Following the success of Isabella’s room (2004), which looked at Lauwers’ family history, he is now exploring the history of Hertmans’ family, somewhere between art and war, and in the midst of the Flemish struggle.

Jan Lauwers starts out from the performers’ family trees and is writing a new story based on their various nationalities, cultures and languages.

‘No one can sustain constant praise of life. Death or, rather, the finiteness of human life deserves a song or a dance too.’

A struggle between dogged rhythmicality and melodious syrup in the ritualization of the sale of truth. A truth which, like all truths, says it is the ‘real truth’, in contrast with the other truths: the amazement at almost nothing.

13 September 2017

On Friday 22 September the doors at MILL will once again be swinging open for CINEMAXIMILIAAN @ MILL’S HOME CINEMA EVENING. Cinemaximiliaan (a pop-up cinema for and with newcomers) will show a selection of short films.

After the interval, the programme continues with Goldfish Game. This is a chance to see Jan Lauwers’ first full-length film once again. At the 2004 Slamdance Film Festival (USA) it won the ‘Grand Jury Honor for Best Ensemble Cast’.

25 March 2017
Needcompany has moved to Molenbeek

After 23 years, Needcompany is moving from the centre of Brussels to the former Gosset tobacco factory in Gabrielle Petitstraat in Molenbeek. This multifaceted building was built by the art deco architect Adrien Blomme between the wars. The move launches a new and important stage in Needcompany’s thirty-year existence; it opens the doors to young creatives, because the aim is to make this building more broadly accessible. One example is Kuiperskaai, a collective of performers, musicians, artists and writers, which will be given a workspace.

Coming soon
September 2017
22 SepGoldfish GameSint-Jans-Molenbeek
30 SepThe blind poetSarajevo/Zenica
October 2017
05 OctFOREVERAntwerpen
11 OctThe blind poetParis
12 OctThe blind poetParis
13 OctThe blind poetParis
14 OctThe blind poetParis
15 OctThe blind poetParis
17 OctThe blind poetParis
18 OctThe blind poetParis
Coming soon
September 2017
22 SepGoldfish Game
30 SepThe blind poet
October 2017
11 OctThe blind poet
12 OctThe blind poet
13 OctThe blind poet
14 OctThe blind poet
15 OctThe blind poet
17 OctThe blind poet
18 OctThe blind poet
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