Next season, we shall be restaging two KVS classics that zoom in on episodes from Belgian colonial history: Missie and Het leven en de werken
The KVS is the Brussels City Theatre.
Our unique position in the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe is the alpha and omega of our operations. The KVS aims to reinterpret the repertoire in relation to the city that is more than ever the whole world. The KVS embraces the city and its plurality and intends to amplify its artistic voice in the arts field.
In the 80s, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law and Critical Race Theory at Columbia University as well as UCLA, conceived the term intersectionality in order to better encompass the discriminatory situation women of colour were facing.
We are living in very special times, in my view the most exciting period in the history of mankind. in the face of migration surges, urban sprawl and new technologies, the world has become a multifaceted village.
To wrap up the quick-paced changes in the city, KVS has launched SLOW. Through spoken word and urban theatre, SLOW (Slam Our World) brings the inspiring artistic undercurrent of the street to the stage.
Poetry has the capacity to evoke the inexpressible. What does it mean to feel at home somewhere – or nowhere? What is the impact of terrorist attacks on a life, and on a city?
The stage setting for Learning how to walk was designed by the artist Jozef Wouters. ‘You might call it an essay on space. It is a shared quest in space; a conversation in straw, wood and stone,’ says Wouters.
Lisbeth Gruwez: ‘Penelope waits, struggling with time and longing. Her movement is that of standstill.’
What do Medea, Mel Gibson and Virginia Woolf – and perhaps you too – have in common? That’s right: they all venture into marital disputes. In Domestica, Valentijn Dhaenens dissects arguments between partners. With thanks to his parents’ divorce.
Kamyon reminds us that that we are all human beings. And millions of them are fleeing something. In Kamyon, one of them is given a voice, a life, almost like you and me.
Imagine this: you are walking along a canal when you see someone in the water, floundering, drowning. What do you do? Jump in?
The KVS will be unrolling the red carpet for the very smallest children and their big brothers and sisters. But parents and grandparents can come too, of course.