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Elly Van Eeghem

(Dis)placed Interventions

lecture performance

(Dis)placed Interventions
(Dis)placed Interventions

lecture performance

Sat 14.09.19

In (Dis)placed interventions, Elly Van Eeghem stimulates your imagination with video footage, voice recordings, music, and colourful projections. She collected all this material over the past several years in various neighbourhoods in Ghent, Paris, Berlin and Montreal. Join her on this trip to what a city is and can be – and be amazed, confused and inspired by the spaces that we share with one another.

Ecopolis 2020

AGAIN(ST) NATURE

talk debate

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.

Jan Lauwers & Needcompany

All the good

theatre

All the good
All the good

theatre

Wed 08.01 - Fri 10.01.20

All the Good is a story with a double autobiographical background: on the one hand, the life of Israeli elite soldier and war veteran Elik Niv, and on the other, Jan Lauwers’ life with Grace Ellen Barkey and their children – in a house and workspace in Molenbeek. It is a love story in an age in which Europe is throwing its values to the wind and a growing group of people is being seduced by hate and intolerance.

Michiel Vandevelde

Andrade

dance

Andrade
Andrade

dance

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.

BL!NDMAN

Arsenal

music film

Arsenal
Arsenal

music

Fri 20.10.17

Exactly one hundred years after the October Revolution in Russia, Eric Sleichim and BL!NDMAN [strings] are presenting a new sound score to the legendary film Arsenal by director Alexander Dovzhenko. Along with Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, Arsenal is rightly considered to be one of the revolutionary masterpieces of Soviet cinema.

ARTIST TALKS

talk

ARTIST TALKS
ARTIST TALKS

talk

Fri 03.02 - Sat 04.02.17

In various configurations, the artists talk about their position in Beirut, their relationships with European cities, and their artistic practice. The latter is primarily influenced by current political events, the complexity of Lebanese society, and the country's tumultuous recent history.

Pieter De Buysser

Book Burning

theatre

Book Burning
Book Burning

theatre

Wed 14.12.16

Beeldend kunstenaar Hans Op de Beeck en schrijver-speler Pieter De Buysser brengen voor honderste keer Book Burning. Hans maakt een object, Pieter schrijft zinnen en spreekt ze uit op de scène. Een object, een tekst, een speler: dat is alles wat nodig is voor dit kleinood dat hart én verstand weet te raken.

Boyzie Cekwana & Danya Hammoud

Bootlegged

dance

Bootlegged
Bootlegged

dance

Tue 21.01 - Wed 22.01.20

Across the span of a decade and a half, Boyzie Cekwana and Danya Hammoud have kept a nodding acknowledgement of each other’s trajectories and strategies for survival. Now they come together so they can stand, one next to the other, one on top of the other, turning, bending and entangling around each other. 'We come together so we can both reach down to the top of our boots and take out our bootlegged goods, our smuggled stories.'

LOD muziektheater

BOSCH BEACH

music theatre

BOSCH BEACH
BOSCH BEACH

music

Fri 17.03 - Sat 18.03.17

What would hell look like today? The 500th anniversary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch, made Vasco Mendonça, Kris Verdonck and Dimitri Verhulst think. They quickly arrived at the beaches of Lampedusa: a place where while tourists were sunbathing refugees were washed up on the beach. The false paradise of the resorts and the Boschian hell on earth seamlessly flow into each other.

Michiel Soete / Globe Aroma

CAPSAICIN

theatre

CAPSAICIN
CAPSAICIN

theatre

Wed 21.12 - Fri 23.12.16

CAPSAICIN is that feeling you get when you have eaten a hot chilli pepper. But it could also be a place: a new Cape of Good Hope as a place of refuge. Together with Globe Aroma and newcomers to Brussels, Michiel Soete deals with longings that refuse to be thwarted by powerlessness, anger or fear.

Gintersdorfer/Klassen

Cinema Dialogue

theatre

Cinema Dialogue Kinshasa Brussels
Cinema Dialogue Kinshasa Brussels

theatre

Tue 25.04 - Wed 26.04.17

In Cinema Dialogue, Monika Gintersdorfer and Knut Klaßen critically examine the United Nations’ ostensibly apolitical Millennium Development Goals. They juxtapose the universalism of the UN programme with the local reality of urban development in Kinshasa between 2000 and the present day.

Lotte van den Berg

Wordless Discussion

theatre performance

Conversation without words
Conversation without words

theatre

Sun 26.03.17

Experience what lies at the root of human contact, and how a group can come together in a very direct way. To look at one another without speaking is highly intense. This encounter is based on the annual meeting of Inuit leaders, which is conducted without speaking.

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