PREMIERE

Ictus & Julie Pfleiderer

SAFE

music

SAFE
SAFE

production

Thu 22.11 - Fri 23.11.18

As both a concert and a performance, SAFE starts from Todd Haynes’ film Safe (1995), to sketch an image of contemporary hypersensitivity: join an immersive journey that will stimulate all your senses. What starts as a concert gradually evolves into a sophisticated live audio play.

Pepe Elmas Naswa

Dans la peau de l’autre

dance

Dans la peau de l’autre
Dans la peau de l’autre

production

Sat 15.12 - Sun 16.12.18

August 2016, a spring fair somewhere in Kinshasa. The young choreographer Pepe Elmas Naswa is watching an impressive snake dance, performed by a group of street kids and gang members. Afterwards, he convinces the kids to teach a group of contemporary dancers the snake dance during a workshop. This was when Dans la peau de l’autre was born.

Boyzie Cekwana & Danya Hammoud

Bootlegged

theatre dance

Bootlegged
Bootlegged

production

Tue 18.12 - Wed 19.12.18

In the American Midwest of the 1880s, white men would conceal bottles of illicit alcohol in boot tops when going to trade with Native Americans – an effective strategy of neutralizing recalcitrant Natives by intoxication. Bootlegging then, was born. Bootlegged is an invitation to witness a process of multiplying the angles of a critical encounter between Boyzie Cekwana and Danya Hammoud: two bodies, two stories, and two histories.

Els Dietvorst, Dirk Roofthooft & Aurelie Di Marino

MEMENTO MORI! !IROM OTNEMEM

theatre

MEMENTO MORI! !IROM OTNEMEM
MEMENTO MORI! !IROM OTNEMEM

production

Thu 21.02 - Sat 23.02.19

In MEMENTO MORI!, documentary filmmaker and visual artist Els Dietvorst brings two texts together. The first is performed by Dirk Roofthooft, one of Flanders’ most iconic actors, the second is performed by the Brussels-based actress Aurelie Di Marino. You can expect a theatre evening about fragility and transience, but also about universal themes like individualization, globalization, the relationship between humanity and nature, and migration.

Michiel Vandevelde

Ends of worlds

dance

Ends of worlds
Ends of worlds

production

Thu 04.04 - Fri 05.04.19

Can dance be a tool to imagine the future? Can you make science fiction with choreography?  Starting from the abstract drawings of Valery Pavlovich Lamakh, artist-in-residence Michiel Vandevelde has created an alienating choreography that offers you a glimpse of a possible future. Whether this future looks utopic or dystopic depends on how you look at it.

Mette Edvardsen & Matteo Fargion

Penelope Sleeps

performance music opera

Penelope Sleeps
Penelope Sleeps

production

Sat 11.05 - Wed 15.05.19

Along with composer and performer Matteo Fargion, Mette Edvardsen is venturing into opera, a genre that they have both been wanting to tackle for a long time. The relationship between voice and music and between space and scale are important, but the duo has opted not to refer to images from opera literally. Instead, they are drawing lines with which they can shape an unknown horizon.

Jan Decorte & Sigrid Vinks / Bloet

Hamlet 0.2

theatre

Hamlet 0.2
Hamlet 0.2

production

Fri 05.10 - Sat 06.10.18

With the help of the youngest generation of theatre performers, Jan Decorte and Sigrid Vinks explore Hamlet in depth. By recycling all the different versions, they create a new Hamletmachine, but this is one for the 21st century. Using fragments and scraps of texts from the past, Decorte redefines the primal conflicts of human existence.