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Visually stunning performances

Forced Entertainment

Real Magic

theatre

Real Magic
Real Magic

production

Thu 05.10 - Fri 06.10.17

Forced Entertainment’s new production creates a world of absurd disconnection, struggle and comic repetition. The performers take part in an impossible illusion, while something unfolds that is part chaotic TV programme, part cabaret act, and part telepathic feat. The result is a compelling performance about optimism, individual agency and the desire for change: pure magic!

Benjamin Verdonck

Het houten ezeltje

theatre

Het houten ezeltje
Het houten ezeltje

production

Fri 01.12 - Sat 02.12.17

What starts as a lecture about Benjamin Verdonck’s new book even i must understand it enjoyably derails into a production that introduces you to one or more table stages. He presents a playful guide to the winding road from his studio to the stage, using stories, photos, films, a little theatre in a box, a cat, and music.

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.

Nature Theater of Oklahoma & EnKnapGroup

Pursuit of Happiness

dance theatre

Pursuit of Happiness
Pursuit of Happiness

production

Fri 02.03 - Sat 03.03.18

What is happiness? In what dark and remote corners do we have to crawl individually and collectively to find it? Together with dancers from the EnKnapGroup, Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper have created a bizarre, painful and hilarious horror comedy about voracious expansion in the Wild West and all the violence that ensued as a result.

Helena Dietrich & Janneke Raaphorst

Elastic Habitat

installation performance

Elastic Habitat
Elastic Habitat

production

Tue 06.03 - Thu 08.03.18

Elastic Habitat is an immersive installation – you could call it a kind of playground – that invites you to explore, touch, and even carry textile sculptures. You literally inhabit an imaginary body and thus have the time to explore your own identity in an uninhibited, sensory, intuitive way.

Mette Ingvartsen

21 Pornographies

dance performance

21 Pornographies
21 Pornographies

production

Fri 09.03 - Sat 10.03.18

Based on the assumption that pornography permeates our society, Mette Ingvartsen seeks to question its mechanisms. She focuses on various characteristics of the pornographic: from its cruelty to its clinical precision and violence, but also its expressions of pleasure, excitement, and thrill.

Ligia Lewis

minor matter

dance

minor matter
minor matter

production

Fri 09.03 - Sat 10.03.18

In minor matter, Ligia Lewis draws upon visual and conceptual metaphors relating to blackness. Continuing her ongoing engagement with embodiment while interrogating the social inscriptions of the body, minor matter poses questions about the black body within the frame of the black box.

Benjamin Verdonck

Song for Gigi

theatre

Song for Gigi
Song for Gigi

production

Thu 15.03 - Sun 18.03.18

In this visual elegy, Benjamin Verdonck plays the role of a sceneshifter who initiates the transformation of images but then gets lost in them. This time, he is accompanied by two musicians.

Jan Fabre

Belgian Rules/Belgium Rules

theatre

Belgian Rules/Belgium Rules
Belgian Rules/Belgium Rules

production

Fri 20.04 - Sat 21.04.18

Just like Fellini made Roma – an ode to his city – Jan Fabre is celebrating his own complex, crazy country. He is doing so in the most appropriate language to capture the spirit of this slippery state: the language of the theatre and of images. With an international cast of performers and musicians, he goes in search of Belgian identity. Raymond van het Groenewoud has written a series of anthems, while author Johan de Boose wrote the text.

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods & EIRA

BLESSED

dance

BLESSED
BLESSED

production

Fri 01.06 - Sat 02.06.18

A man moves carefully between cardboard set pieces. Everything appears peaceful in this stylized paradise, until a sudden rain shower escalates into a destructive deluge. A decade after the première of BLESSED, Francisco Camacho continues to cling to a world that has long been left in ruins.