In her installation at the 'Coup de Ville 2020' artistic circuit in Sint-Niklaas, Barkey starts from Bambi's perspective. Can we still look at nature innocently?

On Sunday 9 August the opera Intolleranza 1960, directed by Jan Lauwers, was due to premiere during the 100th anniversary edition of the Salzburger Festspiele. Because of Coronavirus, the anniversary edition in Salzburg is being radically overhauled. Both intendant Markus Hinterhäuser and Jan Lauwers and Ingo Metzmacher agreed that it was essential to perform the work without compromise. So rather than deliver it in some mangled version, it will be postponed until next season.

Molly Bloom presents the inner monologue of the unfaithful wife of Leopold Bloom. A new creation by Viviane De Muynck and Jan Lauwers, based on the final chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

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

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.

4 September 2020
Bambi's Perspective @ Coup De Ville, Sint-Niklaas

Grace Ellen Barkey's recent installations investigate the transposition of a room into a narrow space and invite the viewer to become part of the sensory work. She collects, films and photographs flowers and leaves from her own Brussels city garden and its immediate surroundings and creates “a claustrophobic look at the idea that people are mortal and nature is eternal. Beauty is only beautiful when it is fleeting. Only then is when she gets a history.”

In her installation at the 'Coup de Ville' artistic circuit in Sint-Niklaas, Barkey starts from Bambi's perspective. Can we still look at nature innocently?

'Coup de Ville' (WARP arts platform) will take place from September 11 to October 11 at various locations in Sint-Niklaas.

30 June 2020
MILL's BEAUTY SALON - a fellowship programme

MILL’S REALITY SALON is a fellowship developed by and within Needcompany. It was born of the desire to continue the multidisciplinary artistic exploration that Needcompany began more than 30 years ago. We have designed this initiative, to the value of 10,000 euros, to give artists the opportunity to think and create timelessly, rather than in a results-oriented way. Our aim is to establish new, lasting connections. For MILL’S REALITY SALON we are therefore inviting artists who have never collaborated with Needcompany before. The application scheme will be launched in September 2020 and will be open to all nationalities and ages.

13 March 2020
Coronavirus

Following the measures of the Belgian federal government aimed at halting the spread of the coronavirus, the performances of All the good and Forever in April, May and June will be postponed. New dates yet to be determined.

In times of social distancing, Needcompany believes it is important to continue to share its art. And with theatre doors closed for the foreseeable future, we made a special selection of Needcompany shows and films to beam to your living room.

In the meantime, the Needcompany team remains contactable. Please take care of yourself and others.

25 February 2020
Day of Dance

The 5th edition of Dance Day on April 25th 2020 is cancelled. Needcompany and Peeping Tom wish they could have welcomed you to a diverse and appealing program at MILL. Unfortunately, due to the current measures to limit the further spread of the coronavirus, this edition cannot take place.

We are looking for a new date to present Goldberg Variations by George van Dam and Simon Lenski.

Please save the date. Next year, Dance Day will take place on Saturday April 24th 2021.

Tour dates

September 2020
30 SepIsabella's roomLa Filature (Mulhouse FR)
October 2020
01 OctIsabella's roomLa Filature (Mulhouse FR)
23 OctProbabilities of Independent Events Theater Casino Zug (Zug CH) Postponed
24 OctProbabilities of Independent Events Theater Casino Zug (Zug CH) Postponed
November 2020
04 NovFOREVERThéâtre Garonne (Toulouse FR)
04 NovMolly BloomLa Filature (Mulhouse FR) Premiere
05 NovMolly BloomLa Filature (Mulhouse FR)
05 NovFOREVERThéâtre Garonne (Toulouse FR)
06 NovFOREVERThéâtre Garonne (Toulouse FR)
06 NovMolly BloomLa Filature (Mulhouse FR)
Tour dates

September 2020
30 SepIsabella's room
 Mulhouse FR  La Filature
October 2020
01 OctIsabella's room
 Mulhouse FR  La Filature
23 OctProbabilities of Independent Events
 Zug CH  Theater Casino Zug Postponed
24 OctProbabilities of Independent Events
 Zug CH  Theater Casino Zug Postponed
November 2020
04 NovFOREVER
 Toulouse FR  Théâtre Garonne
04 NovMolly Bloom
 Mulhouse FR  La Filature Premiere
05 NovMolly Bloom
 Mulhouse FR  La Filature
05 NovFOREVER
 Toulouse FR  Théâtre Garonne
06 NovFOREVER
 Toulouse FR  Théâtre Garonne
06 NovMolly Bloom
 Mulhouse FR  La Filature
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