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Arm wrestling with current affairs

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

Prague Castle, 5 AM. The master of ceremonies appointed by Václav Havel finds an EU commissioner asleep under the conference table. Things clearly got out of hand, but what if this is the morning when things turn out for the best? Pieter De Buysser presents a play about magnanimity and magic, about human failings and the glorious dawn of politics.

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 reflectively and critically? Looking for answers, David Weber-Krebs and Jeroen Peeters install a series of hybrid artistic and theoretical interventions in a performative setting.

Inne Goris/LOD muziektheater & HETPALEIS

Huis (8+)

installation theatre

Huis (8+)
Huis (8+)

production

Thu 15.02 - Fri 16.02.18

As soon as you walk into House, you will discover things that usually remain hidden behind façades. Wearing headphones, you can explore the space at your own pace. Inne Goris has created a deeply personal installation/production for both adults and children about the dark corners of life. And about how everyone tries to deal with them in their own way.

the vacuum cleaner

Mental

theatre

Mental
Mental

production

Thu 22.02 - Sat 24.02.18

The Police calls him a Domestic Extremist. The National Health Service has labelled him ‘highly disturbed’ and borderline. He prefers the term Mental. 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 and police files.

Bashar Murkus / Khashabi Theatre

Other Places

theatre

Other Places
Other Places

production

Wed 28.02.18

What does Palestine mean to the extensive Palestinian diaspora of refugees and self-imposed exiles? Along with five actors, Bashar Murkus suggests a form that connects all these stories in a new kind of Palestinian identity: one that is not tied to a particular territory.

Brussels Studies Institute

Night of Knowledge on Brussels 2018

talk debate

Night of Knowledge on Brussels 2018
Night of Knowledge on Brussels 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.

Lucinda Ra

Grondwerk

theatre performance

Grondwerk
Grondwerk

production

Fri 22.06 - Sun 24.06.18

In Grondwerk, the intermittent collective Lucinda Ra is presenting a continuous performance, lecture, exhibition, studio, kitchen, and brass band. Over a 72-hour period, you will discover more about life and death in the welfare state from three different perspectives: as a child, as a working person, and as a senior citizen.

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?