PREMIERE

Robbert&Frank

Don't we deserve....?

performance

Don't we deserve grand human projects that give us meaning?
Don't we deserve grand human projects that give us meaning?

production

Fri 31.03 - Sat 01.04.17

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

Feiko Beckers

A disappointment you can rely on

performance

A disappointment you can rely on
A disappointment you can rely on

production

Sat 25.03 - Sat 01.04.17

In this performance/cookery workshop, Feiko Beckers teaches you some cooking techniques using faulty instructions and impractical utensils. You can be sure that the result will be inedible, but in Feiko Beckers’ world, failure is always a joy!

Meg Stuart, Jeroen Peeters & Jozef Wouters

Atelier III

dance performance

Atelier III
Atelier III

production

Thu 30.03 - Sun 02.04.17

How do we envision the art spaces of tomorrow? How can we reshape these meeting places and laboratories for coexistence? The artists of Damaged Goods set up camp in a former factory in Molenbeek – housing the Decoratelier of scenographer Jozef Wouters – to formulate some physical answers to these questions.

fieldworks

unannounced

dance performance

unannounced
unannounced

production

Fri 21.04 - Sat 22.04.17

A sudden and uannounced event can change the colour of whatever went before. unannounced – a performance for four dancers – plays with the way your focus shifts when a sudden apparition suddenly changes your perspective. The creators zoom in on the deep dark shades of the black box to look beyond the surface of the here and now. The anticipation of what is to come echoes the afterglow of the past.

Radouan Mriziga

7

dance

7
7

production

Wed 17.05 - Sat 20.05.17

Every era has its own wonders of the world: an impossible idea that then goes on to be actually built, and which is larger and more impressive than anything we have previously known. Mriziga weighs up two standards against one another: the built world, created to impress; and the ultimate wonder of the world: the human body itself.

Thomas Bellinck / ROBIN

Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate

theatre

Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate
Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate

production

Wed 24.05 - Sat 27.05.17

Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate is a documentary musical theatre performance about the digitization of migration management and the outsourcing of our unease about social sorting. For this second part Bellinck strikes up many different conversations with border and data managers in the control rooms and at the liquid fringes of Project Europe.

Fabrice Samyn

CANCELLED | A Breath Cycle

performance

CANCELLED | A Breath Cycle
CANCELLED | A Breath Cycle

production

Sun 26.03.17

The visual artist Fabrice Samyn presents five of his seven Breath Pieces, which take breathing as their starting point. To the rhythm of the breathing, a number of different actions are performed that intensify your awareness of time, while attention is focused on all that is fundamental and uncontrollable about breathing. This show has been cancelled and rescheduled to season 2017-2018.

Grace Schwindt

Opera and Steel

performance

Opera and Steel
Opera and Steel

production

Fri 24.03 - Sat 25.03.17

Especially for Performatik17, Grace Schwindt creates a performance for the theatre stage. She draws inspiration from Bernini’s sculptural group Apollo and Daphne. Starting from the dynamic of this frozen scene, she creates a striking overall picture with music, song and acrobatics.

Ivo Van Hove & Muziektheater Transparant

The Diary of One Who Disappeared

music theatre

The Diary of One Who Disappeared
The Diary of One Who Disappeared

production

Sat 11.03 - Sun 12.03.17

This brand new production directed by Ivo Van Hove is based on Leoš Janácek’s song cycle that goes by the same name. The result of Janácek’s inspired efforts is a mysterious, deeply emotional and psychological piece on identity, alienation, and an impossible love. Annelies Van Parys – one of the most acclaimed Belgian composers of our time – adds a fi tting contemporary reply.