#daredevil

Are you brave enough for these uncompromising creative spirits?

Gisèle Vienne

CROWD

dance music

CROWD
CROWD

production

Fri 26.01 - Sat 27.01.18

Starting with rituals and celebrations – from the archaic to the contemporary – Gisèle Vienne brings a group of 15 youngsters together who dance to a DJ set by Peter Rehberg. Contrary to the discourse that labels all violence as barbaric, she looks for manifestations of violence that do play a valuable, positive role in society.

Pieter De Buysser

The After Party

theatre

The After Party
The After Party

production

Wed 07.02.18

Prague Castle, 5 AM. The master of ceremonies appointed by Václav Havel finds an EU commissioner asleep under the conference table. Things clearly got out of hand, but what if this is the morning when things turn out for the best? Pieter De Buysser presents a play about magnanimity and magic, about human failings and the glorious dawn of politics.

the vacuum cleaner

Mental

theatre

Mental
Mental

production

Thu 22.02 - Sat 24.02.18

The Police calls him a Domestic Extremist. The National Health Service has labelled him ‘highly disturbed’ and borderline. He prefers the term Mental. After spending 14 years as an outlaw and in-patient, artist and activist the vacuum cleaner shares an autobiographical performance told through his psychiatric records and police files.

Bashar Murkus / Khashabi Theatre

Other Places

theatre

Other Places
Other Places

production

Wed 28.02.18

What does Palestine mean to the extensive Palestinian diaspora of refugees and self-imposed exiles? Along with five actors, Bashar Murkus suggests a form that connects all these stories in a new kind of Palestinian identity: one that is not tied to a particular territory.

tg STAN, de KOE & Maatschappij Discordia

Atelier

theatre

Atelier
Atelier

production

Wed 28.02 - Sat 03.03.18

Do playwrights – like sculptors and painters – have studios where they turn their ideas into material? Matthias de Koning, Damiaan De Schrijver and Peter Van den Eede construct the fourth wall, and subsequently demolish it again. Welcome to this laboratory of naturalism, realism and hyperrealism!

Nature Theater of Oklahoma & EnKnapGroup

Pursuit of Happiness

dance theatre

Pursuit of Happiness
Pursuit of Happiness

production

Fri 02.03 - Sat 03.03.18

What is happiness? In what dark and remote corners do we have to crawl individually and collectively to find it? Together with dancers from the EnKnapGroup, Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper have created a bizarre, painful and hilarious horror comedy about voracious expansion in the Wild West and all the violence that ensued as a result.

Samira Elagoz

Cock, Cock… Who’s There?

performance

Cock, Cock… Who’s There?
Cock, Cock… Who’s There?

production

Tue 06.03 - Wed 07.03.18

Cock, Cock… Who's There? is an unsettling and gripping report by a young woman who researches intimacy and violence. Armed with her camera, Samira Elagoz sheds light on the online manipulation of bodies, while cleverly subverting typical gender dynamics on the internet.

Juli Apponen

Life is hard and then you die – part 3

lecture performance

Life is hard and then you die – part 3
Life is hard and then you die – part 3

production

Wed 07.03 - Thu 08.03.18

Juli Apponen exposes an autobiography of her body. Inevitably, it is about identity, sex and gender. The result is a collage of unspeakable pain, anatomical reports of far too many operations, and bureaucratic adventures. Who or what determines who or what you are? This compelling lecture performance will satisfy your curiosity, perhaps even more than you would actually like.

Mette Ingvartsen

21 Pornographies

dance performance

21 Pornographies
21 Pornographies

production

Fri 09.03 - Sat 10.03.18

Based on the assumption that pornography permeates our society, Mette Ingvartsen seeks to question its mechanisms. She focuses on various characteristics of the pornographic: from its cruelty to its clinical precision and violence, but also its expressions of pleasure, excitement, and thrill. By mixing physical action with narrative descriptions, a speculative choreography is created.

Ligia Lewis

minor matter

dance

minor matter
minor matter

production

Fri 09.03 - Sat 10.03.18

In minor matter, Ligia Lewis draws upon visual and conceptual metaphors relating to blackness. Continuing her ongoing engagement with embodiment while interrogating the social inscriptions of the body, minor matter poses questions about the black body within the frame of the black box.

Christophe Meierhans

Trial of Money

theatre performance

Trial of Money
Trial of Money

production

Wed 18.04 - Thu 19.04.18

Trial of Money does what it promises: to turn the theatre into a courtroom in which the financial system is put on trial. If ‘money rules the world’, can we not call it to account for how it uses this position of power? Consider this your invitation to become a jury member.

Jan Fabre

Belgian Rules/Belgium Rules

theatre

Belgian Rules/Belgium Rules
Belgian Rules/Belgium Rules

production

Fri 20.04 - Sat 21.04.18

Just like Fellini made Roma – an ode to his city – Jan Fabre is celebrating his own complex, crazy country. He is doing so in the most appropriate language to capture the spirit of this slippery state: the language of the theatre and of images. With an international cast of performers and musicians, he goes in search of Belgian identity. Raymond van het Groenewoud has written a series of anthems, while author Johan de Boose wrote the text.

DD Dorvillier & Sébastien Roux/human future dance corps

Only One of Many

dance

Only One of Many
Only One of Many

production

Fri 27.04 - Sat 28.04.18

How does your perception of a dance or music sequence change when it is combined with a different choreography or a different musical composition? What meanings, impressions and images are conjured, and what unexpected relationships to listening and looking are stirred?