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.

Intolleranza 1960 is an opera that presents more questions than answers. Can it in fact be called an ‘opera’ at all, or is its role as a statement of much greater importance? Does it transcend its own political content when it is staged today, as Intolleranza 2020?

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

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.

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 at Toneelhuis from April 1st till April 4th will be postponed. New dates yet to be determined.

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

25 February 2020
Day of Dance

Day of Dance has been in existence for 5 years. One of the highlights of this ode to contemporary dance in Brussels and Flanders takes place at the Gosset building. On April 25th, Needcompany and Peeping Tom open their doors and would like to invite you to a diverse and appealing program.

In the afternoon we present Goldberg Variations by George van Dam and Simon Lenski at MILL. With an eye on performance and visual art, they add context to this iconic work by Bach and develop its internal structure, whilst preserving its musical integrity.

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17 February 2020
Rijeka 2020

As Cultural Capital of Europe, Rijeka 2020 is staging a fully-fledged Needcompany Festival in February and March. Together, we present three of our most recent performances: All the good, Concert by a Band Facing the Wrong Way and FOREVER. The installation 18 videos is also on display. Can you think of a better excuse to travel to Croatia?

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31 January 2020
Magnolia @ UZ Jette

In the entrance hall of the University Hospital in Jette, Grace Ellen Barkey exhibits two site-specific works: Magnolia and Night Magnolia.

Grace Ellen Barkey transports us with her day-night images into an imaginary universe in which time no longer matters and life presents itself as a course of nature. The hall of the hospital is a transit full of crowds. And sometimes also a resting place where you can find beauty through art. - Luk Lambrecht

You can visit the exhibition until April 30th at UZ Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Jette.

Tour dates

April 2020
03 AprAll the GoodToneelhuis (Antwerp BE) Postponed
04 AprAll the GoodToneelhuis (Antwerp BE) Postponed
28 AprFOREVERThéâtre Garonne (Toulouse FR)
29 AprFOREVERThéâtre Garonne (Toulouse FR)
30 AprFOREVERThéâtre Garonne (Toulouse FR)
May 2020
14 MayAll the GoodThéâtre des Salins (Martigues FR)
June 2020
04 JunAll the GoodFestival delle Colline (Turin IT)
05 JunAll the GoodFestival delle Colline (Turin IT)
18 JunAll the GoodSibiu International Theatre Festival (Sibiu RO)
19 JunAll the GoodSibiu International Theatre Festival (Sibiu RO)
Tour dates

April 2020
03 AprAll the Good
 Antwerp BE  Toneelhuis Postponed
04 AprAll the Good
 Antwerp BE  Toneelhuis Postponed
28 AprFOREVER
 Toulouse FR  Théâtre Garonne
29 AprFOREVER
 Toulouse FR  Théâtre Garonne
30 AprFOREVER
 Toulouse FR  Théâtre Garonne
May 2020
14 MayAll the Good
 Martigues FR  Théâtre des Salins
June 2020
04 JunAll the Good
 Turin IT  Festival delle Colline
05 JunAll the Good
 Turin IT  Festival delle Colline
18 JunAll the Good
 Sibiu RO  Sibiu International Theatre Festival
19 JunAll the Good
 Sibiu RO  Sibiu International Theatre Festival
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