RE:RITE
RE:RITE

TOUCHING ON DAILY RITUALS

Cyclical times

Theatre seasons are not usually aligned with the astronomical seasons. But this Kaaitheater season is an exception: we are being swept along on cyclical tides, from one season to the next. We will re-open at dawn on 21/09, when Brussels’ spiritual urban community The Monastery is coming to the Kaaistudios. To mark the beginning of the winter, around 21/12, we are inviting artists who explore sleep, those brief periods of time when we don’t need to be productive. Spring will start with a contemporary, danced version of Le Sacre du printemps, and we will head to a public swimming pool in the Marollen for a personal session at La Piscine about the (re)discovery of our bodies, which is so much more than rationality. At the beginning of the summer, we will take the plunge from individual to collective change in Lucinda Ra’s Groundwork.

Transformation

We are taking time to revisit one of the basic principles of the theatre: the ritual. We are going back to the original meaning of rituals – a temporary transformation in the theatre or a permanent transformation in the rites of passage – and will look beyond what they have all too often become, namely a sequence of coded movements or meaningless formal remnants. Traditional rituals have lost much of their power in Western society. And yet, there is a great need for ritualized moments, and especially for those that transcend the sacred rites that are often only associated with one religious tradition.

From opposition to relation

But what might these new rituals be in our current, ‘fluid’ times in which everything has become more fleeting and transient? In our almost completely desecularized and pluralist society, grand rituals appear to have been replaced by the small, the concrete, the authentic, and the everyday. This season, we are providing tools and writing scores for new, contemporary rituals. To this end, we will explore a number of transitional periods: not only from one season to the next, but also from childhood to adulthood, from life to death, and from health to sickness. Inspired by Eastern traditions, we will look at the other side of the coin. How can we rethink life based on the things we usually avoid? Besides life’s great transitional moments, we will also investigate more minor changes, such as everyday habits and routines. From being awake to falling asleep, from distance to nearness, from seeing to feeling, from the individual to the collective. And especially: from opposition to relation.

RE:RITE is a series of rituals, productions, lectures, debates, and workshops that form a leitmotif throughout this season’s programme.

The Monastery

A-LIFE

ritual

A-LIFE
A-LIFE

Kaaistudio's

21.09 – 21.06.2018

Peter Venmans

Over Hannah Arendt en Nataliteit

talk

Over Hannah Arendt en Nataliteit
Over Hannah Arendt en Nataliteit

Kaaitheater

21.09.2017

Myriam Van Imschoot & Willem de Wolf

IN KOOR!

music

performance

IN KOOR!
IN KOOR!

Kaaitheater

21.09.2017

Ant Hampton

Crazy But True (8+)

performance

Crazy But True (8+)
Crazy But True (8+)

Kaaitheater

21.09.2017

Christophe Meierhans & Ant Hampton

The THING

performance

workshop

The THING
The THING

Kaaistudio's

25.09 – 06.10.2017

Richard Schechner

Theatre, Performance, and Ritual

talk

Theatre, Performance, and Ritual
Theatre, Performance, and Ritual

Kaaitheater

04.10.2017

Eko Supriyanto

Salt

dance

Salt
Salt

Kaaitheater

19.10.2017

Our Daily Death - Opening Night

Our Daily Death  - Opening Night
Our Daily Death  - Opening Night

Kaaistudio's

25.10.2017

Jorge León

Forever Kids (6-8y)

workshop

Forever Kids (6-8y)
Forever Kids (6-8y)

Kaaistudio's

25.10.2017

Robert Steijn

Walk Into Nothingness

ritual

Walk Into Nothingness
Walk Into Nothingness

Kaaistudio's

25.10 – 27.10.2017

IN/FINITY

IN/FINITY
IN/FINITY

Kaaistudio's

26.10.2017

Thomas Quartier

Performing Death. Rituals and Spirituality of Human Finitude

talk

Performing Death. Rituals and Spirituality of Human Finitude
Performing Death. Rituals and Spirituality of Human Finitude

Kaaitheater

27.10.2017

Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau

Mer-

dance

music

Mer-
Mer-

Kaaitheater

27.10.2017

Darian Leader

Hands: What We Do with Them – and Why

talk

Hands: What We Do with Them – and Why
Hands: What We Do with Them – and Why

Kaaistudio's

15.11.2017

Vera Tussing

The Palm of Your Hand II

dance

The Palm of Your Hand II
The Palm of Your Hand II

Kaaistudio's

17.11 – 18.11.2017

Anne Juren

Anatomie

performance

Anatomie
Anatomie

Kaaistudio's

17.11 – 18.11.2017

Saïd Gharbi & Ana Stegnar

What do you see when you can’t see?

workshop

What do you see when you can’t see?
What do you see when you can’t see?

Kaaistudio's

18.11.2017

Isabella Gresser

Fatigue Society: Byung-Chul Han in Seoul/Berlin

film

Fatigue Society: Byung-Chul Han in Seoul/Berlin
Fatigue Society: Byung-Chul Han in Seoul/Berlin

Kaaistudio's

18.12.2017

David Weber-Krebs

The Guardians of Sleep

performance

The Guardians of Sleep
The Guardians of Sleep

Kaaistudio's

15.12 – 16.12.2017

Patrícia Portela

Parasomnia

Parasomnia
Parasomnia

Kaaistudio's

19.12 – 21.12.2017

Nathalie Pattyn

Light and Dark

talk

Light and Dark
Light and Dark

Kaaistudio's

21.12.2017

Valentine Kempynck & Rachid Laachir

Winter Sleep

brainstorm

Winter Sleep
Winter Sleep

Kaaistudio's

21.12 – 21.03.2018

de KOE

HelloGoodbye

theatre

HelloGoodbye
HelloGoodbye

Kaaitheater

20.12 – 21.12.2017

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods & Jompet Kuswidananto

Carte Blanche

dance

performance

Carte Blanche
Carte Blanche

Kaaistudio's

18.01 – 24.01.2018

Gisèle Vienne

CROWD

dance

music

CROWD
CROWD

Kaaitheater

26.01 – 27.01.2018

Edel Maex & Henk Oosterling

Tussen Oost en West

talk

Tussen Oost en West
Tussen Oost en West

Kaaitheater

05.02.2018

Benoît Lachambre / Par B.L.eux

Lifeguard

dance

performance

Lifeguard
Lifeguard

Kaaistudio's

07.02 – 09.02.2018

Inne Goris/LOD muziektheater & HETPALEIS

Huis (8+)

installation

theatre

Huis (8+)
Huis (8+)

Kaaitheater

15.02 – 16.02.2018

La Piscine

performance

La Piscine
La Piscine

Les Bains du Centre

20.03 – 24.03.2018

Dolores Bouckaert

Galop

performance

theatre

Galop
Galop

Kaaistudio's

20.03 – 22.03.2018

the vacuum cleaner & Hannah Hull

Madlove

workshop

Madlove
Madlove

Atelier Kaos

20.02.2018

the vacuum cleaner

Mental

theatre

Mental
Mental

Kaaistudio's

22.02 – 24.02.2018

the vacuum cleaner, Hannah Hull, Erik Thys & Inne Goris

On Creativity, Psychiatric Vulnerability, and Madlove

talk

On Creativity, Psychiatric Vulnerability, and Madlove
On Creativity, Psychiatric Vulnerability, and Madlove

Kaaistudio's

23.02.2018

Jone Salomonsen, Koen Van Synghel & Kristin Verellen

Mourning, Commemoration & New Rituals

debate

talk

Mourning, Commemoration & New Rituals
Mourning, Commemoration & New Rituals

Kaaitheater

21.03.2018

SYMPOSIUM: Rituals in Artistic Practice

SYMPOSIUM: Rituals in Artistic Practice
SYMPOSIUM: Rituals in Artistic Practice

Kaaistudio's

23.03.2018

Daniel Linehan/Hiatus, Alain Franco & Jean-Luc Plouvier

Un Sacre du Printemps

dance

music

Un Sacre du Printemps
Un Sacre du Printemps

Kaaitheater

23.03 – 24.03.2018

Antoon Vandevelde

The Gift

talk

The Gift
The Gift

Kaaistudio's

19.04.2018

Fabrice Samyn

A Breath Cycle

performance

A Breath Cycle
A Breath Cycle

Kaaistudio's

21.04 – 22.04.2018

Jeroen Olyslaegers

De Zielhouderij

talk

De Zielhouderij
De Zielhouderij

Kaaitheater

21.04.2018

Michiel Vandevelde & fABULEUS

Paradise Now (1968-2018)

performance

dance

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

Kaaitheater

12.05 – 13.05.2018

Lucinda Ra & Sofie Van der Linden

Grondwerk

theatre

performance

Grondwerk
Grondwerk

Kaaistudio's

22.06 – 24.06.2018