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KVS / Bruno Vanden Broecke & Valentijn Dhaenens

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Jonathan
KVS / Bruno Vanden Broecke & Valentijn Dhaenens
1+ rank € 34.5 / 1st rank € 31.5 / 2nd rank € 29 / 3rd rank € 24 / 4th rank € 15.5 / 5th rank € 10

My name is Jonathan.

I have no surname.

I am a care robot.

Jonathan promises to be a bizarrely poetic performance, an occasionally strange conversation between a robot, a human and the audience. An evening full of wonder and doubt about what it means to be human and therefore to have to deal with surprises and setbacks.

Start time: 20:00
Duration: 60 min
Location: Grote Zaal  
Language: Dutch

Jonathan is the name of a palliative care robot, designed by an Artificial Intelligence team, that brought Jonathan into circulation at the moment that Covid suddenly placed the residential care centres in lockdown. This way, some elderly people could still receive the proper care, without fear of contamination.

The performance is set in KVS BOL, where clashes take place between love and forgiveness, destruction and renewal. But something magical also takes place: the death of Claudine - mother, belonging to the species homo sapiens and affected by Corona - heralds the birth of Jonathan, her dedicated, artificially intelligent carer.

Bruno Vanden Broecke and Valentijn Dhaenens welcome you to their someone-land. These two KVS faces join forces for Jonathan. Twenty years ago they co-founded the SKaGeN theatre company; now they are on stage together for the first time with their own creation.

"This duo flawlessly succeeds in transforming what broke everyone's heart this spring - the conditions in residential care centres and lonely deaths - into a piece that makes you laugh, moves you and plants a seed of healthy distrust of artificial intelligence in your head. - Knack Focus

"In one movement Jonathan shows his full wealth there: the tragedy of a lonely man, but also the unique asset of his humanity." - The Standard

"As heartbreaking as it is hilarious, and it touches both the head and the mind." - De Standaard

"Valentijn Dhaenens impresses, Bruno Vanden Broecke impresses." - De Morgen

Credits

Text & Act Bruno Vanden Broecke & Valentijn Dhaenens
Voice of Claudine Gilda De Bal
Sound Bram Moriau
Lighting
Geert Drobé
Costume
Heidi Ehrhart
Translation Anne Vanderschueren (Fr), Trevor Perri (En)
Subtitles
Inge Floré
Production Manager
Lieven Symaeys
Distribution & Tour Management Saskia Liénard
Production
KVS
With thanks to Jonathan Berte, Lut Boets, Peter De Graef, Janne Desmet, Paul Van Hove, Bart Voet, Hazel Dhaenens, Bas Vanden Broecke, Jan Eelen, Sanne Nuyens, Evie Lefebvre, Michael De Cock, Lieven Scheire, Het Geluidshuis & Raven Ruëll

WITH COVID ADMISSION TICKET

To visit this performance you need a valid COVID admission ticket. This can be a negative test result, a vaccination certificate or proof that you have recovered from corona (proof of recovery). You must convert one of these into a QR code in the CoronaCheck app or a print via CoronaCheck.nl. Only then will you have a valid COVID admission ticket.

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