#EmpowerHer

A performance with feminist content

Mothers & Daughters

Slamposium

Slam performance

Slamposium
Slamposium

Slam

Fri 15.10 - Sat 16.10.21

The feminist and lesbian bar Mothers & Daughters occupies the Kaaistudios with Slamposium: an international feminist and queer slam event bringing together the flourishing slam scene in Brussels and Belgium with slam performers from other parts of Europe and from around the world. Hold on for two days of poetry, performance, workshops, music, laughter and much more.

Marialena Marouda, The Oceanographies Institute, Alexis Pauline Gumbs & others

Songing With Our Ancestors: Hydrofeminisms

talk

Songing With Our Ancestors: Hydrofeminisms
Songing With Our Ancestors: Hydrofeminisms

talk

Tue 25.01.22

This last session in our Series of More-Than-Human Encounters is entirely devoted to oceanic storytelling in kinship with hydrofeminism. This form of feminism is particularly sensitive towards watery creatures and our solidarity with them. It is also inspired by music and song-making practice – songings –, believing them to be a means of interspecies community creation and resistance.

Ana Pi

The Divine Cypher

dance

The Divine Cypher
The Divine Cypher

dance

Thu 10.02 - Fri 11.02.22

Choreographer and urban dance researcher Ana Pi returns to Kaaitheater with a performative and cinematic creation on Haitian sacred dances. This creation brings Ana Pi into dialogue with experimental filmmaker Maya Deren, Haitian popular cultures, the ancestral sacred movements of the Voodoo and Candomblé cultures, celebrating their pioneering spirit and power.

Mophradat

Read the room

dance performance

Read the room
Read the room

dance

Thu 24.03 - Sat 26.03.22

Read the Room is the kick-off of a biennial collaboration between Mophradat and Kaaitheater. For three days you are invited for a programme around 'the mother'. It is built around a series of monologues and dialogues, screenings, workshops, and all of this swinging on live music.

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods

Solos and duets

dance performance

Solos and duets
Solos and duets

dance

Thu 21.04 - Sat 23.04.22

You see writhing bodies in a desolate landscape, hands and a head moving to the rhythm of an explosive drum solo, and a playful duet in which two women take control of the spectator's gaze. Meg Stuart creates an evening in which four dancers perform existing solos and duets, combined with fragments from full-length performances. All to live music. An excellent opportunity to journey through Stuart's oeuvre, which continues to grow, live and transform.

buren

SPARE TIME WORK

performance music

SPARE TIME WORK
SPARE TIME WORK

performance

Sat 04.06.22

In this playful sci-fi park, the buren collective analyses the social and economic forces that regulate ‘free time’ and ‘work’ in our Western society. In an associative narrative, the makers link personal memories to the history of free time and labour, and to the evolution of women’s labour in Belgium and abroad.

Khadija El Kharraz Alami

The Waves

theatre

The Waves
The Waves

theatre

Tue 07.06 - Wed 08.06.22

The Waves is a ritual, a manifesto, an immersive experience in which feminine beauty, vulnerability and pain are central. On the wave of a feminine energy, a physical space is created in which the five players dare to look traumas of oppression and abuse of power in the eye and finally bury them and leave them behind. An urgent and uncompromising theatrical experience.

Betty Tchomanga

Mascarades

dance

Mascarades
Mascarades

dance

Fri 03.09 - Sat 04.09.21

This dance solo by Betty Tchomanga evolves around the mythological figure of Mami Wata (‘Mammy Water’). She is a goddess of water, a figure from the depths of night, infused with power and sexuality. This stranded mermaid faces the people watching her. This mermaid jumps. Jumps to resist. Jumps to reach. Jumps to become. Jumps to die. Jumps to exist.