2019 Waldeinsamkeit

 

Waldeinsamkeit

generally translated as ‘the deep connection you feel when walking alone in the forest’, this word also stands for a feeling of insecurity in a dark and unpredictable space.

A room turns into a room
turns into a room
turns into a black hole,
an overripe piece of fruit.

A baroque miniature with faded colours, little hatches that open and close, light, darkness and a whole lot of strings. This cabinet of curiosities is the newest addition to Verdonck’s series of table-size mobile theatres.

Created by Benjamin Verdonck and Lucas Van Haesbroeck

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Upcoming dates:
30.05.2019 — Het Bos Antwerpen
02.06.2019 — Tweetakt Festival Utrecht (NL)
29, 30, 31.08 & 01.09.2019 —  Kunstfest Weimar (D)

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More info: www.toneelhuis.be

2018 Liedje voor Gigi

Liedje voor Gigi (Song for Gigi)

A bunch of magic boxes,
stars, music, a house,
shadows,
doors that open and close again.

“The unresolved tension between the charm of the miniature theatre and stories about the slow disaster of growing up in a confusing world makes Liedje voor Gigi deeply moving.” (Pieter T’Jonck in De Morgen, 22 January 2018)

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Upcoming dates:
06.06.2019 — 20:00 — Wiener Festwochen 2019, Vienna (AT)
07.06.2019 — 20:00 — Wiener Festwochen 2019, Vienna (AT)
08.06.2019 — 20:00 — Wiener Festwochen 2019, Vienna (AT)
09.06.2019 — 20:00 — Wiener Festwochen 2019, Vienna (AT)

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More info: www.toneelhuis.be

2017 Sag mir, wo die Blumen sind

Sag mir, wo die Blumen sind (where have all the flowers gone)

Nothing retains its shape. For Nature, who renews all things, keeps recreating one form
from another. And, believe me, nothing in the entire universe can die, but things do alter, changing how they look. What men call ‘being born’ is just the start of turning into something different from what was there before, and ‘dying’ means ceasing to remain in the same form. Though this thing may perhaps change into that, and that to this, the total sum of things remains unchanged.

Ovid, Book XV

with three vogue magazines
tape and a pair of scissors
benjamin verdonck demonstrates that
ovid is still right about this

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Dates:
29, 30, 31.08 & 01.09.2019 (creation) —  Kunstfest Weimar (D)

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2016 Gille leert lezen


(c) Chris Reijnen

Gille leert lezen (Gille learns to read)

A hesitating piece of tinkering
Three stories
Strings, lots of strings,
A pair of shoes and a cat

From a miniature city appears a sentence from an interview with Cocteau.

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Upcoming dates:
29, 30, 31.08 & 01.09.2019 —  Kunstfest Weimar (D)

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More info: www.toneelhuis.be

 

2014 One more thing


(c) Iwan Van Vlierberghe

One more thing

a show-box that fits into a wooden case
a different musician every evening
words that glide past coloured areas
strings, elastic bands
curtains that open and close

a versatile and mobile miniature show inspired by a sentence from Cesare Pavese’s novel
Il diavolo sulle colline
 (The Devil in the Hills).

the sountrack is created during the performance by a musician coming from where the performance takes place

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Upcoming dates:
29, 30, 31.08 & 01.09.2019 —  Kunstfest Weimar (D)

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More info: www.toneelhuis.be

 

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