As well as a number of focus programmes, in 2018 and 2019 we present you with an engaging selection of theatre and dance pieces. And we are proud to say that our residents and associate artists feature boldly in this year’s programme.

Our season opening sees the premiere of new work from Miet Warlop. Within FESTIVAL VAN DE GELIJKHEID, Ontroerend Goed will reprise their successful production ‘£¥€$’. Nadia Beugré (Lille) invites a group of local women to co-create a powerful participative performance called ‘Legacy’. Alexander Vantournhout presents the premiere of his new theater/dance/circus performance ‘Red Haired Men’. Sachli Gholamalizad also premieres a new work at the end of the season.

The Podium season 2018-2019 offers a rich mix of local and international projects. The Theaterzaal will be the playground for major works by Alain Platel/Les Ballets C de la B, Forced Entertainment, Lisbeth Gruwez, Lucas De Man, Berlin,Ictus, Meg Stuart, Thomas Ryckewaert, Toneelhuis, Serge-Aimé Coulibaly en El Conde de Torrefiel.

(c) Michiel Devijver

The Minard Schouwburg becomes host to the hotshots of international contemporary performance and dance, presented by Vooruit, including cutting-edge works by Michiel Vandevelde, Alma Söderberg, Mette Ingvartsen and more.

The success of last year’s 8x8 has led us to expand this initiative to 10x10 - ten premieres of exciting new works for a mere €10 per ticket. With 10x10, a series of 10 new co-produced works by upcoming artists, developed in collaboration with LOD muziektheater, Vooruit supports recently started artistic trajectories by different artists. These performances will premiere in the Domzaal – which has become the creation space, or perhaps even the engine room of Vooruit’s Podium programme – and at the LOD Studio.

The adaptation of novels on stage is very present in Flemish theatre. Vooruit presents six theatre works adapted from novels by  Toneelhuis / Needcompany ('Oorlog en Terpentijn' - Stefan Hertmans), Abattoir Fermé ('Gonzo' - Hunter S. Thompson), Toneelhuis / Guy Cassiers ('Bagaar' - Jim Thompson ), Alexia Leysen ('KNAUS' - Karl Ove Knausgård), Eline Arbo / Toneelschuur('De Rechtvaardigen' - Albert Camus) en Piet Arfeuille / Nathalie Teirlinck ('BEGINNERS' - Raymond Carver). This programme will be accompanied by a reflection on the nature of theatre texts today, curated by dramaturg Dina Dooreman and professor Christel Stalpaert.

(c) Michiel Devijver
(c) Michiel Devijver