performance

Meg Stuart & Jompet Kuswidananto / Damaged Goods

Celestial Sorrow

dance performance

Celestial Sorrow
Celestial Sorrow

production

Thu 18.01 - Wed 24.01.18

Meg Stuart and visual artist Jompet Kuswidananto embark on a journey of artistic investigation through collective memories and implanted fictional traumas. Imaginary and invisible spaces – and the voices that make them resonate – are one of the starting points of an adventurous leap into unknown territories.

Meryem Jazouli

Folkah!

dance performance

Folkah!
Folkah!

production

Fri 02.02 - Sat 03.02.18

Folkah! was born of the desire to bring two female artists around an ancestral dance from the Sahara: the Guedra. Meryem Jazouli is teaming up with her co-founder of the dance centre Espace Darja and with the renowned composer, producer and jazz singer Malika Zarra.

Youness Atbane & Youness Aboulakoul

The Architects

dance performance

The Architects
The Architects

production

Thu 01.02 - Sat 03.02.18

Plants, cups, books, chairs, lamps – these were the possessions bankers rescued from their Wall Street offices after the stock market crash. They are now the basis for a duet that questions the connection between object, art market, and crisis. Youness Atbane and Youness Aboulakoul explore the logic of language, movement and images.

Jeroen Peeters & David Weber-Krebs

On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors

performance debate

On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors
On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors

production

Sat 10.02.18

We live in an age in which human activity has a profound impact on our physical and ecological surroundings. Nevertheless, these transformations often go unseen. How can we create stories, aesthetics, and spaces of experience to deal with this situation reflexively and critically?

Benoît Lachambre / Par B.L.eux

Lifeguard

dance performance

Lifeguard
Lifeguard

production

Wed 07.02 - Fri 09.02.18

Benoît Lachambre again asks you to listen to your senses and genuinely to experience the consciousness of your body. Borders between dance and movement gradually blur when a glance, a movement, or the touch of someone in the audience continues to resonate in the choreography.

Samira Elagoz

Cock, Cock… Who’s There?

performance

Cock, Cock… Who’s There?
Cock, Cock… Who’s There?

production

Tue 06.03 - Wed 07.03.18

Cock, Cock… Who's There? is an unsettling and gripping report by a young woman who researches intimacy and violence. Armed with her camera, Samira Elagoz sheds light on the online manipulation of bodies, while cleverly subverting typical gender dynamics on the internet.

Helena Dietrich & Janneke Raaphorst

Elastic Habitat

installation performance

Elastic Habitat
Elastic Habitat

production

Tue 06.03 - Thu 08.03.18

Elastic Habitat is an immersive installation – you could call it a kind of playground – that invites you to explore, touch, and even carry textile sculptures. You literally inhabit an imaginary body and thus have the time to explore your own identity in an uninhibited, sensory, intuitive way.

Mette Ingvartsen

21 Pornographies

dance performance

21 Pornographies
21 Pornographies

production

Fri 09.03 - Sat 10.03.18

Based on the assumption that pornography permeates our society, Mette Ingvartsen seeks to question its mechanisms. She focuses on various characteristics of the pornographic: from its cruelty to its clinical precision and violence, but also its expressions of pleasure, excitement, and thrill. By mixing physical action with narrative descriptions, a speculative choreography is created.

Dolores Bouckaert

Galop

performance theatre

Galop
Galop

production

Tue 20.03 - Thu 22.03.18

Galop tells the bizarre story of the life cycle of a body in ten tableaux. Dolores Bouckaert’s co-stars in this solo are a bed, ten record players, and – via film and audio – a fast and powerful horse. The two are one another’s opposites until they become interchangeable, when the horse’ gallop coincides with the rhythm of her heartbeat.

La Piscine

performance

La Piscine
La Piscine

production

Tue 20.03 - Sat 24.03.18

La Piscine is a collective project that gathers different artistic practices and works addressed to a single spectator. Going from a walk with the eyes closed, to a conversation, to a bath, a single spectator and one of the artists will tune to each other to draw a singular path into Les Bains du Centre – at the heart of the Marolles.

Christophe Meierhans

Trial of Money

theatre performance

Trial of Money
Trial of Money

production

Wed 18.04 - Thu 19.04.18

Trial of Money does what it promises: to turn the theatre into a courtroom in which the financial system is put on trial. If ‘money rules the world’, can we not call it to account for how it uses this position of power? Consider this your invitation to become a jury member.

Fabrice Samyn

A Breath Cycle

performance

A Breath Cycle
A Breath Cycle

production

Sat 21.04 - Sun 22.04.18

The visual artist Fabrice Samyn presents five of his seven Breath Pieces, which take breathing as their starting point. To the rhythm of the breathing, a number of different actions are performed that intensify your awareness of time, while attention is focused on all that is fundamental and uncontrollable about breathing.

Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargion

Any Table Any Room

performance

Any Table Any Room
Any Table Any Room

production

Wed 25.04 - Thu 26.04.18

Jonathan Burrows, dancer and choreographer. Matteo Fargion, musician and composer. Always the two of them… but not this time! They invite four local artists – Mette Edvardsen, Dounia Mahammed, Lili Rampre and Andros Zins-Browne – to address the subject of ‘the possibility and impossibility of community’. The ingredient? 72 clay objects created by the performers, group singing and Indian drone sounds on smartphones.

Michiel Vandevelde & fABULEUS

Paradise Now (1968-2018)

performance dance

Paradise Now (1968-2018)
Paradise Now (1968-2018)

production

Sat 12.05 - Sun 13.05.18

July 1968. The legendary Paradise Now by The Living Theatre premieres at the Festival d’Avignon. The actors attempted to unleash a revolution by getting the audience into a state of readiness. Half a century later, Michiel Vandevelde is exploring the vestiges of the legacy of May ’68 with a new generation of young people.

Lucinda Ra

Grondwerk

theatre performance

Grondwerk
Grondwerk

production

Fri 22.06 - Sun 24.06.18

In Grondwerk, the intermittent collective Lucinda Ra is presenting a continuous performance, lecture, exhibition, studio, kitchen, and brass band. Over a 72-hour period, you will discover more about life and death in the welfare state from three different perspectives: as a child, as a working person, and as a senior citizen.