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BOG./ hetpaleis

In BAS. BOG. examines the basics, the bass line, the keynote of life.

What does a human being need to know in order to live? What is our basic knowledge and who actually decides what it should be? What do we really want to know? What are the most important lessons learned and what is knowledge really?

Run time 60 Minutes
Genre youth theatre
Language Dutch

BAS.


All the capital cities of the world.
All the parts of a bicycle.
All the meanings of the word 'nothing'.
How bats actually communicate with each other. And trees.
The root of 144.
The battle of Waterloo.
How the swelling body works as well as the conjugation of être et avoir and why you should speak with two words.
Why does the earth revolve around the sun and who here knows what started the war?
Why? Warum! Again!
Shut up! And say after me: Mit, nach, bei, seit, von, zu, aus!
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By questioning many different young people and adults, BOG. searches for what this existence is all about for us. BOG. creates a linguistic, musical theatre performance like a pop concert, sawing at the chair legs of "that which you are supposed to know". BAS. challenges you to question your own basic knowledge and think for yourself about what really matters.

In the press

De Volkskrant

"And then we still have to talk about the surtitles. These promise us insightful commentary, but turn out to be an arrogant letterbox with a mind of its own and a poor (and thus hilarious) sense of humor. If even the narrator in this tale is lost, where should we turn? The answer from these theater makers is clear: the theater, our imagination. And thus, we witness the elaborate death scene of a French fry."

Theaterkrant

"After a lifetime of learning, the true art lies in recognizing that you actually can't do everything, that not everything succeeds, and that you know very little. And whoever then still (or again) trusts themselves and others, they truly understand what basic knowledge is."

Parool

"BOG. illustrates that everyone is simply experimenting, stumbling, and then rising again."

De Standaard

"A smile from ear to ear, eyes wide open to see the beauty of the play, and the desire to carve sentences and images into your brain: that's what BAS. can do to you."

Credits


concept BOG (Judith de Joode, Benjamin Moen, Sanne Vanderbruggen and Lisa Verbelen)
text and acting Judith de Joode, Sanne Vanderbruggen, Lisa Verbelen, Annet Malherbe, Ludwig Bindervoet
dramaturgy Roos Euwé, Jade Assink (internship)
stage direction Carly Wijs
stage design Theun Mosk
music Adriaan Van de Velde and Lander Gyselinck
costume Rosa Schuetzendorf
co-production Hetpaleis

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