#NxtGen

The new generation shows the way

buren

Blue Skies Forever

performance

Blue Skies Forever
Blue Skies Forever

performance

Thu 15.10.20

In 2016, Beyoncé unleashed her music video Hold Up on the world. It was remarkably similar to the 1997 video work Ever is Over All by Pipilotti Rist. In a dreamlike, associative performance, the young makers at buren playfully subvert the clichés that continue to dominate representations of women.

Femke Gyselinck

Moving Ballads

dance music

Moving Ballads
Moving Ballads

dance

Thu 01.10 - Fri 02.10.20

In Moving Ballads, Femke Gyselinck takes the word ‘ballad’ literally: it is a danced song. Inspired by folk legend Joni Mitchell, she invites you to explore the connections between the music, the words and the movements. Welcome to this no-man’s-land where movements do not speak.

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.

 

 

Khadija El Kharraz Alami

Nu ben ik Medea

theatre

Nu ben ik Medea
Nu ben ik Medea

theatre

Wed 11.03 - Thu 12.03.20

In this personal performance, Khadija El Kharraz Alami blends perspectives from Euripides’ Medea with her own story about growing up between both the Western and the Moroccan world – and about the clash of forces within the self.

Louis Janssens & Timo Sterckx

The Greatest Show on Earth

theatre

The Greatest Show on Earth
The Greatest Show on Earth

theatre

Fri 13.12 - Sat 14.12.19

Louis Janssens and Timo Sterckx used the book Europeana, a Brief History of the Twentieth Century by Patrik Ourednik to make a production about history, about graduating, about beginning. It might be a very long story.

Ecopolis 2019

#GenerationHope

talk debate

#GenerationHope
#GenerationHope

talk

Sun 10.11.19

The massive protest of young people against the climate impasse holds up a mirror to politicians and has catapulted the climate crisis to the centre of our social debate. Ecopolis 2019 is an edition for but especially with #GenerationHope. Theatre makers Anoek Nuyens and Rebekka De Wit start the day with two monologues: one for the government, one for the citizen.

Radouan Mriziga

8.2

dance

8.2
8.2

dance

Sat 26.10.19

Radouan Mriziga finds inspiration in an old love: rap music. Along with seven young performers, he researched everything that makes rap unique: the rhythm, the flow, the statements and gestures, and its history from the grandmasters to Kendrick Lamar. They attempt to capture the essence of a style of music that transcends musical trends and survives across generations – and which constantly reinvents itself.

Michiel Vandevelde

Paradise Now (1968-2018)

performance dance

Paradise Now (1968-2018)
Paradise Now (1968-2018)

performance

Fri 25.10.19

Michiel Vandevelde goes in search of traces of the legacy of May ’68, along with a new generation of young people. Will they open new perspectives on the future when they research half a century of history in a wild choreography of iconic images?

Anne Teresa & Jolente De Keersmaeker/PARTS

SOMNIA

dance

SOMNIA
SOMNIA

dance

Wed 29.05 - Sat 29.06.19

Anne Teresa and Jolente De Keersmaeker and 44 young dancers take you into the woods. Put on your walking boots for this durational performance that navigates around fragments of Midsummer Night's Dream and Johannes Kepler’s astronomical novella Somnium (1608). Turn your back on the black box and let the wood and the night sky define the stage.

Michiel Vandevelde

Ends of worlds

dance

Ends of worlds
Ends of worlds

dance

Thu 04.04 - Fri 05.04.19

How can we say something about the future through the lens of the past? Michiel Vandevelde examines the recent history of western modern and contemporary dance, from Isadora Duncan to Anna Halprin. In five speculative acts about the past from the future, the present is inevitably reflected upon. This way, choreography becomes a form of science-fiction.

Radouan Mriziga

0.Kanal

performance

0.Kanal
0.Kanal

performance

Wed 13.03 - Sat 23.03.19

How can dance, choreography, performance, and architecture create a new kind of space together? During Performatik19, choreographer and Kaaitheater artist-in-residence Radouan Mriziga will install a residency project at KANAL – Centre Pompidou. He is inviting dance and architecture students to share their knowledge and practice.

Vanrunxt & Martens

lostmovements

dance

lostmovements
lostmovements

dance

Thu 28.02 - Fri 01.03.19

The artistic paths of Marc Vanrunxt and Jan Martens have crossed several times, and they are now coalescing in a solo for Jan. Vanrunxt was there in the early eighties, at the cradle of the innovative dance wave in Flanders. A few generations later, Jan Martens is adding great verve to the succession and continuation of this wave. In lostmovements, they explore lost and forgotten movements.

Julian Hetzel/CAMPO

All Inclusive

theatre

All Inclusive
All Inclusive

theatre

Sat 01.12.18

Julian Hetzel questions the aestheticization of violence and the explosive power of images of war. Based on the principle of ‘creation through destruction’, he imported several kilos of war rubble from Syria. In Europe, he transformed this debris into art. In All Inclusive, he juxtaposes art and war, tourists and refugees, and connects reality with imagination.

Tibaldus & Toneelhuis

Het Huwelijk

theatre

Het Huwelijk
Het Huwelijk

theatre

Wed 28.11 - Thu 29.11.18

Last season, Tibaldus presented an energetic adaptation of Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy by Witold Gombrowicz at Kaaitheater. They are now staging another play by the Polish author. Tibaldus enhances the musicality of Gombrowicz’ play by connecting textual motifs with Flemish polyphonic melodies. They are again presenting a surprising take on an unconventional repertoire!

Kuiperskaai

Hamlet

theatre

Hamlet
Hamlet

theatre

Sat 29.09.18

The young director Lisaboa Houbrechts is tackling Hamlet. She has opted for the female perspective, focusing on the destructive relationship between Hamlet and his mother Queen Gertrude. Houbrechts primarily aims to illustrate Gertrude’s innocence and thus to show the iconic play in a radically different light.

buren

Blue Skies Forever

performance

Blue Skies Forever
Blue Skies Forever

performance

Thu 15.10.20

In 2016, Beyoncé unleashed her music video Hold Up on the world. It was remarkably similar to the 1997 video work Ever is Over All by Pipilotti Rist. In a dreamlike, associative performance, the young makers at buren playfully subvert the clichés that continue to dominate representations of women.

Femke Gyselinck

Moving Ballads

dance music

Moving Ballads
Moving Ballads

dance

Thu 01.10 - Fri 02.10.20

In Moving Ballads, Femke Gyselinck takes the word ‘ballad’ literally: it is a danced song. Inspired by folk legend Joni Mitchell, she invites you to explore the connections between the music, the words and the movements. Welcome to this no-man’s-land where movements do not speak.

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.

 

 

Khadija El Kharraz Alami

Nu ben ik Medea

theatre

Nu ben ik Medea
Nu ben ik Medea

theatre

Wed 11.03 - Thu 12.03.20

In this personal performance, Khadija El Kharraz Alami blends perspectives from Euripides’ Medea with her own story about growing up between both the Western and the Moroccan world – and about the clash of forces within the self.

Louis Janssens & Timo Sterckx

The Greatest Show on Earth

theatre

The Greatest Show on Earth
The Greatest Show on Earth

theatre

Fri 13.12 - Sat 14.12.19

Louis Janssens and Timo Sterckx used the book Europeana, a Brief History of the Twentieth Century by Patrik Ourednik to make a production about history, about graduating, about beginning. It might be a very long story.

Ecopolis 2019

Ecopolis 2019

talk debate

Ecopolis 2019
Ecopolis 2019

talk

Sun 10.11.19

The massive protest of young people against the climate impasse holds up a mirror to politicians and has catapulted the climate crisis to the centre of our social debate. Ecopolis 2019 is an edition for but especially with #GenerationHope. Theatre makers Anoek Nuyens and Rebekka De Wit start the day with two monologues: one for the government, one for the citizen.

Radouan Mriziga

8.2

dance

8.2
8.2

dance

Sat 26.10.19

Radouan Mriziga finds inspiration in an old love: rap music. Along with seven young performers, he researched everything that makes rap unique: the rhythm, the flow, the statements and gestures, and its history from the grandmasters to Kendrick Lamar. They attempt to capture the essence of a style of music that transcends musical trends and survives across generations – and which constantly reinvents itself.

Michiel Vandevelde

Paradise Now (1968-2018)

performance dance

Paradise Now (1968-2018)
Paradise Now (1968-2018)

performance

Fri 25.10.19

Michiel Vandevelde goes in search of traces of the legacy of May ’68, along with a new generation of young people. Will they open new perspectives on the future when they research half a century of history in a wild choreography of iconic images?

Anne Teresa & Jolente De Keersmaeker/PARTS

SOMNIA

dance

SOMNIA
SOMNIA

dance

Wed 29.05 - Sat 29.06.19

Anne Teresa and Jolente De Keersmaeker and 44 young dancers take you into the woods. Put on your walking boots for this durational performance that navigates around fragments of Midsummer Night's Dream and Johannes Kepler’s astronomical novella Somnium (1608). Turn your back on the black box and let the wood and the night sky define the stage.

Michiel Vandevelde

Ends of worlds

dance

Ends of worlds
Ends of worlds

dance

Thu 04.04 - Fri 05.04.19

How can we say something about the future through the lens of the past? Michiel Vandevelde examines the recent history of western modern and contemporary dance, from Isadora Duncan to Anna Halprin. In five speculative acts about the past from the future, the present is inevitably reflected upon. This way, choreography becomes a form of science-fiction.

Radouan Mriziga

0.Kanal

performance

0.Kanal
0.Kanal

performance

Wed 13.03 - Sat 23.03.19

How can dance, choreography, performance, and architecture create a new kind of space together? During Performatik19, choreographer and Kaaitheater artist-in-residence Radouan Mriziga will install a residency project at KANAL – Centre Pompidou. He is inviting dance and architecture students to share their knowledge and practice.

Vanrunxt & Martens

lostmovements

dance

lostmovements
lostmovements

dance

Thu 28.02 - Fri 01.03.19

The artistic paths of Marc Vanrunxt and Jan Martens have crossed several times, and they are now coalescing in a solo for Jan. Vanrunxt was there in the early eighties, at the cradle of the innovative dance wave in Flanders. A few generations later, Jan Martens is adding great verve to the succession and continuation of this wave. In lostmovements, they explore lost and forgotten movements.

Julian Hetzel/CAMPO

All Inclusive

theatre

All Inclusive
All Inclusive

theatre

Sat 01.12.18

Julian Hetzel questions the aestheticization of violence and the explosive power of images of war. Based on the principle of ‘creation through destruction’, he imported several kilos of war rubble from Syria. In Europe, he transformed this debris into art. In All Inclusive, he juxtaposes art and war, tourists and refugees, and connects reality with imagination.

Tibaldus & Toneelhuis

Het Huwelijk

theatre

Het Huwelijk
Het Huwelijk

theatre

Wed 28.11 - Thu 29.11.18

Last season, Tibaldus presented an energetic adaptation of Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy by Witold Gombrowicz at Kaaitheater. They are now staging another play by the Polish author. Tibaldus enhances the musicality of Gombrowicz’ play by connecting textual motifs with Flemish polyphonic melodies. They are again presenting a surprising take on an unconventional repertoire!

Kuiperskaai

Hamlet

theatre

Hamlet
Hamlet

theatre

Sat 29.09.18

The young director Lisaboa Houbrechts is tackling Hamlet. She has opted for the female perspective, focusing on the destructive relationship between Hamlet and his mother Queen Gertrude. Houbrechts primarily aims to illustrate Gertrude’s innocence and thus to show the iconic play in a radically different light.