#cometogether

The boundary between spectator and performer fades

The Monastery

A-LIFE 21/06

ritual

A-LIFE 21/06
A-LIFE 21/06

ritual

Thu 21.06.18

The Monastery is coming to the Kaaistudios for the fourth time, to close the RE:RITE season with a final day of rituals. You can join this experimental spiritual urban community for one ritual or for the whole day, to become conscious of your entire being and of everything going on around you. The rituals during this closing event are focused on ‘Buying Time’: how can we redefine our approach to time and our perception of public space.

The Monastery

A-LIFE 21/09

ritual

A-LIFE 21/09
A-LIFE 21/09

ritual

Thu 21.09.17

In the whirlwind of work, relationships, deadlines and discussions, we sometimes get distracted from the most important things in life: feeling alive and being conscious of our entire being and everything around you. The Monastery is an experimental spiritual urban community that aims to do exactly that: by performing daily rituals and making every action an intense experience.

The Monastery

A-LIFE 21/12

ritual

A-LIFE 21/12
A-LIFE 21/12

ritual

Thu 21.12.17

For the second time this season, The Monastery is coming to the Kaaistudios with A-LIFE, a ritual day that is patterned to the rhythm of the seasons. This time, the urban monks guide you through the transition from autumn to winter.

The Monastery

A-LIFE 9>10/03

ritual

A-LIFE 9>10/03
A-LIFE 9>10/03

ritual

Fri 09.03 - Sat 10.03.18

The Monastery is returning to the Kaaistudios – which has become a familiar environment – for a special, two-day event. This time, A-LIFE combines the celebration of spring with the queerness of practice during an experimental monastic happening for women, men, and those who have left this binary far behind. Expect a monastic day in silence – with the occasional rave – in which you deconstruct and deepen the aesthetics of the monk.

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’.

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.'

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.

Third Space / Lotte van den Berg

Dying Together

performance

Dying Together
Dying Together

performance

Sat 16.03 - Sun 17.03.19

‘Death deserves our attention, not our fear. In this work, I hope to create a space in which we as a group can explore situations in which people die together.’ You take part in a physically performed thought experiment: with respect for the often true stories on which the scenes are based, human connections are unraveled and revealed.

Helena Dietrich & Janneke Raaphorst

Elastic Habitat

installation performance

Elastic Habitat
Elastic Habitat

installation

Tue 06.03 - Thu 08.03.18

Elastic Habitat is an immersive installation – you could call it a kind of playground – that invites you to explore, touch, and even carry textile sculptures. You literally inhabit an imaginary body and thus have the time to explore your own identity in an uninhibited, sensory, intuitive way.

Suze Milius/House Crying Yellow Tears

HUIS

theatre

HUIS
HUIS

theatre

Fri 10.11 - Sun 26.11.17

Imagine that you could be somebody else just for a moment. In HOUSE, you are invited to an unknown location. Due to the unexpected situations in which you find yourself, as a viewer you can no longer continue to observe things from the side-lines: there is no place to hide. Without any coercion but in a completely natural, surreal way, you become part of a new ‘home’.

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.

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