performance

Karthik Pandian & Andros Zins-Browne

Atlas Revisited

performance

Atlas Revisited
Atlas Revisited

production

In 2012 Karthik Pandian and Andros Zins-Browne visited the Atlas Film Studios in Morocco. They rented a group of camels, which they tried to coax into dancing in amongst the old film sets. With Atlas Revisited, the artists take a look back at this quest for an image of freedom – with brand new video material.

Orla Barry

Breaking Rainbows

performance

Breaking Rainbows
Breaking Rainbows

production

With a year’s production of her own wool and a performer, Orla Barry addresses our problematic relationship with the natural world. The result is a live performance and a video installation, which she interweaves with coincidence, language, humour and despair at the direction we are taking the environment.

Tony Chakar + Nancy Naous & Wael Kodeih

MOUSSEM CITIES: BEIRUT – Opening night

performance

MOUSSEM CITIES: BEIRUT – Opening night
MOUSSEM CITIES: BEIRUT – Opening night

production

With an annually recurring city cycle, Moussem’s Nomadic Arts Centre offers an insight into contemporary Arab societies and the dynamic of their cities. Every year, an Arab city is a guest in the capital of Europe. Over the course of this ten-day festival, guest artists, relevant thinkers and cultural players tell the story of their city through their work.

Lotte van den Berg & Daan ‘t Sas

Building Conversation – Wordless Discussion

theatre performance

Building Conversation – Wordless Discussion
Building Conversation – Wordless Discussion

production

Experience what lies at the root of human contact, and how a group can come together in a very direct way. To look at one another without speaking is highly intense. This encounter is based on the annual meeting of Inuit leaders, which is conducted without speaking.

Lotte van den Berg & Daan ‘t Sas

Building Conversation – Thinking together – an experiment

theatre performance

Building Conversation – Thinking together – an experiment
Building Conversation – Thinking together – an experiment

production

The American quantum physicist David Bohm takes as his premise the self-regulating way in which a group of people functions. You never think alone, but are always linked to the thinking of others. Thus a discussion is the ideal place in which to research and maintain the patterns of this collective thinking – without a moderator.

Lotte van den Berg & Daan ‘t Sas

Building Conversation – The Agonistic Conversation

theatre performance

Building Conversation – The Agonistic Conversation
Building Conversation – The Agonistic Conversation

production

How do you facilitate a good discussion between opponents? The Agonistic Conversation was developed as a reaction to the philosopher Chantal Mouffe. She speaks about the importance of conflict in the political arena, and the way in which the Maori deal with conflict within their own community.

fieldworks

silence

dance performance

silence
silence

production

Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki experiment with light as a measurement of time: using black outs they create an illusion of darkness within which one can sense subtle shifts and changes in brightness and temperature. Light thus takes on almost tangible forms.

Grace Schwindt

Opera and Steel

performance

Opera and Steel
Opera and Steel

production

Especially for Performatik17, Grace Schwindt creates a performance for the theatre stage. She draws inspiration from Bernini’s sculptural group Apollo and Daphne. Starting from the dynamic of this frozen scene, she creates a striking overall picture with music, song and acrobatics.

Benjamin Vandewalle & Yoann Durant

Hear

performance

Hear
Hear

production

For his new performance, the choreographer Benjamin Vandewalle enters into a collaboration with the composer and musician Yoann Durant. Hear is a sound choreography that uses the voice as a moving body. A visual composition of noises and sounds challenges your senses.

Philippe Quesne

Caspar Western Friedrich

theatre performance

Caspar Western Friedrich
Caspar Western Friedrich

production

Caspar Western Friedrich combines the narrative force of the Western with the dreamy longings of Romanticism. Drawing his inspiration from the lonesome cowboy and from the paintings and personality of Caspar David Friedrich, Philippe Quesne builds a studio of landscapes on stage.

Meg Stuart & Jozef Wouters

ATELIER III

dance performance

ATELIER III
ATELIER III

production

How do we envision the art spaces of tomorrow? How can we reshape these meeting places and laboratories for coexistence? The artists from Damaged Goods are moving into a previously undefined place in the urban fabric in order to start work on these pressing questions.

Maarten Seghers

O

performance music

O or The Challenge Of This Particular Show Was To Have Words Ending In O
O or The Challenge Of This Particular Show Was To Have Words Ending In O

production

Primal shaman Fritz Welch, despairing drummer Nicolas Field, virtuoso cellist Simon Lenski and time bomb Mohamed Toukabri enter into confrontation with one another. Following the example set by Maarten Seghers’ previous work, this performance draws on musicality and sculpturality. It also incorporates funk, horror, smell, rhyme and magic.

Christophe Meierhans

Trial of Money

performance

Trial of Money
Trial of Money

production

If it is true that money rules the world, then perhaps time has come for it to account for its acts. It is therefore not in an attempt to bribe a magistrate that Christophe Meierhans is bringing money to court, but on the contrary, in order to offer it a fair trial: Is money itself the culprit for having brought the world to the catastrophic state it is in now, or has it rather been employed to the design of ill-intentionned individuals?

Thomas Ryckewaert

Golem

theatre performance

Golem
Golem

production

What happens if human beings act like God? Thomas Ryckewaert sets to work with The Homunculus of Maimonides, a Jewish legend. He turns it into a poetic, visual performance on the border of installation art, strikingly expressing the thin line between creation and destruction, between reason and fear.

Kate McIntosh

In Many Hands

performance

In Many Hands
In Many Hands

production

With In Many Hands, McIntosh dives into a tactile and multi-sensory world. She invites you to test, touch, listen and smell. She turns her back on the stage and opts for a series of sensory ‘situations’ which give you free rein to experiment. Take your time to explore and follow your nose!