#ComeTogether

The boundary between spectator and performer fades

Urban Foxes

Urban Conflict Game [+14]

workshop

Urban Conflict Game [+14]
Urban Conflict Game [+14]

workshop

Sat 11.09 - Sat 11.09.21

In the Urban Conflict Game, you are immersed in a role-playing game with several existing cases, issues and conflicts in Brussels and its public space. Funny and challenging chance cards and the different scenarios make the game exciting and unpredictable!

Francesca Grilli

SPARKS 2021

performance

SPARKS 2021
SPARKS 2021

performance

Thu 11.11 - Fri 12.11.21

Francesca Grilli‘s SPARKS 2021 is a participatory project based on a simple act: children read adults their future in the palm of their hand, as a hopeful gesture and as a break with the past. The setup is simple; the kids, mysterious. As an adult, keeping quiet is the most important. Be still, surrender to their power, and open yourself to their visions and reflections.

Rimini Protokoll

Conference of the Absent

theatre

Conference of the Absent
Conference of the Absent

theatre

Wed 08.12 - Thu 09.12.21

In Conference of the Absent, invited experts and speakers do not appear physically on stage, but are embodied by locals who only receive the script at the beginning of the evening. In this performance you will observe how the people of Brussels take on the identity of absent speakers. Without CO2 emissions or bad Skype and Zoom connections, but with all the performative means of the theatre, contradictory propositions about globalisation collide in the theatre space. Maybe you will manage to take on a role?

Katrien Oosterlinck

Tactile Talk

workshop

Tactile Talk
Tactile Talk

workshop

Fri 10.12 - Sat 11.12.21

Tactile Talk invites you into a landscape of foam rocks, where performers guide you through a game. Place a rock, make eye contact, follow, take charge, stand back and watch the image emerge. Tactile Talk is a meeting, a silent conversation about making contact, setting boundaries, noticing what moves us and what moves between us. It is a visual game, and a social choreography in which you investigate distance and proximity.

Jija Sohn

Lands of Concert

dance performance

Lands of Concert
Lands of Concert

dance

Wed 15.12 - Thu 16.12.21

In Lands of Concert, artists Jija Sohn, Andrea Zavala Folache, Lucy Wilke, Julia Reist and Oneka Von Schrader mix performance with workshop. They blur the boundaries between artist and spectator, and opt for radical intimacy. Lands of Concert is based on the CARE principle, which focuses on recognising diversity and acceptance. Together, you will redefine your own position, that of the other, and that of the body as a form of limitation.

Anna Rispoli

Close Encounters

performance

Close Encounters
Close Encounters

performance

Sat 13.11 - Sun 14.11.21

Imagine a world in which we can no longer touch each other. Now imagine that you are a teenager who has to juggle shyness and the hormonal magnetism that your peers exude. Close Encounters is a series of intimate conversations is recorded by a group of teenagers in which they investigates the relation between intimacy, authority, disobedience, and love.

Chokri Ben Chikha & Action Zoo Humain

Flemish Primitives

theatre

Flemish Primitives
Flemish Primitives

theatre

Thu 24.03 - Fri 25.03.22

In Flemish Primitives, Action Zoo Humain shines a new light on flashy talent shows and the social engineering of success. Under the watchful eye of the public, eight young Flemish people – who only share a desire for success and a migrant background – undergo a series of experiments. Who perpetuates the belief in the survival of the fittest?

Vera Tussing

Tactile Quartet(s)

dance music

Tactile Quartet(s)
Tactile Quartet(s)

dance

Fri 29.04 - Sat 30.04.22

Vera Tussing invites the string quartet Quatuor MP4 to join four dancers onstage for a playful encounter between movement and sound. The four musicians play passages from various quartets by Franz Schubert, Anton Dvorak and Florence Price as well as contemporary works by Georg Friedrich Haas and Caroline Shaw. At the point where the orbits of dance and music intersect, you are invited to enter the kaleidoscopic score. Lend a hand, or an arm!

Tools for Action + Floor

Ræv rehearsal*

dance intervention

Ræv rehearsal*
Ræv rehearsal*

dance

Fri 10.09 - Sat 11.09.21

Ræv rehearsal* invites you to rehearse new forms of coming together. Glow shoes, flashing lights, portable audio sculptures, a mobile speaker system and of course: you. These are the ingredients for a new kind of manifestation, a rehearsal in which the participants jointly create a movable light show to a techno beat. How do you get movement patterns going in a crowd? What movements unleash energy and a sense of freedom?

Benjamin Vandewalle

Studio Cité

dance installation

Studio Cité
Studio Cité

dance

Thu 01.01 - Sat 03.10.20

Studio Cité orients, directs, diverts and distorts your view of the world. Step inside a driving mirror cart by yourself, form a dancing circle with your fellow audience members, or stand on the side-lines watching how people with periscopic masks try to find their way. Benjamin Vandewalle organizes an artistic funfair that offers unexpected experiences on Brussels’ squares.

 

Katja Dreyer & Karen Røise Kielland

Cry Me a River. The quest for the source

theatre

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.

Suze Milius/House Crying Yellow Tears

Suze Milius

theatre

TALK SHOW
TALK SHOW

theatre

Wed 22.01.20

The first talk shows aired in the 1950s and they have determined the evening rhythm in many living rooms ever since. But the invention of the internet has definitively pushed the format into decline. In TALK SHOW, Suze Milius bids them farewell. It is both a retrospective and a look ahead into the future, an attempt to ascribe value to everything that gradually disappears, and an ode to the details of our existence.

Boyzie Cekwana & Danya Hammoud

Bootlegged

dance

Bootlegged
Bootlegged

dance

Tue 21.01 - Wed 22.01.20

Across the span of a decade and a half, Boyzie Cekwana and Danya Hammoud have kept a nodding acknowledgement of each other’s trajectories and strategies for survival. Now they come together so they can stand, one next to the other, one on top of the other, turning, bending and entangling around each other. 'We come together so we can both reach down to the top of our boots and take out our bootlegged goods, our smuggled stories.'

Michiel Vandevelde

Human Landscapes I

performance

Human Landscapes I
Human Landscapes I

performance

Thu 28.11 - Sat 30.11.19

In the late 1920s, Nâzım Hikmet introduced free verse to Turkish poetry, and he was thus the first modern Turkish poet. He wrote the majority of Human Landscapes, his magnum opus, while in prison. The five hundred-page epic was only published posthumously, divided into five ‘books’. Michiel Vandevelde staged Book I last year, commissioned by steierische herbst. Book II now follows.

Michiel Vandevelde

Human Landscapes II

performance

Human Landscapes II
Human Landscapes II

performance

Fri 29.11 - Sat 30.11.19

In the late 1920s, Nâzım Hikmet introduced free verse to Turkish poetry, and he was thus the first modern Turkish poet. He wrote the majority of Human Landscapes, his magnum opus, while in prison. The five hundred-page epic was only published posthumously, divided into five ‘books’. Michiel Vandevelde staged Book I last year, commissioned by steierische herbst. Book II now follows.