The wonders of multilingualism | summary 'Mother Tongue, what's in a name?'

The wonders of  multilingualism | summary 'Mother Tongue, what's in a name?'
The wonders of  multilingualism | summary 'Mother Tongue, what's in a name?'

Article

Tue 05.07.22

From the many valuable topics raised by the audience during our first live session on multilingualism (8.2.22), we chose the topic of "mother tongue" — a concept that was discussed and questioned remarkably much in February — for this second step. Here you find the summary of the second evening.

Gezocht: coördinator Team Publiek (100%)

Gezocht: coördinator Team Publiek (100%)
Gezocht: coördinator Team Publiek (100%)

Wanted

Fri 01.07.22

Heb je voeling met hedendaagse (podium)kunsten? Heb je oog voor de ervaring van het publiek? Ontwikkel je graag ideeën hierrond? Bij Kaaitheater komt een job vrij waarbij deze interesses samenkomen.

The Take Away Project

Kevin Trappeniers

The Take Away Project
The Take Away Project

News

Wed 29.06.22

On 5 May, artist Kevin Trappeniers removed a piece from Kaaitheater theatre’s floor. The Take Away Project is a travelling intervention by Trappeniers. Every time, he removes a piece from the floor or wall of a place that plays an important role in a local community.

This is a moment in between

toost van Agnes Quackels tijdens Bye Bye Kaai

This is a moment in between
This is a moment in between

Talk

Thu 23.06.22

During Bye Bye Kaai, theatre maker Louis Janssens curated The Long Toast as a way of paying tribute to the old and new Kaaitheater. Different generations of artists, politicians and partner organizations rose their glasses and shared their diverse memories. This is the toast that Agnes Quackels (general and artistic coordinater at Kaaitheater) has brought.

Verbeelding werkt!

Verbeelding werkt!
Verbeelding werkt!

article

Fri 10.06.22

Kunst werkt. Ook in Kaaitheater. Vandaag maken wij, kunstenaars, cultuurwerkers en kunstenorganisaties, ons grote zorgen. De tot in het buitenland geroemde creatieve diversiteit en vernieuwing die onze kunstensector de voorbije decennia opbouwde, dreigt verloren te gaan als de overheid niet ingrijpt. Daarom vragen we vandaag aan Jan Jambon en de Vlaamse regering om haar verantwoordelijkheid te nemen en passende werkingsmiddelen te voorzien. Zet de slogan ‘Verbeelding werkt’ om in daden!

VIDEO: CINÉ PLACE-MAKING

VIDEO: CINÉ PLACE-MAKING
VIDEO: CINÉ PLACE-MAKING

Video

Wed 08.06.22

A study circle with screenings, panel talks, and lectures, touching on the imaginaries and practices of place-making in film. With Stoffel Debuysere, Avery F. Gordon, Raphael Grisey & Bouba Touré, Lara Khaldi, Olivier Marboeuf, Marta Popivoda, Daniela Shreir, Subversive Film, The Post Film Collective, Robin Vanbesien, Ana Vaz and Ana Vujanović. 

Two Weights, Another Measure: in situ artwork for renovated Kaaitheater

by Elen Braga

 Two Weights, Another Measure: in situ artwork for renovated Kaaitheater
 Two Weights, Another Measure: in situ artwork for renovated Kaaitheater

Article

Sat 04.06.22

The Kaaitheater renovations, commissioned by the Flemish government, will take off this summer. We are delighted to announce that multidisciplinary artist Elen Braga has been selected to create a work that will have a prominent place in the new building. This commission was prepared by Platform Kunst in Opdracht, Kaaitheater and Architectuuratelier Ambiorix and was assigned by the Flemish government.

Becoming a Bird Theatre

Becoming a Bird Theatre
Becoming a Bird Theatre

Article

Thu 02.06.22

What does it mean for a theatre to not be able to use its normal residence in a city? What will it learn by sharing the working conditions of other places? No longer being a 'centre' (of art) that everyone is gravitating towards but itself having to move, what impact will this have on its programme, the artists, the audiences?

PAY WHAT YOU CAN:  from experiment to policy

PAY WHAT YOU CAN:  from experiment to policy
PAY WHAT YOU CAN:  from experiment to policy

Article

Wed 01.06.22

Last year, as part of our long-term project How to Be Many?, Kaaitheater launched a 'Pay What You Can' experiment in ticket sales.
From the 2022-2023 season, this is no longer an experiment but policy.

Kaaitheater spreads out

 Kaaitheater spreads out
 Kaaitheater spreads out

article

Mon 16.05.22

Due to extensive renovations, Kaaitheater is leaving its building on the Sainctelettesquare from September 2022 to December 2024. We will present our programme in Kaaistudio's and in many venues in and around Brussels.

“ART IS BY NATURE A SHAPE-SHIFTER”

A written interview with Marcos Simões

“ART IS BY NATURE A SHAPE-SHIFTER”
“ART IS BY NATURE A SHAPE-SHIFTER”

Interview

Wed 30.03.22

A written interview with Marcos Simões, on his performance How not to be Understood?

VIDEO: SONGING WITH OUR ANCESTORS: HYDROFEMINISMS

Marialena Marouda, The Oceanographies Institute, Alexis Pauline Gumbs & Daniela Bershan

VIDEO: SONGING WITH OUR ANCESTORS: HYDROFEMINISMS
VIDEO: SONGING WITH OUR ANCESTORS: HYDROFEMINISMS

Video

Thu 24.03.22

This last session in our Series of More-Than-Human Encounters #2 was entirely devoted to oceanic storytelling in kinship with hydrofeminism. This form of feminism is particularly sensitive towards watery creatures and our solidarity with them. It is also inspired by music and song-making practice – songings –, believing them to be a means of interspecies community creation and resistance.

#SomethingIsWrong poster campaign

#SomethingIsWrong poster campaign
#SomethingIsWrong poster campaign

News

Fri 25.02.22

Along with the performance Domestic Violence by Markus Öhrn, Kaaitheater partnered up with Lungomare to set up an awareness campaign on relational violence. In line with the existing poster campaign #qualcosanonva, new posters were made in Dutch, English and French and distributed 750 times throughout the city of Brussels.

 

 

Too close for comfort

an interview with Markus Öhrn

Too close for comfort
Too close for comfort

Interview

Thu 24.02.22

Read the interview with Markus Öhrn on Domestic Violence.

A.PASS, OR HOW THE LESS VISIBLE MAKES THE VISIBLE POSSIBLE

A.PASS, OR HOW THE LESS VISIBLE MAKES THE VISIBLE POSSIBLE
A.PASS, OR HOW THE LESS VISIBLE MAKES THE VISIBLE POSSIBLE

article

Tue 15.02.22

At the end of January it was announced that the Brussels research centre a.pass, just like the Higher Institute for Fine Arts, would lose its subsidies from the Flemish government. Agnès Quackels, general and artistic coordinator at Kaaitheater, responds with an open letter to theatre goers. ‘This decision affects the public too.”

VIDEO: HOW LARGE IS A PERSON?

MARISOL DE LA CADENA, ISABELLE STENGERS & MANDRILL KIN, MIHNEA TANASESCU (MOD.)

VIDEO: HOW LARGE IS A PERSON?
VIDEO: HOW LARGE IS A PERSON?

Video

Tue 08.02.22

A Second Series of More-Than-Human Encounters #3: During this lecture, we will explore how human personhood has been constructed, and how it can be decentered and made to expand into different ways of seeing and being.

VIDEO: THE FUNGI PARADIGM

CAMILLE BARTON, MERLIN SHELDRAKE & OLAVE NDUWANJE

VIDEO: THE FUNGI PARADIGM
VIDEO: THE FUNGI PARADIGM

Video

Thu 27.01.22

A Second Series of More-Than-Human Encounters #2: recent technological advancements have drastically altered (and accelerated) contemporary scientific insights into fungi. This lecture will uncover the dizzying multitude of relationships, opportunities and implications that fungi represent for life on our planet, and for our limited/growing body of knowledge on the intricate workings of the planet and the life it harbours.

De strijd tegen demagogie volgt een smal en kronkelend pad

een interview met Tine Van Aerschot

De strijd tegen demagogie volgt een smal en kronkelend pad
De strijd tegen demagogie volgt een smal en kronkelend pad

Interview

Sat 22.01.22

Een interview met Tine Van Aerschot door Tessel Holsbergen (Kaaitheater).

Le Quartier Nord, une collection d’histoires

Le Quartier Nord, une collection d’histoires
Le Quartier Nord, une collection d’histoires

Article

Wed 15.12.21

The northern quarter of Brussels is undergoing huge transformations - yet it is very unclear for the inhabitants and social organisations of the neighbourhood what exactly is going to happen (when), and who is behind it. Wouter De Raeve and Lietje Bauwens attempted to give an overview (and interpretation) of all the public and private plans that are projected onto the area. On 10 sept 2021, they presented the booklet Le Quartier Nord, une collection d’histoires at Kaaitheater. Get a sneak peek or discover the online version.

wij werken veilig, wij werken verder.

wij werken veilig, wij werken verder.
wij werken veilig, wij werken verder.

Article

Thu 02.12.21

Wij werken veilig, wij werken verder: lees hier het statement van de Munt, Bozar, BNO, TNWB , KVS en het Kaaitheater in reactie op de onverwachte en niet besproken aankondigingen over een mogelijke sluiting van de culturele sector.

Re-building

Re-building
Re-building

News

Mon 29.11.21

The programme from January to June announces the last moments of our time together here in this house by Sainctelette square. For almost thirty years, Kaaitheater has been inhabiting this place with visions, movements and ideas on stage. Thirty years of history and yet in six months time, this building will be closed for major renovations and over the next season, most of what we will see will be torn-down walls, rubble and reinforced concrete structures.

But a construction site is also beautiful. It heralds new beginnings.

VIDEO: GOSIE VERVLOESSEM INVITES NATANIA MEEKER, ANTÓNIA SZABARI, GRY ULSTEIN & OTHERS | ON RADICAL BOTANY – TENDRILESQUE WRITING

VIDEO: GOSIE VERVLOESSEM INVITES NATANIA MEEKER, ANTÓNIA SZABARI, GRY ULSTEIN & OTHERS | ON RADICAL BOTANY – TENDRILESQUE WRITING
VIDEO: GOSIE VERVLOESSEM INVITES NATANIA MEEKER, ANTÓNIA SZABARI, GRY ULSTEIN & OTHERS | ON RADICAL BOTANY – TENDRILESQUE WRITING

Video

Tue 23.11.21

A Second Series of More-Than-Human Encounters #1. During this evening we will focus on tendrilesque writing. What happens to human speech if vines enter our flesh, roots crawl through our veins, and we turn into hybrid plant monsters? What happens if we let plants speak through us and what kind of new language, new bits of knowledge and new worlds can emerge from there? We will explore these topics while focusing on the status of women, and their relation to plants, as presented in works of fiction in which the distinction between women and plants becomes blurry.

AUDIO: A Kitchen Broadcast Dinner | Decolonial Aesthesis, the Phantom Archive and the End of the Museum

AUDIO: A Kitchen Broadcast Dinner | Decolonial Aesthesis, the Phantom Archive and the End of the Museum
AUDIO: A Kitchen Broadcast Dinner | Decolonial Aesthesis, the Phantom Archive and the End of the Museum

Audio

Wed 27.10.21

Kitchen Broadcast is an online radio broadcast curated by Joachim Ben Yakoub and Reem Shilleh. In the presence of Lara Khaldi en Rolando Vazquez this episode proposes to discuss Rolando’s new book ‘Vistas of Modernity. Decolonial Aesthesis and the End of the Contemporary.’ and Lara her recent curatorial work and reflections.

Learning as movement

An essay by Silvia Bottiroli on BOK

Learning as movement
Learning as movement

Article

Thu 14.10.21

Look into the advance release of the essay Learning as Movement by Silvia Bottiroli, independent curator, researcher, organizer and educator in the field of performing arts. In her text, Bottiroli looks back at Bodies of Knowledge (BOK), the alternative and nomadic classroom initiated by Sarah Vanhee.