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Club Interbellum

Panorama Ring Ring

installation

Panorama Ring Ring
Panorama Ring Ring

installation

Fri 10.09 - Sat 11.09.21

What kind of life lurks behind the façades of the apartment buildings, under the bridges, in the canal or in the clouds above the towers? Panorama Ring Ring gives you a unique 360° panoramic view of special locations in and around the Northern Quarter, which is on the eve of radical changes. Look for one of the lookouts, get up there and call one of the operators.

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.

Tristero

Iemand van ons

theatre

Iemand van ons
Iemand van ons

theatre

Wed 06.10 - Sun 10.10.21

For this ‘remake’ of Iemand van ons (2005), Tristero has mobilized a seasoned cast with plenty of life experience. Mark Verstraete, Bob De Moor, Kristin Arras, Sam Bogaerts, Mieke Verdin and Els Olaerts all get into a big bed together and talk about politics, love and life. With a great sense of humour, they ask one another personal questions, listen, toss and turn on the bed, and reveal their inner selves.

Ahilan Ratnamohan & Globe Aroma

Le Maillot – One Site Fits All

performance dance

Le Maillot – One Site Fits All
Le Maillot – One Site Fits All

performance

Fri 26.11 - Sun 28.11.21

Departing from the simple action of shirt pulling, common in football as a method of maintaining contact with an opponent, not letting an opponent get away and typically seen as an aggressive act, Ahilan Ratnamohan and a group of performers attempt to push this action to its limits, debunking its aggressive, competitive quality to arrive at something new. In doing so the jerseys begin to take on a new significance.

Sarah Vanhee / bodies of knowledge

bodies of knowledge (BOK)

learning day

bodies of knowledge (BOK)
bodies of knowledge (BOK)

learning day

Sat 11.09 - Sat 11.12.21

How can you create a safe space in public space for the exchange of various forms of repressed or underexposed knowledge? This is the basic principle of bodies of knowledge (BOK), Sarah Vanhee's alternative school, that stays in the same spot in the city for a few weeks or months, and then moves again. From September 18, BOK will be installed in the centre of Brussels for three months. You can take part in a free programme every week, whether it be a walk, a workshop, a game or a read-aloud.

Gérald Kurdian

CANCELLED: HOT BODIES - TV

performance

CANCELLED: HOT BODIES - TV
CANCELLED: HOT BODIES - TV

performance

Fri 27.11.20

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

At the beginning of this year, HOT BODIES - TV invited a number of woodworking and motor vehicle mechanics students from the Saint Joseph Institute in Etterbeek. Gérald Kurdian joined forces with the Kunstenfestivaldesarts for this project. The group is now presenting a utopian fanzine as a conclusion of the collaboration.

Myriam Van Imschoot & HYOID

CANCELLED: newpolyphonies

performance music

CANCELLED: newpolyphonies
CANCELLED: newpolyphonies

performance

Sat 21.11 - Sun 22.11.20

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

What might the musical heritage of polyphony mean today? Myriam Van Imschoot was inspired by insects, climate marches and the recent protests against budget cuts in the arts and civil society. A group of Brussels-based singers takes to the stage with the vocal ensemble HYOID. United, they move through mass singing, often on the edge of audibility.

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.

Benjamin Vandewalle

Studio Cité

dance installation

Studio Cité
Studio Cité

dance

Thu 01.01 - Sat 03.10.20

Studio Cité orients, directs, diverts and distorts your view of the world. Step inside a driving mirror cart by yourself, form a dancing circle with your fellow audience members, or stand on the side-lines watching how people with periscopic masks try to find their way. Benjamin Vandewalle organizes an artistic funfair that offers unexpected experiences on Brussels’ squares.

 

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas & Ictus

Rain (live)

dance music

Rain (live)
Rain (live)

dance

Fri 15.05 - Wed 20.05.20

Rain (2001) is one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most characteristic performances, set to Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians. Seven women and three men allow themselves to be propelled by an unstoppable joined energy. They are connected by a lively network of breathing and speed, as well as the special comradery that forms when you are beyond fatigue. In 2016, Rain was reprised with a new cast, premièring at the Royal Circus.

Joost Vandecasteele

Culturo Says No

theatre

Culturo Says No
Culturo Says No

theatre

Tue 05.05 - Wed 06.05.20

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

 

‘I resist the laziness of resistance. I am disgusted by how rage imagines itself to be a valid argument. I am ashamed of the dullness of the screamers. After Otaku, In Onaanvaardbare Staat and Habeus Corpus Joost Vandecasteele is returning with this new solo.

Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau

Pole Reports from Space

dance

Pole Reports from Space
Pole Reports from Space

dance

Fri 24.04 - Sat 25.04.20

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

Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau join two Polish dancers to explore the music of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio. Futurism and utopia, old school Soviet science fiction, activism and progressive thinking inspired them to create an exciting choreography that plays with the presence and absence of the body in electronic music.

Tristero

Iemand van ons

theatre

Iemand van ons
Iemand van ons

theatre

Thu 26.03 - Wed 01.04.20

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

For this ‘remake’ of Iemand van ons (2005), Tristero has mobilized a seasoned cast with plenty of life experience. Reinhilde Decleir, Mark Verstraete, Janine Bischops, Bob De Moor, Kristin Arras and Kris Smet all get into a big bed together and talk about politics, love and life. With a great sense of humour, they ask one another personal questions, listen, toss and turn on the bed, and reveal their inner selves.

 

E. Dietvorst, A. Di Marino & D. Roofthooft

MEMENTO MORI!

theatre

MEMENTO MORI! !IROM OTNEMEM
MEMENTO MORI! !IROM OTNEMEM

theatre

Thu 16.01 - Sat 18.01.20

In MEMENTO MORI!, documentary filmmaker and visual artist Els Dietvorst brings two solos together. The first is performed by Dirk Roofthooft, one of Flanders’ most iconic actors, the second by the Brussels-based actress Aurelie Di Marino. The first monologue mirrors the second. As a diptych, they reflect on themes such as individualism, globalization and migration, as well as the alienation and disenchanted world to which they lead.

Brussels Brecht - Eislerkoor

Mélancolie aux 5 blocs

music theatre

Mélancolie aux 5 blocs (pourquoi ne se révoltent-ils pas ?)
Mélancolie aux 5 blocs (pourquoi ne se révoltent-ils pas ?)

music

Thu 09.01 - Sat 11.01.20

A stone’s throw from the Kaaistudios, there is a row of dilapidated and unhealthy social housing blocks that will soon be demolished: these are the five blocks of the Rempart des Moines. The current residents have to make way for more affluent buyers. The Brussels Brecht-Eisler Choir is presenting a musical theatre piece that attempts to capture and evoke their confusion and uncertainty.