theatre

Jan Fabre

Belgian Rules/Belgium Rules

theatre

Belgian Rules/Belgium Rules
Belgian Rules/Belgium Rules

production

Fri 20.04 - Sat 21.04.18

Just like Fellini made Roma – an ode to his city – Jan Fabre is celebrating his own complex, crazy country. He is doing so in the most appropriate language to capture the spirit of this slippery state: the language of the theatre and of images. With an international cast of performers and musicians, he goes in search of Belgian identity. Raymond van het Groenewoud has written a series of anthems, while author Johan de Boose wrote the text.

El Conde de Torrefiel

LA PLAZA

theatre

LA PLAZA
LA PLAZA

production

Sat 05.05 - Wed 09.05.18

El Conde de Torrefiel is one of the recent revelations at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts. The duo creates visual performances in which hyper-realistic tableaux are juxtaposed with incisive texts – a mix of history, current affairs, and futurism. LA PLAZA treats the stage as a square: a public space in which banal, everyday activities in today’s Europe occur, but where disquieting scenes of the future also play out.

Inne Goris

Ons Huis lijkt op een Walvis (5+)

theatre

Ons Huis lijkt op een Walvis (5+)
Ons Huis lijkt op een Walvis (5+)

production

Sat 19.05 - Sun 20.05.18

Thirteen children, a theatre director, an author, a scenographer, and a costume designer welcome you to a house that is the final result of a long-term collaboration between Inne Goris and Imelda Primary School Molenbeek. What is the place of art in daily school life?

Toshiki Okada

Five Days in March – Re-creation

theatre

 Five Days in March – Re-creation
 Five Days in March – Re-creation

production

Wed 23.05 - Sat 26.05.18

Joining the American-British invasion of Iraq in 2003 was Japan’s first military engagement since WWII. Historic peace marches took place in Tokyo, and many of the protesters were young people. In Five Days in March, a number of characters voice their deeply personal concerns. The image they sketch of their personal, everyday lives in Tokyo stands in sharp contrast to their public participation in the demonstrations. In this adaptation of his original 2007 creation, Toshiki Okada sketches a generation of young people who have lost their way.

tg STAN & de KOE

My Dinner with André

theatre

My Dinner with André
My Dinner with André

production

Fri 15.06 - Sat 16.06.18

In My Dinner with André Damiaan De Schrijver and Peter Van den Eede sit down for a four-course meal. While one is a sober-minded humanist, the other holds forth about his extraordinary spiritual experiences. The result is a hilarious conversation about their conflicting personal philosophies, about life, and especially about the theatre. Don’t miss the 20th anniversary of this cult production!

Lucinda Ra

Grondwerk

theatre performance

Grondwerk
Grondwerk

production

Fri 22.06 - Sun 24.06.18

To close the season, the occasional collective Lucinda Ra is organizing an open studio for three days. You are free to come in and out, join the conversations, or just to listen and watch the music, animated films, short presentations, and visual work. The kitchen – which forms the heart of the project – will be open throughout and is free. You can contribute your own ingredients: a ticket for Grondwerk costs 250 grams of food.

Christophe Meierhans

Trials of Money

theatre performance

Trials of Money
Trials of Money

production

Wed 18.04 - Thu 19.04.18

Trials of Money turns the theatre into a court of justice which does not yet exist. You’re invited to take part in the Special Tribunal for Semi-Human Persons in order to undertake the trial of the thing called ‘money’. The trial is conducted as a collective exercise: while the performers deliver their testimonies, they will respond to any question the audience has. Should money be found guilty, it leaves us with a very problematic question: what could be a just sentence?