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.
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.
Four wordsmiths join forces for one special evening. Samira Saleh is a rising star in the slam world of Brussels. Koleka Putuma represents the new generation female South-African poets. Jaamil Olawale Kosoko writes from the performance scene in New York and artist-in-residence at the Beursschouwburg Louis Van Haverbeke tinkers as much with words as he does with kitchenware in his performances.
☛ Voicing Pieces and SPOKEN WORD are part of the focus Poetry Is Not A Luxury, a four-day multidisciplinary delve into the extraordinary world of fascinating poetry practices and an ode to Audre Lorde's famous essay Poetry Is Not A Luxury.
Lebanese artist, filmmaker and performer Rabih Mroué investigates the visual politics behind IS recruitment videos.
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.
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.
☛ As part of Dag van de Dans on 28 April