performance

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?

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?

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.
 

Khadija El Kharraz Alami

Re-claiming Space

performance theatre

Re-claiming Space
Re-claiming Space

performance

Fri 09.10 - Sat 10.10.20

Each evening Khadija El Kharraz Alami invites somebody else on stage. A performer, artist, actor, writer, human being, dancer... always a woman. You witness their first meeting. Re-claiming Space is an exploration of the space of womanhood and how to transcend it. Khadija’s work process is characterized by leaving certain things undetermined, so the performance takes shape onstage.

Jozef Wouters

Underneath Which Rivers Flow

performance theatre

Underneath Which Rivers Flow
Underneath Which Rivers Flow

performance

Wed 11.09 - Sat 14.09.19

For a year, Decoratelier Jozef Wouters worked with Open Arts House Globe Aroma on Underneath Which Rivers Flow. A group of women and men – builders, poets and dreamers – met weekly in the Decoratelier in Molenbeek. Together, they built stories, a secret garden full of wormholes to unsuspected worlds.

Lucinda Ra

Groundwork

theatre performance

Groundwork
Groundwork

theatre

Fri 22.06 - Sun 24.06.18

To close the season, the occasional collective Lucinda Ra is organizing an open studio for three days. You are free to come in and out, join the conversations, or just to listen and watch the music, animated films, short presentations, and visual work. The kitchen – which forms the heart of the project – will be open throughout and is free. You can contribute your own ingredients: a ticket for Grondwerk costs 250 grams of food.

Christophe Meierhans

Trials of Money

theatre performance

Trials of Money
Trials of Money

theatre

Wed 18.04 - Thu 19.04.18

Trials of Money turns the theatre into a court of justice which does not yet exist. You’re invited to take part in the Special Tribunal for Semi-Human Persons in order to undertake the trial of the thing called ‘money’. The trial is conducted as a collective exercise: while the performers deliver their testimonies, they will respond to any question the audience has. Should money be found guilty, it leaves us with a very problematic question: what could be a just sentence?

Dolores Bouckaert

Gallop

performance theatre

Gallop
Gallop

performance

Tue 20.03 - Thu 22.03.18

Gallop. Biography of a Body tells the bizarre story of the life cycle of a body. Dolores Bouckaert’s co-star in this solo is – via film and audio – a fast and powerful horse. The two are one another’s opposites until they become interchangeable, when the horse’s gallop coincides with the rhythm of her heartbeat.

Mette Edvardsen

We to be

theatre performance

We to be
We to be

theatre

Fri 20.10 - Sat 21.10.17

Mette Edvardsen is drastically expanding the classical stage. She is performing We to be at three locations simultaneously: in the book from which she reads aloud, on the empty stage as a projection screen of your imagination, and in the ether as a live radio broadcast.

Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere

Mining Stories

theatre performance

Mining Stories
Mining Stories

theatre

Thu 31.08.17

CIRCUIT X  – On 5 November 2015, a tailings dam for toxic mine waste in the mountains of the Brazilian mining province Minas Gerais burst. A destructive mud flow wiped several villages off the map before plunging into the six-hundred-kilometre river Rio Doce. Mining Stories is an intriguing journey through a web of personal stories and social issues that is untangled before your very eyes. Fascinating and shocking docu-theatre.

Maxim Storms & Lobke Leirens

Another one

theatre performance

Another one
Another one

theatre

Thu 31.08 - Fri 01.09.17

CIRCUIT X Another one is sequence of tolerating and being tolerated, of not being able to live with or without one another. in a playful way the young theatre makers Lobke Leirens and Maxim Storms like nothing better than to make one another’s lives miserable.

Lotte van den Berg

Wordless Discussion

theatre performance

Conversation without words
Conversation without words

theatre

Sun 26.03.17

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.

Philippe Quesne

Caspar Western Friedrich

theatre performance

Caspar Western Friedrich
Caspar Western Friedrich

theatre

Sat 25.03 - Sun 26.03.17

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.

Lotte van den Berg

The Agonistic Conversation

theatre performance

The Agonistic Conversation
The Agonistic Conversation

theatre

Sat 25.03.17

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.

Lotte van den Berg

Thinking Together – An Experiment

theatre performance

Thinking Together – An Experiment
Thinking Together – An Experiment

theatre

Sat 25.03.17

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.

Thomas Ryckewaert

Golem

theatre performance

Golem
Golem

theatre

Wed 15.02.17

Based on the Golem myth – in which Jewish scholars bring dead matter to life, which subsequently turns against them – Thomas Ryckewaert creates an explicitly visual performance about ambition, creativity, power, creation, insanity, and destruction.

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