CANTINA 
Canned dreams, good food

In Spain a ‘cantina’ is a bar near the railway station where you can have a quick snack and something to drink, comment on the news and slag off your boss. In Italy a ‘cantina’ is a cold room below ground level where you allow your wine to age, a store cupboard full of jars of pickled gherkins, preserved tomatoes and candied lemon. Here in Belgium the word ‘kantine’ conjures up a picture of a cheerless, canteen-like space with long tables where people eat communally. In Mexico a cantina has an atmosphere all of its own: plastic chairs, colourful walls and faded parasols. It’s where men get drunk, have lively discussions and end up in a fight if necessary.


Laika’s CANTINA is all of those things. A place where different worlds are conjured up, where dream and reality merge and the most fantastic characters appear and disappear. A place where you are sent into raptures by actors and singers. And, last but not least, a place where you are served delicious food and being together is celebrated.

“Hi, I saw your project and would like to know when it will debut.”
Cátia Lopes, 27 July 2017
“Hi, I saw your project and would like to know when it will debut.”
Cátia Lopes, 27 July 2017
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Laika and Valletta 2018, European Capital of Culture, in collaboration with the City of Antwerp and Lavrar O Mar, Festival International de Artes Performativas, Aljezur e Monchique  |  BY AND WITH Abigail Abraham, Peter De Bie, Marjan De Schutter, Marlies Jacques, Leentje Kerremans, Alain Rinckhout, Jo Roets, Pieter Smet, Bram Smeyers, Michiel Soete, Rik Van Gysegem, Anton Van Haver, Michiel Van Opstal, Mieke Versyp and in Antwerp also Hasibullah Ahmadayar, Michèle Even, Mouhanad Radi, Elise Vandoninck, Gert Verheust, Anaïs Wouters and Erik Wouters
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April 2018
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CC Elsschot 03 543 90 30
Fr13/0419:00
Sa14/0419:00
Su15/0417:00
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OC Nova 03 259 04 20
Fr20/0419:00
Sa21/0419:00 Premiere
Su22/0417:00
April 2018
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CO Luchtbal 03/543 90 30
Fr27/0419:00
Sa28/0419:00
Su29/0417:00
May 2018
Modena
Th03/0520:30
Fr04/0520:30
Sa05/0520:30
Valletta
Fr11/0521:00
Sa12/0521:00
Su13/0512:00
Monchique
Lavrar o Mar
Antiga Serração
Sa19/05
Su20/05
Mo21/05
Tu22/05
Alençon
Scène Nationale 61 +33 (0)233 291696
Mo28/0520:00
Tu29/0520:00
We30/0520:00
Th31/0520:00