KAAITHEATER CO-PRODUCTION

Laila Soliman & Stacy Hardy

Museum of Lungs

theatre

Museum of Lungs
Museum of Lungs

production

Wed 03.10 - Thu 04.10.18

In Museum of Lungs, author and performer Stacy Hardy talks about her life with TBC, about the years before the diagnosis, and about her treatments since. She combines intimate, personal testimonies with historical archival materials. Together with musicians Neo Muyanga and Nancy Mounir, director Laila Soliman and Hardy also show how vulnerability and disease can initiate resistance and change.

Jan Decorte / 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.

Michiel Vandevelde & 431

Precarious Pavilions #2 – The New Local

Precarious Pavilions #2 – The New Local
Precarious Pavilions #2 – The New Local

production

Tue 09.10 - Sat 13.10.18

Artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater Michiel Vandevelde is touring four cities with his Precarious Pavilions. In each city, he builds a pavilion with a different artist, each time asking the question: ‘How do we deal with space and architecture in this unstable world?’ For his second pavilion in Brussels, choreographer Michiel Vandevelde and the collective 431 are coming to the Place de la Monnaie.

Tine Van Aerschot / Trevor

Het betreft liefde

theatre

Het betreft liefde
Het betreft liefde

production

Wed 17.10 - Thu 18.10.18

Tine Van Aerschot is presenting a show about love. The love of the child, the adult, and the old person. The love between the three actresses: Lois Brochez, Sara De Roo, and Dounia Mahammed. The love for the infinite beauty of the world around us. The texts are based on conversations that she had with children and adults. But remarkable love stories from the past and from literature also have their place.

Eszter Salamon

MONUMENT 0.5: The Valeska Gert Monument

dance

MONUMENT 0.5: The Valeska Gert Monument
MONUMENT 0.5: The Valeska Gert Monument

production

Thu 18.10 - Fri 19.10.18

If there is one dance artist that deserves a monument, it is certainly the German Valeska Gert (1892-1978). Her fearless, provocative performances make her one of the most important artists of her time. Along with Boglàrka Börcsök, Eszter Salamon translates an energy from the past to the present.

Kate McIntosh

In Many Hands

performance

In Many Hands
In Many Hands

production

Tue 23.10 - Wed 24.10.18

In In Many Hands, artist-in-residence Kate McIntosh explores tactility. She invites you to test and to touch, but also to listen and to smell. Along with other visitors, but without speaking, you will experiment with materials in a series of sensorial ‘situations’. In Many Hands is part laboratory, part expedition, part meditation: follow your nose and your curiosity!

Kate McIntosh

Dark Matter

Dark Matter
Dark Matter

production

Fri 26.10.18

Flanked by two clumsy assistants, artist-in-residence Kate McIntosh stands on the stage as a high priestess in a glittering gown. During a kind of revue, they passionately devote themselves to a series of household experiments. Dark Matter is an extremely funny production that simultaneously evokes a sense of ominousness.

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 performance gradually evolves into a sophisticated live audio play.

Eleanor Bauer

A lot of moving parts

dance

A lot of moving parts
A lot of moving parts

production

Fri 11.01.19

How does dance think through Eleanor Bauer and how does Eleanor Bauer think through dance? In this solo, the American choreographer and performer Eleanor Bauer embraces the particularity of dance-thought as synthetic, complex, change-oriented, fantastical, and multi-faceted. She works with the frictions, collisions, translations, love affairs and gaps between dance and language.

Benjamin Vandewalle & HYOID

In the Sky I am Walking

music dance

In the Sky I am Walking
In the Sky I am Walking

production

Tue 15.01 - Wed 16.01.19

The vocal ensemble HYOID and artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater Benjamin Vandewalle are adapting Indianerlieder (1972) by Karlheinz Stockhausen, an iconic but rarely performed work. They are creating a gesamtkunstwerk that aims to reveal the vitality and timelessness of Stockhausen’s music. They are abandoning the original scenography in order to place the audience at the very centre of the three-dimensional ritual.

Noé Soulier

The Waves

dance music

The Waves
The Waves

production

Fri 01.02 - Sat 02.02.19

French choreographer and philosopher Noé Soulier is convinced that watching dance is just as creative as dancing itself. In this latest creation, he presents six dancers and two percussionists. The drum sounds add commas and full stops, punctuating or pausing a series of movements, or initiate new actions. Soulier explores the intersection of extremely precise dance writing and pure improvisation! 

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.

Laure Prouvost

They Are Waiting For You

performance film installation

They Are Waiting For You
They Are Waiting For You

production

Wed 13.03 - Thu 14.03.19

Laure Prouvost’s first work for the main stage is rooted in her film Dit Learn, in which a quick succession of everyday objects, images and texts encourages you to imbue everything with new meaning. You can expect an ‘expanded cinema experience’ in which recorded and live images duplicate the actions in the theatre – dance, music, sound, projection.

Noé Soulier

Performing Art

performance

Performing Art
Performing Art

production

Fri 22.03 - Sat 23.03.19

Now that bodies are occupying more and more museums, choreographer and philosopher Noé Soulier is presenting an opposite movement: what if instead of bodies, the artworks themselves adapted to a new space? Performing Art presents twenty pieces from the collection of the Centre Pompidou. You do not see them as you walk through a museum, but from your seat in the theatre.

Claire Croizé & Matteo Fargion

Flowers (we are)

dance music

Flowers (we are)
Flowers (we are)

production

Wed 27.03 - Thu 28.03.19

Claire Croizé engages with two of her favourite sources of inspiration: Bach and Rilke. She places both masters in the hands of Matteo Fargion, the British composer and multi-instrumentalist. They have not created slavish interpretations of Bach and Rilke, but rather opted for a playful, somewhat unruly tribute.