The KVS, the Brussels city theatre, is leaving its haven behind and going out into Brussels for a whole season. Tok Toc Knock will be knocking at residents’ doors in three separate districts, inviting them to have a conversation, to involve themselves, to join in and of course to be a part of the audience. The KVS will be creating theatre and related art in and together with the districts involved, for everyone who lives there, but just as much for our familiar theatre audience, who we invite to discover and explore these parts of Brussels. Seventeen artists of various backgrounds, dutch- speaking and French-speaking, from Brussels or elsewhere, new and well-known faces, will be working in the city for several months. In and around the social housing blocks in Laken’s Model district, in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels smallest and most colourful neighborhood, and in the complex European Quarter. at the end of their stay they will show their creations in the course of a two-week festival. Performances, outdoor installations, walks, discussions, workshops and much more; it’s all in the pipeline. We don’t know exactly how Tok Toc Knock will end, but one thing’s for certain: we’ll be returning to the KVS in June 2013 with a lot of new experiences and a plan for a splendid apotheosis.

By and with: Simon Allemeersch, Thomas Bellinck, Romain David, Didier de Neck, Guy Dermul, Youssef El Ajmi, Ruud Gielens, Koen Monserez, Mohamed Ouachen, Pierre Sartenaer, Menno Vandevelde, Ann Van de Vyvere, Annelies Van Hullebusch, Mieke Verdin, Benjamin Verdonck, Jozef Wouters, Thomas Gunzig & Einat Tuchman.

Festival 01: Model District
17.11 > 02.12.2012
Festival Centre: Cité Culture

Festival 02: Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
16.02 > 03.03.2013
Festival Centre: Thé au Harem, 54 Chaussée de Louvain, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode

Festival 03: European Quarter
03.05 > 26.05.2013

The coordinator of the project, the theatre-maker and actor Willy Thomas, describes the preparations for the artists’ residencies and festivals in a blog at www.toktocknock.com.

Read the text about Brussels of Eric Corijn (professor of Social and Cultural Geography at the VUB) here

Expo with installations and textile pieces, built up around Lost and Found, a stop-motion short film on the secret life of lost gloves in the city.
from 23 Feb
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Here you'll find all information about the World Music Choir of Brussels, led by Marie Daulne.


** on weekdays: Sep 4, 5, 6 - as part of Theaterfestival
** during weekends: Sep 7-8 - as part of Theaterfestival + Sep 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 

"Today I visited the fantastic museum by Thomas Bellinck - highly recommended!! - Guy Verhofstadt about DOMO DE EUROPA HISTORIO EN EKZILO

This project got worldwide attention in the media:
see The Guardian & Foreign Policy Magazine

CONNEXION KIN in the press

Situationisten mit Sinn für Survival-Eleganz - Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 15.07.2013

Trommeln und buddeln in Kinshasa - Süddeutsche Zeitung, 21.06.2013
>> click here for the English version of this article
Kinshasa connection - Flanders Today, 05.06.2013 

KVS and its relation to repertoire

On the 4th December a debate took place in KVS on repertoire in theatre, with guest speakers Guy Cassiers, Faustin Linyekula and Amir Nizar Zuabi. As an introduction Jan Goossens, artistic director of KVS, wrote the following text