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

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 

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


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

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 

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 

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

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.

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.

A. Ortsstraat 20-28
1000 Brussel