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FOR ALL QUEENS!

SO YOU WANNA VOGUE, HUH?!

film

SO YOU WANNA VOGUE, HUH?!
SO YOU WANNA VOGUE, HUH?!

film

Fri 01.10.21

Kaaitheater opened its doors in March 2021 to FOR ALL QUEENS! In two days time, they put together a film that takes you through three rooms each with a different view on what ballroom culture is. Want to learn more about this community and culture? Then you'll learn what the do's & don'ts are, gain insight into the history, and see that that duckwalk does not have to be so bouncy.

Diederik Peeters

Apparitions

theatre

Apparitions
Apparitions

theatre

Thu 21.10 - Fri 22.10.21

Diederik Peeters adopts the role of an illusionist, but quickly gets lost in his own illusions. With optical tricks from the 19th century, he breathes life into his own shadow and conjures the ghosts of the future. In a kind of visual delirium, echoes of Méliès or Houdini clash with the 22nd century. Are the dead alive here, and does the future simply occur in the present?

Volmir Cordeiro

Trottoir

dance

Trottoir
Trottoir

dance

Sat 23.10.21

How do you depict freedom onstage? According to Volmir Cordeiro, the key to answering this question lies in metamorphosis, in the power of being ‘in becoming’. Enveloped in multiple layers of brightly coloured panties, six dancers unleash the exuberant energy of their transformations on the audience. Plummet headlong into this rebellious laboratory and rethink your relationship with your own norms – in the theatre or in your everyday life.

Mokhallad Rasem & Kuno Bakker

Homemade

theatre

Homemade
Homemade

theatre

Wed 17.11 - Thu 18.11.21

Mokhallad Rasem and Kuno Bakker previously created the production De verse tijd together. In Homemade they pursue their collaboration, but this time to build a place where they can live together. The time for action and building has come. How can they create something that will make them both happy? Something that meets their needs in terms of aesthetics, safety, security. And sustainability, of course.

Gisèle Vienne

L’Etang

theatre

L’Etang
L’Etang

theatre

Thu 18.11 - Sat 20.11.21

Gisèle Vienne returns to Kaaitheater with a text adaptation by the Swiss writer Robert Walser. L'Etang (the pond) is a musical theatre play about a child who feels unloved by his mother. At the height of his despair and as an ultimate attempt to win her love, he feigns suicide in a pond. The children and teenagers of the village are embodied by fifteen human-sized dolls, Stephen O'Malley from cult group SUN O))) is once more responsible for the music.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

CANCELLED: Drumming

dance

CANCELLED: Drumming
CANCELLED: Drumming

dance

Fri 09.10 - Sat 31.10.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

Drumming (1998) is returning to Brussels! It’s one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most iconic choreographies, written to the eponymous, minimalistic percussion score by Steve Reich. A  wave of pure dance and pure sound, a vortex of vital energy.

Radouan Mriziga

7

dance

7
7

dance

Fri 23.10 - Sat 24.10.20

Every age has its wonders of the world: the impossible that people still manage to build – bigger and more impressive than anything we’d seen before. But how remarkable is the small body that invents and creates all these colossuses? In 7, Radouan Mriziga juxtaposes two benchmarks: the built environment, made to impress, and the ultimate wonder of the world: the human body itself.

buren

Blue Skies Forever

performance

Blue Skies Forever
Blue Skies Forever

performance

Thu 15.10.20

In 2016, Beyoncé unleashed her music video Hold Up on the world. It was remarkably similar to the 1997 video work Ever is Over All by Pipilotti Rist. In a dreamlike, associative performance, the young makers at buren playfully subvert the clichés that continue to dominate representations of women.

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods

Celestial Sorrow

dance performance

Celestial Sorrow
Celestial Sorrow

dance

Wed 24.06 - Sat 27.06.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

Celestial Sorrow is Meg Stuart’s first collaboration with the Indonesian visual artist Jompet Kuswidananto. Based in collective memories and fictitious traumas, the duo create a world of light and movement that is inhabited by three performers and two musicians. The show premiered at the Kaaistudios in 2018 and is moving to the main stage of Kaaitheater for this reprise.

Benjamin Verdonck

De tijger eet de zebra en de vogel vliegt verschrikt weg

theatre

De tijger eet de zebra en de vogel vliegt verschrikt weg
De tijger eet de zebra en de vogel vliegt verschrikt weg

theatre

Fri 19.06 - Sat 20.06.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

Benjamin Verdonck builds and operates an unusual planetarium of sticky tape, ropes and cardboard.

Christian Rizzo

une maison

dance

une maison
une maison

dance

Thu 20.02 - Fri 21.02.20

On a stage covered with a thick layer of earth and bathed in light stand fourteen dancers – all different in age and dance background. Movements flow from one body to the next, gradually building to a wild climax. The result is a tactile experience that shares loneliness with fiction: how is it that you can be alone even when you’re in a group?

Kris Verdonck / A Two Dogs Company

Act

theatre installation

ACT. Johan Leysen plays Beckett
ACT. Johan Leysen plays Beckett

theatre

Thu 13.02 - Sat 15.02.20

This curated Beckett evening presents a surprising mix of forms: a monologue by Johan Leysen; a video lecture by philosopher and mathematician Jean Paul Van Bendegem; and a performative scenography as a possible landscape for a Beckett text. Through this combination, Kris Verdonck explores a fascination that he shares with Beckett, namely technology and the increasing conflict between humans and machines.

Suze Milius/House Crying Yellow Tears

Suze Milius

theatre

TALK SHOW
TALK SHOW

theatre

Wed 22.01.20

The first talk shows aired in the 1950s and they have determined the evening rhythm in many living rooms ever since. But the invention of the internet has definitively pushed the format into decline. In TALK SHOW, Suze Milius bids them farewell. It is both a retrospective and a look ahead into the future, an attempt to ascribe value to everything that gradually disappears, and an ode to the details of our existence.

Ligia Lewis

Water Will (in Melody)

dance

Water Will (in Melody)
Water Will (in Melody)

dance

Fri 06.12 - Sat 07.12.19

Water Will (in Melody) is a devised choreographic work for four performers that uses melodrama as a point of departure. Wrestling with language and notions of ‘the will’, this dystopian fantasy becomes a space for negotiating desire, imagination, and feelings of an encroaching end.

Miet Warlop

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

dance music

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break
Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

dance

Fri 15.11 - Tue 19.11.19

Three performers spend three quarters of an hour turning around their own axis – a movement that in Sufi ceremonies is thought to lead to religious euphoria. In Miet Warlop’s version, it becomes an experiment on the fine line between maintaining and losing control. It is a combination of swirling dance, recital and concert. How can you find a balance between self-control and devotion?