Histoire(s) du théâtre IV: One Song

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06 Mar '23 to 07 Mar '23

Histoire(s) du théâtre IV: One Song

NTGent / Irene Wool vzw / Miet Warlop
Histoire(s) du théâtre IV: One Song
06 Mar '23 to 07 Mar '23
NTGent / Irene Wool vzw / Miet Warlop

What is your history as a theatre maker? At the invitation of NTGent, Miet Warlop formulates an answer as only she can. In the series Histoire(s) du Théâtre she is the fourth director to accept the challenge of a creation in which present, past and future meet each other in an inspiring way – after Milo Rau, Faustin Linyekula and Angélica Liddell.

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language Dutch

Histoire(s) du théâtre IV: One Song


Through the metaphor of a live competition/concert, including a commentator and a cheerleader, Miet Warlop invites us to form a community and lift each other up, as in a celebration. The temporary thus becomes the universal, and the personal becomes something of the collective. That is the subtext of ONE SONG: how one song can give meaning to a whole society. Unity in diversity. 

The past is the present is the future. And as human beings, we are, willingly and unwillingly, a gladiator, in conflict with time. Beauty and comfort cannot be grasped but happen to us. The need to connect makes us both vulnerable and tragic. Vulnerable in our physical limitations, despite the efforts we make to strengthen our bodies. And tragic in our existential loneliness, the result of an awareness that is peculiar to mankind. 
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The twelve performers go to extremes together: through sung text, images and objects, oxygen and sweat, they evoke our condition humaine. Again and again, someone stands up to push his or her boundaries. They defy time and give expression to a deep human need: the moment in which we can transcend our thinking body. 

Credits


actor Wietse Tanghe, Karin Tanghe, Joppe Tanghe, Willem Lenaerts, Melvin Slabbinck, Milan Schudel, Elisabeth Klinck, Kris Auman
and Imran Alam, Stanislas Bruynseels , Matilde Casier, Flora van Canneyt
conception & scénographie Miet Warlop
text Jeroen Olyslaegers
costume design Carol Piron – Filles á Papa
music and soundscape Maarten van Cauwenberghe
assistant Martijn de Bondt
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lighting design Dennis Diels
sound Bart van Hoydonck
production NTGent, Miet Warlop, Irene Wool vzw
coproduction Festival d’Avignon, deSingel (Anvers), Tandem Scène nationale Arras-Douai, Théâtre Dijon Bourgogne Centre dramatique national, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), La Comédie de Valence Centre dramatique national Drôme – Ardèche, Teatre Lliure (Barcelone)

with the support of du Gouvernement flamand, La Ville de Gand, Tax Shelter du gouvernement fédéral de Belgique
with the support of Frans Brood productions

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