theatre

Ivana Müller

Conversations out of place

theatre

Conversations out of place
Conversations out of place

production

Wed 21.11 - Thu 22.11.18

In this beautiful philosophical and ecological fable, Ivana Müller reflects on a world dictated by humanity. She starts from our relationship with nature. Four human beings wander around an unusual and slightly absurd universe. The trust, symbiosis, tensions, and ruptures between the four walkers and one mysterious plant create an intriguing ecosystem. Their manipulations, interventions, and the rubbish they leave behind slowly but surely create a Romantic tableau.

Tibaldus & Toneelhuis

Het Huwelijk

theatre

Het Huwelijk
Het Huwelijk

production

Wed 28.11 - Thu 29.11.18

Last season, Tibaldus presented an energetic adaptation of Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy by Witold Gombrowicz at Kaaitheater. They are now staging another play by the Polish author. Tibaldus enhances the musicality of Gombrowicz’ play by connecting textual motifs with Flemish polyphonic melodies. They are again presenting a surprising take on an unconventional repertoire!

Julian Hetzel/CAMPO

All Inclusive

theatre

All Inclusive
All Inclusive

production

Sat 01.12.18

Julian Hetzel questions the aestheticization of violence and the explosive power of images of war. Based on the principle of ‘creation through destruction’, he imported several kilos of war rubble from Syria. In Europe, he transformed this debris into art. In All Inclusive, he juxtaposes art and war, tourists and refugees, and connects reality with imagination.

Thomas Bellinck / ROBIN

Memento Park

theatre

Memento Park
Memento Park

production

Sat 08.12 - Sun 09.12.18

No trouble or expense is being spared during the centenary of the Great War. So what are we commemorating – and especially, why? Using quotations from politicians, marketeers, and re-enactors, Thomas Bellinck exposes the mechanisms behind the centenary. What exactly is the relationship between commemoration, politics, tourism, and big business?

Rokia Traoré

Dream Mandé – Djata

music theatre

Dream Mandé – Djata
Dream Mandé – Djata

production

Fri 14.12.18

Rokia Traoré is an icon of world music. She narrates the epic of King Soundiata Keita, the King who based his power on respect and not on greed or violence, and the unifier of the great 13th-century Mandé Empire. Traoré blends classic songs by the Mandé griots into her narrative. These poets and singers were responsible for a unique form of oral history.

Laura van Dolron & de KOE

Een antwoord op alle vragen

theatre

Een antwoord op alle vragen
Een antwoord op alle vragen

production

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.

Rosas & tg STAN

Quartett

theatre dance

Quartett
Quartett

production

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

production

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

production

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

production

Thu 21.02 - Sat 23.02.19

In MEMENTO MORI!, documentary filmmaker and visual artist Els Dietvorst brings two texts 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

production

Fri 22.02 - Sat 23.02.19

The idea of an island as a place of infinite possibilities has always been a source of inspiration for writers and artists. It can be a place of heroism or of tribulation; of utopia, dystopia, or something in between. In Crash Park, Philippe Quesne has created his own colourful Robinsonade, full of wondrous creatures.

Faustin Linyekula

Histoire(s) du Théâtre II

theatre dance

Histoire(s) du Théâtre II: Eternal Laws of African Dance
Histoire(s) du Théâtre II: Eternal Laws of African Dance

production

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

production

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

production

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

production

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.