Having first met in 2021, O. and Brutus are continuing their collaboration this year. And then some! Brutus’ and O.’s programmes will merge into each other from Wednesday 23 through Sunday 29 May. Brutus x O. = performances, cinema, exhibitions, and more. Together, O. and Brutus and Annabel will present the international hit performance Sun & Sea (Golden Lion winner, Venice Biennial 2019). A ground-breaking and spectacular opera performance, in which climate concerns and typical first-world issues go hand in hand.
All O. performances by, and in collaboration with, Brutus from Wednesday 25 May through Sunday 29 May.
Sun & Sea
Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė & Lina Lapelytė (LT) | The international music theatre hit and award-winning opera performance
The Scorched Earth Trilogy
Dumbworld & Irish National Opera (IE) | Three-part street art video opera on the walls of the Brutus
Seppe Salomé (NL) | A party in the club with dancing and tears, cold beer and bad bitches
Sometimes I visualize myself back in the belly of my mother
Mees Vervuurt (NL) | Musical performance that enchants, moves, and stops time in its tracks
Missa Mater Sola
Timo Tembuyser (BE) | A dance performance X choir concert as an ode to female power
Collectief Ludvik (NL) | Thriller opera about dealing with your shadow sides
O. Cinema: a selection of shorts, vids & pieces
Verschillende artiesten | Compilation programme with short films, video clips and online performances
On the collaboration:
“To me, the combination of this magical building and opera/music performances by promising makers is truly unique. Later, in May, you can roam the creative, imaginative worlds of Brutus and O. all day long. What a fantastic experience!” – Guy Coolen, Artistic Director O.
“Just like O., Brutus is keen to challenge its visitors by opening up its programme. We are really looking forward to welcome O. at our place once again, together with its team, the visitors and all of the makers.” – Hanneke Beynen, Director Brutus
O. gebruikt haar stad als podium en decor. Veel voorstellingen zijn op onalledaagse en onontdekte locaties in de stad: pleinen, woonkamers, kerken, een oude wasserij, winkel, bovenop de Bijenkorf en zelfs een fitnesscentrum.