We have plans.

We have plans.

Spring and summer 2021 at Kaaitheater

After a long period when Kaaitheater’s spaces were closed for anything other than rehearsing, reflecting, experimenting or livestreaming... while the seats remained empty... after many, many cancellations and relocations... we dare to hope – in all uncertainty – for the theatre to reopen. To welcome audiences and artists night after night.

Now, the spring and summer programme is ready. Because without planning, nothing will ever happen.

Over the past few months, we have worked together with many partners on new festivals and collaborations and countless artists have worked in the studios and on our stages on the performances of tomorrow. Whilst some artists make online projects that over the past year have become so familiar to us, most focus on the unique experience of sharing time and space in the theatre.

How we look forward to living performing arts, with you in the audience! With this list of names we land feet first* with Kaaitheater’s 2020-2021 season. Let us hope that this is the harbinger of a richly filled, diverse programme in the coming months. It is time that our minds, our imaginations and our hearts once again were inspired by the unique dimension that theatre brings to our lives.

 1 MAY --- 11 JULY

Kate McIntosh To Speak Light Pours Out  |  Kunstenfestivaldesarts: Radouan Mriziga TafuktMarcela Levi grrRoUNd, a.o.  |  Ingrid Berger Myrhe In Other Words  |  Guy Cassiers/Toneelhuis April  |  Michiel Vandevelde Dances of Death  |  Michiel Vandevelde & Platform-K Goldberg Variations  |  Gorges Ocloo & Dominique Pauwels/LOD Moby Dick  |  Madeleine Fournier La Chaleur  |  La Manufacture & Thomas Hauert  |  Moussem Cities: Youness Atbane Untitled 14 KMNancy Naouss Turning Point  |  María Jerez & Edurne Rubio A Nublo!  |  Myriam Van Imschoot newpolyphonies  |  Enkidu Khaled/Platform 0090 Bar by bar, night by night, story by story, onward!  |  Mothers&Daughters  |  INSIDE/OUT by Citylab: Briana Stuart, Jihan Imago, Yipoon Chiem, Yasmine Yahiatene, Yasmina Bouda



de KOE The Courage to be Disliked  |  Rimah Jabr This is NOT what I want to tell you  |  Delphine Hesters & PARTS GXIII  |  For All Queens!  |  A Series of More-Than-Human Encounters Zakiyyah Iman Jackson

Kaaitheater Lockdown Tapes

In recent months, you had the opportunity to interact online with artists, authors, activists and researchers. You can relive many of these encounters for free by delving into kaaitheater.be/lockdowntapes. Get inspired by the voices of relevant thinkers and doers!

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* The 2020-2021 season kicked off last summer with a collaborative drawing. Gabriela González Rondón drew the head, Imge Özbilge the torso. Anne Brugni now lets the fantasy creature land firmly with her/his/their feet first.


Co-funded by ACT & the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union: A Nublo!, To Speak Light Pours Out , A Series of More-Than-Human Encounters Zakiyyah Iman Jackson






About Kaaitheater

Kaaitheater is a stage for dance, theatre, performance, music and debate in Brussels, set in a dynamic part of the city in full development. Founded in 1977 as a pioneer of innovative performing arts, this house has grown into a platform for both work by artists of the Flemish Wave and new generations of performing artists. From Brussels to international, from small to large venues, and just as well in the squares and the streets, where urban and global themes are tangible.

Over the coming years the team from Kaaitheater will, under the motto How to Be Many?, make room for a broad spectrum of stories, perspectives, artists and audiences, so we can learn to better reflect the city's many voices. This is why we are handing over some of our own resources to organisations and groups that are still not visible enough on the Brussels stages, with the invitation to make their own artistic programmes and thus make their voices louder.

Furthermore, we are charting new paths around debate, education and participation, opening the way to co-ownership by artists, Brussels residents and many audiences. 

Along the canal that connects our two locations Kaaitheater and the Kaaistudios, the activities of Kaai move with the times, stimulate social and artistic debates and embrace the diverse performing arts of today. Welcome!

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