All the good tells a story about loss and hope. A love story at a time in which Europe is sacrificing its values and a large group of people are succumbing to hate and incomprehension.

In Probabilities of Independent Events, Barkey returns to absurdity. Anything is possible. It can’t fail.

The Band Facing the Wrong Way ignores the wall of the theatre against which it is bellowing. It sings past the wall. Or else it gets through it. Or else the wall moves aside. Or not, and everyone and everything crashes into it. What counts is the effort it takes.

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.

24 September 2019
Jan Grosfeld 1956-2019

It is with great sadness Needcompany says goodbye to visual artist and independent curator Jan Grosfeld (°1956). He has been a member of the board of directors for 20 years, a dear friend to Grace and Jan and a mentor to many. The funeral will take place on Thursday September 26th (12:00) at Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.

7 March 2019
Needlapb @ Day of Dance

Especially for Day of Dance on Saturday April 27th Needcompany offers an insight into the future production All the good.

Needlapb is an open thinking space with unlimited freedom. A unique opportunity to take a look at the working process of the company. Needlapb is the uncongealed core of Needcompany, the place where the working process is fluid and dynamic and has not yet acquired a definite form.

Unfortunately this Needlapb is full. You can't register anymore.

14 January 2019
Grace Ellen Barkey @ Witte de With

Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, the director of Witte de With, and Samuel Saelemakers, its curator, have invited Grace Ellen Barkey to add visual and performative content to 'An exhibition with an audio script by Sarah Demeuse and Wendy Tronrud, as well as a soundtrack by Mario García Torres in collaboration with Sol Oosel' (the current exhibition) in February.

Barkey will occupy the third floor, with several installations that invite the viewer to become part of her sense-oriented work. Her installations form a study of the transposition from a space to a narrowness. She has been collecting, photographing and filming flowers, leaves and other flora from her town garden and immediate surroundings. This provides a claustrophobic look at the notion that people are mortal while nature is eternal. Beauty is only appealing when it is transient. Only then does it acquire a history.

The exhibition at the Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam is on from 27 January to 5 May. The interventions by Grace Ellen Barkey will take place on 9 and 10 February.

10 September 2018
EXPLO I @ MILL

On 25 and 26 October 2018, MILL will be hosting EXPLO I, an exclusive two-day event packed with performances, exhibitions and films.

The programme includes a glimpse into the work of artists Emma van der Put, Maarten Seghers, Oscar van der Put, Simon Lenski, Nicolas Rombouts, Lot Lemm, Nicolas Field, Rombout Willems, Maarten Vanden Abeele, Jan Lauwers, Maarten van der Put, Grace Ellen Barkey, Fritz Welch, Benoît Gob, Lisaboa Houbrechts, Victor Lauwers, Romy Louise Lauwers, Lobke Leirens, Seppe Decubber and Maxime Rouquart.

In parallel with EXPLO I, an exhibition of visual work by Jan Lauwers will be opening at the Kusseneers Gallery.

Tour dates

November 2019
08 NovAll the GoodTeatro Central (Sevilla ES)
09 NovAll the GoodTeatro Central (Sevilla ES)
13 NovIsabella's roomFestival Internacional de Teatro de Vitoria (Vitoria-Gasteiz ES)
20 NovThe blind poetNTGent (Ghent BE)
21 NovThe blind poetNTGent (Ghent BE)
December 2019
05 DecProbabilities of Independent Events December Dance (Bruges BE) Premiere
11 DecConcert by a Band Facing the Wrong WayDecember Dance (Bruges BE)
14 DecAll the GoodDecember Dance (Bruges BE)
January 2020
08 JanAll the GoodKaaitheater (Brussels BE)
09 JanAll the GoodKaaitheater (Brussels BE)
Tour dates

November 2019
08 NovAll the Good
 Sevilla ES  Teatro Central
09 NovAll the Good
 Sevilla ES  Teatro Central
13 NovIsabella's room
 Vitoria-Gasteiz ES  Festival Internacional de Teatro de Vitoria
20 NovThe blind poet
 Ghent BE  NTGent
21 NovThe blind poet
 Ghent BE  NTGent
December 2019
05 DecProbabilities of Independent Events
 Bruges BE  December Dance Premiere
11 DecConcert by a Band Facing the Wrong Way
 Bruges BE  December Dance
14 DecAll the Good
 Bruges BE  December Dance
January 2020
08 JanAll the Good
 Brussels BE  Kaaitheater
09 JanAll the Good
 Brussels BE  Kaaitheater
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