A multidisciplinary programme on normality and other deviations.

A multidisciplinary programme on normality and other deviations.

We live in an era of questions. The question of today: in how far do we consider the world we live in to be normal? A world of conflict zones, mass migration and climate trouble, of binary thinking and a reinforced-glass ceiling, of limiting language and alienation, of single households and polyamorous relationships, of micro- and macro-aggressions, polarising speeches, hotheaded fanatics and educational challenges. Everyone has their own idea of what is deemed normal. In defining what is normal, everyone lives, looks, speaks and acts according to a specific frame of reference or a completely unique point of view.

Certain frames of reference are showing cracks, are considered too old fashioned, too narrow, too broad, not flexible enough, or too crazy for words. Some people say: “act normal, would you?” Others cry from the rooftops: “break with established conventions!” Those in between shyly ask: “where do we draw the line?”

We’re inviting artists and thinkers who call the norm into question. What do we consider normal? If the norm is already an endangered species, in what direction are we headed? Have we wound up in a time where we can’t say anything anymore, where we can’t claim anything is abnormal? How do we make space for all the different normals?

Our focus programme Normal Schnormal is an invitation to join us in reflecting and asking questions, such as: what is normal? Am I normal? Do you think X, Y or Z is normal? Let’s cut to the chase!

PERFORMANCE

NTANDO CELE - BLACK OFF
FR 01.02 & SA 02.02 20:30
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AHILAN RATNAMOHAN & STAR BOY COLLECTIVE Reverse Colonialism
FR 08.02 & SA 09.02 20:30 

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DORIS UHLICH Ravemachine
FR 22.02 & SA 23.02 20:30 

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ETUWE BRIGHT JUNIOR/STAR BOY COLLECTIVE Look On The Bright Side
FR 08.03 & SA 09.03 20:30 

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BRYANA FRITZ Submission Submission
TH 14.03, FR 15.03 & SA 16.03 19:30, w/ Performatik

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PRICE Melodies are so far my best friend 
FR 22.03 & SA 23.03 20:30, w/ Performatik
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SONYA LINDFORS Cosmic Latte
FR 05.04 & SA 06.04 20:30

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MOHAMED TOUKABRI The Upside Down Man (The Son Of The Road)
FR 26.04 & SA 27.04 20:30 

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SCREENINGS

FAIRUZ GHAMMAM al bahr - Visite Opening Night
TH 14.02 20:30

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SARAH VANAGT Divinations
WE 03.04 20:30 avant-premiere

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LISA SPILLIAERT NP
WE 24.04 20:30 avant-premiere

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CHRISTINA STUHLBERGER Ludwig (working title)
TH 02.05 20:30
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EXPO

NORA TURATO Diffusion Line
1 FEB — 23 MAR 2019
 
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CHARLINE TYBERGHEIN Soft News
6 APR - 1 JUN 2019

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BERT HUYGHE 
1 FEB — 1 JUN 2019
 (mural in beurscafé)
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LOOPED SCREENINGS (BLACK BOX)

POL MERCHAN Pirate Boys
WE 01.02 - SA 09.02 12:00 - 22:00

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GHASSAN HALWANAI Erased, ___Ascent of the Invisible
WE 13.02 - SA 16.02 12:00 - 22:00

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SHADI HABIB ALLAH 30KG Shine
WE 20.02 - SA 23.02 12:00 - 22:00

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JEREMY SHAW The Quantification Trilogy
WE 06.03 - SA 09.03 12:00 - 22:00

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LIZ MAGIC LASER Handle / Poignée
WE 20.03 - SA 23.03 12:00 - 22:00

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TAAVI TALVE Blind Spot
WE 13.03 - SA 16.03 12:00 - 22:00

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GELARE KOSHGOZARAN Medina Wasl: Connecting Town
WE 03.04 - SA 06.04 12:00 - 22:00

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BEATRICE GIBSON I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead
WE 10.04 - SA 13.04 12:00 - 22:00

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TAMAR GUIMARÃES O Ensaio
WE 17.04 - SA 20.04 12:00 - 22:00

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GERALD MACHONA Survive
WE 24.04 - SA 27.04 12:00 - 22:00

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PAULINE JULIER Naturales Historiae
WE 01.05 - SA 04.05 12:00 - 22:00

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MUSIC

JERUSALEM IN MY HEART + SLUMBERLAND
SA 02.02 22:00
Experimental cave of wonders forged from Arabic tradition and punk-production drones.
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MONOLITHE NOIR + ROMEO POIRIER + SIMON HOLD + ELSIE DX + SEBASTIEN FORRESTER Slowly Changing EP release party
FR 08.02 22:00
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SLOWTHAI
MO 18.03 20:00
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ALEX ZHANG HUNGTAI
FR 22.03 22:00 
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XIU XIU + JOHN BENCE
WE 27.03 21:00 
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JOSEPHINE FOSTER
TH 25.04 20:30 

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About Beursschouwburg

Beursschouwburg is an arts centre, situated in the heart of Brussels, that embraces a hybrid and multidisciplinary identity. It’s the perfect place for performance, film, music, exhibitions, debates, lectures, parties and a drink at beurscafé. 

Beursschouwburg provides a platform for young and innovative artistes, thus it’s the place to discover the big names of tomorrow. Young talent, cross-fertilization and an opportunity to experiment are pivotal in the diverse programme which seamlessly coalesces with the generation 2.0.

Beursschouwburg
Auguste Ortsstraat 20-28
1000 Brussel