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Grenzeloos

When different Toneelhuis makers get the urge at the same moment, separately from one another, to create work about the same subject, then that calls for specific action. Refugees, migration, integration and the urban super diversity that goes along with it are not only the keywords of the present social debate, they make an appeal to Toneelhuis makers as citizens and as artists, and suddenly all of the questions related to this pop up in the heart of the artistic work itself: How do we want to treat each other? What are the values that we want to, or ought to, share? How much difference can and do we want to deal with?

We want to enter into a conscious discussion on all of these questions together with you, our audience, in a programme of related productions that address these issues each in their own way and by activities that answer these questions with a fresh approach.

Guy Cassiers is directing Grensgeval (Borderline) after Die Schutzbefohlenen by the Austrian writer Elfriede Jelinek. In this play she puts her ear to the confusion that prevails in Europe about the arrival of refugees. (1)

Zielzoekers (Soul Seekers) by Mokhallad Rasem gives refugees themselves the opportunity to speak. Rasem stayed for six weeks in the refugee centre in Menen. From the film footage he shot there, he distilled the material for his installation and performance. (2)

During the series of performances of Grensgeval and Zielzoekers, introductions and aftertalks with opinion makers will be organized in collaboration with a newspaper. (3)

Together with Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen, a collection drive is being started. (4)

In the meantime, Toneelhuis is working with the journalism department of AP University College Antwerp on the project CTZNS.eua digital platform that gathers positive (citizens’) initiatives. (5)

On 16 June 2017, Toneelhuis and Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen are co-organizing Kunst op de Vlucht 3.0. (6)

In the autumn of 2017, Guy Cassiers is making the production Mister Linh and His Child after the eponymous novel by the French author Philippe Claudel, a touching story about war, migration, traumas and friendship. (7)

Beyond Borders is a European project of Toneelhuis in collaboration with Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (NL), Le Phenix, Valenciennes (FR) and Temporada Alta, Girona (ES). The subject matter of Beyond Borders is an intrinsically European issue and the collaboration with our European partners can raise the project to a higher level: Grensgeval will be shown in different countries with international dance students studying at a Belgian or French dance academy. Different language versions of Het kleine meisje van meneer Linh (NL, FR, EN, DU, SP) will be developed with local actors. Valenciennes, Amsterdam and Girona are working with journalism students in order to add their local citizens’ initiatives to the European digital platform CTZNS.eu. Local initiatives for the benefit of refugees are also being set up by the partners in the Netherlands, France and Spain.

Alle voorstellingen

  1. Event Saturday 11 February 2017 — 16U00 — Rode Kruisopvangcentrum voor asielzoekers, Menen

    Zielzoekers: Open Door

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  2. Guided tour Sunday 23 April 2017 — 12U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Heritage Day 2017

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  3. Guided tour Sunday 23 April 2017 — 13U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Heritage Day 2017

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  4. Guided tour Sunday 23 April 2017 — 15U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Heritage Day 2017

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  5. Guided tour Sunday 23 April 2017 — 16U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Heritage Day 2017

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  6. Guided tour Sunday 23 April 2017 — 17U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Heritage Day 2017

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  7. Guided tour Sunday 23 April 2017 — 18U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Heritage Day 2017

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  8. Theatre Saturday 29 April 2017 — 14U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Grensgeval

    Open rehearsal
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  9. Theatre Thursday 4 May 2017 — 21U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Grensgeval

    Premiere
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  10. Theatre Saturday 6 May 2017 — 21U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Grensgeval

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  11. Theatre Sunday 7 May 2017 — 16U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Grensgeval

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  12. Theatre Tuesday 9 May 2017 — 21U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Grensgeval

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  13. Theatre Wednesday 10 May 2017 — 21U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Grensgeval

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  14. Theatre Thursday 11 May 2017 — 21U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Grensgeval

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  15. Theatre Friday 12 May 2017 — 21U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Grensgeval

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  16. Theatre Saturday 13 May 2017 — 21U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Grensgeval

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  17. Theatre Friday 19 May 2017 — Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Groningen

    Grensgeval

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  18. Theatre Wednesday 24 May 2017 — CC Kortrijk, Kortrijk

    Grensgeval

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  19. Theatre Saturday 27 May 2017 — Parktheater, Eindhoven

    Grensgeval

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  20. Theatre Tuesday 30 May 2017 — Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht

    Grensgeval

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  21. Theatre Thursday 1 June 2017 — Kaaitheater, Brussels

    Grensgeval

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  22. Theatre Friday 2 June 2017 — Kaaitheater, Brussels

    Grensgeval

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  23. Theatre Wednesday 7 June 2017 — Koninklijke Schouwburg Den Haag, Den Haag

    Grensgeval

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  24. Event Friday 16 June 2017 — 21U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Kunst op de vlucht 3.0

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  25. Theatre Thursday 22 June 2017 — Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam

    Grensgeval

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  26. Theatre Tuesday 18 July 2017 — Parc des Expositions, Avignon

    Grensgeval

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  27. Theatre Wednesday 19 July 2017 — Parc des Expositions, Avignon

    Grensgeval

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  28. Theatre Thursday 20 July 2017 — Parc des Expositions, Avignon

    Grensgeval

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  29. Theatre Saturday 22 July 2017 — Parc des Expositions, Avignon

    Grensgeval

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  30. Theatre Sunday 23 July 2017 — Parc des Expositions, Avignon

    Grensgeval

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  31. Theatre Monday 24 July 2017 — Parc des Expositions, Avignon

    Grensgeval

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  32. Theatre Wednesday 20 September 2017 — Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam

    Grensgeval

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  33. Theatre Thursday 21 September 2017 — Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam

    Grensgeval

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  34. Theatre Thursday 28 September 2017 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Het kleine meisje van meneer Linh

    Premiere
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  35. Theatre Saturday 30 September 2017 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Het kleine meisje van meneer Linh

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  36. Theatre Sunday 1 October 2017 — 15U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Het kleine meisje van meneer Linh

    Audio description, Toneelhuisatelier
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  37. Theatre Tuesday 3 October 2017 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Het kleine meisje van meneer Linh

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  38. Theatre Wednesday 4 October 2017 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Het kleine meisje van meneer Linh

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  39. Theatre Thursday 5 October 2017 — Centre Dramatique National/Théâtre d'Orléans, Orléans

    Grensgeval

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  40. Theatre Thursday 5 October 2017 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Het kleine meisje van meneer Linh

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  41. Theatre Friday 6 October 2017 — Centre Dramatique National/Théâtre d'Orléans, Orléans

    Grensgeval

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  42. Theatre Friday 6 October 2017 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Het kleine meisje van meneer Linh

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  43. Theatre Saturday 7 October 2017 — Centre Dramatique National/Théâtre d'Orléans, Orléans

    Grensgeval

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  44. Theatre Thursday 12 October 2017 — Le Phénix, Valenciennes

    Grensgeval

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  45. Theatre Friday 13 October 2017 — Le Phénix, Valenciennes

    Grensgeval

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  46. Theatre Wednesday 18 October 2017 — La Filature, Mulhouse

    Grensgeval

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  47. Theatre Thursday 19 October 2017 — La Filature, Mulhouse

    Grensgeval

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  48. Theatre Thursday 26 October 2017 — 14U30 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

    Grensgeval

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  49. Theatre Saturday 18 November 2017 — Temporada Alta, Girona

    Grensgeval

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Nieuws over ‘Grenzeloos’

Article — 14 April 2017

Interview with Mokhallad Rasem

Theater Malpertuis interviewed Toneelhuis maker Mokhallad Rasem about his new production Zielzoekers (Soul Seekers).

Video — 7 March 2017

CTZNS celebrates the citizen’s initiative

Toneelhuis organized a Kickoff Work Week (February 20th - 24th 2017) for prospective journalists, which will lead to the launch of a new digital platform: CTZNS.eu. At a time of refugee crises, angst and social polarization, CTZNS.eu will serve as a platform for positive, powerful citizen initiatives and home in on the people behind these initiatives. It is a modest attempt to encourage ‘constructive journalism’. By way of preparation, the students spent a week talking to a number of experts on the subject. See the report below.

Article — 2 March 2017

20-24 February 2017: a step closer to the launching of CTZNS.eu

Together with prospective journalists, Toneelhuis is organizing a kickoff week that will lead to the launching of a new digital platform: CTZNS. The purpose of the platform is to collect positive and compelling citizens’ initiatives in a time of refugee crisis, fear and social polarization. This new site will cast the spotlight on the European citizen’s sense of possibilities. After the successful projects testofcivilisation.eu and invisible.cities.eu, aims to become a new and powerful signal in our society, preferably on the European level.