PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #1 - Dorothea von Hantelmann/opening lecture

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #1 - Dorothea von Hantelmann/opening lecture
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #1 - Dorothea von Hantelmann/opening lecture

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Wed 29.03.17

Dorothea von Hantelmann is an art historian and a curator, based in Berlin. Her main fields of research are contemporary art as well as the history and theory of exhibitions. She is the author of How to Do Things with Art (2010), one of the seminal works on performativity within contemporary art. Her current book project explores exhibitions as ritual spaces in which fundamental values and categories of modern, liberal and market-based societies historically have been, and continue to be, practiced and reflected. (in English)

“I don’t think we make things alone, even when we are alone”

an interview with Mette Edvardsen

“I don’t think we make things alone, even when we are alone”
“I don’t think we make things alone, even when we are alone”

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Wed 29.03.17

Mette Edvardsen talks about oslo ((2017), trilogies and opening spaces.

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Orla Barry

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Orla Barry
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Orla Barry

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Mon 27.03.17

From stories on a sheep farm to what categories reveal about the mind. From singing competitions in Ancient Greece to ecological issues today. With a year’s production of her own wool and two performers, Orla Barry addresses our complex relationship with nature.

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Grace Schwindt

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Grace Schwindt
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Grace Schwindt

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Fri 24.03.17

Especially for Performatik17, Grace Schwindt creates a performance for the theatre stage. She portrays the dilemma of an ornithologist studying the effects of oil pollution on seabirds. The victims he records symbolise the efficiency of capitalism. (in English)

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Robbert & Frank

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Robbert & Frank
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Robbert & Frank

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Fri 24.03.17

How should we deal with the universal human urge to be part of a greater whole? In a stylized, atomic universe, the Ghent-based duo Robbert&Frank discover the laws of duality, beauty, and magnetism.

Molenbeek danst na 22/03

Molenbeek danst na 22/03
Molenbeek danst na 22/03

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Wed 22.03.17

Brussels choreograaf Benjamin Vandewalle en documentairemaker Dieter Deswarte draaiden een maand na de aanslagen van 22/3 een pakkende film in de straten van Molenbeek, met in de hoofdrol dansende kinderen en hun ongefilterde verhalen.

VIDEO: Tim Jackson

On Prosperity Without Growth and Paths to a Sustainable Society 2.0

VIDEO: Tim Jackson
VIDEO: Tim Jackson

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Thu 16.03.17

Seven years ago, the publication of Prosperity without Growth was a landmark in the sustainability debate. Tim Jackson’s challenge to conventional economics openly questioned the pursuit of exponential economic growth. Its findings inspired debate and led to a new wave of research building on its arguments and conclusions. n the substantially re-written edition of his book, Jackson demonstrates that building a ‘post-growth’ economy is a precise and meaningful task.

VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 1)

NEW MOVEMENTS IN THE FACE OF GLOBALIZATION: A REAWAKENING OF POLITICAL COMMITMENT?

VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 1)
VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 1)

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Tue 14.03.17

Democratic institutions in Western countries are undermined by an unprecedented legitimacy crisis. Over the decades, the professionalization of political careers, the socio-economic homogeneity among elected representatives, and the absence of rotation in office have made politics a world unto itself. With Caroline Hornstein-Tomic and Massimiliano Tomba, moderated by Enrico Ippolito.

4120 kilometer: de afstand tussen naakt en sluier

een interview met Nancy Naous in MO* magazine

4120 kilometer: de afstand tussen naakt en sluier
4120 kilometer: de afstand tussen naakt en sluier

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Fri 10.03.17

‘Dans en al wat met beweging te maken heeft, is in vele hoofden seksueel geladen en wordt gezien als een manier om de vleselijke lusten op te wekken. Voor mij persoonlijk is dat niet het geval’, zegt Nancy Naous. Zij vroeg islamitische geleerden hoe halal dans er zou uitzien.

A French cowboy in Munich

a conversation with Philippe Quesne

A French cowboy in Munich
A French cowboy in Munich

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Wed 22.02.17

Mannen met cowboyhoeden, geruite hemden en cowboyboots aanschouwen een wolkenzee tussen bergtoppen. In Caspar Western Friedrich combineren Philippe Quesne en Münchner Kammerspiele de eindeloze landschappen van de romantische schilder Caspar David Friedrich met de woeste natuur van westerns. Dat resulteert in een ruimte die het midden houdt tussen museum, atelier en theaterdecor. Quesne: ‘Ik heb al vaak gedacht dat theaterscenografie een kwestie van schilderkunst is.'

“I always tend to find the cracks and fissures of history”

a conversation with Trajal Harrell

“I always tend to find the cracks and fissures of history”
“I always tend to find the cracks and fissures of history”

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Wed 22.02.17

What happens when the Japanese butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata meets the early 20th-century French dancer Loïe Fuller? This imaginative encounter lead the American choreograper Trajal Harrell to create his most recent work, CAEN AMOUR. Although he is always traveling, he found time to talk to us about Japan, about imagination and about history. “The most important liberation is the liberation of the imagination.”(in English)

VIDEO: Inigo Wilkins

The Myth of Golem

VIDEO: Inigo Wilkins
VIDEO: Inigo Wilkins

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Thu 16.02.17

The myth of Golem recasts in modern form a question that has been central to philosophy since the ancient Greek distinction between animate and inanimate matter, it also augurs current dilemmas in robotics and artificial intelligence. Drawing on recent neuroscientific theories of consciousness, the young British philosopher Inigo Wilkins weaves these strands together to outline the contemporary significance of the myth.

VIDEO: Isabelle Stengers & nY

Thinking with Stengers

VIDEO: Isabelle Stengers & nY
VIDEO: Isabelle Stengers & nY

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Wed 15.02.17

Leading Belgian philosopher Isabelle Stengers and literary magazine nY will immerse you in the world of science. And political thought. And witchcraft. Stengers has invited speakers from various disciplines to develop new perspectives on knowledge and knowledge production.

Beiroet in de Kaaistudio’s: “In elk opzicht is het werk van die jonge makers urgent.”

een gesprek met Mohamed Ikoubaân en Cees Vossen

Beiroet in de Kaaistudio’s: “In elk opzicht is het werk van die jonge makers urgent.”
Beiroet in de Kaaistudio’s: “In elk opzicht is het werk van die jonge makers urgent.”

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Thu 09.02.17

Het nomadisch kunstencentrum Moussem richt dit jaar de schijnwerpers op Beiroet tijdens het festival Moussem Cities. Twee weken lang kan je in verschillende Brusselse instellingen proeven van wat Libanon op artistiek vlak te bieden heeft. In de Kaaistudio’s ligt de focus op jongere theater- en performancekunstenaars. Een gesprek met Mohamed Ikoubaân en Cees Vossen over kunst in de Arabische wereld, sociaal engagement en lange werkprocessen.

Table Top Shakespeare: Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

Tim Etchells on Forced Entertainment's Complete Works

Table Top Shakespeare: Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Table Top Shakespeare: Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

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Thu 09.02.17

Tim Etchells invites you for the Forced Entertainment marathon of the Shakespeare's Complete Works.

VIDEO: Srećko Horvat

Subversion? From the anarchism of banks to the anarchist banker

VIDEO: Srećko Horvat
VIDEO: Srećko Horvat

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Wed 08.02.17

The young Croatian philosopher, author and political activist Srećko Horvat is undoubtedly one of the leading voices of his generation. His talk starts from Fernando Pessoa’s novel The Anarchist Banker and then provides a unique theoretical insight into possible subversions in a time which is getting darker day by day. In English.

VIDEO: Raafat Majzoub

The Farewell Chronicles

VIDEO: Raafat Majzoub
VIDEO: Raafat Majzoub

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Wed 08.02.17

For the opening of Moussem Cities Raafat Majzoub wrote a new text, departed from his weekly column  The Farewell Chronicles or the Beirut-based Al-Akhbar. In English

Salva Sanchis en Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker over A Love Supreme

Rosas danst Coltrane

Salva Sanchis en Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker over A Love Supreme
Salva Sanchis en Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker over A Love Supreme

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Wed 04.01.17

Meer dan tien jaar nadat ze samen het stuk presenteerden in een tweeluik met Raga for the Rainy Season, herwerken De Keersmaeker en Sanchis nu ook samen Coltranes A Love Supreme tot een avondvullende voorstelling, gedanst door een nieuwe cast. Salva Sanchis en Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker over A Love Supreme in MMM (MuntMonnaieMagazine) n° 35.

'Nooit zag ik meer radicaliteit in de kunsten'

een interview met Guy Gypens door Michaël Bellon

'Nooit zag ik meer radicaliteit in de kunsten'
'Nooit zag ik meer radicaliteit in de kunsten'

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Thu 22.12.16

Al even lang als hij artistiek leider is van het Kaaitheater, programmeert Guy Gypens daar jaarlijks het festival Burning Ice. Podiumkunstenaars laten er hun licht schijnen over prangende thema’s als klimaat, mobiliteit, voeding, nieuwe economie, sociale herorganisatie en democratie. Naar aanleiding van de laatste editie voeren we met Gypens een alomvattend gesprek. Over kunst en activisme,  burgerbewegingen en het middenveld, politici en het theater, KBC en Citroën, Festival Kanal en de toekomst van een uitgebreid Kaaitheater.

Talking with the artists in residence

Talking with the artists in residence
Talking with the artists in residence

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Wed 21.12.16

Discover the work of the six artists who will have a prominent place in the Kaaitheater programme from 2017 to 2021.

'I’m interested in buildings and the use of space'

a conversation with Radouan Mriziga

'I’m interested in buildings and the use of space'
'I’m interested in buildings and the use of space'

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Wed 21.12.16

The choreographer and dancer Radouan Mriziga studied dance in Marrakesh and Tunisia and continued his career at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. Interested in the relation between the body and its surroundings, it is architecture that firms a red line through his work. A conversation with Radouan Mriziga for his Kaaitheater residency (2017-2021).

'It’s important that the theatre can still be a non-digital space'

a conversation with Vera Tussing

'It’s important that the theatre can still be a non-digital space'
'It’s important that the theatre can still be a non-digital space'

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Wed 21.12.16

Vera Tussing graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School, and has worked as a choreographer, creator and dancer throughout Belgium, the UK and Europe. She explores the relation between dancers and the audience and how this relation can transform. ‘A big challenge in my work is to actually make contact and to perform an encounter with the other rather than a ‘re-enactment’ of choreographic form.’ A conversation with Vera Tussing for her Kaaitheater residency (2017-2021).

'Het is normaal geworden je tijd te nemen om iets uit te leggen'

een gesprek met Michiel Soete en Marlies Jacques

'Het is normaal geworden je tijd te nemen om iets uit te leggen'
'Het is normaal geworden je tijd te nemen om iets uit te leggen'

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Wed 21.12.16

Wanneer ik met Michiel Soete en Marlies Jacques aan de tafel schuif voor een vroege koffie, ligt de première van CAPSAICIN nog maar drie weken ver. Het wordt spannend, dat voel je, maar de grote lijnen krijgen stilaan hun plaats. Aan materiaal is er alleszins geen gebrek. “Met vijfentwintig acteurs is dat niet verwonderlijk natuurlijk,” grijnst Michiel. Hier alvast vier onmisbare elementen van deze gepeperde voorstelling.  

'I’m more trying to create situations rather than pieces'

a conversation with Christophe Meierhans

'I’m more trying to create situations rather than pieces'
'I’m more trying to create situations rather than pieces'

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Tue 20.12.16

The Swiss Christophe Meierhans is musician, theatre maker, performer and even made films and exhibitions. One aspect coming back in his works however, is his investigation in the collective and the consequences it produces when you step into this collective. 'If you’re discussing a real political issue in a play, why is it less real than when you would do it outside?' A conversation with Christophe Meierhans for his Kaaitheater residency (2017-2021).