#visual

Visually stunning performances

Rabih Mroué & Hito Steyerl

Probable Title: Zero Probability

lecture performance

Probable Title: Zero Probability
Probable Title: Zero Probability

production

Wed 29.03.17

In this lecture performance, Rabih Mroué and Hito Steyerl examine probability. Steyerl gets caught up in quantum superposition, while Mroué consults his father about mathematical calculations. They come across ‘zero probability’: a space in which everything is possible but nothing can be explained.

Maarten Seghers

O

performance music

O or The Challenge Of This Particular Show Was To Have Words Ending In O
O or The Challenge Of This Particular Show Was To Have Words Ending In O

production

Thu 30.03.17

Maarten Seghers looks for a confrontation with the artists, musicians and dancers Fritz Welch, Simon Lenski, Nicolas Field and Mohamed Toukabri, for whom he wrote an invocatory song about the noisiness of comforting.

Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

In_Dependence

performance

In_Dependence
In_Dependence

production

Sat 25.03 - Fri 31.03.17

Maarten Vanden Eynde and Alioum Moussa are building a two-part mobile structure, of which one side is the other’s opposite. During Performatik17 they set up shop at Place de la Monnaie, where you are invited to visit them – in pairs – for a discussion about dependence and independence.

Trajal Harrell

CAEN AMOUR

dance performance

CAEN AMOUR
CAEN AMOUR

production

Fri 31.03 - Sat 01.04.17

Trajal Harrell explores a moment in dance history when female artists presented performances on the boundary between entertainment, erotic dancing, and early experiments in modern dance. CAEN AMOUR is structured as a hoochie coochie show. With a seductive performance, scantily dressed ‘hoochies’ lure you around to the backstage area, to reveal the festivities on the ‘coochie’ side.

Ola Maciejewska

Bombyx Mori

dance performance

Bombyx Mori
Bombyx Mori

production

Sat 01.04.17

In this piece for three dancers, Ola Maciejewska draws her inspiration from Loïe Fuller, one of the pioneers of modern dance and performance art. She explores the relationship in the arts between human beings and physical matter by creating movement in large pieces of fabric. She plays with the confluence of bodies and objects and the battle that these wage.

Meg Stuart, Jeroen Peeters & Jozef Wouters

Atelier III

dance performance

Atelier III
Atelier III

production

Thu 30.03 - Sun 02.04.17

How do we envision the art spaces of tomorrow? How can we reshape these meeting places and laboratories for coexistence? The artists of Damaged Goods set up camp in a former factory in Molenbeek – housing the Decoratelier of scenographer Jozef Wouters – to formulate some physical answers to these questions.

Ictus

Liquid Room VII

music performance

Liquid Room VII: SOUND & VISION
Liquid Room VII: SOUND & VISION

production

Tue 25.04.17

Can light be a compositional building block? The Liquid Room Series radically questions the classical concert model. The audience is free to move around among the various stages set up in the dismantled hall of the Kaaitheater. Immerse yourself in a pure experience of sound and light!

Philippe Quesne

Caspar Western Friedrich

theatre performance

Caspar Western Friedrich
Caspar Western Friedrich

production

Sat 25.03 - Sun 26.03.17

Caspar Western Friedrich combines the narrative force of the Western with the dreamy longings of Romanticism. Drawing his inspiration from the lonesome cowboy and from the paintings and personality of Caspar David Friedrich, Philippe Quesne builds a studio of landscapes on stage.

Grace Schwindt

Opera and Steel

performance

Opera and Steel
Opera and Steel

production

Fri 24.03 - Sat 25.03.17

Especially for Performatik17, Grace Schwindt creates a performance for the theatre stage. She draws inspiration from Bernini’s sculptural group Apollo and Daphne. Starting from the dynamic of this frozen scene, she creates a striking overall picture with music, song and acrobatics.

Orla Barry

Breaking Rainbows

performance

Breaking Rainbows
Breaking Rainbows

production

Sat 25.03 - Sun 26.03.17

With a year’s production of her own wool and two performers, Orla Barry addresses our complex relationship with nature. The result is compelling live performance and a video installation, made up of a series of vignettes that reflect upon the primal, poetic and unpredictable bond we have with the natural world.

Ieva Misevičiūtė

SSSSSSSSSSSS (hiss it, don't say it)

performance

SSSSSSSSSSSS (hiss it, don't say it)
SSSSSSSSSSSS (hiss it, don't say it)

production

Sun 26.03.17

SSSSSSSSSSSS is a solo about survival instincts based on Butoh techniques, performed in the public space. Initially, Misevičiūtė looks like one of those street artists who pretend to be statues, but the meticulous movements of her living sculpture gradually evolve into a choreography.

Ieva Misevičiūtė

SSSSSSSSSSSS

performance

SSSSSSSSSSSS (hiss it, don't say it)
SSSSSSSSSSSS (hiss it, don't say it)

production

Sat 25.03.17

SSSSSSSSSSSS is a solo about survival instincts based on Butoh techniques, performed in the public space. Initially, Misevičiūtė looks like one of those street artists who pretend to be statues, but the meticulous movements of her living sculpture gradually evolve into a choreography.