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Thu, Dec 16


Rataplan vzw


Roxette Chikua & Michel Kiyombo

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Dec 16, 2021, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Rataplan vzw, Wijnegemstraat 27, 2140 Antwerp, Belgium


What can you do against the winter blues ? In December, set things on fire, of course!

Now that we can finally give everything again after such a long time, we want to end 2021 with a bang! KunstZ hijacks Rataplan for not one day, not two, not three, but four  to dawn!

From Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 December, KunstZtoptalents will take their place on the Borghouts stage of Rataplan. We bring you a whirlwind of music, theatre, film, and everything in between. We invite you to make it one big party with us!

Because one party is simply not enough, you can enjoy a diverse program for several evenings. Makers who have been eager to play in front of an audience for a year now, artists who have not yet been allowed to show off their work for young and old, beautiful films shot in uncertain times, ... now get the chance to be in the spotlights .

What can you expect from the program?

KunstZ brings you new creative performances around your heart every night  at  to heat. We transform Rataplan into a cozy living room and let you  meet a diverse group of talented artists:

✭ Thursday 16 December ✭ 

19:00 Roxette Chikua with Paradis  (note, different location! KunstZ - A. Rodenbachstraat 21, 2140 Borgerhout)

20:00 Michel Kiyombo with Matchombe

Afro-futurism inspired Roxette Chikua when creating her solo dance performance 'Paradis', where she starts from her story and takes the viewer on an identity quest based on dance and fashion. On stage card  them with movement on difficult themes. Together with her, we discover and recognize the different dimensions of a young woman of color who wants to shape her own life by breaking free from everything that society considers 'normal'.

'Matchombe' is a dance performance in which Michel Kiyombo looks back on his own childhood in Congo, his coming home to Belgium and in the meantime discovers fatherhood. On stage, he tells the story of his birth and how he came to earth as a small, vulnerable being. Through dance he grows into the man he is today. But what remains of the frailty in him? Now he is a father himself, but what about his vulnerability?

✭ When? Thursday 16  December at 19:00 

✭ Where? - support program at 19:00 - kunstZ - A. Rodenbachtstraat 21, 2140 Borgerhout (tickets to be booked separately!)

✭ Where? - evening program at 20:00 - Rataplan - Wijnegemstraat 27, 2140 Borgerhout

✭ Free but reservation is required! Places are limited!

Thanks to Rataplan, WIPCOOP/Mestizo Arts Platform, Arenbergschouwburg, the City of Antwerp and the Flemish Government.


  • KunstZ hijacks Rataplan! (16/12)

    Welcome to kunstZ hijacks Rataplan on Thursday 16/12! With this ticket you have access to the evening program that will take place in Rataplan at 20:00. Come and enjoy the performance by Michel Kiyombo!

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  • Support act: 'Paradis'

    Welcome to kunstZ hijacks Rataplan on Thursday 16/12! With this ticket you only have access to the support act that will take place at KunstZ at 19:00. Come by and enjoy 'Paradis', a solo performance by Roxette Chikua. Address: A. Rodenbachtstraat 21, 2140 Borgerhout.

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