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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.

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.

Solta

TIMO

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TIMO
TIMO

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Thu 03.12 - Fri 30.04.21

It is spring 2020. Timo is 19. He considers himself a radical ecologist. During an outing to the harbour, the family has a life-changing experience with the crew of a cruise ship. TIMO is a podcast in several episodes, written and narrated by Solta, and with sound by saxophonist Mattias De Craene.

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.

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.

Azahara Ubera Biedma / Coral-Lab

Plant Readers Sessions

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Plant Readers Sessions
Plant Readers Sessions

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Sat 03.10 - Sat 06.03.21

The Plant Readers workshop is no ordinary reading group. During these sessions, we will stage queer relationships between Plants and their human allies and recite spells together to develop new visions of the future. A series of texts will awaken your senses to create new forms of plant-human intimacies. All this in an attempt to move – as Natasha Myers calls it – from the Anthropocene to the Plantropocene.

Agnes Trzak & Geertrui Cazaux

(Dis)ability and Animality

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(Dis)ability and Animality
(Dis)ability and Animality

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Tue 02.03.21

A Series of More-Than-Human Encounters #3. Over the course of this evening, the intersections between animal liberation and disability liberation are explored. How do speciesism and ableism intersect and operate in relation to other -isms in a system of oppression? If certain abilities are the prerequisite to include other animals into the circle of moral consideration, what ethical and practical implications does this hold for humans who do not possess these abilities?

Headquarters of The Mouvement

By any beats necessary: stop police impunity

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By any beats necessary: stop police impunity
By any beats necessary: stop police impunity

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Sun 28.02.21

This year, two young men have already lost their lives in a Brussels police station: Ibrahima Barrie and Ilyes Abbedou. When around 100 demonstrators took to the streets to protest against police impunity, 245 people were brutally arrested, many of them passers-by. And for the first time, a police union broke the culture of silence. On Sunday, Headquarters of the Movement invited several dancers and spoken word artists to give a voice to victims of police violence.

State of the Arts

Social Security

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Social Security
Social Security

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Sat 27.02.21

How to develop better ways of working in the performing arts sector today – and in the future? As part of How to Live and Work Now?, State Of The Arts (SOTA) started a self-organised working group on social security for artists. On 27/02 the reflection group throws the doors open: they organise an (online) public discussion and collective process to bring together as many viewpoints and reflections as possible on the reform of the artists' status.

Olave Talks with Kai-Cheng Thom

On Love, Healing and Community Care

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On Love, Healing and Community Care
On Love, Healing and Community Care

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Fri 26.02.21

Kai Cheng Thom's latest publication I Hope We Choose Love has nurtured and further fermented Olave Ndunwanje’s search for the right questions to perceived and/or experienced complications of her praxis of community care, solidarity, accountability, hope and despair, love and healing, organising and mobilising. On this evening, Olave discusses with Kai-Cheng a selection of excerpts of her essay collection. Join them for a rich evening of explorative and robust thinking, vulnerable and fragile ideas, and generosity and care.

Ahilan Ratnamohan & Sulaiman Addonia

The Wounds of Multilingualism #1: losing and learning languages

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The Wounds of Multilingualism #1: losing and learning languages
The Wounds of Multilingualism #1: losing and learning languages

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Tue 23.02.21

With The Wounds of Multilingualism Kaaitheater and Passa Porta are launching a series that sheds light on the human, cultural and political complexities surrounding multilingualism. A series that immerses you, as it were, deep into the bath of multilingualism. Sulaiman Addonia and Ahilan Ratnamohan have a conversation around this. They bring with them exceptional stories about the impact of migration, learning new languages, a lost mother tongue, the privilege of language control...

Action Zoo Humain & Theater Antigone

Métisse

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Métisse
Métisse

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Sat 20.02.21

In October, Métisse was performed on the big stage of Kaaitheater – now you can relive the performance on Podium 19. It is a tragi-comic, musical production about the existential question of ‘half-blood children’ since the 1960s, who as illegitimate citizens were faced with social exclusion – both in Europe and in Sub-Saharan Africa. The perspectives of three generations of women, each with darker skin than the last, coalesce and reveal a piece of the hidden past and present.