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Azahara Ubera Biedma / Coral-Lab

Plant Readers Sessions

debate workshop online

Plant Readers Sessions
Plant Readers Sessions

debate

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.

Anita L. Allen

Privacy Through the Lenses of Race and Gender

talk online

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

talk

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.

Solta

TIMO

podcast online

TIMO
TIMO

podcast

Thu 03.12 - Mon 15.03.21

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.

Passa Porta Festival

AfroLit

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AfroLit
AfroLit

debate

Tue 23.03.21

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

talk

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.

Agnes Trzak & Geertrui Cazaux

(Dis)ability and Animality

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

talk

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

performance online

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

performance

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

debate online

Social Security
Social Security

debate

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

talk

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

debate online

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

debate

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

theatre online

Métisse
Métisse

theatre

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.

Nora Sternfeld & Florian Malzacher

Imagining Common Institutions and Commoning them Now

talk workshop online

Imagining Common Institutions and Commoning them Now
Imagining Common Institutions and Commoning them Now

talk

Wed 17.02 - Wed 17.02.21

Nora Sternfeld and Florian Malzacher invite you to become curators and to take a decision during a lecture, followed by a workshop. Curators today are mostly functionaries of a neoliberal cultural field, they are facilitators, managers, organisers – but they are also activists, educators, and artistic collaborators.

On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors - 4. Grounding

radio conference online

On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors - 4. Grounding
On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors - 4. Grounding

radio conference

Fri 05.02 - Sun 07.02.21

We live in an age in which human activity has a profound impact on our physical and ecological surroundings. How can we create stories, aesthetics, and spaces of experience to deal with this situation reflexively and critically? What role can the performing arts play in the debate on climate crisis? First intended as a performative conference, On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors - 4. Grounding has been reworked into a series of radio contributions that will be streamed in three parts from Kaaitheater.

How to Make (a) Movement Resilient?

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How to Make (a) Movement Resilient?
How to Make (a) Movement Resilient?

debate

Sat 06.02 - Sun 07.02.21

How can activists carry on and perhaps even increase their impact, without burning out? How can citizen movements organise themselves internally and externally better? This is exactly what Wouter Hillaert from Hart boven Hard wants to discuss during a conversation with fellow activists, as a shared reflection from within.

Thiago Antunes

Job

performance online

Job
Job

performance

Tue 26.01 - Thu 28.01.21

Borrowing elements from role-playing and escape rooms, Job is an online game performance in which you are remotely commanding a live avatar. The performance unfolds as a puzzle-solving narrative, located in the storage and technical rooms of Kaaitheater. Job explores the possibility of an avatar to ‘prefer not to’ follow your commands, and addresses the difficulty artists face towards the demand for increasing production and efficiency.