How to Tell Many Stories?

Storytelling is an ancient tradition found in all cultures. These contemporary performing artists make inventive use of the ingredients of storytelling: voice, role, language, image and interaction.

Ecopolis 2022

Multiple (hi)stories, Multiple futures

colloquium debate conversation

Multiple (hi)stories, Multiple futures
Multiple (hi)stories, Multiple futures
Sat 15.10.22

Social, ecological and economic crises force us to think about a radically different way of living. "The world is not about to end; we are already living with a different world," writes philosopher Bayo Akomolafe, speaker at the eighth edition of Ecopolis where artists, thinkers and doers break open our frames. This year, Ecopolis brings stories that depict an inclusive and sustainable future for this new world.

Tristero

Fluisterbehang / Visite Guidée

theatre

Fluisterbehang / Visite Guidée
Fluisterbehang / Visite Guidée
Tue 04.10 - Sun 23.10.22

“The walls have ears” people sometimes say. But what if they could also speak? For Fluisterbehang, Tristero uncovers the hidden stories stored in the walls of the Schaerbeek residence at 80 Gallaitstraat. During a guided visit you literally listen to the walls of the old building!

Lucas Katangila

La veste du président

dance

La veste du président
La veste du président
Thu 27.10 - Fri 28.10.22

With his political solo The President's Jacket, Congolese dancer, choreographer and activist Lucas Katangila tackles the abuses in eastern Congo. In his choreography balances between supple, flowing movements and a very calculated, sometimes even restrained dance. Until the tension can no longer be held back and the piece erupts, spitting out the violence.

Arkadi Zaides

NECROPOLIS

performance dance

NECROPOLIS
NECROPOLIS
Fri 28.10 - Sat 29.10.22

Arkadi Zaides and his team are building an archive of dead people who were only admitted to Europe as bodies. The performance is an invitation to participate in the sensory discovery of a ghostly virtual territory, to question your sense of accountability and your role as a citizen. 

Lígia Soares

Romance

performance

Romance
Romance
Wed 09.11 - Thu 10.11.22

Romance is an invitation to discover the recognition, repulsion and humor that is created when you allow someone else to be your voice. In an intimate setting, Lígia Soares makes us reflect on how we think as individuals within a group by using ordinary sentences to create connections between herself and audience members.