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SPARE TIME WORK

performance music

SPARE TIME WORK
SPARE TIME WORK

performance

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.

Antoine Defoort

Elles vivent

theatre performance

Elles vivent
Elles vivent

theatre

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?

Olympia Bukkakis

A Farewell to Melancholy Desires

performance ritual

A Farewell to Melancholy Desires
A Farewell to Melancholy Desires

performance

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.

Latifa Laâbissi

Adieu & Merci

performance

Adieu & Merci
Adieu & Merci

performance

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.

Akira Takayama

Delivery

performance

Delivery
Delivery

performance

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

performance

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

performance

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

performance

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

dance

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

performance

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?

performance

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

performance

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

performance

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

performance

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

performance

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. 

Markus Öhrn

Domestic Violence

performance

Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence

performance

Fri 11.03 - Sat 12.03.22

A rudimentary living room with IKEA furniture turns out to be a hotbed of terrible pain and suffering. This five-hour performance by two actors and a pianist is based on real statistics and court cases related to domestic violence. Without needing dialogue, Markus Öhrn dissects the banality and brutality of domestic violence.

Alix Eynaudi

BRUNO

performance

BRUNO
BRUNO

performance

Wed 09.03 - Thu 10.03.22

Imagine a tower of countless lamps and light sources. It comes to life buzzing, creaking and crackling to the rhythm of switching sounds. Named after the light designer Bruno Pocheron, BRUNO brings together series of dances oscillating between figuration and abstraction with three dancers trying on their movements as if they were clothes: every touch, every gesture, however fugitive, forever printed. 

Mette Edvardsen

[postponed] Livre d’images sans images

performance

[postponed] Livre d’images sans images
[postponed] Livre d’images sans images

performance

Wed 02.03 - Thu 03.03.22

[this performance has been postponed] Choreography is writing. Based in this realization, Mette Edvardsen has taken a new step in the writing process that she has been developing over the past ten years. She does not consider dance primarily as a visual art, rather she experiences how it engages all the other senses, such as listening, feeling and imagining. In the new creation Livre d’images sans images, Edvardsen collects song lyrics and texts that you hear in various forms – live and recorded.

Cuqui Jerez

Magical and Elastic

performance music

Magical and Elastic
Magical and Elastic

performance

Fri 25.02 - Sat 26.02.22

Whether you want to call Magical and Elastic a musical, deconstructed musical or an anti-musical doesn't really matter. Music, choreography, images and language are dependent on each other. This performance is a space where you see to listen and listen to see. Expect a magical performance where a narrative emerges from an image, a choreography is created thanks to the music, and the music starts from the words…

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