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Preview: 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!

Say yes to performance (YES !) Upcoming programme

Say yes to performance (YES !) Upcoming programme

Upcoming film screenings

Upcoming film screenings

Sweet & sweaty autumn music

Sweet & sweaty autumn music

Reinvented traditions, synthetic pop, deep drones, soulful voices, Brussels b-days and the most crooked festival of them all. Two months full of concerts to lick your fingers to!

Feminist voices from the Middle East, North Africa & Europe speak out and perform during the multidisciplinary, 10-day Tashweesh festival.

Feminist voices from the Middle East, North Africa & Europe speak out and perform during the multidisciplinary, 10-day Tashweesh festival.

17 - 27 October at Beursschouwburg

SAY YES TO PERFORMANCE ! Upcoming programme

SAY YES TO PERFORMANCE ! Upcoming programme

SAY YES TO PERFORMANCE ! Upcoming programme

SAY YES TO PERFORMANCE ! Upcoming programme

Free rooftop concerts during voetbalfestivaldefootball

Free rooftop concerts during voetbalfestivaldefootball

From 13 June until 15 July in Beursschouwburg. All together to the final!

Qatar-critical performance by football migrant Ahilan Ratnamohan during voetbalfestivaldefootball.

Qatar-critical performance by football migrant Ahilan Ratnamohan during voetbalfestivaldefootball.

Ahilan Ratnamohan came to Europe to expand his career as a professional footballer. He set out on another path and now operates from Antwerp as a theatre maker.

voetbalfestivaldefootball

voetbalfestivaldefootball

Beursschouwburg shows many faces of football during the World Cup.

Spring will bring an electronic love story

Spring will bring an electronic love story

Electronic music in May

Upcoming Audiovisual Arts in March & April

Upcoming Audiovisual Arts in March & April

Isabelle Tollenaere, Nina de Vroome, Rirkrit Tiravanija & Karl Holmqvist, Katja Mater, Herman Asselberghs, Myriam Van Imschoot, Edurne Rubio I Black Box Screenings I Helgi Thórsson I Rabih Mroué

If there weren’t any blacks you'd have to invent them

If there weren’t any blacks you'd have to invent them

A new performance by Aurelie Di Marino

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
A. Ortsstraat 20-28
1000 Brussel