theatre

Rosas & tg STAN

Quartett

theatre dance

Quartett
Quartett

theatre

Wed 23.01 - Sat 26.01.19

As the world stands on the verge of collapse, a man and a woman exchange a razor-sharp dialogue based on a caustic text by Heiner Müller. Frank Vercruyssen from tg STAN and Cynthia Loemij from Rosas share the stage and explore the essence of the relationship between words and movement. Again at Kaaitheater after 20 years!

Jan Lauwers & Needcompany

Begin the Beguine

theatre

Begin the Beguine
Begin the Beguine

theatre

Tue 29.01 - Wed 30.01.19

Two men – both imprisoned in one way or another – want to live it up one last time. Begin the Beguine is the last text that the legendary filmmaker John Cassavetes ever wrote. The jet-black allegory about love and death was kept in a cupboard for 25 years by Cassavetes’ heirs. Until the German publisher S. Fischer Verlag asked Jan Lauwers to take on the staging of this masterpiece.

Benjamin Verdonck / Toneelhuis

Aren

theatre

Aren
Aren

theatre

Thu 31.01 - Sat 02.02.19

A gleaner walks behind the harvesters and picks up the ears of grain that were left on the field. In AREN, Benjamin Verdonck takes you on a journey to the unproduced or incomplete works in his studio. You can expect to see installations, a cabinet of curiosities, and a miniature theatre.

Els Dietvorst, Dirk Roofthooft & Aurelie Di Marino

MEMENTO MORI! !IROM OTNEMEM

theatre

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

theatre

Thu 21.02 - Sat 23.02.19

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 is performed by the Brussels-based actress Aurelie Di Marino. You can expect a theatre evening about fragility and transience, but also about universal themes like individualization, globalization, the relationship between humanity and nature, and migration.

Philippe Quesne

Crash Park

theatre

Crash Park
Crash Park

theatre

Fri 22.02 - Sat 23.02.19

Since time immemorial, the idea of an island as a place of infinite possibilities has been a source of inspiration for writers and artists. In Crash Park, theatre-maker Philippe Quesne has written his own robinsonade. When the survivors of a plane crash emerge from the wreckage, they encounter the bizarre bestiary on a desert island. Epic scenes alternate with musical intermezzos, while this contemporary fable spotlights the greatness and the failings of the human race.

Faustin Linyekula

Histoire(s) du Théâtre II

theatre dance

Histoire(s) du Théâtre II
Histoire(s) du Théâtre II

theatre

Fri 01.03 - Sat 02.03.19

What is theatre? What do emotions and history signify on the stage? Faustin Linyekula shows his personal perspective on the history of dance and theatre in Africa. To what extent does the past define the present and even the future? Accompanied by music by Ray Lema, he challenges the basic techniques of “real theatre”.

Tristero & Kassys

HET SCRIPT

theatre

HET SCRIPT
HET SCRIPT

theatre

Fri 29.03 - Sat 30.03.19

Six actors on the stage and only one solo. There are no leading or secondary roles, but six simultaneous interpretations of the same script. How strictly will each actor comply with the stage directions? Will they allow one another a place in the spotlight? The Script simultaneously focuses on the existential loneliness that you sometimes feel in a group. How is it possible to be so similar and yet live ‘side by side’?

Maatschappij Discordia

L'Amour Duras

theatre

L'Amour Duras
L'Amour Duras

theatre

Thu 02.05 - Fri 03.05.19

Following the Weiblicher Akt series Maatschappij Discordia is launching a series about Love as it is described by women. In this first part, the company is exploring the work of Marguerite Duras (1914-1996). They let fragments from Duras’ novels resonate with personal stories to create a unique sketch of what love is and can be.

Thomas Bellinck / ROBIN

Simple as ABC #3: The Wild Hunt

theatre

Simple as ABC #3: The Wild Hunt
Simple as ABC #3: The Wild Hunt

theatre

Tue 21.05 - Tue 28.05.19

Aristotle wrote that hunting humans is an art, to be practised against others who were destined by nature to be governed. To what extent has his text influenced thinking and justified violence over the centuries? Mixing object theatre and sound installation, Simple as ABC #3: The Wild Hunt will try to piece together a many-voiced portrait of today’s humanhunt. 

Guy Cassiers & ARSENAAL

Bagaar

theatre

Bagaar
Bagaar

theatre

Fri 07.06 - Sat 08.06.19

In the film Coup de torchon (1981), Bertrand Tavernier sketches a universe without God, in which the concepts of good and evil have no solid foundation. For this adaptation, Guy Cassiers is collaborating with the theatre collective LAZARUS. You can expect a combination between precise staging and rowdy playfulness, between literary seriousness and apparent flightiness.

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.

Laura van Dolron & de KOE

Een antwoord op alle vragen

theatre

Een antwoord op alle vragen
Een antwoord op alle vragen

theatre

Thu 17.01 - Fri 18.01.19

They’ve had enough of lonely nights onstage, so Laura van Dolron and Willem de Wolf from the KOE want to answer all your questions. The actors search and struggle, assisted by two musicians. Every evening, this results in a live philosophical theatre concert full of poetry, thought, action, hope and despair…and ultimately there is perhaps one answer that transcends all questions.