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Cross the threshold of these new worlds

Ivana Müller

Forces of Nature

theatre performance

Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature

theatre

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.
 

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

performance

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

talk debate

Dare to Care
Dare to Care

talk

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

performance

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.

Mette Edvardsen

[postponed] Livre d’images sans images

performance

[postponed] Livre d’images sans images
[postponed] Livre d’images sans images

performance

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.

Katrien Oosterlinck

Tactile Talk

performance

Tactile Talk
Tactile Talk

performance

Fri 10.12 - Sat 11.12.21

Tactile Talk invites you into a landscape of foam rocks, where performers guide you through a game. Place a rock, make eye contact, follow, take charge, stand back and watch the image emerge. Tactile Talk is a meeting, a silent conversation about making contact, setting boundaries, noticing what moves us and what moves between us. It is a visual game, and a social choreography in which you investigate distance and proximity.

Ivana Müller

CANCELLED: Forces of Nature

theatre

CANCELLED: Forces of Nature
CANCELLED: Forces of Nature

theatre

Tue 24.11 - Wed 25.11.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

Gravity, inertia, resistance, momentum, action, and reaction. These are the five fundamental mechanical principles of movement we must control in order to walk and dance. Forces of Nature follows the movements of a complex organism that is constituted of five dancers, each with their own energy and ideas. From their negotiations and questions flows a score.

Radouan Mriziga

7

dance

7
7

dance

Fri 23.10 - Sat 24.10.20

Every age has its wonders of the world: the impossible that people still manage to build – bigger and more impressive than anything we’d seen before. But how remarkable is the small body that invents and creates all these colossuses? In 7, Radouan Mriziga juxtaposes two benchmarks: the built environment, made to impress, and the ultimate wonder of the world: the human body itself.

Ecopolis 2020

AGAIN(ST) NATURE

talk debate online

AGAIN(ST) NATURE
AGAIN(ST) NATURE

talk

Sun 18.10.20

The year is 2020. From Australia to the Campine, nature is on fire. There is rapid deforestation, constant building projects, and millions of species of plants and animals are under imminent threat of extinction. How long can we continue to saw off the branch on which we sit? For this sixth edition, Ecopolis is again inviting a broad range of writers, academic experts and thinkers from civil society.

Remah Jabr

Broken Shapes

theatre

Broken Shapes
Broken Shapes

theatre

Fri 20.03 - Sat 21.03.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

A young woman in a city that has been occupied for decades. On the day of her father’s funeral, she discovers his architectural drawings. Broken Shapes is a hybrid theatrical experience between installation, video and performance that explores how physical surroundings affect us mentally. Onstage we see one actress, her words are supported and interrupted by the visual interventions around her.

 

 

Iggy Lond Malmborg

Physics and Phantasma

performance

Physics and Phantasma
Physics and Phantasma

performance

Fri 31.01 - Sat 01.02.20

While many creators praise the empty stage as the central place for fantasy, in Physics and Phantasma it becomes compulsive and traumatic. The vacuum must at all costs by filled with something! To this end, Iggy Lond Malmborg takes you on a journey to random and dark corners of your imagination: the place where this solo takes shape.

Thomas Ryckewaert

Move 37

lecture performance

Move 37
Move 37

lecture performance

Tue 22.10.19

For his lecture-performance Move 37, Thomas Ryckewaert researched artificial intelligence and cosmology. Along with cosmologist Thomas Hertog (KU Leuven), he explores ways of uncovering the radically strange. We run up against the boundaries of our knowledge when we hear Hertog’s cosmological insights and that is an alienating but also humbling experience.

Globe Aroma

Landscape Orchestra

music theatre

Landscape Orchestra
Landscape Orchestra

music

Thu 10.10 - Sat 12.10.19

Landscape Orchestra seeks a musical answer to the question of how we can depict departure, travel, and arrival. The production visits the landscapes that we traverse on our way to different and better places. A series of portraits shows people for whom the world is difficult but not necessarily less poetic.

Pieter De Buysser / ROBIN

De Lokvogel

theatre

De Lokvogel
De Lokvogel

theatre

Fri 27.09 - Sat 28.09.19

A small society of well-meaning intellectuals choose a dead-ordinary man, to inspire, manipulate and guide through the political landscape. Step one is to expand democracy. Step two is to lay the resentment and identity fetishism to rest. Like a golem emerging from the silt of Europe’s magical subconscious, the decoy crawls forth.