19.03.2019 - How 'State of the Theatre' echoes in Amsterdam
"Does anyone have a lighter? The controversial final scene of State of the Theatre, with which Chokri Ben Chikha opened the Nederlands Theater Festival - ànd called on the theatre world to initiate more social action - still resonates in Amsterdam. In response to his much debated speech, the Academy for Theatre and Dance invited Chokri Ben Chikha
19.03.2019 - HUMAN(ART)ISTIC: ‘Dido and Aenaes’ in the context of 'transmigration'
Refugees increasingly end up in vulnerable situations: they stay in refugee camps, public parks, ghettos and even jungles. In organizing the forum 'Territory and migration', the Brussels arts festival Human(art)istic sounds the alarm. Action Zoo Humain is planning an artistic intervention: DNA in BXL. What form does a centuries-old opera take in
04.02.2019 - Debate | Art and nationalism: a fruitful marriage or a stillborn child?
In May 2018 the Catalan rapper Valtònyc fled to Belgium. In his homeland Spain he was sentenced to imprisonment for insulting the crown and glorifying terrorism in his texts. Can an artist make his political voice heard in his work? Who decides where art ends and propaganda begins? Some compare the authoritarian attitude of Madrid today with the