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Khadija El Kharraz Alami

The Waves

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The Waves
The Waves

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Tue 07.06 - Wed 08.06.22

The Waves is a ritual, a manifesto, an immersive experience in which feminine beauty, vulnerability and pain are central. On the wave of a feminine energy, a physical space is created in which the five players dare to look traumas of oppression and abuse of power in the eye and finally bury them and leave them behind. An urgent and uncompromising theatrical experience.

Antoine Defoort

Elles vivent

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Elles vivent
Elles vivent

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Wed 15.06 - Thu 16.06.22

Sometime in the not-so-distant future, two friends meet in a forest. Michel, just back from two years of deep mindfulness in an ashram, have been keeping up with the news. Taylor hurries to tell him about his adventures with the 'Context and Modality Platform', a kind of political party that – as an out-of-control joke and against all odds – has ended up at the gates of power. Have Taylor and his friends managed to stay true to their ideals?

Back to Back Theatre

The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes

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The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes
The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes

theatre

Thu 26.05 - Sat 28.05.22

Three activists with intellectual disabilities have organized a public meeting addressing that question. On the agenda: a frank and open discussion of the history we would prefer to ignore and a future that is rapidly getting out of hand.

Kim Snauwaert & Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert

A Number of Contradictions, Ignorances and Oddities

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A Number of Contradictions, Ignorances and Oddities
A Number of Contradictions, Ignorances and Oddities

theatre

Sat 23.04.22

Open Studios XL — A playful story that meanders along the key moments in the marriage of two artists

Benno Steinegger & Jovial Mbenga

The Chance to Find Yourself

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The Chance to Find Yourself
The Chance to Find Yourself

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Thu 21.04.22

Open Studios XL — A playful insight into a theatrical friendship with many ups and downs

Chokri Ben Chikha & Action Zoo Humain

Flemish Primitives

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Flemish Primitives
Flemish Primitives

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Thu 24.03 - Fri 25.03.22

In Flemish Primitives, Action Zoo Humain shines a new light on flashy talent shows and the social engineering of success. Under the watchful eye of the public, eight young Flemish people – who only share a desire for success and a migrant background – undergo a series of experiments. Who perpetuates the belief in the survival of the fittest?

Kloppend Hert & Theater Antigone

De Barbaren [15+]

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De Barbaren [15+]
De Barbaren [15+]

theatre

Sat 19.03.22

Undisguised racism, machismo and homophobia, billion-dollar transfers and global corruption continue to be swept under the rug under the slogan: ‘football unites people’. In The Barbarians, six football players are lined up, searching for the lost soul of their sport. Beyond the cynicism, they dribble their way between dreams of girls and boys, the fire of the supporters and the beauty of the goal.

Timeau De Keyser/tibaldus & Toneelhuis

Operette

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Operette
Operette

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Fri 18.03 - Sat 19.03.22

In Operette, Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz presents the history of the 20th century as a series of costume changes. As a contrast, he uses the human being who wants to withdraw from this process in order to be able to be 'naked’. Tibaldus is now staging their third Gombrowicz: a performance that philosophises lightly about the cogwheel of history, with the passion and holy stupidity of an operetta.

Maatschappij Discordia

Weiblicher Akt 11: Love Sontag

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Weiblicher Akt 11: Love Sontag
Weiblicher Akt 11: Love Sontag

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Wed 16.03 - Thu 17.03.22

What appeals to our imaginations more and is yet as ineffable and as incomprehensible as love? Nobody knows exactly what it is and yet, to a great extent, it determines our lives. Following Marguerite Duras and Elfriede Jelinek, Maatschappij Discordia is consulting Susan Sontag (1933-2004) .Is ‘love’ only a figment that deludes us en masse? Does real love exist?

Ahilan Ratnamohan/ROBIN

Alle woorden die ik nog niet kende

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Alle woorden die ik nog niet kende
Alle woorden die ik nog niet kende

theatre

Thu 24.02 - Fri 25.02.22

Ahilan Ratnamohan is a language enthusiast and usually busy learning at least two languages at the same time. Although he was constantly surrounded by Dutch, he did not go near it for a long time. Between 2010 and 2018 – his first years in Belgium – he collected a list of words unknown to him.

DE HOE & De Nwe Tijd

DAVID of hoe we ons bedacht hebben

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DAVID of hoe we ons bedacht hebben
DAVID of hoe we ons bedacht hebben

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Tue 15.02 - Wed 16.02.22

How to live without putting a bullet through your head before you turn fifty? Three companies are making the same number of performances about the person and work of the American cult author David Foster Wallace. The starting point is the author's biography, his addiction, genius, insecurity, depression and hyper-consciousness. The first part, DAVID of hoe we ons bedacht hebben (DAVID or how we imagined ourselves), explores how to live a meaningful life, a life that is connected to others and to the world.

ITA / Ivo van Hove

Wie heeft mijn vader vermoord

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Wie heeft mijn vader vermoord
Wie heeft mijn vader vermoord

theatre

Fri 11.02 - Sat 12.02.22

The young writer Édouard Louis is the greatest literary sensation in France since Michel Houellebecq. Ivo van Hove adapted his novel Who killed my father into a monologue, especially for Hans Kesting. It is a gripping story about a father who at fifty is a physical and mental wreck from working in the heavy industry of northern France. Édouard Louis also writes about how, as a young gay man, he was damned to be an outcast by his own working-class family. A bold and brilliant text.

Kyoko Scholiers

Boy

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Boy
Boy

theatre

Tue 08.02.22

What does it do to someone to grow up without a warm and safe nest? For months, Kyoko Scholiers immersed herself in the world of youth care: she interviewed juvenile judges, foster families, child psychiatrists, educators, children and their parents... Based on all these experiences, she wrote the fictional play BOY, with a soundscape sung live by Opera Ballet Flanders' children's choir. Last season, BOY was already on stage at Kaaitheater, and now returns due to great demand!

Mohamed El Khatib

La Dispute

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La Dispute
La Dispute

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Sat 29.01 - Sun 30.01.22

Mohammed El Khatib spent months in various primary schools, met more than one hundred 8-year-olds of various social backgrounds, and listened to what they had to say. What he realized was that many of these children’s parents were no longer together, and that this divorce occupied a central place in their lives. That is why he asked them the following in La Dispute: What question would you like to ask your parents today?

Tine Van Aerschot

De gemiddelde God

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De gemiddelde God
De gemiddelde God

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Fri 21.01 - Sat 22.01.22

Tine Van Aerschot's new performance is a cross between a Catholic worship service, a political party conference, a Tupperware evening and an occult celebration of the winter solstice. On stage are actresses Lois Lumonga Brochez, Aurelie Di Marino and Mira Bryssinck – they play God, Devil and Narrator. The audience also plays a role: everyone gets to sing, pray and incant.

tg STAN & de Roovers

Infidèles

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Infidèles
Infidèles

theatre

Thu 13.01 - Sat 15.01.22

Infidèles is a performance about a love triangle that ended disastrously, and about the impact of lies and deceit. In this homage to Ingmar Bergman, four actors present a tragedy about ordinary life which exposes human aspects all too familiar. All this is presented in the well-known STAN style: with the necessary lightness and detachment. In 2018, Infidèles premiered in a French language version – now you can experience the show in Dutch for the first time.

Rimini Protokoll

Conference of the Absent

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Conference of the Absent
Conference of the Absent

theatre

Wed 08.12 - Thu 09.12.21

In Conference of the Absent, invited experts and speakers do not appear physically on stage, but are embodied by locals who only receive the script at the beginning of the evening. In this performance you will observe how the people of Brussels take on the identity of absent speakers. Without CO2 emissions or bad Skype and Zoom connections, but with all the performative means of the theatre, contradictory propositions about globalisation collide in the theatre space. Maybe you will manage to take on a role?

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