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Tristero

Fluisterbehang / Visite Guidée

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Fluisterbehang / Visite Guidée
Fluisterbehang / Visite Guidée
Tue 04.10 - Sun 23.10.22

“The walls have ears” people sometimes say. But what if they could also speak? For Fluisterbehang, Tristero uncovers the hidden stories stored in the walls of the Schaerbeek residence at 80 Gallaitstraat. During a guided visit you literally listen to the walls of the old building!

Kristien De Proost

In The Middle of Nowhere

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In The Middle of Nowhere
In The Middle of Nowhere
Thu 06.10 - Fri 07.10.22

Why are there always more people in the middle of trains than at the ends? How do you determine the middle of the ocean? In In the Middle of Nowhere, Kristien De Proost and Fred Araujo focus on the paradox of the middle: the more they try to map out where the middle lies, the more infinite everything around it seems to be.

De Warme Winkel

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Tue 18.10 - Wed 19.10.22

When the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover appeared in 1928, it caused quite a stir. Now Florian Myjer and Lisa Verbelen carries the tradition with this groundbreaking scandal novel. Shamelessly wallowing in perversion and pleasure, they bring  Lady Chatterley's Lover into the 21st century, some of it rough and some of it more tender.

LOD / Gorges Ocloo

The Butcher

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The Butcher
The Butcher
Sat 10.12 - Sun 11.12.22

It is 2070, 100 years after the first government reform. Belgium no longer exists and Flanders has become independent after four years of war. In the midst of all this, the last butcher in town and his disabled son try to survive.

Artemis / Jetse Batelaan

De onzichtbare man (4+)

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De onzichtbare man (4+)
De onzichtbare man (4+)
Thu 29.12.22

Two artists, one stage technician and one musician are waiting for their performance to start. Everything is in place, but where is the audience? It soon transpires that there are more questions. Whose coffee cup is that floating in the air? Which ghost is going to make off with the extension cord?

Angélica Liddell / NTGent

Liebestod

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Liebestod
Liebestod
Wed 18.01 - Fri 20.01.23

In the last aria of Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde, Isolde passes into another dimension 'dying from love'. Liddell associates this love to death with bullfighting as the ultimate form of surrender.

Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe / Toneelhuis

Ode to a Love Lost

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Ode to a Love Lost
Ode to a Love Lost
Fri 03.02.23

Director and countertenor Benjamin Meirhaeghe has quickly established himself as an uncompromising creator of hybrid performances that combine performance, costumes, personality and many musical styles. In Ode to a Love Lost, he is himself on stage, this time as a dancer, accompanied live by Berlin singer/songwriter Finn Ronsdorf.

Phia Ménard

Les enfants terribles

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Les enfants terribles
Les enfants terribles
Fri 10.02 - Sat 11.02.23

Jean Cocteau's masterpiece Les enfants terribles tells the story of Paul and his sister Elisabeth, who nauseatingly challenge each other to with games. In her version, Phia Ménard works with composer Philip Glass' adaptation of the novel. She draws a parallel between the body of an adolescent and that of an elder: both sometimes experience a feeling of isolation, of being cut off from society.

Rébecca Chaillon

Carte Noire Nommée Désir

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Carte Noire Nommée Désir
Carte Noire Nommée Désir
Wed 15.02 - Thu 16.02.23

Carte Noire Nommée Désir starts with a funny story about colour and colonialism. That marks the beginning of a poetic journey on stage by a group of eight performers. They appropriate their own history as black women, in a country that has yet to decolonise its own imagination.

BERLIN

The Making of Berlin

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The Making of Berlin
The Making of Berlin
Fri 17.02.23

The Making of Berlin is the final part of BERLIN's cycle of cities. With live music on stage - and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen’s orchestra on film - BERLIN takes on an exceptional story in documentary style. The performance focuses on an unfinished chapter in the life of an old Berliner - with Wagner's Götterdämmerung in a crucial role and Klara manager and Pompidou inspiration Chantal Pattyn in a supporting role.

Tea Tupajić

Licht

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Licht
Licht
Thu 20.04 - Fri 21.04.23

For Licht, Tea Tupajić uses the power of theatre to reach a place where language and other media cannot get to. For a year, she invited four Yezidi women to retreat together and undertake the journey towards performance.

tg STAN / de Roovers / Antigone

About Elly

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About Elly
About Elly
Fri 21.04 - Sat 22.04.23

Tg STAN once again delves into the oeuvre of Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi. With a group of eleven actors which includes different generations of creators and actors as well as different nationalities, Tg STAN creates a performance about doubt, friendship, honour and betrayal. Which truth is true and for whom? Is the truth really that relevant? Or can a lie bring salvation?

FC Bergman / Toneelhuis

The Sheep Song

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The Sheep Song
The Sheep Song
Fri 12.05 - Sat 13.05.23

A sheep stands up and decides that it no longer is fulfilled. It feels that it is destined for a life more glorious than those of its fellow sheep. In this visually stunning performance, you will see FC Bergman at their best. The impressive sets and silent poetry with a dark side take you into a world where everything comes and goes. The Sheep Song is a modern parable about the fear of, and attraction to, change in a human life.

Yasmine Yahiatene

La Fracture

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La Fracture
La Fracture
Tue 13.09 - Fri 23.09.22

In her solo and first theatre performance La Fracture, Yasmine Yahiatene shares the stage with video material. The performance is an investigation, a search for herself, for her past and above all for a decipherment of a complex and intimate relationship – the relationship with her father. It is the beginning of a work of recovery, of resilience. 

Antoine Defoort

Elles vivent

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Elles vivent
Elles vivent
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?

Khadija El Kharraz Alami

The Waves

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The Waves
The Waves
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.

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
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
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
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
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+]
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?

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