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SPARE TIME WORK

performance music

SPARE TIME WORK
SPARE TIME WORK
Sat 04.06.22

SPARE TIME WORK musically explores thoughts and ideas on (reproductive) labour and leisure. Drenched in different colour spheres, characters like Adult Hood and Young, Grown Woman and Office Worker produce a variety of (power)relations, economical desires and social realities.

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods

Celestial Sorrow

dance performance

Celestial Sorrow
Celestial Sorrow
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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?

Elly Van Eeghem

(Dis)placed Interventions

lecture performance

(Dis)placed Interventions
(Dis)placed Interventions
Sat 14.09.19

In (Dis)placed interventions, Elly Van Eeghem stimulates your imagination with video footage, voice recordings, music, and colourful projections. She collected all this material over the past several years in various neighbourhoods in Ghent, Paris, Berlin and Montreal. Join her on this trip to what a city is and can be – and be amazed, confused and inspired by the spaces that we share with one another.