

There is more hurt in healing

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There is more hurt in healing
There is more hurt in healing

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Sat 10.07.21

A cosy evening with music, visuals and poetry, in which Monica Kamara invites fellow female artists to share their experiences of getting hurt and the healing process that follows. Because healing is a process which happens within, but does not have to be done alone. 

Olave Nduwanje

Better Practices for Safe(r) Spaces

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Better Practices for Safe(r) Spaces
Better Practices for Safe(r) Spaces

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Wed 02.06 - Wed 23.06.21

Kaaitheater, in collaboration with Kunstenpunt, is proud to share with you the results of Olave Nduwanje’s research residence entitled Better Practices for Safe(r) Spaces. Over the past few months, Olave Nduwanje – lovingly supported by Rotterdam-based queer activist, organiser and spiritual advisor Non Sense – held in-depth conversations with organisers of safe(r) spaces in and outside of Brussels. These conversations led to a series of podcast episodes. Listen in on the ambitions, vulnerabilities, expertise and embodied experiences of these safe(r) space organisers!

Michiel Vandevelde

Ghosts of the past

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Ghosts of the past
Ghosts of the past

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Thu 10.06.21

In the same week where you can witness Michiel Vandevelde’s Goldberg Variations and Dances of Death at Kaaitheater, he looks back at nine years of performance making and choreographing by directing a video as an exhibition. Shot in single takes with a drone, you roam through the empty building of PACT Zollverein. Each room holds its own ‘ghosts of the past’ on which the next room builds further. You encounter dancers, dances, sounds, and texts. Traveling through fragments of Michiel’s performances the underlying threads and questions of his work are unraveled.

Headquarters of The Mouvement

By any beats necessary: Palestine

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By any beats necessary: Palestine
By any beats necessary: Palestine

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Sat 05.06.21

The new wave of Israeli violence against the inhabitants of the Palestinian territories deserves a response. By bombing Palestinian civilians, Israel again (and with the support of the US) tries to crush resistance. But the Palestinians continue to fight for their liberation. This edition of By any Beats necessary is about that resistance by artists and activists. Because here in Belgium too, decolonisation means nothing without the liberation of Palestine.

Etienne Guilloteau/ECCE

Retour Amont: Le Rêve

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Retour Amont: Le Rêve
Retour Amont: Le Rêve

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Fri 04.06.21

What is metamorphosis if not a transformation so great that it transcends its original form? Like a song laced with samples and citations, Retour Amont: le Rêve mixes new and old movements, texts by René Char and Foucault and live music from Cage to Schoenberg. Since the performance could not take place in front of a live audience, a film recording was made.

11.11.11

book launch 'From Charity to Justice'

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book launch 'From Charity to Justice'
book launch 'From Charity to Justice'

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Thu 20.05.21

There are many global challenges that connect us worldwide, such as the climate crisis or a pandemic. However, their consequences affect some more than others. This injustice demands a response in the form of international solidarity. But what does international solidarity mean in these turbulent times? And how can we best organise it in the future? Together with 11.11.11 we will zoom in on these themes during the book launch of 11.11.11 director Els Hertogen's new publication From Charity to Justice.

Suzana Milevska

The Clean, the Dirty, and the Hybrid: Ecofeminist Art Practices

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The Clean, the Dirty, and the Hybrid: Ecofeminist Art Practices
The Clean, the Dirty, and the Hybrid: Ecofeminist Art Practices

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Thu 20.05.21

Patriarchal systems in different world cultures have long interpreted women as obsessed with cleaning and purification, exactly because the anthropologically driven representation of women as ‘dirty’. In this talk, curator and theorist Suzana Milevska will discuss various art practices of women artists who mounted ecofeminism as a critical frame that aims to deconstruct the assumptions that dwell on stereotypical and patriarchal hierarchical understanding of women's creativity and productivity.

Mophradat

Why Call It Labor?

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Why Call It Labor?
Why Call It Labor?

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Wed 05.05.21

What does it mean to become a mother if you work in the arts sector? Why Call It Labor? On Motherhood and Art Work is a publication by Mophradat that strives to be a conversation starter. For this conversation in Kaaitheater, historian and writer Alia Mossallam talks with some of the book contributors: Mophradat director Mai Abu ElDahab, filmmaker Mary Jirmanus Saba, and writer Mirene Arsanios.

de KOE

The Courage to Be Disliked

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The Courage to Be Disliked
The Courage to Be Disliked

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Tue 27.04 - Thu 29.04.21

Every week, a fabulously wealthy woman descends the marble steps of her penthouse, straight into the bubbling underbelly of the city. There she observes, fillets and memorises everything she sees. For the first time, Natali Broods plays solo at de KOE, in a documentary about a play that is about making a documentary. With a camera as an additional character and Brussels as an extra, the company stands with one leg on your doorstep and the other on stage.

Eszter Nemethi, Anitha Santhanam, Panav Patadiya & Satchit Puranik

Theatre For the Children of the Future – final talk

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Theatre For the Children of the Future – final talk
Theatre For the Children of the Future – final talk

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Sat 17.04.21

This How to Live and Work Now? working group invites you to participate in a fable making game developed in conversation with children between 8-11 years. Together you will play and create a fable that we think (or hope? or imagine?) will be relevant for children who are not yet born. You will learn about their process and toolkit, and then be invited to an open conversation.

Passa Porta Festival

AfroLit

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AfroLit
AfroLit

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Tue 23.03 - Sun 11.04.21

AfroLit is the title of a recent anthology of modern literature from the African diaspora in Belgium and the Netherlands, compiled by Dalilla Hermans and Ebissé Rouw. The anthology inspired the Passa Porta Festival and Kaaitheater to compile a full evening programme, highlighting the vitality of Dutch Afro-literature.

Zakiyyah Iman Jackson

On Race, Species and Becoming Human

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On Race, Species and Becoming Human
On Race, Species and Becoming Human

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Thu 25.03.21

A Series of More-Than-Human Encounters #4. To highlight the International Day Against Racism, Zakiyyah Iman Jackson takes the floor to share her innovative thinking on the intricate relations between race, species and the idea of ‘the human’. Unlike most black studies scholars, she questions the emancipatory promise of ‘humanization’. Instead, she turns to texts by writers like Sylvia Wynter, Audre Lorde, and Octavia Butler.

Rimah Jabr

This is NOT what I want to tell you

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This is NOT what I want to tell you
This is NOT what I want to tell you

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Thu 18.03.21

In this audio drama, Rimah Jabr sheds light on the wave of teenagers' attacks that took place in 2015 and 2016 in Palestine. You follow Madama, a 15-year-old sleepwalking girl who finds herself in detention accused of a murder attempt.

Anita L. Allen

Privacy Through the Lenses of Race and Gender

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Privacy Through the Lenses of Race and Gender
Privacy Through the Lenses of Race and Gender

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Mon 08.03.21

Privacy is a crucial tool in the freedom-lover's kit for a successful life. But how can we understand the different impact race and gender have on the enjoyment of privacy and data protection rights?  On International Women’s Day, Anita L. Allen will attempt to answer that question.