Performing arts in February - March - April

Performing arts in February - March - April

Mårten Spångberg (suspended), Hannes Dereere & Silke Huysmans, Nora Chipaumire, Jaha Koo, Sonja Jokiniemi, Begum Erciyas, Rabih Mroué, Ana Borralho & João Galante and Jan Martens

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 — Beursschouwburg is happy to announce the performing arts programme for the upcoming months. We’re presenting a programme that includes a selection of artists with a close link to Beursschouwburg, such as Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere and Jaha Koo. At the same time, we’ll be welcoming international artists like Nora Chipaumire, Mårten SpångbergBegüm Erciyas, Sonja Jokiniemi or Rabih Mroué. The Portugese duo  Ana Borralho & João Galante will embark on a journey with 12 young people from Brussels, with whom they will create a fragile and intimate ‘coming of age' performance on the basis of the question of happiness. On the occasion of the 'Dag van de Dans’ choreographer Jan Martens will be be returning be Beursschouwburg for the fourth time.

Picture: Nora Chipaumire (ZW/US) - Portrait Of Myself As My Father - 16 & 17 February 

!! SUSPENDED !! Fr. 2 & Sa. 3 February
Mårten Spångberg (SE) - Digital Technology 
performance - Belgian premiere 

A solo performance by the Swedish choreographer Mårten Spångberg. A meditation on the presence of objects ‒ a stream of impressions that ends with eating an ice cream together. 

Fr. 9 & Sa. 10 February
Hannes Dereere & Silke Huysmans (BE) - Mining Stories 
theatre 

A documentary perfrmance about a devastating mine disaster in the mining region Minas Gerais (Brazil), where Silke Huysmans spent her childhood. In a region where more than three out of four people work in the mining industry, the disaster resembled a complete tabula rasa.

Fr. 16 & Sa. 17 February 
Nora Chipaumire (ZW/US) - Portrait Of Myself As My Father

dance 

A postcolonial boxing match reveals how conflict is passed on from generation to generation. One thing remains clear: in this combat, no one can get away from their skin.

Fr. 23 & Sa. 24 February  
Jaha Koo (KR/NL) - Cuckoo
theatre

Far away from his home country, Jaha Koo experienced a feeling of isolation when his electric rice cooker announced that his meal was ready. In performance Cuckoo, rice cookers are the only progagonists on a journey through 20 years of Korean history, based on the personal experiences of political events. 

Fr. 16 & Sa. 17 March
Sonja Jokiniemi (FI) - Blab 
dance

Blab literally means chatter, chit-chat, meaningless talk. The Finnish dancer and choreographer Sonja Jokiniemi investigates the point where language falls short and humans become part of something non-human.

Fr. 23 & Sa. 24 
Begüm Erciyas (TR) - Voicing Pieces 
installation 

Begüm Erciyas explores the political and poetic power of the act of speaking. In the intimacy of a soundproof booth, we discover a script whose words have to be deciphered out loud.

Fr. 13 & Sa 14 April
Rabih Mrou
é (LB) - Sand in Eyes
lecture performance - Belgian premiere 

Lebanese artist, filmmaker and performer Rabih Mroué investigates the visual politics behind IS recruitment videos.

Fr. 20 & Sa. 21 April 
Ana Borralho & João Galante (PT) - Trigger of Happiness
performance

A group of young people from Brussels, about growing and becoming bigger, about finding themselves without losing themselves in compulsive behaviour – six, eating, games – or other intoxications.

Th. 26, Fr. 27 & Sa. 28 April
Jan Martens (BE) - Rule of Three
dance - as part of Dag van de Dans on 28 April 

A danced performance, in between a concert and a collection of stories. Rule of Three feels at the same time like the vibe of hardcode nightcluband and losing yourself in a book.

2 & 3.02 - dance: Mårten Spångberg - Digital Technology

26 - 28.04 - dance: Jan Martens - RULE OF THREE

16 & 17.03 - dance: Sonja Jokiniemi - Blab

23 & 24.02 - theatre - Jaha Koo - Cuckoo

16 & 17.03 - dance: Nora Chipaumire - Portrait of Myself as my Father

9 & 10.02 - theatre: Hannes Dereere & Silke Huysmans - Mining Stories

Fr. 9 & Sa. 10 - theatre: February<br/>Hannes Dereere & Silke Huysmans (BE) - Mining Stories Fr. 23 & Sa. 24 - theatre: February  <br/>Jaha Koo (KR/NL) - Cuckoo <br/>© Tom Callemin
Fr. 9 & Sa. 10 - theatre: February<br/>Hannes Dereere & Silke Huysmans (BE) - Mining Stories © Tom Callemin
Fr. 16 & Sa. 17 - dance: February <br/>Nora Chipaumire (ZW/US) - Portrait Of Myself As My Father Fr. 23 & Sa. 24 - theatre: February  <br/>Jaha Koo (KR/NL) - Cuckoo <br/>© William Nadylam
Fr. 16 & Sa. 17 - dance: February <br/>Nora Chipaumire (ZW/US) - Portrait Of Myself As My FatherFr. 23 & Sa. 24 - theatre: February  <br/>Jaha Koo (KR/NL) - Cuckoo <br/>© William Nadylam
Fr. 23 & Sa. 24 - theatre: February  <br/>Jaha Koo (KR/NL) - Cuckoo <br/>© Eunkyung Jeong / Wolf Severi
Fr. 23 & Sa. 24 - theatre: February  <br/>Jaha Koo (KR/NL) - Cuckoo <br/>© Eunkyung Jeong / Wolf Severi
Fr. 16 & Sa. 17 - dance: March<br/>Sonja Jokiniemi (FI) - Blab <br/>© Simo Karisalo
Fr. 16 & Sa. 17 - dance: March<br/>Sonja Jokiniemi (FI) - Blab <br/>© Simo Karisalo
Fr. 20 & Sa. 21 April - performance:<br/>Ana Borralho & João Galante (PT) - Trigger of Happiness ®Didier Crasnault
Fr. 20 & Sa. 21 April - performance:<br/>Ana Borralho & João Galante (PT) - Trigger of Happiness ®Didier Crasnault
Fr. 13 & Sa 14 April - lecture performance:<br/>Rabih Mroué (LB) - Sand in Eyes © Joachim Dette
Fr. 13 & Sa 14 April - lecture performance:<br/>Rabih Mroué (LB) - Sand in Eyes © Joachim Dette
Fr. 23 & Sa. 24 - installation:<br/>Begüm Erciyas (TR) - Voicing Pieces © Begüm Erciyas
Fr. 23 & Sa. 24 - installation:<br/>Begüm Erciyas (TR) - Voicing Pieces © Begüm Erciyas
Th. 26, Fr. 27 & Sa. 28 April - dance : <br/>Jan Martens (BE) - Rule of Three © Phile Deprez
Th. 26, Fr. 27 & Sa. 28 April - dance : <br/>Jan Martens (BE) - Rule of Three © Phile Deprez