theatre

Ivana Müller

Forces of Nature

theatre performance

Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature

theatre

Tue 07.09 - Wed 08.09.21

Forces of Nature follows a movement of an articulate and complex organism composed of five persons with different energies and ideas. Their desires might not be the same, but they have a common goal: the construction of a shared physical and imaginary space.
 

Simon Allemeersch / Lucinda Ra

Rabot 2

theatre

Rabot 2
Rabot 2

theatre

Wed 15.09 - Thu 16.09.21

‘How are you now?’ It is with this question that Rabot 2 begins. In 2010, Simon Allemeersch installed his workshop in one of the dilapidated social housing blocks in the Rabot neighbourhood in Ghent. Now he has made Rabot 2, in which he looks up the people he collaborated with at the time. Starting from individual testimonials, he zooms out to a bigger story about private and public wealth.

Ant Hampton

Two adults and a child

theatre performance

Two adults and a child
Two adults and a child

theatre

Thu 23.09 - Fri 24.09.21

On stage: two adults and a child, unrehearsed, invited anew for every show. The child, on headphones, seems to be in charge. The adults copy the movements of children they see on screens around them. This puppet-like dance illustrates the stories, songs and dreams selected and whispered by the voices of yet more children as useful examples of vulnerability or surprise. Who are these kids?

Kyoko Scholiers

Boy

theatre music

Boy
Boy

theatre

Sat 02.10.21

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. Joris Blanckaert's soundscape will be sung live by Opera Ballet Flanders' children's choir.

Tristero

Iemand van ons

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Iemand van ons
Iemand van ons

theatre

Wed 06.10 - Sun 10.10.21

For this ‘remake’ of Iemand van ons (2005), Tristero has mobilized a seasoned cast with plenty of life experience. Mark Verstraete, Bob De Moor, Kristin Arras, Sam Bogaerts, Mieke Verdin and Els Olaerts 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.

Kristien De Proost & Bwanga Pilipili

Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me

theatre music

Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me
Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me

theatre

Tue 12.10 - Thu 21.10.21

In 1981, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel performed their legendary charity concert in Central Park, New York: a musical feast of friendship and solidarity. the two singers now avoid one another as much as possible. More even: they had already split at the time of that concert. Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me is the ultimate re-enactment of the concert, a show about rivalry in all its forms.

Diederik Peeters

Apparitions

theatre

Apparitions
Apparitions

theatre

Thu 21.10 - Fri 22.10.21

Diederik Peeters adopts the role of an illusionist, but quickly gets lost in his own illusions. With optical tricks from the 19th century, he breathes life into his own shadow and conjures the ghosts of the future. In a kind of visual delirium, echoes of Méliès or Houdini clash with the 22nd century. Are the dead alive here, and does the future simply occur in the present?

WIPCOOP Brussel 2021

theatre performance

WIPCOOP Brussel 2021
WIPCOOP Brussel 2021

theatre

Wed 27.10 - Thu 28.10.21

For the sixth year in a row, WIPCOOP is coming to Brussels. Artists from the Brussels scene will show their Work In Progress to an audience of professionals and curious onlookers, including at Kaaistudios. Where are they at with the development of their new stage creations?

Needcompany

Billy’s Violence

theatre

Billy’s Violence
Billy’s Violence

theatre

Fri 29.10 - Sat 30.10.21

Shakespeare is the most widely read and performed author in Western literary history. Yet many of the Bard's texts are almost unplayable because of the violence, horror, racism and misogyny. What does violence mean in art today? For Billy's Violence, Victor Afung Lauwers researched ten tragedies by Shakespeare and rewrote them into violently loving, intimate dialogues in which women are central. You may never have seen Shakespeare this boned and dusted.

Jan Decorte en Sigrid Vinks / Bloet

BLOOD LTD by Bloet

theatre

BLOOD LTD by Bloet
BLOOD LTD by Bloet

theatre

Tue 09.11 - Wed 10.11.21

In the coming years, Jan Decorte and Sigrid Vinks will focus on collaborating with young performers. BLOOD LTD by Bloet is a project with the density of a black hole. All themes, visions, opinions, dogmas and manifestos are swallowed up and evolve from a meaningless zero to a meaningful chaos. Jan Decorte and Sigrid Vinks, together with Ika Schwander and Oumar Dicko, create their own theatre language: light, whispering and fleeting.

Mokhallad Rasem & Kuno Bakker

Homemade

theatre

Homemade
Homemade

theatre

Wed 17.11 - Thu 18.11.21

Mokhallad Rasem and Kuno Bakker previously created the production De verse tijd together. In Homemade they pursue their collaboration, but this time to build a place where they can live together. The time for action and building has come. How can they create something that will make them both happy? Something that meets their needs in terms of aesthetics, safety, security. And sustainability, of course.

Gisèle Vienne

L’Etang

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L’Etang
L’Etang

theatre

Thu 18.11 - Sat 20.11.21

Gisèle Vienne returns to Kaaitheater with a text adaptation by the Swiss writer Robert Walser. L'Etang (the pond) is a musical theatre play about a child who feels unloved by his mother. At the height of his despair and as an ultimate attempt to win her love, he feigns suicide in a pond. The children and teenagers of the village are embodied by fifteen human-sized dolls, Stephen O'Malley from cult group SUN O))) is once more responsible for the music.

Manuela Infante

How to Turn to Stone

theatre

How to Turn to Stone
How to Turn to Stone

theatre

Thu 25.11 - Fri 26.11.21

A play that behaves like a stone: what would that look like? What form would a 'mineral' representation take? In How to Turn to Stone, stones, as 'non-living' things, are models for a different kind of resistance. Manuela Infante brings pieces of eroded stories together. The fragments become landscapes and she stacks those landscapes like geological rock layers. This creates a 'mineral' representation telling you something about what is written in stones, and what stones have written in us.

Lara Staal/NTGent

Dissident

theatre

Dissident
Dissident

theatre

Sat 27.11.21

Five ‘problem youths’ are occupying the stage. Often unconsciously, they have become experts in provoking the prevailing authorities. But this time, the roles are reversed, and they educate the audience. What happens when you are always the exception? And what do the rules and expectations of secondary education say about how we conceive of successful citizenship?

Rimini Protokoll

Conference of the Absent

theatre

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 get your hands on a script?

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