Iranian Theatre Today: Another Look
On Thursday 12 May a conference will be held in La Bellone on the topic of Iran’s contemporary theatre scene. Six researchers and well-known artists from Iran sketch an unpublished, hybrid image of the reality of the theatre scene in their home country. Amir Reza Koohestani, Azadeh Shahmiri and others will discuss their concrete experiences.
The conference takes place on Thursday 12 May from 14:00 to 19:00 at La Bellone.
Click here for more information.
Pop-up table-top theatre Benjamin Verdonck
Benjamin Verdonck brings his most recent and so far smallest table-top theatre to the festival. On 12, 13 and 15 May he will be performing Gille leert lezen at the festival centre. Admission is free, but limited to 18 spectators at a time. Registration at the bookshop. Click here for more info and the dates.
Programme reflection day #1
On the first three Saturdays the festival is holding open moments of reflection where the topic of the cave resonates. Artists and thinkers will be giving lectures and workshops, generally intervening in different formats to construct a hypothetical, narrative journey through the representation of the cave that is evoked by Welcome to Caveland! The first reflection day takes place on Saturday 7 May from 13:30 to 17:15 at Les Brigittines. Toshiki Okada, Rodrigo Sobarzo, Arkadi Zaides and others will tackle the topic of protection. The full programme can be found here.
BERLIN: additional performance
An extra date for BERLIN’s Zvizdal has just been added to the festival calendar, on Sunday 15 May at 15:00 at BRONKS. Tickets are now up for sale at the box office.
Looking for participants
Would you like to participate in a performance at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts? We are looking for extras and participants for performances by El Conde de Torrefiel, Sarah Vanhee and Edit Kaldor in May.
We are looking for:
- Twenty men between 25 and 38 years old to participate in El Conde de Torrefiel’s GUERRILLA (rehearsals 15-17 May daytime, performances 18-22 May at night).
- One motivated trilingual (NL-FR-EN) person (m/f/x) to assist in Sarah Vanhee’s Oblivion (performances 7-16 May at night).
- One motivated bilingual (FR-EN) person (m/f/x) to translate questions from the audience in Edit Kaldor’s Web of Trust (rehearsals 3-5 May at night, performances 6-15 May at night).
Are you interested, do you have questions, or would you like to apply? Contact Anne at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts (e-mail, 02 226 45 73).
The Time We Share: on sale again
The Time We Share is a book that has been structured like a play. Like a reference work, it includes projects that have left their mark on the first nineteen editions of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts. The Time We Share was published by the Kunstenfestivaldesarts and Mercatorfonds on the occasion of the twentieth edition of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in May 2015. The book is now on sale again, at the festival box office and in bookshops. Click here for more info.
The exhibition of works by Apichatpong Weerasethakul at Cinema Galeries opens on Tuesday 12 April at 6pm. The artist will be present. The retrospective of films will kick off on 14 April.
The 21st edition of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts takes place from 6 to 28 May 2016 in 20 theatres and arts centres, and in surprising locations across Brussels. There are more than 30 projects this year, of which 20 are in world premiere. The full programme will be unveiled on 24 March and tickets go on sale 12 April. From that day onwards, you can reserve your tickets online or visit the box office at Les Brigittines.
Focus Apichatpong Weerasethakul
This year, in collaboration with Cinema Galeries, the Kunstenfestivaldesarts places Thai filmmaker and visual artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul in the spotlight. From 12 April until 29 May, you can attend Memorandum, an exhibition of Weerasethakul’s video installations. Running in parallel with this is a retrospective of his short and feature films. One of these films, Tropical Malady, was awarded the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004. It will be screened outdoors on 16 May in a special location in the Sonian Forest. And from 21 to 25 May, the Kunstenfestivaldesarts presents Fever Room in its European premiere, the first-ever theatre production by this exceptional filmmaker.