#ImagineThis

Cross the threshold of these new worlds

Benjamin Vandewalle, Maija Hynninen & HYOID

Journal d’un usager de l’espace

performance music

Journal d’un usager de l’espace
Journal d’un usager de l’espace
Fri 17.09 - Sun 19.09.21

In Journal d'un usager de l'espace, you travel through the Kaaitheater building in a different way. Visible and invisible singers take you from one space to another, immersing you in an ever-changing sound bath. Journal d'un usager de l'espace is an immersion in the ordinary beauty of space, sound, architecture and movement.

Ecopolis 2021

Dare to Care

conversation debate

Dare to Care
Dare to Care
Sun 24.10.21

The global Covid crisis brought healthcare into the spotlight. But care extends beyond the strictly medical: it includes everything we do to preserve and restore the world. Can care be a new starting point, based on connectedness and generosity? Can care, as an emancipatory principle, underpin politics and economics? Ecopolis 2021 makes room for these questions, and many more, during a day of lectures, conversations, workshops, literature and performance.

Francesca Grilli

SPARKS 2021

performance

SPARKS 2021
SPARKS 2021
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.

Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki / fieldworks

gone here (yet) to come

performance dance

gone here (yet) to come
gone here (yet) to come
Thu 03.02 - Fri 04.02.22

How does one make darkness tangible? Which other realities, encounters and connections become possible in the dark? gone here (yet) to come is an investigation into the materiality of darkness and how it relates to space. Digging deeper and deeper into the theatrical space and time exposes lost memories. Let these specters guide you into the dark and discover other dimensions of the world as we know it.

Ana Pi

The Divine Cypher

dance

The Divine Cypher
The Divine Cypher
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.

DE HOE & De Nwe Tijd

DAVID of hoe we ons bedacht hebben

theatre

DAVID of hoe we ons bedacht hebben
DAVID of hoe we ons bedacht hebben
Tue 15.02 - Wed 16.02.22

How to live without putting a bullet through your head before you turn fifty? Three companies are making the same number of performances about the person and work of the American cult author David Foster Wallace. The starting point is the author's biography, his addiction, genius, insecurity, depression and hyper-consciousness. The first part, DAVID of hoe we ons bedacht hebben (DAVID or how we imagined ourselves), explores how to live a meaningful life, a life that is connected to others and to the world.

Cuqui Jerez

Magical and Elastic

performance music

Magical and Elastic
Magical and Elastic
Fri 25.02 - Sat 26.02.22

Whether you want to call Magical and Elastic a musical, deconstructed musical or an anti-musical doesn't really matter. Music, choreography, images and language are dependent on each other. This performance is a space where you see to listen and listen to see. Expect a magical performance where a narrative emerges from an image, a choreography is created thanks to the music, and the music starts from the words…

Mette Edvardsen

[postponed] Livre d’images sans images

performance

[postponed] Livre d’images sans images
[postponed] Livre d’images sans images
Wed 02.03 - Thu 03.03.22

[this performance has been postponed] Choreography is writing. Based in this realization, Mette Edvardsen has taken a new step in the writing process that she has been developing over the past ten years. She does not consider dance primarily as a visual art, rather she experiences how it engages all the other senses, such as listening, feeling and imagining. In the new creation Livre d’images sans images, Edvardsen collects song lyrics and texts that you hear in various forms – live and recorded.

Alix Eynaudi

BRUNO

performance

BRUNO
BRUNO
Wed 09.03 - Thu 10.03.22

Imagine a tower of countless lamps and light sources. It comes to life buzzing, creaking and crackling to the rhythm of switching sounds. Named after the light designer Bruno Pocheron, BRUNO brings together series of dances oscillating between figuration and abstraction with three dancers trying on their movements as if they were clothes: every touch, every gesture, however fugitive, forever printed. 

Marcos Simões

How not to be understood?

performance

How not to be understood?
How not to be understood?
Fri 01.04 - Sat 02.04.22

The performance How not to be understood?  approaches art as a spirit. A spirit that surrounds people, influences them and appears to them in unpredictable ways. Through video fragments, a piece of fabric and his own body, Marcos Simões takes you on a journey through a spiritual sequence of rituals. Get ready for this encounter with art as an unformed being: a process that connects the invisible to the visible, the finite to the infinite, the one to the many.

Daniel Linehan/Hiatus

Listen Here: This Cavern

dance

Listen Here: This Cavern
Listen Here: This Cavern
Fri 08.04 - Sat 09.04.22

Where Daniel Linehan's previous performance Listen Here: These Woods took place among the trees, Listen Here: This Cavern invites you to descend into the darkness of a cave, to sharpen your senses and to listen.

buren

SPARE TIME WORK

performance music

SPARE TIME WORK
SPARE TIME WORK
Sat 04.06.22

SPARE TIME WORK musically explores thoughts and ideas on (reproductive) labour and leisure. Drenched in different colour spheres, characters like Adult Hood and Young, Grown Woman and Office Worker produce a variety of (power)relations, economical desires and social realities.

Antoine Defoort

Elles vivent

theatre performance

Elles vivent
Elles vivent
Wed 15.06 - Thu 16.06.22

Sometime in the not-so-distant future, two friends meet in a forest. Michel, just back from two years of deep mindfulness in an ashram, have been keeping up with the news. Taylor hurries to tell him about his adventures with the 'Context and Modality Platform', a kind of political party that – as an out-of-control joke and against all odds – has ended up at the gates of power. Have Taylor and his friends managed to stay true to their ideals?

Mette Edvardsen

[postponed] Livre d’images sans images

performance

[postponed] Livre d’images sans images
[postponed] Livre d’images sans images
Wed 20.10 - Thu 21.10.21

[this performance is postponed] Choreography is writing. Based in this realization, Mette Edvardsen has taken a new step in the writing process that she has been developing over the past ten years. She does not consider dance primarily as a visual art, rather she experiences how it engages all the other senses, such as listening, feeling and imagining.

Ivana Müller

Forces of Nature

theatre performance

Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature
Tue 07.09 - Wed 08.09.21

Forces of Nature follows a movement of an articulate and complex organism composed of five persons with different energies and ideas. Their desires might not be the same, but they have a common goal: the construction of a shared physical and imaginary space.