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Arm wrestling with current affairs

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? 

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’?

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.

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.

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.