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Jefta van Dinter & Mette Ingvartsen

Screening: IT’S IN THE AIR

dance performance film

Screening: IT’S IN THE AIR
Screening: IT’S IN THE AIR

dance

Sat 23.04.16

During the Day of the Dance we show a screening of IT'S IN THE AIR. In this 2008 collaboration between Jefta van Dinther and Mette Ingvartsen, the two performers jumped on large trampolines for 50 minutes. This video registration is all that remains of the intense physical challenge.

Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion / Manon de Boer & George Van Dam

Body Not Fit for Purpose / sequenza

dance music performance film

Body Not Fit for Purpose / sequenza
Body Not Fit for Purpose / sequenza

dance

Fri 20.03.15

PERFORMATIK 2015 DOUBLE BILL - Body Not Fit For Purpose is the first overtly political work of choreographer Jonathan Burrows and musician Matteo Fargion. Its starting point is the uselessness of dancing to express anything of any real concern and at the same time the inherent, gloriously foolish radicality of the attempt. With sequenza, artist Manon de Boer and violinist and composer George van Dam present a programme of live performances and films around four compositions for solo violin

Crew/Eric Joris

Terra Nova

theatre performance film

Terra Nova
Terra Nova

theatre

Fri 17.02 - Sun 19.02.12

Crew’s ‘immersive theatre’ penetrates inside the spectator’s body. He or
she inhabits the theatrical space, walks around it and gets lost in it.
There are two themes in Terra Nova: the expedition to the South Pole early last century and recent research on the human brain.

An evening with

Chto Delat?, Hedwig Houben, Zoe Laughlin & Christoph Hefti

music performance talk film

Chto Delat?, Hedwig Houben, Zoe Laughlin & Christoph Hefti
Chto Delat?, Hedwig Houben, Zoe Laughlin & Christoph Hefti

music

Tue 01.03.11

An evening with lecture-performances, film and music. The Beursschouwburg is presenting work by the Russian activist art collective Chto Delat?, the young Dutch artist Hedwig Houben, the English performer Zoe Laughlin and the Swiss fashion designer, performer and musician Christoph Hefti.

Kaaitheater & deBuren

Spoken Night

performance talk film

Spoken Night
Spoken Night

performance

Thu 25.11.10

Artists, writers and philosophers present their vision of ‘mobility and identity’, the theme of this Spoken World. An evening of lectures and statements, acts and performances, films and debate. An evening with Paul Scheffer, Tanja Ostojic, Els Dietvorst, Ben Hamidou, Soheila Najand and many others.

Miet Warlop

Springville

performance film

Springville
Springville

performance

Thu 21.01 - Fri 22.01.10

In Springville we witness the constant metamorphosis of a small world. Characters, half human, half object, attempt to function with and in the proximity of one another. They play a moving game of chaos, expectation and surprise. Scenography, costumes, props and characters are closely interwoven and merge together. The image prevails. A performance with references to slapstick.

Miet Warlop

Big Heap / Mountain: propositions

performance film

Big Heap / Mountain: propositions
Big Heap / Mountain: propositions

performance

Wed 20.01 - Wed 20.01.10

Under the title Big Heap / Mountain, Miet Warlop creates a number of ‘propositions’ regarding what can and cannot be perceived. For each of these propositions, she looks for one or more partners in crime. She explores the boundaries of our imagination with a small arsenal of everyday objects and shows us how much fantasy we put into our struggles with reality.

Burning Ice

Re-Writing the Future

performance talk film

Re-Writing the Future
Re-Writing the Future

performance

Sat 24.01.09

How can we work on scenarios for the future in such harsh times? Beyond dystopia, beyond the apocalypse! How can we work on the future the way we would really like to, as a community. What would the transition to a low-oil society look like? Sometimes utopian, sometimes real, but always full of imagination.

Burning Ice

The Art of Waste

music performance talk film

The Art of Waste
The Art of Waste

music

Fri 23.01.09

Waste and excess seem to be fundamental to modern man’s definition of himself. Can we turn our urge to waste in a more immaterial direction? And can art, as a form of symbolic waste, play a part in this?

Burning Ice

Re-Routing Mobility

performance talk film

Re-Routing Mobility
Re-Routing Mobility

performance

Thu 22.01.09

In the twentieth century, mobility became the symbol of freedom and progress. But at a time of greenhouse gases and peak oil, the symbolic value of mobility is being rapidly reversed. And a different, more distressing form of mobility is making its appearance: that of climate refugees.

Burning Ice

Re-Imagining the Landscape

performance talk film

Re-Imagining the Landscape
Re-Imagining the Landscape

performance

Wed 21.01.09

There is a long tradition of depicting the landscape in art history and philosophy. But how are we to relate to melting ice caps, felled forests and endangered animal species? Are we able to redefine our aesthetic and ethical position, taking modesty as a core value?

Intimate Strangers

Intimate Parcours

music performance exhibition film

Intimate Parcours
Intimate Parcours

music

Fri 05.12 - Sun 07.12.08

Since the legendary Chambres d’Amis (Ghent, 1986), art, and increasingly live art, has sought out the intimate setting of the private home. In Intimate Parcours you can see performances, installations and visual work by 14 artists. You start out from the Kaaitheater, visit private lofts and flats and end up at the Beursschouwburg. The whole route takes about 2,5 hours.

Alix Eynaudi & Agata Maskiewicz

The Visitants

performance film

The Visitants
The Visitants

performance

Sat 08.11 - Sun 16.11.08

WORKING TITLE FESTIVAL - In the past decades, a wave of "self development" theories and practices has invaded the planet. ‘The body is the physical aspect of the personality and movement is the personality made visible’, writes Mary Starks Whitehouse, who developed  the “Authentic Movement” practice in the fifties. In a humorous way, The Visitants invites spectators to witness the 'inner journey' of the performers, exposing  their intimate experience to the public’s gaze.