#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!

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?

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.

Anna Rispoli

Close Encounters

performance

Close Encounters
Close Encounters

performance

Sat 13.11 - Sun 14.11.21

Over the course of one year, pupils from two secondary schools in Brussels met every month: they became The Class. Along with Anna Rispoli, they talked about the relationship between authority, intimacy and love. In Close Encounters, a voice leads you in acting out a conversation with one of the young co-authors. It is a conversation that took place a long time ago, but which simultaneously occurs again in a new and intimate encounter.

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 get your hands on a script?

Katrien Oosterlinck

Tactile Talk

performance

Tactile Talk
Tactile Talk

performance

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 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.

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.

Vera Tussing & MP4 Quartet

Tactile Quartet(s)

dance music

Tactile Quartet(s)
Tactile Quartet(s)

dance

Sat 19.10 - Sun 20.10.19

Vera Tussing invites the string quartet Quatuor MP4 to join four dancers onstage for a playful encounter between movement and sound. 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!

deufert&plischke

Bal Populaire (5-99y)

dance

Bal Populaire (5-99y)
Bal Populaire (5-99y)

dance

Sat 27.04.19

deufert&plischke are coming to Brussels for three weeks to collect ‘letters to dance’. To end the project with a bang, they are inviting you to a veritable Bal Populaire. The collection of favourite dance moves is the basis for a great party with live music. While everybody dances, you will hear and see a selection of the best ‘Letters to Dance’.