performance

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods

CASCADE

dance performance

CASCADE
CASCADE

dance

Thu 02.09 - Sat 04.09.21

In CASCADE, Meg Stuart and seven dancers reset the clock, and challenge reality to reconfigure itself. Balancing on the edge of a world that is rapidly disappearing, they plunge their bodies into another dimension. CASCADE is an unconditional surrender to what we do not know about the unknown other. Step into this free fall to the crumbling of time!

Ivana Müller

Forces of Nature

theatre performance

Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature

theatre

Tue 07.09 - Wed 08.09.21

Forces of Nature follows a movement of an articulate and complex organism composed of five persons with different energies and ideas. Their desires might not be the same, but they have a common goal: the construction of a shared physical and imaginary space.
 

Benjamin Vandewalle, Maija Hynninen & HYOID

Journal d’un usager de l’espace

performance music

Journal d’un usager de l’espace
Journal d’un usager de l’espace

performance

Fri 17.09 - Sun 19.09.21

In Journal d'un usager de l'espace, you travel through the Kaaitheater building in a different way. Visible and invisible singers take you from one space to another, immersing you in an ever-changing sound bath. Journal d'un usager de l'espace is an immersion in the ordinary beauty of space, sound, architecture and movement.

Ant Hampton

Two adults and a child

theatre performance

Two adults and a child
Two adults and a child

theatre

Thu 23.09 - Fri 24.09.21

On stage: two adults and a child, unrehearsed, invited anew for every show. The child, on headphones, seems to be in charge. The adults copy the movements of children they see on screens around them. This puppet-like dance illustrates the stories, songs and dreams selected and whispered by the voices of yet more children as useful examples of vulnerability or surprise. Who are these kids?

Roland Gunst_John K Cobra / Moussem

SPIRIT CAPITAL

performance

SPIRIT CAPITAL
SPIRIT CAPITAL

performance

Wed 29.09 - Thu 30.09.21

Two female, identical performers move through the theatre space. The scene evokes the 'Tropical Bungalow', a dwelling installed by the colonial in Congo. SPIRIT CAPITAL transforms the stage into a ritualised place and invites you on a spatial and mental journey where historically oppressed bodies can shed the chains of history and liberate themselves through movement, words, sounds, music and outward transformations.

Mette Ingvartsen

The Dancing Public

dance performance

The Dancing Public
The Dancing Public

dance

Wed 13.10 - Fri 15.10.21

In The Dancing Public, Ingvartsen explores ecstatic movement at social gatherings in the aftermath of a pandemic. Her solo blows up the solitary confinement of 2020 with a mix of unstoppable movements, incessant music, words and chants in infernal tempos and rhythms. The Dancing Public is a dance party, a spoken word concert and an expression of physical madness to the point of exhaustion. What is this extreme need for movement that we feel in our bodies today? Are we ready to taste life to the full again?

Mothers & Daughters

Slamposium

Slam performance

Slamposium
Slamposium

Slam

Fri 15.10 - Sat 16.10.21

The feminist and lesbian bar Mothers & Daughters occupies Kaaistudios with Slamposium: an international feminist and queer slam event bringing together the flourishing slam scene in Brussels and Belgium with slam performers from other parts of Europe and from around the world. Hold on for two days of poetry, performance, workshops, music, laughter and much more.

WIPCOOP Brussel 2021

theatre performance

WIPCOOP Brussel 2021
WIPCOOP Brussel 2021

theatre

Wed 27.10 - Thu 28.10.21

For the sixth year in a row, WIPCOOP is coming to Brussels. Artists from the Brussels scene will show their Work In Progress to an audience of professionals and curious onlookers, including at Kaaistudios. Where are they at with the development of their new stage creations?

Francesca Grilli

SPARKS 2021

performance

SPARKS 2021
SPARKS 2021

performance

Thu 11.11 - Fri 12.11.21

Francesca Grilli‘s SPARKS 2021 is a participatory project based on a simple act: children read adults their future in the palm of their hand, as a hopeful gesture and as a break with the past. The setup is simple; the kids, mysterious. As an adult, keeping quiet is the most important. Be still, surrender to their power, and open yourself to their visions and reflections.

Mette Edvardsen

[postponed] Livre d’images sans images

performance

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

performance

Wed 20.10 - Thu 21.10.21

[this performance is 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.

Anna Rispoli

Close Encounters

performance

Close Encounters
Close Encounters

performance

Sat 13.11 - Sun 14.11.21

Imagine a world in which we can no longer touch each other. Now imagine that you are a teenager who has to juggle shyness and the hormonal magnetism that your peers exude. Close Encounters is a series of intimate conversations is recorded by a group of teenagers in which they investigates the relation between intimacy, authority, disobedience, and love.

Ahilan Ratnamohan & Globe Aroma

Le Maillot – One Size Fits All

performance dance

Le Maillot – One Size Fits All
Le Maillot – One Size Fits All

performance

Fri 26.11 - Sun 28.11.21

Departing from the simple action of shirt pulling, common in football as a method of maintaining contact with an opponent, not letting an opponent get away and typically seen as an aggressive act, Ahilan Ratnamohan and a group of performers attempt to push this action to its limits, debunking its aggressive, competitive quality to arrive at something new. In doing so the jerseys begin to take on a new significance.

Katrien Oosterlinck

Tactile Talk

performance

Tactile Talk
Tactile Talk

performance

Fri 10.12 - Sat 11.12.21

Tactile Talk invites you into a landscape of foam rocks, where performers guide you through a game. Place a rock, make eye contact, follow, take charge, stand back and watch the image emerge. Tactile Talk is a meeting, a silent conversation about making contact, setting boundaries, noticing what moves us and what moves between us. It is a visual game, and a social choreography in which you investigate distance and proximity.

Jija Sohn

Lands of Concert

dance performance

Lands of Concert
Lands of Concert

dance

Wed 15.12 - Thu 16.12.21

In Lands of Concert, artists Jija Sohn, Andrea Zavala Folache, Lucy Wilke and Oneka Von Schrader mix performance with workshop. They blur the boundaries between artist and spectator, and opt for radical intimacy. Lands of Concert is based on the CARE principle, which focuses on recognising diversity and acceptance. Together, you will redefine your own position, that of the other, and that of the body as a form of limitation.

Jihan Imago

NBH (Natural Born Healer)

dance performance

NBH (Natural Born Healer)
NBH (Natural Born Healer)

dance

Sun 11.07.21

NBH (Natural Born Healer) is a poetic solo performance, halfway between fiction and autobiography. Jihan Imago speaks of homelessness, of a long journey of healing, of a tragic destiny where the protagonist escapes death and sets out to meet himself. One walks there as in a dream inspired by David Lynch's cinema.

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