theatre

Bashar Murkus

The Museum

theatre

The Museum
The Museum

theatre

Tue 10.12 - Wed 11.12.19

A man commits a terrorist attack in a museum of contemporary art, killing 49 children and a teacher. He waits on death row for seven years. A week before his execution, he convinces the police detective who was in charge of his case to join him for his last meal. What meaning do these two men hope to find in the death that they both desire, each in their own way?

Louis Janssens & Timo Sterckx

The Greatest Show on Earth

theatre

The Greatest Show on Earth
The Greatest Show on Earth

theatre

Fri 13.12 - Sat 14.12.19

Louis Janssens and Timo Sterckx used the book Europeana, a Brief History of the Twentieth Century by Patrik Ourednik to make a production about history, about graduating, about beginning. It might be a very long story.

Jan Lauwers & Needcompany

All the good

theatre

All the good
All the good

theatre

Wed 08.01 - Fri 10.01.20

All the Good is a story with a double autobiographical background: on the one hand, the life of Israeli elite soldier and war veteran Elik Niv, and on the other, Jan Lauwers’ life with Grace Ellen Barkey and their children – in a house and workspace in Molenbeek. It is a love story in an age in which Europe is throwing its values to the wind and a growing group of people is being seduced by hate and intolerance.

Brussels Brecht - Eislerkoor

Mélancolie aux 5 blocs

music theatre

Mélancolie aux 5 blocs (pourquoi ne se révoltent-ils pas ?)
Mélancolie aux 5 blocs (pourquoi ne se révoltent-ils pas ?)

music

Thu 09.01 - Sat 11.01.20

A stone’s throw from the Kaaistudios, there is a row of dilapidated and unhealthy social housing blocks that will soon be demolished: these are the five blocks of the Rempart des Moines. The current residents have to make way for more affluent buyers. The Brussels Brecht-Eisler Choir is presenting a musical theatre piece that attempts to capture and evoke their confusion and uncertainty.

E. Dietvorst, A. Di Marino & D. Roofthooft

MEMENTO MORI!

theatre

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

theatre

Thu 16.01 - Sat 18.01.20

In MEMENTO MORI!, documentary filmmaker and visual artist Els Dietvorst brings two solos together. The first is performed by Dirk Roofthooft, one of Flanders’ most iconic actors, the second by the Brussels-based actress Aurelie Di Marino. The first monologue mirrors the second. As a diptych, they reflect on themes such as individualism, globalization and migration, as well as the alienation and disenchanted world to which they lead.

Suze Milius/House Crying Yellow Tears

Suze Milius

theatre

TALK SHOW
TALK SHOW

theatre

Wed 22.01.20

The first talk shows aired in the 1950s and they have determined the evening rhythm in many living rooms ever since. But the invention of the internet has definitively pushed the format into decline. In TALK SHOW, Suze Milius bids them farewell. It is both a retrospective and a look ahead into the future, an attempt to ascribe value to everything that gradually disappears, and an ode to the details of our existence.

Forced Entertainment

Out Of Order

theatre

Out Of Order
Out Of Order

theatre

Fri 24.01 - Sat 25.01.20

On a bare stage under bright light, six hapless clowns do their best to get along and pass the time. They fight and chase in eruptions of uneasy mayhem, then cool off a little, settle and wait for the whole thing to kick off again. Carefully unbalanced between funny and not funny, Out Of Order is the ruins of a show in the ruins of a world.

Katja Dreyer & Karen Røise Kielland

Cry Me a River. The quest for the source

theatre

Cry Me a River. The quest for the source
Cry Me a River. The quest for the source

theatre

Wed 05.02 - Thu 06.02.20

An expedition to the source of the Styx has taken Karen Røise Kielland and Katja Dreyer to the heart of Greek mythology. They breathe new life into an old myth through numerous encounters with local residents and their stories about the river. The performance begins with multiplicity and chaos, but the closer to the source, the more order and monochrome silence begin to surface.

Kris Verdonck / A Two Dogs Company

Act

theatre installation

ACT. Johan Leysen plays Beckett
ACT. Johan Leysen plays Beckett

theatre

Thu 13.02 - Sat 15.02.20

This curated Beckett evening presents a surprising mix of forms: a monologue by Johan Leysen; an academic lecture about memory, neurology, machines and consciousness; a video installation with an immersive (post-)apocalyptic landscape; and a concert. Through this combination, Kris Verdonck explores a fascination that he shares with Beckett, namely technology and the increasing conflict between humans and machines.

tg STAN & Kloppend Hert

Move (on)

theatre

Move (on)
Move (on)

theatre

Thu 13.02 - Sat 15.02.20

In their search for Arabic literature, tg STAN sought and found allies at the Nomadic Arts Centre Moussem, and among the theatremakers of Kloppend Hert, the company led by Haider Al Timimi. Eight performers go in search of answers to questions that are essential to them, in a cross-border space where multiple influences can blend into one whole. But it begins at the beginning: an open forum and conversation.

Khadija El Kharraz Alami / Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam

Nu ben ik Medea

theatre

Nu ben ik Medea
Nu ben ik Medea

theatre

Wed 11.03 - Thu 12.03.20

In this personal performance, Khadija El Kharraz Alami blends perspectives from Euripides’ Medea with her own story about growing up between both the Western and the Moroccan world – and about the clash of forces within the self.

Faustin Linyekula/NTGent

Histoire(s) du théâtre II

theatre dance

Histoire(s) du théâtre II
Histoire(s) du théâtre II

theatre

Fri 13.03 - Sat 14.03.20

1974, Zaire. In the Fight of the Century, Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman. Mobutu Sese Seko founded the National Ballet of Zaire. Fast forward to 2019. Faustin Linyekula has created a production in which he reflects on key moments in the history of theatre. Along with three members of the Congolese National Ballet and actors Papy Maurice Mbwiti and Oscar van Rompay, he explores what the young Congolese state could have become.

FC Bergman

JR

theatre

JR
JR

theatre

Wed 18.03 - Sun 22.03.20

William Gaddis is one of the most influential authors in American postmodern literature. His 1975 magnum opus JR is a complex and hilarious satire on capitalism. FC Bergman has opted for an ambitious adaptation that unmasks contemporary humanity. The company is building a sky-high set in the halls of Paleis12 at the Heizel, around which an extensive ensemble of actors will reconstruct the kaleidoscopic world of JR.

Remah Jabr

Broken Shapes

theatre

Broken Shapes
Broken Shapes

theatre

Fri 20.03 - Sat 21.03.20

A young woman in a city that has been occupied for decades. On the day of her father’s funeral, she discovers his architectural drawings. Broken Shapes is a hybrid theatrical experience between installation, video and performance that explores how physical surroundings affect us mentally. Onstage we see one actress, her words are supported and interrupted by the visual interventions around her.

Tristero

Iemand van ons

theatre

Iemand van ons
Iemand van ons

theatre

Thu 26.03 - Wed 01.04.20

For this ‘remake’ of Iemand van ons (2005), Tristero has mobilized a seasoned cast with plenty of life experience. Reinhilde Decleir, Mark Verstraete, Janine Bischops, Bob De Moor, Kristin Arras and Kris Smet all get into a big bed together and talk about politics, love and life. With a great sense of humour, they ask one another personal questions, listen, toss and turn on the bed, and reveal their inner selves.