theatre

Kris Verdonck/A Two Dogs Company & Het Zuidelijk Toneel

Conversations (at the end of the world)

theatre

Conversations (at the end of the world)
Conversations (at the end of the world)

production

Fri 29.09 - Sat 30.09.17

Five figures form a portrait of humanity in the insane twentieth century, awaiting the inevitable catastrophe. Wars, simmering conflicts, terrorism, ecological disasters… an ever-greater number of possible endings present themselves. Despite the shock, they continue to talk, perform, and play music.

Forced Entertainment

Real Magic

theatre

Real Magic
Real Magic

production

Thu 05.10 - Fri 06.10.17

Forced Entertainment’s new production creates a world of absurd disconnection, struggle and comic repetition. The performers take part in an impossible illusion, while something unfolds that is part chaotic TV programme, part cabaret act, and part telepathic feat. The result is a compelling performance about optimism, individual agency and the desire for change: pure magic!

Jan Decorte

Stand Down

theatre music

Stand Down
Stand Down

production

Fri 13.10 - Sat 14.10.17

Jan Decorte is leaving the classics behind, but not the great truths and mysteries that they contain. In Jan Paternoster and Dries Van Dijck of Black Box Revelation – and all the uncompromising vehemence that they bring to the piece – Decorte and Sigrid Vinks have found their ideal musical partners in crime. The gentlemen created a brand-new soundtrack especially for Stand Down.

Mette Edvardsen

We to be

theatre performance

We to be
We to be

production

Fri 20.10 - Sat 21.10.17

Mette Edvardsen is drastically expanding the classical stage. She is performing We to be at three locations simultaneously: in the book from which she reads aloud, on the empty stage as a projection screen of your imagination, and in the ether as a live radio broadcast.

De Warme Winkel

Majakovski/Oktober

theatre

Majakovski/Oktober
Majakovski/Oktober

production

Thu 01.01 - Wed 25.10.17

In their ‘oeuvre pieces’, the creators at De Warme Winkel throw the work, life, and zeitgeist of an artist onto the canvas of the present. A century after the October Revolution, they are turning to the most important Russian literary futurist: Vladimir Mayakovski. Expect an elegy of revolution and protest!

Suze Milius/House Crying Yellow Tears

HUIS

theatre

HUIS
HUIS

production

Fri 10.11.17

Imagine that you could be somebody else just for a moment. In HOUSE, you are invited to an unknown location. Due to the unexpected situations in which you find yourself, as a viewer you can no longer continue to observe things from the side-lines: there is no place to hide. Without any coercion but in a completely natural, surreal way, you become part of a new ‘home’.

tg STAN

Poquelin II

theatre

Poquelin II
Poquelin II

production

Fri 24.11 - Sun 26.11.17

In 2004, the tg STAN actors dived into the oeuvre of Molière, resulting in the hilarious montage production Poquelin. After ten years they delve into his works again. Along with Kuno Bakker, Els Dottermans, Willy Thomas and Stijn Van Opstal, they are adapting Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme and L’Avare.

Benjamin Verdonck

Het houten ezeltje

theatre

Het houten ezeltje
Het houten ezeltje

production

Fri 01.12 - Sat 02.12.17

What starts as a lecture about Benjamin Verdonck’s new book even i must understand it enjoyably derails into a production that introduces you to one or more table stages. He presents a playful guide to the winding road from his studio to the stage, using stories, photos, films, a little theatre in a box, a cat, and music.

de KOE

HelloGoodbye

theatre

HelloGoodbye
HelloGoodbye

production

Wed 20.12 - Thu 21.12.17

De KOE has unfinished business with the in-between. They perform a selection of arrival and departure scenes from Russian and Western literature, and supplement them with their own texts. Eight actors perform 35 characters who enter and leave in a symbiosis of welcoming and parting ceremonies. Because nobody stays.

Guy Cassiers/Toneelhuis

Mister Linh’s Little Girl

theatre

Mister Linh’s Little Girl
Mister Linh’s Little Girl

production

Sun 14.01 - Sun 14.01.18

Seeking a better future for his grandchild, Mister Linh flees from a war-torn country. Guy Cassiers’ sequel to his two-part play about migration – featuring star actors Gène Bervoets and Koen De Sutter – draws on the sensory experiences of refugees themselves. A refugee who is offered too few tools to understand the new world in which he finds himself.

Maatschappij Discordia

Weiblicher Akt 8: DUMAS/LADAME/DESADE

theatre

Weiblicher Akt 8: DUMAS/LADAME/DESADE
Weiblicher Akt 8: DUMAS/LADAME/DESADE

production

Fri 26.01 - Sat 27.01.18

In their characteristic style, the ladies of Discordia break open the plot of Alexandre Dumas fils’ novel The Lady of the Camellias. They seek the assistance – perhaps surprisingly – of the Marquis de Sade. Is there space for Marguerite to have a more active role, or do shame and conventional thinking still stand in the way?

Stefaan Van Brabandt & Johan Heldenbergh

marx

theatre

marx
marx

production

Tue 30.01 - Wed 31.01.18

Johan-Heldenbergh-as-Marx reflects on an eventful life and body of work. What were his mistakes? And where has he been proved right? Can his philosophy still be relevant and liberating? In times of uncertainty and growing inequality, MARX aims to be a challenging, critical, and impassioned defence of freedom and human dignity.

Pieter De Buysser

The After Party

theatre

The After Party
The After Party

production

Wed 07.02.18

What is the significance of Václav Havel’s legacy for Europe today? Might the spirit of the former president inspire a new alliance? What would the landscape of Adam and Eve look like in the contemporary political context? Would this revolutionary couple now take the plunge themselves to escape from the old-fashioned ‘paradise’?

Inne Goris/LOD muziektheater & HETPALEIS

Huis (8+)

installation theatre

Huis (8+)
Huis (8+)

production

Thu 15.02 - Fri 16.02.18

Huis invites you to step inside and to see and hear the things that usually remain hidden. Wearing headphones, you can discover the space by yourself. As the daughter of a mother who suffered from severe depression, Inne Goris’ Huis is a deeply personal production for both adults and children.

Tibaldus

Yvonne, Prinses van Bourgondië

theatre

Yvonne, Prinses van Bourgondië
Yvonne, Prinses van Bourgondië

production

Fri 23.02 - Sat 24.02.18

Tibaldus is presenting Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy by the Polish avant-garde author Witold Gombrowicz. The performance area is a circle on the stage. As a viewer, you enter this arena in which a veritable battle unfolds. In the hands of these young performers, Gombrowicz’s absurd universe gets a fresh and playful update!