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.

“I was incredibly lucky to have had the chance to perform with Laika in the Cantina performance in Malta this weekend. It was an amazing experience! The group is very friendly and down to earth. All the cast is talented, hard-working and they are clearly enjoying what they do. It was an absolute pleasure to have met and worked with Laika. I look forward to watching your future performances.”
Shana, 13 May
“I was incredibly lucky to have had the chance to perform with Laika in the Cantina performance in Malta this weekend....” read more
Shana, 13 May
“I saw Cantina on friday night, and i found it great! Sorry for my terrible english so that I cant explain my real feeling about this work. I 'd like to ask you a thing: can you write me the last speech , the one that close the show. I know it is from Brecht but I couldn't find it. Grazie tantissimo comunque per il bellissimo spettacolo! ciao”
Federica Ansaloni, 06 May
“I saw Cantina on friday night, and i found it great! Sorry for my terrible english so that I cant explain my real...” read more
Federica Ansaloni, 06 May
“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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OC 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
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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
Sa19/0520:00
Su20/0520:00
Mo21/0520:00
Tu22/0520:00
Alençon
Scène Nationale 61 +33 (0)233 291696
Mo28/0520:00
Tu29/0520:00
We30/0520:00
Th31/0520:00
August 2018
's Hertogenbosch
Theaterfestival Boulevard +31 (0)73 6124505
Th02/0817:00
Fr03/0818:00
Sa04/0818:00
Su05/0818:00
Mo06/0818:00
We08/0818:00
Th09/0818:00
Fr10/0818:00
Sa11/0818:00
Su12/0818:00
Heerlen
Cultura Nova +31 (0)45 5716607
Sa25/0819:00
Su26/0819:00
Mo27/0819:00
Th30/0819:00
Fr31/0819:00
September 2018
Heerlen
Cultura Nova +31 (0)45 5716607
Sa01/0919:00