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Arm wrestling with current affairs

Michiel Vandevelde

Andrade

dance

Andrade
Andrade

production

Wed 29.11 - Thu 30.11.17

In an attempt to create a new culture, Michiel Vandevelde has armed himself with music videos and advertisements. Dancer Bryana Fritz distils them in an intimate, explosive and at times Lynchian dance solo. Like an invisible presence, Vandevelde directs the light and sound.

Sarah Vanhee

The Making of Justice

film

The Making of Justice
The Making of Justice

production

Thu 07.12 - Fri 08.12.17

Sarah Vanhee écrit un film policier avec sept détenus – tous inculpés de meurtre. L’intrigue s’inspire de leurs propres expériences, idées et rêves, alors qu’il est question de motifs, d’incarcération et de réintégration. À vous de deviner s’ils se servent de la fiction pour confirmer, défendre, modifier ou échapper à leur situation personnelle.

Jérôme Bel

Gala

dance

Gala
Gala

production

Fri 15.12 - Sun 17.12.17

(Re)discover Jérome Bel’s declaration of love to the performing arts! A colourful mix of dance lovers and professional dancers from diverse genres and cultures perform a veritable New Year’s gala. But this gala radically questions the codes of the performing arts. It undermines the authority of ‘good dancing’ and celebrates the desire and pleasure of standing on a stage and sharing something with the audience. Feeling the winter blues? Come to Gala!

Guy Cassiers/Toneelhuis

Mister Linh’s Little Girl

theatre

Mister Linh’s Little Girl
Mister Linh’s Little Girl

production

Sun 14.01 - Sun 14.01.18

Seeking a better future for his grandchild, Mister Linh flees from a war-torn country. Koen De Sutter tells the story with all the means he has at his disposal: text, words, images, music, sound, projections... But this is also a play about loneliness, about the desire to communicate with the other and not least with the audience. Are we inside the narrator’s head? Are Mister Linh and Mister Bark voices in his own head? 

Els Dietvorst

I watched the white dogs of the dawn

film

I watched the white dogs of the dawn
I watched the white dogs of the dawn

production

Tue 23.01.18

In Kilmore Quay, the perspective of the fish is the only one that matters. Times were good. There was plenty of money and plenty of work – until the European fisheries quotas arrived on their shores. Against the backdrop of an Irish fishing village, Els Dietvorst has filmed the second part of her triptych about the relationship between humans and nature.

Stefaan Van Brabandt & Johan Heldenbergh

marx

theatre

marx
marx

production

Tue 30.01 - Wed 31.01.18

Johan-Heldenbergh-as-Marx reflects on an eventful life and body of work. What were his mistakes? And where has he been proved right? Can his philosophy still be relevant and liberating? In times of uncertainty and growing inequality, MARX aims to be a challenging, critical, and impassioned defence of freedom and human dignity.

Pieter De Buysser

The After Party

theatre

The After Party
The After Party

production

Wed 07.02.18

What is the significance of Václav Havel’s legacy for Europe today? Might the spirit of the former president inspire a new alliance? What would the landscape of Adam and Eve look like in the contemporary political context? Would this revolutionary couple now take the plunge themselves to escape from the old-fashioned ‘paradise’?

Jeroen Peeters & David Weber-Krebs

On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors

performance debate

On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors
On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors

production

Sat 10.02.18

We live in an age in which human activity has a profound impact on our physical and ecological surroundings. Nevertheless, these transformations often go unseen. How can we create stories, aesthetics, and spaces of experience to deal with this situation reflexively and critically?

Inne Goris/LOD muziektheater & HETPALEIS

Huis (8+)

installation theatre

Huis (8+)
Huis (8+)

production

Thu 15.02 - Fri 16.02.18

Huis invites you to step inside and to see and hear the things that usually remain hidden. Wearing headphones, you can discover the space by yourself. As the daughter of a mother who suffered from severe depression, Inne Goris’ Huis is a deeply personal production for both adults and children.

the vacuum cleaner

Mental

theatre

Mental
Mental

production

Thu 22.02 - Sat 24.02.18

After spending 14 years as an outlaw and in-patient, artist and activist the vacuum cleaner shares an autobiographical performance told through his psychiatric records, police intelligence files and corporate injunctions collected through the UK’s Data Protection Act.

Bashar Murkus / Khashabi Theatre

Other Places

theatre

Other Places
Other Places

production

Wed 28.02.18

What does Palestine mean to Palestinians who no longer live there, to the extensive Palestinian diaspora of refugees and self-imposed exiles? A six-member company found a form in which it could connect all these stories articulating a new kind of Palestinian identity: one that is not bound to a territory.

Brussels Studies Institute

Nacht van de Kennis over Brussel 2018

talk debate

Nacht van de Kennis over Brussel 2018
Nacht van de Kennis over Brussel 2018

production

Fri 16.03.18

Is Brussels complex? Absolutely. Administratively, culturally, socially, economically, and demographically Brussels is anything but easy. But this complexity does not mean that you cannot understand or learn to understand Brussels. The sixth Night of Knowledge on Brussels will again explore this urban district and all its varied dimensions.

Emke Idema

STRANGER

theatre

STRANGER
STRANGER

production

Wed 28.03.18

Step into a playful and probing social laboratory. STRANGER is a life-sized board game that explores first impressions. Can you share with others the thoughts you have when you see an unknown face?

Christophe Meierhans

Trial of Money

theatre performance

Trial of Money
Trial of Money

production

Wed 18.04 - Thu 19.04.18

Trial of Money does what it promises: to turn the theatre into a courtroom in which the financial system is put on trial. If ‘money rules the world’, can we not call it to account for how it uses this position of power? Consider this your invitation to become a jury member.

Michiel Vandevelde & fABULEUS

Paradise Now (1968-2018)

performance dance

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

production

Sat 12.05 - Sun 13.05.18

July 1968. The legendary Paradise Now by The Living Theatre premieres at the Festival d’Avignon. The actors attempted to unleash a revolution by getting the audience into a state of readiness. Half a century later, Michiel Vandevelde is exploring the vestiges of the legacy of May ’68 with a new generation of young people.