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LOD / Gorges Ocloo

The Butcher

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The Butcher
The Butcher
Sat 10.12 - Sun 11.12.22

It is 2070, 100 years after the first government reform. Belgium no longer exists and Flanders has become independent after four years of war. In the midst of all this, the last butcher in town and his disabled son try to survive.

Artemis / Jetse Batelaan

De onzichtbare man (4+)

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De onzichtbare man (4+)
De onzichtbare man (4+)
Thu 29.12.22

Two artists, one stage technician and one musician are waiting for their performance to start. Everything is in place, but where is the audience? It soon transpires that there are more questions. Whose coffee cup is that floating in the air? Which ghost is going to make off with the extension cord?

Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe / Toneelhuis

Ode to a Love Lost

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Ode to a Love Lost
Ode to a Love Lost
Fri 03.02.23

Director and countertenor Benjamin Meirhaeghe has quickly established himself as an uncompromising creator of hybrid performances that combine performance, costumes, personality and many musical styles. In Ode to a Love Lost, he is himself on stage, this time as a dancer, accompanied live by Berlin singer/songwriter Finn Ronsdorf.

BERLIN

The Making of Berlin

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The Making of Berlin
The Making of Berlin
Fri 17.02.23

The Making of Berlin is the final part of BERLIN's cycle of cities. With live music on stage - and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen’s orchestra on film - BERLIN takes on an exceptional story in documentary style. The performance focuses on an unfinished chapter in the life of an old Berliner - with Wagner's Götterdämmerung in a crucial role and Klara manager and Pompidou inspiration Chantal Pattyn in a supporting role.

Kyoko Scholiers

Boy

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Boy
Boy
Tue 08.02.22

What does it do to someone to grow up without a warm and safe nest? For months, Kyoko Scholiers immersed herself in the world of youth care: she interviewed juvenile judges, foster families, child psychiatrists, educators, children and their parents... Based on all these experiences, she wrote the fictional play BOY, with a soundscape sung live by Opera Ballet Flanders' children's choir. Last season, BOY was already on stage at Kaaitheater, and now returns due to great demand!

Kristien De Proost & Bwanga Pilipili

Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me

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Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me
Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me
Tue 12.10 - Thu 21.10.21

In 1981, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel performed their legendary charity concert in Central Park, New York: a musical feast of friendship and solidarity. the two singers now avoid one another as much as possible. More even: they had already split at the time of that concert. Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me is the ultimate re-enactment of the concert, a show about rivalry in all its forms.

Kyoko Scholiers

Boy

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Boy
Boy
Sat 02.10.21

What does it do to someone to grow up without a warm and safe nest? For months, Kyoko Scholiers immersed herself in the world of youth care: she interviewed juvenile judges, foster families, child psychiatrists, educators, children and their parents... Based on all these experiences, she wrote the fictional play Boy. Joris Blanckaert's soundscape will be sung live by Opera Ballet Flanders' children's choir.

Gorges Ocloo & Dominique Pauwels/LOD

Moby Dick

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Moby Dick
Moby Dick
Wed 16.06.21

For this adaptation of Moby Dick, Gorges Ocloo called on Ben Okri, who adapted the novel into a magic-realist story about the gulf between high and low, rich and poor. Josse De Pauw and the mezzo-soprano Nobulumko Mngxekeza-Nziramasanga take to the stage. Together, they perform an energized and jazzy opera about the need for rapprochement in an increasingly polarized society.

Kristien De Proost & Bwanga Pilipili

CANCELLED: Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me

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CANCELLED: Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me
CANCELLED: Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me
Sat 28.11 - Sun 29.11.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

In 1981, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel performed their legendary charity concert in Central Park, New York: a musical feast of friendship and solidarity. the two singers now avoid one another as much as possible. More even: they had already split at the time of that concert. Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me is the ultimate re-enactment of the concert, a show about rivalry in all its forms.

JR.CE.SA.R, KVS & NNT

Dear Winnie

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Dear Winnie
Dear Winnie
Thu 10.09 - Fri 11.09.20

Director Junior Mthombeni, long had the idea of creating a performance around Winnie Mandela. Mthombeni, Fikry El Azzouzi and Cesar Janssens, together the trio Jr.c.E.sA.r, set out in search for answers together with nine actresses, singers and performers from the African diaspora. When do you rebel? When do you sacrifice your personality to the greater narrative?

Compagnie Cecilia

Locke

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Locke
Locke
Sun 06.09 - Wed 09.09.20

Ivan Locke, a conscientious contractor and a good father, one evening leaves from work. At the junction where he normally turns left, he decides to turn right. What follows is one of the greatest movie scenarios ever.

Encyclopédie de la parole

Suite n° 4

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Suite n° 4
Suite n° 4
Tue 19.05 - Sun 24.05.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

In the first part of Suite n° 4, recognizable and anonymous voices overlap as though they were coming from different acoustic spaces. In the second part, the voices are accompanied by eight musicians from Ictus. The Encyclopédie de la parole collective presents a performance about absence, like an opera without singers or a theatre without actors. For 150 minutes, you hear a thousand concrete situations in more than 30 languages.

Gorges Ocloo

Moby Dick

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Moby Dick
Moby Dick
Sat 04.04.20

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

For this adaptation of Moby Dick, Gorges Ocloo called on Ben Okri, who adapted the novel into a magic-realist story about the gulf between high and low, rich and poor. Josse De Pauw and the soprano Nobulumko Mngxekeza-Nziramasanga take to the stage to perform an energized and jazzy opera about the need for rapprochement in an increasingly polarized society.

Brussels Brecht - Eislerkoor

Mélancolie aux 5 blocs

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Mélancolie aux 5 blocs (pourquoi ne se révoltent-ils pas ?)
Mélancolie aux 5 blocs (pourquoi ne se révoltent-ils pas ?)
Thu 09.01 - Sat 11.01.20

A stone’s throw from the Kaaistudios, there is a row of dilapidated and unhealthy social housing blocks that will soon be demolished: these are the five blocks of the Rempart des Moines. The current residents have to make way for more affluent buyers. The Brussels Brecht-Eisler Choir is presenting a musical theatre piece that attempts to capture and evoke their confusion and uncertainty.

Globe Aroma

Landscape Orchestra

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Landscape Orchestra
Landscape Orchestra
Thu 10.10 - Sat 12.10.19

Landscape Orchestra seeks a musical answer to the question of how we can depict departure, travel, and arrival. The production visits the landscapes that we traverse on our way to different and better places. A series of portraits shows people for whom the world is difficult but not necessarily less poetic.

Rokia Traoré

Dream Mandé – Djata

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Dream Mandé – Djata
Dream Mandé – Djata
Fri 14.12.18

Rokia Traoré is an icon of African music. She narrates the epic of King Soundiata Keita, the King who based his power on respect and not on greed or violence, and the unifier of the great 13th-century Mandé Empire. Traoré blends classic songs by the Mandé griots into her narrative. These poets and singers were responsible for a unique form of oral history.

Jan Decorte

Stand Down

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Stand Down
Stand Down
Fri 13.10 - Sat 14.10.17

Jan Decorte is leaving the classics behind, but not the great truths and mysteries that they contain. In Jan Paternoster and Dries Van Dijck of Black Box Revelation – and all the uncompromising vehemence that they bring to the piece – Decorte and Sigrid Vinks have found their ideal musical partners in crime. The gentlemen created a brand-new soundtrack especially for Stand Down.

LOD muziektheater

BOSCH BEACH

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BOSCH BEACH
BOSCH BEACH
Fri 17.03 - Sat 18.03.17

What would hell look like today? The 500th anniversary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch, made Vasco Mendonça, Kris Verdonck and Dimitri Verhulst think. They quickly arrived at the beaches of Lampedusa: a place where while tourists were sunbathing refugees were washed up on the beach. The false paradise of the resorts and the Boschian hell on earth seamlessly flow into each other.

Ivo Van Hove & Muziektheater Transparant

The Diary of One Who Disappeared

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The Diary of One Who Disappeared
The Diary of One Who Disappeared
Sat 11.03 - Sun 12.03.17

This brand new production directed by Ivo Van Hove is based on Leoš Janácek’s song cycle that goes by the same name. The result of Janácek’s inspired efforts is a mysterious, deeply emotional and psychological piece on identity, alienation, and an impossible love. Annelies Van Parys – one of the most acclaimed Belgian composers of our time – adds a fi tting contemporary reply.

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