theatre

Katja Dreyer

Ophelia comes to Brooklyn

theatre

Ophelia comes to Brooklyn
Ophelia comes to Brooklyn

production

Tue 25.09 - Wed 26.09.18

Ophelia Comes to Brooklyn is a theatre script that Antje Katcher wrote in 1982. In 1967, when she was 20 years old, she emigrated from a small German town to New York City. When she died in 2014, she left an inheritance for her niece: Katja Dreyer. Now, by staging Ophelia Comes to Brooklyn, three actors are attempting to decipher that play and Antje’s life itself.

Kuiperskaai

Hamlet

theatre

Hamlet
Hamlet

production

Sat 29.09.18

The young director Lisaboa Houbrechts is tackling Hamlet. She has opted for the female perspective, focusing on the destructive relationship between Hamlet and his mother Queen Gertrude. Houbrechts primarily aims to illustrate Gertrude’s innocence and thus to show the iconic play in a radically different light.

Laila Soliman & Stacy Hardy

Museum of Lungs

theatre

Museum of Lungs
Museum of Lungs

production

Wed 03.10 - Thu 04.10.18

In Museum of Lungs, author and performer Stacy Hardy talks about her life with TBC, about the years before the diagnosis, and about her treatments since. She combines intimate, personal testimonies with historical archival materials. Together with musicians Neo Muyanga and Nancy Mounir, director Laila Soliman and Hardy also show how vulnerability and disease can initiate resistance and change.

Jan Decorte / Bloet

Hamlet 0.2

theatre

Hamlet 0.2
Hamlet 0.2

production

Fri 05.10 - Sat 06.10.18

With the help of the youngest generation of theatre performers, Jan Decorte and Sigrid Vinks explore Hamlet in depth. By recycling all the different versions, they create a new Hamletmachine, but this is one for the 21st century. Using fragments and scraps of texts from the past, Decorte redefines the primal conflicts of human existence.

Tine Van Aerschot / Trevor

Het betreft liefde

theatre

Het betreft liefde
Het betreft liefde

production

Wed 17.10 - Thu 18.10.18

Tine Van Aerschot is presenting a show about love. The love of the child, the adult, and the old person. The love between the three actresses: Lois Brochez, Sara De Roo, and Dounia Mahammed. The love for the infinite beauty of the world around us. The texts are based on conversations that she had with children and adults. But remarkable love stories from the past and from literature also have their place.

Milo Rau / NTGent

Compassion

theatre

Compassion
Compassion

production

Fri 09.11 - Sat 10.11.18

Milo Rau and his team travel to the political hotspots of the age: the Mediterranean refugee routes from the Middle East and the areas affected by the Congolese Civil War. This is a semi-documentary double monologue that consciously navigates conflicting terrain: how can we bear the misery of others and why do we look at it?

Kuno Bakker & Mokhallad Rasem

De verse tijd

theatre

De verse tijd
De verse tijd

production

Thu 15.11 - Fri 16.11.18

Two theatre makers. One from Bagdad, the other from Amsterdam. Together, they perform nine miniatures which together form on theatre evening. It is the search of two wandering souls for common ground, rooted in the Great Themes. De verse tijd is an encounter between two men who are sometimes diametrically opposed, but who can also be fraternally supportive.

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.

Annie Dorsen

The Great Outdoors

theatre

The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors

production

Thu 22.11 - Sun 25.11.18

Annie Dorsen takes you on a sublime journey through the digital infinity in the dark of an inflatable planetarium. A lone performer reads texts culled from comments on the internet. Gradually, fragments of narrative emerge from the online chatter.

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

Everybody will remember the photos and videos showing iconoclasts in Iraq and Syria destroying iconic monuments. These images do not only show destruction, but especially also an aspect of strategic warfare. All Inclusive juxtaposes art and war and tourists and refugees, and connects reality and imagination. This production will guide you through an imagined universe – an extension of the battlefield – where reality hits back.

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. And yet, ‘the war to end all wars’ did not keep its promise. Far from it. We are still hopping from one armistice to the next Armageddon. So what are we commemorating – and especially, why?

Rokia Traoré

Dream Mandé – Djata

music theatre

Dream Mandé – Djata
Dream Mandé – Djata

production

Fri 14.12.18

In Dream Mandé – Djata, Rokia Traore narrates the epic of King Soundiata Keita, 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. It is thanks to them that the story of Soundiata Keita survives. The King based his power on respect and not on greed or violence.

Boyzie Cekwana & Danya Hammoud

Bootlegged

theatre dance

Bootlegged
Bootlegged

production

Tue 18.12 - Wed 19.12.18

Welcome to Kakfontein, where the kingdom lies in ruins. In The Last King of Kakfontein, Boyzie Cekwana reacts to the rise of populist rulers in his native South Africa and in the rest of the world. This is a reflection on a world in flux, that is being destroyed by a dearth of ideas.

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.