'It is time to 're-claim' my own space'

in conversation with Khadija El Kharraz Alami

'It is time to 're-claim' my own space'
'It is time to 're-claim' my own space'

article

Thu 01.10.20

On 9 and 10 oktober, Khadija El Kharraz Alami presents at Kaaitheater the performative research performance Re-claiming Space – a preliminary study for a new project about Virginia Woolf’s The Waves. Alami: ‘I just want to show what I define as beautiful, powerful, and vulnerable.’

and then the doors opened again – David Weber-Krebs
and then the doors opened again – David Weber-Krebs

News

Mon 21.09.20

and then the doors opened again is a publication, edited by David Weber-Krebs. It is a collective act of imagination about the ossible futures of theatre written from the moment of the Covid-19 lockdown.

We need a collective space for reflection

a conversation with Lotte van den Berg on Dying Together/Futures

We need a collective space for reflection
We need a collective space for reflection

Interview

Tue 15.09.20

In her series Dying Together, Lotte van den Berg focuses on the moment of collective death not only of people, but also of animals, plants or ideas. Dying Together/Futures is a work-in-progress that is based on current events: the corona crisis. Lotte van den Berg: ‘Reflecting on something when you are in the midst of it is very complicated but also necessary.’

VIDEO: María Acaso - Ways of Working with Art Thinking: Online Talk

VIDEO: María Acaso - Ways of Working with Art Thinking: Online Talk
VIDEO: María Acaso - Ways of Working with Art Thinking: Online Talk

Video

Mon 14.09.20

During this lively online lecture, María Acaso will provide deeper insight into the four basic principles of Art Thinking, and guide you through her Playlist

1. How to start (again) and look forward?
1. How to start (again) and look forward?

article

Tue 23.06.20

1. How to start (again) and look forward?

2. How to make room for more people to make decisions?
2. How to make room for more people to make decisions?

article

Tue 23.06.20

2. How to make room for more people to make decisions?

3. How to reserve space for the unexpected?
3. How to reserve space for the unexpected?

article

Tue 23.06.20

3. How to reserve space for the unexpected?

4. What do corona and the theatre have to do with each other?
4. What do corona and the theatre have to do with each other?

article

Tue 23.06.20

4. What do corona and the theatre have to do with each other?

An Ode to Proximity

reflections for the future

An Ode to Proximity
An Ode to Proximity

article

Mon 01.06.20

You probably already know that you will not see any more performances on our stages this season. Kaaitheater and the Kaaistudios will remain empty in May and June, and we have no programme to announce. And yet coordinators Agnes Quackels & Barbara Van Lindt decided to write you this letter.

5. Why so many questions?
5. Why so many questions?

article

Sat 30.05.20

5. Why so many questions?

Offending the politicians

Michiel Vandevelde

Offending the politicians
Offending the politicians

article

Mon 04.05.20

Normally we would have presented the Kaaitheater programme of the coming weeks. But then everything changed. So there is no programme this time. Instead, we are proud to present a collection of contributions by artists whose productions have been cancelled, as well as by two artists-in-residence. They each answered a simple question: ‘What would you like to say to the Kaaitheater audience now?

‘In tijden van corona moet je...’

Peter Vandenbempt/Tristero

‘In tijden van corona moet je...’
‘In tijden van corona moet je...’

article

Mon 04.05.20

Normally we would have presented the Kaaitheater programme of the coming weeks. But then everything changed. So there is no programme this time. Instead, we are proud to present a collection of contributions by artists whose productions have been cancelled, as well as by two artists-in-residence. They each answered a simple question: ‘What would you like to say to the Kaaitheater audience now?

Tactile Cycle 2012-2021

Vera Tussing

Tactile Cycle 2012-2021
Tactile Cycle 2012-2021

article

Mon 04.05.20

Normally we would have presented the Kaaitheater programme of the coming weeks. But then everything changed. So there is no programme this time. Instead, we are proud to present a collection of contributions by artists whose productions have been cancelled, as well as by two artists-in-residence. They each answered a simple question: ‘What would you like to say to the Kaaitheater audience now?

MElE Emo bia

Gorges Ocloo

MElE Emo bia
MElE Emo bia

article

Thu 30.04.20

Normally we would have presented the Kaaitheater programme of the coming weeks. But then everything changed. So there is no programme this time. Instead, we are proud to present a collection of contributions by artists whose productions have been cancelled, as well as by two artists-in-residence. They each answered a simple question: ‘What would you like to say to the Kaaitheater audience now?

scene 5

Rimah Jabr & Dareen Abbas

scene 5
scene 5

article

Thu 30.04.20

Normally we would have presented the Kaaitheater programme of the coming weeks. But then everything changed. So there is no programme this time. Instead, we are proud to present a collection of contributions by artists whose productions have been cancelled, as well as by two artists-in-residence. They each answered a simple question: ‘What would you like to say to the Kaaitheater audience now?

Politiek van het waarneembare, verbeelding & elitekunst

Thibault Scohier reflecteert over Wowmen!20

Politiek van het waarneembare, verbeelding & elitekunst
Politiek van het waarneembare, verbeelding & elitekunst

article

Thu 26.03.20

In de eerste week van maart — de week voor Internationale Vrouwendag — streek de vierde editie van WoWmen! neer in Brussel. Dit programma van performances, lezingen, debatten, films en workshops keek kritisch naar de staat van gender, kunst en samenleving. Passa Porta en Kaaitheater vroegen twee jonge Belgische auteurs, de Nederlandstalige Aya Sabi en de Franstalige Thibault Scohier, om WoWmen! bij te wonen en over die ervaring te reflecteren in een nieuwe tekst. Hier lees je de bijdrage van Thibault Scohier.

Kaaitheater in times of corona

Kaaitheater in times of corona
Kaaitheater in times of corona

News

Tue 24.03.20

We live in surrealistic times. A virus has brought our society to a complete stop: every planned event has been summarily cancelled. That includes all the productions at Kaaitheater and the Kaaistudios until 30 June.

waar gips niet raakt

Aya Sabi reflecteert over WoWmen!20

waar gips niet raakt
waar gips niet raakt

article

Tue 24.03.20

In de eerste week van maart – de week voor Internationale Vrouwendag – streek de vierde editie van WoWmen! neer in Brussel. Dit programma van performances, lezingen, debatten, films en workshops kijkt met een kritische bril naar de staat van gender, kunst en samenleving. Passa Porta en Kaaitheater vroegen twee jonge Belgische auteurs, de Nederlandstalige Aya Sabi en de Franstalige Thibault Scohier, om WoWmen! bij te wonen en over die ervaring te reflecteren in een nieuwe tekst. Hieronder lees je de bijdrage van Aya Sabi.

VIDEO: Sara Ahmed - Closing the Door

Complaint as Diversity Work

VIDEO: Sara Ahmed - Closing the Door
VIDEO: Sara Ahmed - Closing the Door

Video

Thu 19.03.20

This talk draws on interviews conducted with staff and students who have made complaints within universities that relate to unfair, unjust or unequal working conditions and to abuses of power such as sexual and racial harassment. It approaches complaint as a form of diversity work: the ordinary and often painstaking labour of trying to transform institutions so they are more accommodating. Sara Ahmed explores the significance of how complaints happen “behind closed doors,” and shows how doors are often closed even when they appear to be opened.  

VIDEO: Minna Salami - A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone

PRESENTED BY KAAITHEATER, THE FINNISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE, DEBUREN & VUB/RHEA

VIDEO: Minna Salami - A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone
VIDEO: Minna Salami - A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone

Video

Mon 09.03.20

To close WoWmen! and on International Women’s Day, the Finnish-Nigerian author Minna Salami will deliver a lecture about her work, followed by a conversation. She is the founder of MsAfropolitan, an internationally celebrated blog in which she combines feminism with critical reflections on contemporary culture from an African perspective. The evening’s reference point is Salami’s first book Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone, which will be published a week after the festival.

VIDEO: Beyond Gender Quota

with Karen Celis and Sarah Childs

VIDEO: Beyond Gender Quota
VIDEO: Beyond Gender Quota

Video

Wed 04.03.20

Gender quota have been introduced in politics in many European countries. But are quota sufficient to create gender equality? The political agenda, communication and staff are not aligned with a broad swathe of women and their ideological and intersectional diversity. This leads to a lack of trust and legitimacy, and unstable relationships between groups of women and their political institutions and politicians. In times of crisis, the informal social relationships of white men continue to have the upper hand.

VIDEO: Rosi Braidotti - on Posthumanism

VIDEO: Rosi Braidotti - on Posthumanism
VIDEO: Rosi Braidotti - on Posthumanism

Video

Wed 04.03.20

Under the title Hyperpresent, five contemporary thinkers will give a talk on a new idea that they introduced themselves. Rosi Braidotti is a philosopher and feminist theorist.

My interest lies in flesh that moves, not flesh that poses.

A conversation with Doris Uhlich

My interest lies in flesh that moves,  not flesh that poses.
My interest lies in flesh that moves,  not flesh that poses.

article

Mon 10.02.20

What kinds of bodies do we generally see in dance productions and how do we look at them? Choreographer and dancer Doris Uhlich decided at a young age to break through the norms dictating dancing bodies. On 2/04, she is coming to Kaaitheater to present Every Body Electric, in which the performers all have a physical disability. Uhlich: ‘I’m more interested in the energy of a body than its outward appearance.’

‘We share a physical sense of theatricality’

A conversation with Dareen Abbas & Rimah Jabr

‘We share a physical sense of theatricality’
‘We share a physical sense of theatricality’

article

Mon 10.02.20

Rimah Jabr currently lives in Toronto and works as a theatre maker. She is also in her first year as a PhD student in theatre and performance studies at York University. Dareen Abbas is currently a visual artist who lives and works in Brussels. Together they are creating Broken Shapes, which will première at the Kaaistudios in March.