#MindBender

Broaden your hoizons with new perspectives

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods

CASCADE

dance performance

CASCADE
CASCADE
Thu 02.09 - Sat 04.09.21

In CASCADE, Meg Stuart and seven dancers reset the clock, and challenge reality to reconfigure itself. Balancing on the edge of a world that is rapidly disappearing, they plunge their bodies into another dimension. CASCADE is an unconditional surrender to what we do not know about the unknown other. Step into this free fall to the crumbling of time!

Urban Foxes

Urban Conflict Game [+14]

workshop

Urban Conflict Game [+14]
Urban Conflict Game [+14]
Sat 11.09 - Sat 11.09.21

In the Urban Conflict Game, you are immersed in a role-playing game with several existing cases, issues and conflicts in Brussels and its public space. Funny and challenging chance cards and the different scenarios make the game exciting and unpredictable!

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.

Ant Hampton

Two adults and a child

theatre performance

Two adults and a child
Two adults and a child
Thu 23.09 - Fri 24.09.21

On stage: two adults and a child, unrehearsed, invited anew for every show. The child, on headphones, seems to be in charge. The adults copy the movements of children they see on screens around them. This puppet-like dance illustrates the stories, songs and dreams selected and whispered by the voices of yet more children as useful examples of vulnerability or surprise. Who are these kids?

Roland Gunst_John K Cobra / Moussem

SPIRIT CAPITAL

performance

SPIRIT CAPITAL
SPIRIT CAPITAL
Wed 29.09 - Thu 30.09.21

Two female, identical performers move through the theatre space. The scene evokes the 'Tropical Bungalow', a dwelling installed by the colonial in Congo. SPIRIT CAPITAL transforms the stage into a ritualised place and invites you on a spatial and mental journey where historically oppressed bodies can shed the chains of history and liberate themselves through movement, words, sounds, music and outward transformations.

Needcompany

Billy’s Violence

theatre

Billy’s Violence
Billy’s Violence
Fri 29.10 - Sat 30.10.21

Shakespeare is the most widely read and performed author in Western literary history. Yet many of the Bard's texts are almost unplayable because of the violence, horror, racism and misogyny. What does violence mean in art today? For Billy's Violence, Victor Afung Lauwers researched ten tragedies by Shakespeare and rewrote them into violently loving, intimate dialogues in which women are central. You may never have seen Shakespeare this boned and dusted.

Mokhallad Rasem & Kuno Bakker

Homemade

theatre

Homemade
Homemade
Wed 17.11 - Thu 18.11.21

Mokhallad Rasem and Kuno Bakker previously created the production De verse tijd together. In Homemade they pursue their collaboration, but this time to build a place where they can live together. The time for action and building has come. How can they create something that will make them both happy? Something that meets their needs in terms of aesthetics, safety, security. And sustainability, of course.

Manuela Infante

How to Turn to Stone

theatre

How to Turn to Stone
How to Turn to Stone
Thu 25.11 - Fri 26.11.21

A play that behaves like a stone: what would that look like? What form would a 'mineral' representation take? In How to Turn to Stone, stones, as 'non-living' things, are models for a different kind of resistance. Manuela Infante brings pieces of eroded stories together. The fragments become landscapes and she stacks those landscapes like geological rock layers. This creates a 'mineral' representation telling you something about what is written in stones, and what stones have written in us.

Lara Staal/NTGent

Dissident

theatre

Dissident
Dissident
Sat 27.11.21

Five ‘problem youths’ are occupying the stage. Often unconsciously, they have become experts in provoking the prevailing authorities. But this time, the roles are reversed, and they educate the audience. What happens when you are always the exception? And what do the rules and expectations of secondary education say about how we conceive of successful citizenship?

Rimini Protokoll

Conference of the Absent

theatre

Conference of the Absent
Conference of the Absent
Wed 08.12 - Thu 09.12.21

In Conference of the Absent, invited experts and speakers do not appear physically on stage, but are embodied by locals who only receive the script at the beginning of the evening. In this performance you will observe how the people of Brussels take on the identity of absent speakers. Without CO2 emissions or bad Skype and Zoom connections, but with all the performative means of the theatre, contradictory propositions about globalisation collide in the theatre space. Maybe you will manage to take on a role?

Mohamed El Khatib

La Dispute

theatre

La Dispute
La Dispute
Sat 29.01 - Sun 30.01.22

Mohammed El Khatib spent months in various primary schools, met more than one hundred 8-year-olds of various social backgrounds, and listened to what they had to say. What he realized was that many of these children’s parents were no longer together, and that this divorce occupied a central place in their lives. That is why he asked them the following in La Dispute: What question would you like to ask your parents today?

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.

Anna Franziska Jäger & Nathan Ooms

Bartlebabe

performance

Bartlebabe
Bartlebabe
Fri 04.02 - Sat 05.02.22

What impact will far-reaching digitisation have on our lives? In what ways does it change the way we think, feel, speak or love? Meet Bartlebabe, creature of Anna Franziska Jäger and Nathan Ooms, figure between human and algorithm. She unleashes a mass of online content on the analogue reality of the theatre, until it becomes so distorted that it takes on a monstrous face

Kyoko Scholiers

Boy

theatre music

Boy
Boy
Tue 08.02.22

What does it do to someone to grow up without a warm and safe nest? For months, Kyoko Scholiers immersed herself in the world of youth care: she interviewed juvenile judges, foster families, child psychiatrists, educators, children and their parents... Based on all these experiences, she wrote the fictional play BOY, with a soundscape sung live by Opera Ballet Flanders' children's choir. Last season, BOY was already on stage at Kaaitheater, and now returns due to great demand!

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.