After successful shows at Theaterfestival Boulevard and Cultura Nova (NL) and the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (UK), the BALSAM laboratory keeps on travelling in Belgium and abroad. Next stops are Artonov Festival (Brussels), De Velinx (Tongeren), De Plomblom (Ninove) and CC Muze (Heusden-Zolder).
"I remember the heat wave in the summer of 2019. We could hardly breathe, the city was an oven because of the asphalt. That's when I realised: life as usual is no longer an option. How can we fight climate change by eating and farming differently?" - De Standaard
Sien Vanmaele is looking for answers by researching sustainable ways of producing and consuming food. This summer she organized cooking workshops at Oerol Festival, DANSAND! and Zeeland Nazomerfestival. Next phase in her research: zero waste.
On the road, the wordless and energetic performance by Michai Geyzen and Laika, theater of senses, made a good impression at Theaterfestival Boulevard. "With their exact timing and amusing facial expressions, the actors turn the performance into a true theatre party," says Marijn Lems of Cultuurpers.