theatre

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

Prague Castle, 5 AM. The master of ceremonies appointed by Václav Havel finds an EU commissioner asleep under the conference table. Things clearly got out of hand, but what if this is the morning when things turn out for the best? Pieter De Buysser presents a play about magnanimity and magic, about human failings and the glorious dawn of politics.

Inne Goris/LOD muziektheater & HETPALEIS

Huis (8+)

installation theatre

Huis (8+)
Huis (8+)

production

Thu 15.02 - Fri 16.02.18

As soon as you walk into House, you will discover things that usually remain hidden behind façades. Wearing headphones, you can explore the space at your own pace. Inne Goris has created a deeply personal installation/production for both adults and children about the dark corners of life. And about how everyone tries to deal with them in their own way.

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!

the vacuum cleaner

Mental

theatre

Mental
Mental

production

Thu 22.02 - Sat 24.02.18

The Police calls him a Domestic Extremist. The National Health Service has labelled him ‘highly disturbed’ and borderline. He prefers the term Mental. After spending 14 years as an outlaw and in-patient, artist and activist the vacuum cleaner shares an autobiographical performance told through his psychiatric records and police files.

Bashar Murkus / Khashabi Theatre

Other Places

theatre

Other Places
Other Places

production

Wed 28.02.18

What does Palestine mean to the extensive Palestinian diaspora of refugees and self-imposed exiles? Along with five actors, Bashar Murkus suggests a form that connects all these stories in a new kind of Palestinian identity: one that is not tied to a particular territory.

tg STAN, de KOE & Maatschappij Discordia

Atelier

theatre

Atelier
Atelier

production

Wed 28.02 - Sat 03.03.18

Do playwrights – like sculptors and painters – have studios where they turn their ideas into material? Matthias de Koning, Damiaan De Schrijver and Peter Van den Eede construct the fourth wall, and subsequently demolish it again. Welcome to this laboratory of naturalism, realism and hyperrealism!

Nature Theater of Oklahoma & EnKnapGroup

Pursuit of Happiness

dance theatre

Pursuit of Happiness
Pursuit of Happiness

production

Fri 02.03 - Sat 03.03.18

What is happiness? In what dark and remote corners do we have to crawl individually and collectively to find it? Together with dancers from the EnKnapGroup, Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper have created a bizarre, painful and hilarious horror comedy about voracious expansion in the Wild West and all the violence that ensued as a result.

Benjamin Verdonck

Song for Gigi

theatre

Song for Gigi
Song for Gigi

production

Thu 15.03 - Sun 18.03.18

In this visual elegy, Benjamin Verdonck plays the role of a sceneshifter who initiates the transformation of images but then gets lost in them. This time, he is accompanied by two musicians.

Dolores Bouckaert

Galop

performance theatre

Galop
Galop

production

Tue 20.03 - Thu 22.03.18

Galop tells the bizarre story of the life cycle of a body in ten tableaux. Dolores Bouckaert’s co-stars in this solo are a bed, ten record players, and – via film and audio – a fast and powerful horse. The two are one another’s opposites until they become interchangeable, when the horse’ gallop coincides with the rhythm of her heartbeat.

Emke Idema

STRANGER

theatre

STRANGER
STRANGER

production

Wed 28.03.18

Step into a playful and probing social laboratory. STRANGER is a life-sized board game that explores first impressions. Can you share with others the thoughts you have when you see an unknown face?

Emke Idema

THIS CAN'T HAPPEN

theatre

THIS CAN'T HAPPEN
THIS CAN'T HAPPEN

production

Thu 29.03.18

In a stimulating theatrical game, you as the audience explore the limits of the imaginable, beyond what is true, good, or politically correct. Can the most cheerful, strange, improbable, and wild fantasies influence the world that we share together? The stakes in the game? To make time and space for our own imagination.

Jan Lauwers & Needcompany

War and Turpentine

theatre

War and Turpentine
War and Turpentine

production

Tue 27.03 - Fri 30.03.18

Just before he died, Stefan Hertmans’ grandfather gave him several full notebooks. The author read about an impoverished youth in Ghent, horrific experiences as a soldier at the front during WWI, and a great love who died young. Years of fascination for his grandfather’s life eventually led Hertmans to write War and Turpentine. Jan Lauwers is now presenting a theatre adaptation of the gripping epic.

Christophe Meierhans

Trial of Money

theatre performance

Trial of Money
Trial of Money

production

Wed 18.04 - Thu 19.04.18

Trial of Money does what it promises: to turn the theatre into a courtroom in which the financial system is put on trial. If ‘money rules the world’, can we not call it to account for how it uses this position of power? Consider this your invitation to become a jury member.