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Milo Rau/NTGent

Orestes in Mosul

theatre

Orestes in Mosul
Orestes in Mosul

theatre

Fri 11.10 - Sat 12.10.19

An apparently endless chain of murders and blood feuds: this is the plot of the Oresteia. In Orestes in Mosul, Milo Rau combines the tragedy of tragedies with contemporary political conflicts. How will the chain of violence between the parties in the Syrian-Iraqi civil war and their international allies ever come to an end? With an ensemble of Iraqi and European actors, Rau presents an Oresteia for our time.

Faustin Linyekula

Histoire(s) du Théâtre II

theatre dance

[CANCELLED] Histoire(s) du Théâtre II
[CANCELLED] Histoire(s) du Théâtre II

theatre

Fri 01.03 - Sat 02.03.19

Unfortunately, we have to cancel all shows due to the refusal of visas for the Congolese actors/dancers.

 

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”.

Boyzie Cekwana & Danya Hammoud

[CANCELLED] Bootlegged

dance

[CANCELLED] Bootlegged
[CANCELLED] Bootlegged

dance

Tue 18.12 - Wed 19.12.18

Unfortunately, we have to cancel both shows due to health issues of one of the dancers.

In the American Midwest in the 1880s, white people hid illegal alcohol in their boots when they traded with Native Americans – an effective strategy to neutralize rebellious Native Americans through drunkenness. ‘Bootlegging’ was born. Now we are presenting Bootlegged: an encounter between Boyzie Cekwana and Danya Hammoud: two bodies, two stories, and two histories.

Julian Hetzel/CAMPO

All Inclusive

theatre

All Inclusive
All Inclusive

theatre

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.

Milo Rau / NTGent

Compassion

theatre

Compassion
Compassion

theatre

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. In this semi-documentary double monologue, Els Dottermans and the young French actress Olga Mouak intentionally occupy contradictory terrain. How can we bear the misery of others and why do we look at it?

Michiel Vandevelde & 431

Precarious Pavilions #2 – the new local

Precarious Pavilions #2 – the new local
Precarious Pavilions #2 – the new local

production

Wed 10.10 - Sat 13.10.18

Artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater Michiel Vandevelde is touring four cities with his Precarious Pavilions. In each city, he builds a pavilion with a different artist, each time asking the question: ‘How do we deal with space and architecture in this unstable world?’ For his second pavilion in Brussels, choreographer Michiel Vandevelde and the collective 431 are coming to the Place de la Monnaie.

Anne Collod / Anna Halprin

The Blank Placard Dance, replay

The Blank Placard Dance, replay
The Blank Placard Dance, replay

production

Sat 13.10.18

A day before the municipal elections, a parade of people dressed in white marches through Brussels. They wear white placards with no slogans. American choreographer Anna Halprin created Blank Placard Dance in 1967 as a protest against the Vietnam War. Anne Collod recreates this performance with participants from Brussels.

Kevin Trappeniers

AntennA

installation

AntennA
AntennA

installation

Tue 09.10.18

Never have so many messages been sent into the world or have we ever been as reachable. But do we still really talk to each other – or only to ourselves and our devices? In AntennA, Kevin Trappeniers constructs an antenna that is several metres high, creating a new, silent space. What might the content of this new void be?

Milo Rau/NTGent

Orestes in Mosul

theatre

Orestes in Mosul
Orestes in Mosul

theatre

Fri 11.10 - Sat 12.10.19

An apparently endless chain of murders and blood feuds: this is the plot of the Oresteia. In Orestes in Mosul, Milo Rau combines the tragedy of tragedies with contemporary political conflicts. How will the chain of violence between the parties in the Syrian-Iraqi civil war and their international allies ever come to an end? With an ensemble of Iraqi and European actors, Rau presents an Oresteia for our time.

Faustin Linyekula

Histoire(s) du Théâtre II

theatre dance

[GEANNULEERD] Histoire(s) du Théâtre II
[GEANNULEERD] Histoire(s) du Théâtre II

theatre

Fri 01.03 - Sat 02.03.19

Unfortunately, we have to cancel all shows due to the refusal of visas for the Congolese actors/dancers.

 

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”.

Boyzie Cekwana & Danya Hammoud

[GEANNULEERD] Bootlegged

dance

[GEANNULEERD] Bootlegged
[GEANNULEERD] Bootlegged

dance

Tue 18.12 - Wed 19.12.18

Unfortunately, we have to cancel both shows due to health issues of one of the dancers.

In the American Midwest in the 1880s, white people hid illegal alcohol in their boots when they traded with Native Americans – an effective strategy to neutralize rebellious Native Americans through drunkenness. ‘Bootlegging’ was born. Now we are presenting Bootlegged: an encounter between Boyzie Cekwana and Danya Hammoud: two bodies, two stories, and two histories.

Julian Hetzel/CAMPO

All Inclusive

theatre

All Inclusive
All Inclusive

theatre

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.

Milo Rau / NTGent

Compassion

theatre

Compassion
Compassion

theatre

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. In this semi-documentary double monologue, Els Dottermans and the young French actress Olga Mouak intentionally occupy contradictory terrain. How can we bear the misery of others and why do we look at it?

Michiel Vandevelde & 431

Precarious Pavilions #2 – The New Local

Precarious Pavilions #2 – The New Local
Precarious Pavilions #2 – The New Local

production

Wed 10.10 - Sat 13.10.18

Artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater Michiel Vandevelde is touring four cities with his Precarious Pavilions. In each city, he builds a pavilion with a different artist, each time asking the question: ‘How do we deal with space and architecture in this unstable world?’ For his second pavilion in Brussels, choreographer Michiel Vandevelde and the collective 431 are coming to the Place de la Monnaie.

Anne Collod / Anna Halprin

The Blank Placard Dance, replay

The Blank Placard Dance, replay
The Blank Placard Dance, replay

production

Sat 13.10.18

A day before the municipal elections, a parade of people dressed in white marches through Brussels. They wear white placards with no slogans. American choreographer Anna Halprin created Blank Placard Dance in 1967 as a protest against the Vietnam War. Anne Collod recreates this performance with participants from Brussels.

Kevin Trappeniers

AntennA

installation

AntennA
AntennA

installation

Tue 09.10.18

Never have so many messages been sent into the world or have we ever been as reachable. But do we still really talk to each other – or only to ourselves and our devices? In AntennA, Kevin Trappeniers constructs an antenna that is several metres high, creating a new, silent space. What might the content of this new void be?