performance

Eszter Salamon

MONUMENT 0.8: Manifestations

dance performance

MONUMENT 0.8: Manifestations
MONUMENT 0.8: Manifestations

dance

Fri 17.01 - Sat 18.01.20

Why is it important to cast a spotlight on the marginalized history of feminism in Romania and Eastern Europe? And what might this mean for our collective, historical consciousness? With a collage of feminist voices, artistic gestures, historical avant-garde, and traditional songs, Eszter Salamon focuses on Romanian histories.

Mădălina Dan & Agata Siniarska

Mothers of Steel

performance

Mothers of Steel
Mothers of Steel

performance

Thu 05.12 - Fri 06.12.19

During a meditative crying marathon that lasts almost an hour, two futuristic female characters question the mechanisms that turn personal emotions into political phenomena. In a choreography that uses video and large sheets of paper – simultaneously protest signs and drying laundry – their tears of weakness become an act of political power.

Michiel Vandevelde

Human Landscapes II

performance

Human Landscapes II
Human Landscapes II

performance

Fri 29.11 - Sat 30.11.19

In the late 1920s, Nâzım Hikmet introduced free verse to Turkish poetry, and he was thus the first modern Turkish poet. He wrote the majority of Human Landscapes, his magnum opus, while in prison. The five hundred-page epic was only published posthumously, divided into five ‘books’. Michiel Vandevelde staged Book I last year, commissioned by steierische herbst. Book II now follows.

Michiel Vandevelde

Human Landscapes I

performance

Human Landscapes I
Human Landscapes I

performance

Thu 28.11 - Sat 30.11.19

In the late 1920s, Nâzım Hikmet introduced free verse to Turkish poetry, and he was thus the first modern Turkish poet. He wrote the majority of Human Landscapes, his magnum opus, while in prison. The five hundred-page epic was only published posthumously, divided into five ‘books’. Michiel Vandevelde staged Book I last year, commissioned by steierische herbst. Book II now follows.

Meg Stuart & Tim Etchells

Shown and Told

dance performance

Shown and Told
Shown and Told

dance

Thu 21.11 - Sat 23.11.19

Shown and Told is a dynamic performance-collage founded on structured improvisation and associative leaps. It is an encounter between choreographer and dancer Meg Stuart and writer/performance artist Tim Etchells (Forced Entertainment). Together, they explore the relationship between movement, images and the body as a performance instrument.

Michiel Vandevelde

Paradise Now (1968-2018)

performance dance

Paradise Now (1968-2018)
Paradise Now (1968-2018)

performance

Fri 25.10.19

Michiel Vandevelde goes in search of traces of the legacy of May ’68, along with a new generation of young people. Will they open new perspectives on the future when they research half a century of history in a wild choreography of iconic images?

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.

Nazanin Fakoor

Rainbow

performance

Rainbow
Rainbow

performance

Sat 29.06.19

WORKING TITLE FESTIVAL — We are shaped by an infinity of reflections, like a rainbow. This immersive installation – literally – reflects our differences and multiple identities. Inspired by The Conference of the Birds by the Persian poet Farid ud-Din Attar, Fakoor reflects on the myth of a clear-cut national identity and the celebration of difference.

Wouter Krokaert

Composities in het wilde weg

performance exhibition

Composities in het wilde weg
Composities in het wilde weg

performance

Fri 28.06.19

WORKING TITLE FESTIVAL — Within a series of small compositions, bodies are placed and displaced in relation to each other. Playing with weight and balance, they counterbalance and shape the space between them. In the margin of the performance, Wouter Krokaert also shows the visual work that underlies it. What is explored in one area is reinforced and supplemented in another, across the boundaries of disciplines.

Gosie Vervloessem

The Horror Garden

performance

The Horror Garden
The Horror Garden

performance

Fri 28.06 - Fri 28.06.19

WORKING TITLE FESTIVAL — Do people treat plants with enough respect? What happens when plants break out of the background of our living rooms? Gosie Vervloessem calls on a number of horror movies in which plants frighten us. Sometimes they attack us head-on, but often the horror lies in ominously waving branches and rustling bushes. According to the artist the exploitative human-vegetal relation comes to a climax in the nature reserve, the plantation and the botanical garden. Places with a direct link to a colonial past.

Eleanor Bauer & Chris Peck

New Joy

performance music

New Joy
New Joy

performance

Thu 30.05 - Sat 01.06.19

Eleanor Bauer loves playing with the codes and concepts of contemporary dance. In New Joy, she confronts the post-truth age: this dataistic cyber-musical knocks straight through the boundaries of various registers. From body language and spoken language to computer language and back again, from emotional to artificial intelligence, from movement to sound. Along with composer Chris Peck, Bauer engages all of your senses in her search for meaning and hidden implications.

Mette Edvardsen & Matteo Fargion

Penelope Sleeps

performance music

Penelope Sleeps
Penelope Sleeps

performance

Fri 10.05 - Tue 14.05.19

In her new creation, Mette Edvardsen explores interfaces with opera, flanked by composer and performer Matteo Fargion. Together, they deconstruct the mythological figure of Penelope, the woman who spent years waiting for her husband Odysseus. But her apparent passivity conceals tremendous power. Be whisked away to this intimate, minimalist dream world, where new relationships are forged between women, the world, and the other.

Schwalbe

[CANCELLED] Werk #8: Nieuw Werk

performance

[CANCELLED] Werk #8: Nieuw Werk
[CANCELLED] Werk #8: Nieuw Werk

performance

Wed 03.04 - Thu 04.04.19

This performance moves to the 2019-2020 season due to productional reasons.

We would like to invite you to our New Work, which does not yet exist. It is still lurking somewhere in an invisible, intimate place, yet to be made, and is still carefully looking for words to present itself to you.

Ivo Dimchev

Selfie Concert

performance music

Selfie Concert
Selfie Concert

performance

Sat 23.03.19

Ivo Dimchev is one name that cannot be missed from the Performatik programme: the exuberant performer has never missed a single edition. He often depends on audience participation to create his performances, such as P-Project (shown during Performatik13) and FB Theater. This time he is returning with his brand-new selfie concert. Take out your phone… because no selfies means no concert!

Nora Turato

The good, the bad and the viscose

performance

The good, the bad and the viscose
The good, the bad and the viscose

performance

Sat 23.03 - Sat 23.03.19

Nora Turato points a selfie-cam at today’s hectic internet culture. She exposes the fears that are at the root of our society’s shortening attention span. Her monumental installation in cold, black steel suggests that our ‘totally wired’ state of mind may be far more institutionalized than we think.

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