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Lucinda Ra

Groundwork

theatre performance

Groundwork
Groundwork

production

Fri 22.06 - Sun 24.06.18

To close the season, the occasional collective Lucinda Ra is organizing an open studio for three days. You are free to come in and out, join the conversations, or just to listen and watch the music, animated films, short presentations, and visual work. The kitchen – which forms the heart of the project – will be open throughout and is free. You can contribute your own ingredients: a ticket for Grondwerk costs 250 grams of food.

Laila Soliman & Stacy Hardy

Museum of Lungs

theatre

Museum of Lungs
Museum of Lungs

production

Wed 03.10 - Thu 04.10.18

In Museum of Lungs, author and performer Stacy Hardy talks about her life with TBC, about the years before the diagnosis, and about her treatments since. She combines intimate, personal testimonies with historical archival materials. Together with musicians Neo Muyanga and Nancy Mounir, director Laila Soliman and Hardy also show how vulnerability and disease can initiate resistance and change.

Ivana Müller

Conversations out of place

theatre

Conversations out of place
Conversations out of place

production

Wed 21.11 - Thu 22.11.18

In this beautiful philosophical and ecological fable, Ivana Müller reflects on a world dictated by humanity. She starts from our relationship with nature. Four human beings wander around an unusual and slightly absurd universe. The trust, symbiosis, tensions, and ruptures between the four walkers and one mysterious plant create an intriguing ecosystem. Their manipulations, interventions, and the rubbish they leave behind slowly but surely create a Romantic tableau.

Thomas Bellinck / ROBIN

Memento Park

theatre

Memento Park
Memento Park

production

Sat 08.12 - Sun 09.12.18

No trouble or expense is being spared during the centenary of the Great War. And yet, ‘the war to end all wars’ did not keep its promise. Far from it. We are still hopping from one armistice to the next Armageddon. So what are we commemorating – and especially, why?

Rokia Traoré

Dream Mandé – Djata

music theatre

Dream Mandé – Djata
Dream Mandé – Djata

production

Fri 14.12.18

In Dream Mandé – Djata, Rokia Traore narrates the epic of King Soundiata Keita, the unifier of the great 13th-century Mandé Empire. Traoré blends classic songs by the Mandé griots into her narrative. These poets and singers were responsible for a unique form of oral history. It is thanks to them that the story of Soundiata Keita survives. The King based his power on respect and not on greed or violence.

Laura van Dolron & de KOE

Een antwoord op alle vragen

theatre

Een antwoord op alle vragen
Een antwoord op alle vragen

production

Thu 17.01 - Fri 18.01.19

They’ve had enough of lonely nights onstage, so Laura van Dolron and Willem de Wolf from the KOE want to answer all your questions. The actors search and struggle, assisted by two musicians. Every evening, this results in a live philosophical theatre concert full of poetry, thought, action, hope and despair…and ultimately there is perhaps one answer that transcends all questions.

Els Dietvorst, Dirk Roofthooft & Aurelie Di Marino

MEMENTO MORI! !IROM OTNEMEM

theatre

MEMENTO MORI! !IROM OTNEMEM
MEMENTO MORI! !IROM OTNEMEM

production

Thu 21.02 - Sat 23.02.19

In MEMENTO MORI!, documentary filmmaker and visual artist Els Dietvorst brings two texts together. The first is performed by Dirk Roofthooft, one of Flanders’ most iconic actors, the second is performed by the Brussels-based actress Aurelie Di Marino. You can expect a theatre evening about fragility and transience, but also about universal themes like individualization, globalization, the relationship between humanity and nature, and migration.

Tristero & Kassys

HET SCRIPT

theatre

HET SCRIPT
HET SCRIPT

production

Fri 29.03 - Sat 30.03.19

Six actors on the stage and only one solo. There are no leading or secondary roles, but six simultaneous interpretations of the same script. How strictly will each actor comply with the stage directions? Will they allow one another a place in the spotlight? The Script simultaneously focuses on the existential loneliness that you sometimes feel in a group. How is it possible to be so similar and yet live ‘side by side’?

Pieter De Buysser

The Tip of the Tongue

theatre

The Tip of the Tongue
The Tip of the Tongue

production

Tue 11.09 - Thu 11.07.19

A philanthropist endowed with immense faith in progress and a speech defect undertakes to build a spacecraft. The story traverses a pronounced curve in space-time, a little girl tired of the Messiah and a lost detective who no one is looking for anymore. The Tip of the Tongue does not attempt to map the world: it draws a different map. And all that in 11 dimensions, with 11 fables, in six times 11 minutes.