theatre

Kheireddine Lardjam

FIÈVRES

theatre

FIÈVRES
FIÈVRES

theatre

Fri 21.02 - Sat 22.02.20

FIÈVRES is the story of the small streams that coalesced to form the tempestuous torrent of the popular uprising in Algeria in February 2019. Starting from the actual events of the revolution, the author Mustafa Benfodil sketches a universal portrait of resistance and the indisputable role played in it by women.

Khadija El Kharraz Alami / Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam

Nu ben ik Medea

theatre

Nu ben ik Medea
Nu ben ik Medea

theatre

Wed 11.03 - Thu 12.03.20

In this personal performance, Khadija El Kharraz Alami blends perspectives from Euripides’ Medea with her own story about growing up between both the Western and the Moroccan world – and about the clash of forces within the self.

Faustin Linyekula/NTGent

Histoire(s) du théâtre II

theatre dance

Histoire(s) du théâtre II
Histoire(s) du théâtre II

theatre

Fri 13.03 - Sat 14.03.20

1974, Zaire. In the Fight of the Century, Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman. Mobutu Sese Seko founded the National Ballet of Zaire. Fast forward to 2019. Faustin Linyekula has created a production in which he reflects on key moments in the history of theatre. Along with three members of the Congolese National Ballet and actors Papy Maurice Mbwiti and Oscar van Rompay, he explores what the young Congolese state could have become.

FC Bergman

JR

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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.

Remah Jabr

Broken Shapes

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Broken Shapes
Broken Shapes

theatre

Fri 20.03 - Sat 21.03.20

A young woman in a city that has been occupied for decades. On the day of her father’s funeral, she discovers his architectural drawings. Broken Shapes is a hybrid theatrical experience between installation, video and performance that explores how physical surroundings affect us mentally. Onstage we see one actress, her words are supported and interrupted by the visual interventions around her.

Tristero

Iemand van ons

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Iemand van ons
Iemand van ons

theatre

Thu 26.03 - Wed 01.04.20

For this ‘remake’ of Iemand van ons (2005), Tristero has mobilized a seasoned cast with plenty of life experience. Reinhilde Decleir, Mark Verstraete, Janine Bischops, Bob De Moor, Kristin Arras and Kris Smet all get into a big bed together and talk about politics, love and life. With a great sense of humour, they ask one another personal questions, listen, toss and turn on the bed, and reveal their inner selves.

Gorges Ocloo

Moby Dick

music theatre

Moby Dick
Moby Dick

music

Sat 04.04.20

For this adaptation of Moby Dick, Gorges Ocloo called on Ben Okri, who adapted the novel into a magic-realist story about the gulf between high and low, rich and poor. Josse De Pauw and the soprano Nobulumko Mngxekeza-Nziramasanga take to the stage to perform an energized and jazzy opera about the need for rapprochement in an increasingly polarized society.

Maatschappij Discordia & de Roovers

Liebe Jelinek

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Liebe Jelinek
Liebe Jelinek

theatre

Wed 29.04 - Thu 30.04.20

Looking for insights about love, Maatschappij Discordia decided to consult Elfriede Jelinek. While last season, Marguerite Duras accompanied them in a lifelong attempt to articulate the first experience of love, with Jelinek, Discordia has immediately encountered provocation. What is the image that this author – a virtuoso at unmasking clichés – sketches of love… and the female experience of love?

Joost Vandecasteele

Culturo Says No

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Culturo Says No
Culturo Says No

theatre

Tue 05.05 - Wed 06.05.20

‘I resist the laziness of resistance. I am disgusted by how rage imagines itself to be a valid argument. I am ashamed of the dullness of the screamers. After Otaku, In Onaanvaardbare Staat and Habeus Corpus Joost Vandecasteele is returning with this new solo.

Encyclopédie de la parole

Suite n° 4

theatre music

Suite n° 4
Suite n° 4

theatre

Tue 19.05 - Sun 24.05.20

In the first part of Suite n° 4, recognizable and anonymous voices overlap as though they were coming from different acoustic spaces. In the second part, the voices are accompanied by eight musicians from Ictus. The Encyclopédie de la parole collective presents a performance about absence, like an opera without singers or a theatre without actors. For 150 minutes, you hear a thousand concrete situations in more than 30 languages.

Benjamin Verdonck

De tijger eet de zebra en de vogel vliegt verschrikt weg

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De tijger eet de zebra en de vogel vliegt verschrikt weg
De tijger eet de zebra en de vogel vliegt verschrikt weg

theatre

Fri 19.06 - Sat 20.06.20

Benjamin Verdonck builds and operates an unusual planetarium of sticky tape, ropes and cardboard.

Kris Verdonck / A Two Dogs Company

Act

theatre installation

ACT. Johan Leysen plays Beckett
ACT. Johan Leysen plays Beckett

theatre

Thu 13.02 - Sat 15.02.20

This curated Beckett evening presents a surprising mix of forms: a monologue by Johan Leysen; a video lecture by philosopher and mathematician Jean Paul Van Bendegem; and a performative scenography as a possible landscape for a Beckett text. Through this combination, Kris Verdonck explores a fascination that he shares with Beckett, namely technology and the increasing conflict between humans and machines.

tg STAN & Kloppend Hert

Move (on)

theatre

Move (on)
Move (on)

theatre

Thu 13.02 - Sat 15.02.20

The building blocks of Move (on) include the dialogues of the English playwright Dennis Kelly, a dull growling that expresses the sense of uneasiness in our society. Voices will rise above this, such as those of the characters created by the Egyptian author Alaa El Aswani. They speak of corruption, and of the economic, social and religious straitjacket in which they are imprisoned. They blend with voices from the work of the Palestinian Mahmoud Darwish or the Syrian playwright Saadallah Wannous, bursts of wild hope but simultaneously exclamations of shared powerlessness.

Katja Dreyer & Karen Røise Kielland

Cry Me a River. The quest for the source

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Cry Me a River. The quest for the source
Cry Me a River. The quest for the source

theatre

Wed 05.02 - Thu 06.02.20

An expedition to the source of the Styx has taken Karen Røise Kielland and Katja Dreyer to the heart of Greek mythology. They breathe new life into an old myth through numerous encounters with local residents and their stories about the river. The performance begins with multiplicity and chaos, but the closer to the source, the more order and monochrome silence begin to surface.