performance

Göksu Kunak

AN(A)KARA 

performance

AN(A)KARA 
AN(A)KARA 
Fri 21.10.22

Welcome to a degenerated utopia, a ticket to time travel: AN(A)KARA is a sci-fi TV variety show hosted by Göksu Kunak focusing on the late modernism of Turkey in relation to the city of Ankara. The performance investigates the collapse and decay of an imaginary society with references to real-life absurdities.  

Sara Manente

MOLD

dance performance

MOLD
MOLD
Sat 22.10 - Sun 23.10.22

MOLD isn’t just a performance, it’s also a farm: an environment where all elements interact as living cultures. Drawing on mycology, fashion, fermentation, dance and sculpture – Sara Manente approaches the theatre machine as a multiplicity of bodies. 

Arkadi Zaides

NECROPOLIS

performance dance

NECROPOLIS
NECROPOLIS
Fri 28.10 - Sat 29.10.22

Arkadi Zaides and his team are building an archive of dead people who were only admitted to Europe as bodies. The performance is an invitation to participate in the sensory discovery of a ghostly virtual territory, to question your sense of accountability and your role as a citizen. 

Lígia Soares

Romance

performance

Romance
Romance
Wed 09.11 - Thu 10.11.22

Romance is an invitation to discover the recognition, repulsion and humor that is created when you allow someone else to be your voice. In an intimate setting, Lígia Soares makes us reflect on how we think as individuals within a group by using ordinary sentences to create connections between herself and audience members.  

Gérald Kurdian

X! (un opéra fantastique)

performance

X! (un opéra fantastique)
X! (un opéra fantastique)
Fri 25.11 - Sat 26.11.22

In seeking to disidentify the masculine, Gérald Kurdian met flamboyant individuals who to him seemingly were reinventing the political through the care of the intimate. In X!, he sketches a portrait of current militant cultures and a choral manifesto for a sensitive revolution.

Miet Warlop

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

dance performance

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break
Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break
Fri 25.11.22

Three performers spin around their axis for three quarters of an hour – a movement that in Sufi ceremonies is supposed to lead to a state of religious euphoria. In Miet Warlop's version, it becomes an experiment on the fine line between having and losing control.

Miet Warlop / Irene Wool & NTGent

One Song

performance

One Song
One Song
Sat 26.11.22

What is your history as a theatre maker? Miet Warlop is the fourth director in the series Histoire(s) du Théâtre to take up the challenge of creating a work in which present, past and future meet each other in a surprising way. A group of performers enters the universe of Warlop for an enchanting ritual about farewell, life and death, hope and rebirth.

Milø Slayers

Monstrare et/ou Monere 

performance dance

Monstrare et/ou Monere 
Monstrare et/ou Monere 
Wed 14.12 - Thu 15.12.22

A bent back, speaking but there is no mouth. Arms doing their own thing. In his solo debut, Milø Slayers explores the boundary between man and monster. Hip-hop and abstract contemporary dance melt together under a play of light that constantly distorts the familiar human relationships. 

Anna F. Jäger & Nathan Ooms/CAMPO

Ambient Theatre Fury

performance

Ambient Theatre Fury
Ambient Theatre Fury
Tue 20.12 - Thu 22.12.22

Netflix series and popular songs but also the constant renewal of our social media feeds: created as they are by a crossover between frivolous enjoyment and banal seduction. What would an ambient theatre performance look like? What happens when you magnify and amplify these ambient qualities and let them rage across the stage?

Angélica Liddell / NTGent

Liebestod

theatre performance

Liebestod
Liebestod
Wed 18.01 - Fri 20.01.23

In the last aria of Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde, Isolde passes into another dimension 'dying from love'. Liddell associates this love to death with bullfighting as the ultimate form of surrender.

Vania Vaneau

Nebula

performance dance

Nebula
Nebula
Thu 09.02 - Fri 10.02.23

In Nebula, Vania Vaneau approaches the relationship between human bodies and nature as a meeting of force fields in a post-apocalyptic context. Nebula is a crossing into the unknown and a moment of eclipse that offers a glimpse at other possible worlds. 

Rébecca Chaillon

Carte Noire Nommée Désir

theatre performance

Carte Noire Nommée Désir
Carte Noire Nommée Désir
Wed 15.02 - Thu 16.02.23

Carte Noire Nommée Désir starts with a funny story about colour and colonialism. That marks the beginning of a poetic journey on stage by a group of eight performers. They appropriate their own history as black women, in a country that has yet to decolonise its own imagination.

Latifa Laâbissi

Adieu & Merci

performance

Adieu & Merci
Adieu & Merci
Sat 18.06.22

The performance is over, the lights come on. The audience begins to applaud. The dancer returns to the stage and greets the audience. What exactly happens at such a moment? To highlight this particular theatrical code, Latifa Laâbissi puts herself in the shoes of a paradoxical figure. In this end without end, which repeatedly performs a different variation of the same greeting, stories intertwine and memories emerge.

Olympia Bukkakis

A Farewell to Melancholy Desires

performance ritual

A Farewell to Melancholy Desires
A Farewell to Melancholy Desires
Sat 18.06 - Sat 18.06.22

With her ritual A Farewell to Melancholy Desires, drag queen Olympia Bukkakis wants to help you break your melancholic attachments to the Kaaitheater building as it was and is and let go of all your unfulfilled wishes. At the same time, as a participant, you are invited to transform your melancholic desires and focus on the possibilities of the new building.

Antoine Defoort

Elles vivent

theatre performance

Elles vivent
Elles vivent
Wed 15.06 - Thu 16.06.22

Sometime in the not-so-distant future, two friends meet in a forest. Michel, just back from two years of deep mindfulness in an ashram, have been keeping up with the news. Taylor hurries to tell him about his adventures with the 'Context and Modality Platform', a kind of political party that – as an out-of-control joke and against all odds – has ended up at the gates of power. Have Taylor and his friends managed to stay true to their ideals?

buren

SPARE TIME WORK

performance music

SPARE TIME WORK
SPARE TIME WORK
Sat 04.06.22

SPARE TIME WORK musically explores thoughts and ideas on (reproductive) labour and leisure. Drenched in different colour spheres, characters like Adult Hood and Young, Grown Woman and Office Worker produce a variety of (power)relations, economical desires and social realities.

Akira Takayama

Delivery

performance

Delivery
Delivery
Mon 23.05 - Thu 26.05.22

During the pandemic, food delivery services have seen far more demand as people, those having the possibility of quarantining, sought ways to have the outside world brought to their homes. Akira Takayama invited them to create rap performances.

Jelena Jureša

APHASIA

performance

APHASIA
APHASIA
Thu 12.05 - Sat 14.05.22

What does it mean to be a witness? A woman dancing in the sweaty, partying crowd suddenly recognizes the DJ. Gradually, she makes out the face of a war criminal who was never convicted. Together with musicians Alen and Nenad Sinkauz and dancer cum actress Ivana Jozić, Jureša questions the dynamics of polarization, compliance with authority and the lure of group violence.

David Weber-Krebs

The Silencing

performance

The Silencing
The Silencing
Fri 29.04 - Sat 30.04.22

What if the sounds from your living environment start to disappear? David Weber-Krebs invites you to listen collectively to a world that increasingly is going silent. Accompanied by composer Pali Meursault, a group of young storytellers will lead you through a slow process that leads to silence. Until there are no more stories to tell.

Anneleen Keppens & Elke de Rijcke

Body Dialogues Unfolded

performance

Body Dialogues Unfolded
Body Dialogues Unfolded
Sat 23.04.22

Open Studios XL — During this Open Studios XL, choreographer and dancer Anneleen Keppens and writer Elke de Rijcke share their conversation with an audience for the first time. Body Dialogues Unfolded is a shared space in which hands weave movements and words together. This takes shape in images, memories and thought processes.

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods

Solos and duets

dance performance

Solos and duets
Solos and duets
Thu 21.04 - Sat 23.04.22

You see writhing bodies in a desolate landscape, hands and a head moving to the rhythm of an explosive drum solo, and a playful duet in which two women take control of the spectator's gaze. Meg Stuart creates an evening in which four dancers perform existing solos and duets, combined with fragments from full-length performances. All to live music. An excellent opportunity to journey through Stuart's oeuvre, which continues to grow, live and transform.

Anastasia Guevel

Slime

performance

Slime
Slime
Thu 21.04 - Fri 22.04.22

Open Studios XL — Slime is an exciting exploration of the relationship between tactility and technology in post-digital times. In this short preview of Anastasia Guevel’s new solo, a plastic, almost erotic symbiosis arises between the performer on stage and her digital alter-ego.

Marcos Simões

How not to be understood?

performance

How not to be understood?
How not to be understood?
Fri 01.04 - Sat 02.04.22

The performance How not to be understood?  approaches art as a spirit. A spirit that surrounds people, influences them and appears to them in unpredictable ways. Through video fragments, a piece of fabric and his own body, Marcos Simões takes you on a journey through a spiritual sequence of rituals. Get ready for this encounter with art as an unformed being: a process that connects the invisible to the visible, the finite to the infinite, the one to the many.

Kate McIntosh

To Speak Light Pours Out

performance music

To Speak Light Pours Out
To Speak Light Pours Out
Fri 01.04 - Sat 02.04.22

Kate McIntosh's latest performance throws the work of several writers, composers and performers into the mix. Surrender to exhilarating polyrhythmic beats and the raw energy of layered voices. To Speak Light Pours Out is an invitation to enjoy the sharp energies of positive disruption and new possibilities. A shout-out to the lust for transformation, resistance and new forms of being!

Mophradat

Read the Room - Day #3

performance music video

Read the Room - Day #3
Read the Room - Day #3
Sat 26.03.22

Read the Room is the kick-off of a biennial collaboration between Mophradat and Kaaitheater. For three days you are invited for a programme around 'the mother'. On the third day of the festival, you can see the work of Dirar Kalash, Nile Sunset Annex, Geo Wyeth and Deena Abdelwahed.

.يشكل «جس نبض» النسخة الأولى لمهرجان متعدد المجالات تنظمه «مفردات» بالتعاون مع «مسرح كاي» سيُجرى كل سنتين على مدى ثلاثة أيام.

Mophradat

Read the Room - Day #2

performance music video

Read the Room - Day #2
Read the Room - Day #2
Fri 25.03.22

Read the Room is the kick-off of a biennial collaboration between Mophradat and Kaaitheater. For three days you are invited for a programme around 'the mother'. On the second day of the festival, you can see the work of Anouchka Oler Nussbaum, Alaa Abu Asad and Bekriah Mawasi, and Noor Abed.

يشكل «جس نبض» النسخة الأولى لمهرجان متعدد المجالات تنظمه «مفردات» بالتعاون مع «مسرح كاي» سيُجرى كل سنتين على مدى ثلاثة أيام.                                                                                                                         

 

Mophradat

Read the Room - Day #1

performance music video

Read the Room - Day #1
Read the Room - Day #1
Thu 24.03.22

Read the Room is the kick-off of a biennial collaboration between Mophradat and Kaaitheater. For three days you are invited for a programme around 'the mother'. On the first day of the festival, you can see the work of Mary Jirmanus Saba, Noor Abed, and Bint Mbareth.

يشكل «جس نبض» النسخة الأولى لمهرجان متعدد المجالات تنظمه «مفردات» بالتعاون مع «مسرح كاي» سيُجرى كل سنتين على مدى ثلاثة أيام. 

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