performance

Headquarters of The Mouvement

By any beats necessary: Palestine

performance music online

By any beats necessary: Palestine
By any beats necessary: Palestine

performance

Sat 05.06.21

The new wave of Israeli violence against the inhabitants of the Palestinian territories deserves a response. By bombing Palestinian civilians, Israel again (and with the support of the US) tries to crush resistance. But the Palestinians continue to fight for their liberation. This edition of By any Beats necessary is about that resistance by artists and activists. Because here in Belgium too, decolonisation means nothing without the liberation of Palestine.

K.A.K. & Crew

De Ongehoorden / The Unheard

performance

De Ongehoorden / The Unheard
De Ongehoorden / The Unheard

performance

Sat 13.03.21

On the anniversary of the lockdown on Saturday, Still Standing for Culture will again make itself heard. They are not demanding an immediate reopening of the cultural sector, but rather a fair implementation and distribution of the Corona measures. Together with the Belgian cultural sector, Kaaitheater is taking to the streets in the good company of K.A.K. & CREW. Their shouting-robot intervention The Unheard will make a highly symbolic and overwhelming noise. Do you want to join in?

Headquarters of The Mouvement

By any beats necessary: stop police impunity

performance online

By any beats necessary: stop police impunity
By any beats necessary: stop police impunity

performance

Sun 28.02.21

This year, two young men have already lost their lives in a Brussels police station: Ibrahima Barrie and Ilyes Abbedou. When around 100 demonstrators took to the streets to protest against police impunity, 245 people were brutally arrested, many of them passers-by. And for the first time, a police union broke the culture of silence. On Sunday, Headquarters of the Movement invited several dancers and spoken word artists to give a voice to victims of police violence.

Thiago Antunes

Job

performance online

Job
Job

performance

Tue 26.01 - Thu 28.01.21

Borrowing elements from role-playing and escape rooms, Job is an online game performance in which you are remotely commanding a live avatar. The performance unfolds as a puzzle-solving narrative, located in the storage and technical rooms of Kaaitheater. Job explores the possibility of an avatar to ‘prefer not to’ follow your commands, and addresses the difficulty artists face towards the demand for increasing production and efficiency.

Mette Ingvartsen

CANCELLED: The Blue Piece

performance dance

CANCELLED: The Blue Piece
CANCELLED: The Blue Piece

performance

Fri 04.12 - Sun 06.12.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

Advertising, film, magazines, the internet: we are constantly surrounded by images of sexualized bodies that display the intimate and the erogenous. Flesh, fluids, skin, breasts and asses belong to our everyday surroundings. The Blue Piece is a museum version of Mette Ingvartsen’s to come (2005), performed by two dancers at KANAL – Centre Pompidou.

Gérald Kurdian

CANCELLED: HOT BODIES - TV

performance

CANCELLED: HOT BODIES - TV
CANCELLED: HOT BODIES - TV

performance

Fri 27.11.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

At the beginning of this year, HOT BODIES - TV invited a number of woodworking and motor vehicle mechanics students from the Saint Joseph Institute in Etterbeek. Gérald Kurdian joined forces with the Kunstenfestivaldesarts for this project. The group is now presenting a utopian fanzine as a conclusion of the collaboration.

Myriam Van Imschoot & HYOID

CANCELLED: newpolyphonies

performance music

CANCELLED: newpolyphonies
CANCELLED: newpolyphonies

performance

Sat 21.11 - Sun 22.11.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

What might the musical heritage of polyphony mean today? Myriam Van Imschoot was inspired by insects, climate marches and the recent protests against budget cuts in the arts and civil society. A group of Brussels-based singers takes to the stage with the vocal ensemble HYOID. United, they move through mass singing, often on the edge of audibility.

CANCELLED: 1000 Scores (6+)

performance

CANCELLED: 1000 Scores (6+)
CANCELLED: 1000 Scores (6+)

performance

Sun 15.11.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

In small groups, you will be taken on a tour around the backstage area at Kaaitheater. You will stop at various places: it is time to perform a score! A score is a series of instructions resulting in a physical exercise. With the five exercises – devised by five artists – the children arm themselves for an unknown future. Be surprised while getting some exercise!

Debra Solomon

Multispecies Urbanism

talk performance online

Multispecies Urbanism
Multispecies Urbanism

talk

Tue 10.11.20

How will we live together? And who is we? Debra Solomon is an artist, PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam in the departments of Urban Planning and Designing Urban Experience, and co-contributor to the Dutch pavilion of the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennial. Her talk Multispecies Urbanism is the first in a series of more-than-human encounters, which runs this Kaaitheater season in collaboration with Crosstalks.

Diederik Peeters & Anna Czapski

CANCELLED: Initiatie Tijdreizen [10-15j]

performance workshop

CANCELLED: Initiatie Tijdreizen [10-15j]
CANCELLED: Initiatie Tijdreizen [10-15j]

performance

Sat 07.11 - Sun 08.11.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

Diederik and Anna have been investigating the future for about two years. To imagine different futures, they learned many tricks and methods, sometimes magical, sometimes scientific. Now, the time has come for them to ask some help from children. Come find clues, dig tracks, and sniff the future – al while playing of course.

Emke Idema

CANCELLED: FOREST [17+]

performance

CANCELLED: FOREST [17+]
CANCELLED: FOREST [17+]

performance

Sat 07.11 - Sun 08.11.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

FOREST is a life-sized party game and radio play in one. It takes you away to a different world where the traditional relationships between people and nature are reconfigured. With nine fellow cast members by your side, and armed with cards, rules and audio fragments, you enter the game. Will you manage to build a new world order?

Building Conversation

CANCELLED: Time Loop [10-15j]

performance

CANCELLED: Time Loop [10-15j]
CANCELLED: Time Loop [10-15j]

performance

Sat 07.11 - Sun 08.11.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

Time Loop is a physical thought exercise in which we travel through time together. We meet the parents of the parents of our parents. In other words, we take a deep dive into the past. But we also travel to the future: to the children of the children of our children. What questions would you like to ask your ancestors and descendants?

Gérald Kurdian

CANCELLED: HOT BODIES - STAND UP

performance music

CANCELLED: HOT BODIES - STAND UP
CANCELLED: HOT BODIES - STAND UP

performance

Thu 29.10 - Fri 30.10.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. 

HOT BODIES - STAND UP is a performance at the crossroads of documentary and fiction, concert and stand-up. Armed with electronic instruments, a sampler and a vocoder, Gérald Kurdian sings and dances about the great sexual revolutions of the 20th and 21st centuries. Join Gérald and dive into the collective experience of our impulses: he will broaden your view on sexuality!

Andrea Gallo Rosso

Pièce per CINQUE [COVID version]

dance performance

Pièce per CINQUE [COVID version]
Pièce per CINQUE [COVID version]

dance

Thu 29.10.20

WIPCOOP BXL. Due to today’s socio-economic reality, the world knows massive migration flows of people. Pièce per Cinque is an artistic research and multidisciplinary dance performance about the encounters between ‘new’ and ‘old’ citizens.

buren

Blue Skies Forever

performance

Blue Skies Forever
Blue Skies Forever

performance

Thu 15.10.20

In 2016, Beyoncé unleashed her music video Hold Up on the world. It was remarkably similar to the 1997 video work Ever is Over All by Pipilotti Rist. In a dreamlike, associative performance, the young makers at buren playfully subvert the clichés that continue to dominate representations of women.

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