VIDEO: Peter Venmans - Hannah Arendt en nataliteit

VIDEO: Peter Venmans - Hannah Arendt en nataliteit
VIDEO: Peter Venmans - Hannah Arendt en nataliteit

Video

Tue 26.09.17

We begonnen ons seizoen rond rituelen en rituele praktijken met een lezing rond het idee van nataliteit bij Hannah Arendt – het vermogen van de mens om op verschillende momenten in het leven opnieuw te beginnen.

Eerst zien, dan geloven?

In gesprek met Piet Devos

Eerst zien, dan geloven?
Eerst zien, dan geloven?

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Mon 18.09.17

Heb je een visuele beperking en denk je daarom dat dansvoorstellingen helemaal niet voor jou zijn weggelegd? Dan heb je het gelukkig mis! Sinds vorig seizoen zoekt het Kaaitheater naar manieren om de esthetische ervaring van dans ook toegankelijk te maken voor mensen die blind of slechtziend zijn. Piet Devos — blind sinds zijn vijfde ­— voelde, hoorde en beleefde verschillende soorten dans en vertelt ons over zijn ervaringen: “Ik denk dat dans vooral voor blinden en slechtzienden een echte ontdekkingstocht kan zijn.”

VIDEO: State of the Union Theaterfestival 2017

VIDEO: State of the Union Theaterfestival 2017
VIDEO: State of the Union Theaterfestival 2017

Video

Tue 12.09.17

Het TheaterFestival commences with festive and critical speeches: The State of the Union by a a renowned artist, The State of the Youth by a young inspiring voice and The State of the Other offers a more international perspective. This year, The State of the Union was pronounced by Fabrice Murgia, director of Théâtre National in Brussels. The State of the Young came from Anne Breure, artistic director of Veem House For Performance. The State of the Other was pronounced by Tiago Rodrigues, theatre maker and director of Teatro National D. Maria II in Lisbon.

A Bittersweet Acceptance of the End

In conversation with Kris Verdonck and Kristof van Baarle

A Bittersweet Acceptance of the End
A Bittersweet Acceptance of the End

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Thu 24.08.17

In his latest production, Kris Verdonck plays with the question of what people would talk about if the world around them started disintegrating. How do we deal with the end? And what does it tell us about our worldviews today? A collage of texts and music paired with an eccentric sense of humour, beauty and language, creates a sense that everything has passed. Pitch-black but hilarious, or bittersweet as Verdonck and dramatist Kristof van Baarle prefer to call it.

‘Today is a Wonderful Day to Die’

Barbara Raes on farewell rituals and life’s little funerals

‘Today is a Wonderful Day to Die’
‘Today is a Wonderful Day to Die’

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Thu 24.08.17

Barbara Raes currently conducts research at the KASK and she has founded Beyond The Spoken, a workspace for unrecognized loss. She creates farewell rituals and helps people to make time to process transitional moments in their lives. Her old love for art is never far away, however, and it has also been given a place within her practice. This autumn, she is not only participating in the Europalia exhibition Ancestors and Rituals at BOZAR, but she is also coming to the Kaaistudios for the focus programme Our Daily Death, which is part of our seasonal theme RE:RITE.

Social Sculpting

by Elize Mazadiego

Social Sculpting
Social Sculpting

article

Thu 15.06.17

For Performatik 17, the latest edition of Brussels’ Biennial of Performance Art, the variability of the genre was conspicuous. From the many artists comfortably working at the intersection of dance, theatre and the visual arts, to their mutable works and the range of sites in which they were presented, this is perhaps the one unchanging aspect to the widening field of Performance, and more specifically Performatik’s program over the years. What then can be said of Performance in 2017?
Etcetera, 15/06/2017

De melancholie van de melancholie

Pieter T'Jonck over Caspar Western Friedrich van Philippe Quesne

De melancholie van de melancholie
De melancholie van de melancholie

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Wed 14.06.17

Hoe verbeeld je weemoed? En wat ís weemoed? Hoewel er op het eerste gezicht ‘niets’ gebeurt in Caspar Western Friedrich van Philippe Quesne & Münchner Kammerspiele, zit de voorstelling tjokvol details en voorvalletjes die een complex en paradoxaal beeld schetsen van melancholie.Quesne koppelt daarbij voortdurend terug naar de geschiedenis van 
de romantische melancholie en haar plaats binnen een groter historisch kader.

Etcetera, 14/06/2016

Protect me from what I want

Kaaitheater 2017-2018

Protect me from what I want
Protect me from what I want

article

Mon 12.06.17

As a possible counter reaction, Han advocates a revaluation of the contemplative. Bring the neoliberal positivity machine to a halt to create time and space! Time and space in which meaning can surpass knowledge, use is prioritized over consumption, impartiality supresses economic expediency, the playful hand is joined to the working hand, an event is more meaningful than the project, in which ‘not doing’ or ‘not knowing’ also have value, and in which the negative can be looked in the face, even unto death. RE:RITE winds through our programme like a chaplet of contemplative practices, new rituals, and spiritual inspiration.

VIDEO: Gregory Feldman

We Are All Migrants

VIDEO: Gregory Feldman
VIDEO: Gregory Feldman

Video

Wed 31.05.17

By way of introducing some themes raised in Thomas Bellinck’s performance Simple as ABS #2, political anthropologist Gregory Feldman will give a 1 hour-lecture based on his publication We Are All Migrants: Political Action and the Ubiquitous Condition of Migrant-hood (2015).

RE:MAKE - an overview

RE:MAKE - an overview
RE:MAKE - an overview

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Wed 24.05.17

How are we to ‘remake’ society at the dawn of the 21st century? This central question formed the leitmotif throughout the 2016-2017 Kaaitheater programme. An overview of everything we've collected along the season.

‘Daar gaat het bij Bernhard om: de aangename verwonding’

In gesprek met Jolente De Keersmaeker en Damiaan De Schrijver

‘Daar gaat het bij Bernhard om: de aangename verwonding’
‘Daar gaat het bij Bernhard om: de aangename verwonding’

article

Tue 02.05.17

In de nok van het dak van een oud Antwerps magazijn huist al twintig jaar het theatercollectief STAN. Vanaf mei voeren ze opnieuw een van hun grote meesters op: Thomas Bernhard(1931-1989). Bernhard was niet bang om de draak te steken met de elite en intellectuele klasse, maar stak even hard van wal tegen de politieke toestand van het naoorlogse Oostenrijk.

If you can’t say it, you sing it, and if you can’t sing it, you dance it

A conversation with Thomas Bellinck

If you can’t say it, you sing it, and if you can’t sing it, you dance it
If you can’t say it, you sing it, and if you can’t sing it, you dance it

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Tue 02.05.17

In an old gymnasium in Mechelen, theatre director Thomas Bellinck is working on his new production Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm and Validate. The performance is the second part in a series about the Western migration machine, a theme that has dominated Thomas’ personal interests for quite some time, and which he will examine through various media over the coming years.

Performatik | 2017 | ULB

Performatik | 2017 | ULB
Performatik | 2017 | ULB

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Sat 01.04.17

Wat is performancekunst? Vanwaar komt het? Hoe moeten we ernaar kijken?
De masterstudenten Podiumkunsten van de ULB gingen op zoek naar antwoorden tijdens Permformatik17 en verwerkten hun vondsten op originele en creatieve manieren.

(in het Frans)

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

Video

Thu 30.03.17

The Belgian Maarten Vanden Eynde and the Cameroonian Alioum Moussa are building a two-part mobile structure, of which one side is the other’s opposite. Yet the structures depend upon one another to stay in balance. During Performatik17 they set up shop at Place de la Monnaie, where you are invited to visit them – in pairs – for a discussion about dependence and independence.

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #5 - Different practices, common grounds

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #5 - Different practices, common grounds
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #5 - Different practices, common grounds

Video

Thu 30.03.17

Filmmaker Hito Steyerl and theatre director Rabih Mroué will engage in a conversation about their artistic cooperation. The common ground of their practices is the idea of storytelling as a way of exposing (political) fictions in society and bringing them back to the domain of art.

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #4 - Bringing nature into art

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #4 - Bringing nature into art
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #4 - Bringing nature into art

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Thu 30.03.17

Theatre director Philippe Quesne, visual artist Müge Yilmaz and philosopher/writer Maarten Doorman discuss possible meanings of the image of nature in art. Notions such as the romantic, the sublime and the search for authenticity will be questioned along the way.

 

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #3 - Activating objects

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #3 - Activating objects
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #3 - Activating objects

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Thu 30.03.17

Visual artists Hedwig Houben, Grace Schwindt and Laure Prouvost talk about the relationships between sculpture, performance and theatricality. An interesting parallel in their work is the search for activating objects that appear to be fixed, by turning them into theatrical players. 

 

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #2 - Social sculpting

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #2 - Social sculpting
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #2 - Social sculpting

Video

Thu 30.03.17

Why do artists make work outside of the black box or the exhibition space? Which place can art take within the flux of daily life in the city? Choreographer Meg Stuart, scenographer Jozef Wouters, dramaturg Jeroen Peeters, performance artist Ant Hampton, theatre maker Lotte van den Berg, and choreographer Benjamin Vandewalle attempt to give some answers.

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

Video

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”

article

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

Video

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

Video

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

Video

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

Video

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.