Paula Kopczyk, Manu Moreau, Prince K. Appiah, Mohanad Mukhtar, Hüseyin Umaysiz, Roxette Chikua, Junior Akwety, artists’ collectives Schaduw and e-c-h-e-l-o-n show each maximum 30 minutes of their Work In Progress. Afterwards they will talk, during 1 hour, with a select group of dramaturges, workplaces, producers and programmers about the work shown and possible support.
5 x Work In Progress – 12.11 @ Arenberg
Paula Kopczyk – Survival in a Belgian city according to coach Paula K A woman who recently moved from Poland to Belgium, keeps getting into trouble. Despite the distress -which she handles in a surprising way – she has no problem with the world. But the world seems to have issues with her.
Credits: A monologue by Paula Kopczyk / coach: Bart Van Nuffelen – With the support of MartHa!Tentatief
Manu Moreau – [kni’bo] “I’ve learned the most from all of the things you couldn’t teach me.” Manu is totally ready to become a father. But he’s single and almost 40 years old. This desire comes along with the question who he wants to be as a father. A monologue about a man who had to find his own path with humor as a shield.
Credits: A monologue by Manu Moreau / coach: Jaouad Alloul – With the support of BeHuman.
Prince K. Appiah – The Bench “Can a man be its own biggest enemy? Can a drive for something be so big that the car never starts moving in the first place?” The Bench deals with the complexities and hardships of artist’s life. While coping with existential questions. An artists’ frequent and seemingly random conversations with different people, end up not being so random after all.
Credits: Text and direction: Prince K. Appiah / performance: Prince K. Appiah, Daniel Djissenou, Gloria Abena Biney, Fadil Siraj Cole.
Mohanad Mukhtar – Happy B-Day A boy celebrates his birthday for the first time in his life. This first time, unfortunately he celebrates alone. Everyone has stayed behind in Bagdad.“Happy B-day” is an theatre play/installation for children, by Mohanad Mukhtar, about celebrating without family around.
Credits: Concept and performance: Mohanad Mukhtar / coach: Nyiragasigwa Hens / scenografie: Lize Blauw / music: Jan D’Haene – A BeHuman production. With the support of Walpurgis, Fonds Voor Talentontwikkeling/Fameus en Rataplan..
Hüseyin Umaysiz – Sad Birds Pavilion after Bahtiyar Ali’s novel – takes you back to the past and the present. Sad Birds Pavilion follows the traces of a traditional Kurdish narrative and the musical beauty of the Kurdish language in a contemporary new form. Stories of today intertwine with the past. A journey in scents, sounds, time, colors, songs and body. In search of lost tracks. Without fear. What makes us, us? Credits: Author: Bahtiyar Ali / Screenplay: Alan Ciwan, Huseyin Umaysiz / Concept & Direction: Huseyin Umaysiz / Performers: Alan Ciwan, Heja Turk / Dramaturgy: Mesut Arslan / Visual Consultant: Savas Boyraz / Voice: Huseyin Umaysiz / Photo: Savaş Boyraz, Alan Ciwan / Production: Theater Antract / Co-production: Ban Theater, Tatwerk Berlin, Platform 0090
4 x Work In Progress – 13.11 @ Arenberg
Roxette Chikua – Carpe Diem ‘L’amour est compliqué’ How do you recognize true love? Roxette Chikua’s “Carpe Diem. L’amour est complique” – is a dance performance about the quest for love, with Afro-futuristic influences and an artistic research of: we, me and the other vis-a-vis the (mathematical) Fibonacci series.Inspirerd by the dancetheory of Anne Theresa De Keersmaeker: repetition, tempo, time en circular movement.
Credits: Concept and performance: Roxette Chikua / Scenography: Steven Brys and Mario Leko / Technique: Louai Hashem / Costume: Amber Saegers / Music: Alec De Bruyne / Coaching: Tijen Lawton and Duraid Abbas Gaieb / Mentor: Greet Vissers, kunstZ.
Junior Akwety – My House (working title) is a passionate dance piece, a committed and exciting choreography with a mix of house and dance music with influences from Malian jazz and blues.
Credits: Concept and Music: Junior Akwety / Choreo: Zachée Ntambwe Kadinda / Production: Maisha vzw.
SCHADUW is the story of a young man with unnamed roots. In his darkest parts he looks for himself. Music, images and words create a clear impression. The artists of SCHADUW promise a multidisciplinary performance that will take you on a quest by touch. The result is a free-jazz session with a modern twist. Tanaka Debroey, Shamisa Debroey, Michael Claessens, Simon Mahieu, Sam Goos unite for a multimedia, digital performance with soundscapes, jazz, slam poetry, VJ-ing and live drawing. In collaboration with H30 and Mechelen Talentenfabriek.
e-c-h-e-l-o-n – Bliss translates the inner world of Rose, a woman in the winter of her life, through a kaleidoscope of impressions. Through play e-c-h-e-l-o-n strives for growth in order to continuously learn about the environment and oneself in a playful way.
Credits: A production of e-c-h-e-l-o-n. With the support of Zuidpool, kunstZ, MT Transparant, Rataplan and Arenberg.