Liedje voor Gigi (Song for Gigi)

A house, shadows, doors that open and close again.

A staged installation, a theater performance, a concert, in which Benjamin Verdonck is the sceneshifter who sets the images in motion, only to become lost within them.

A children’s song, accompanied live on stage by two musicians, Bram Devens and Tomas De Smet.

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“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“Meanwhile, Verdonck operates the panels and bolts of a miniature theatre in which new perspectives and vistas continually arise. Nothing is what it seems in this peep show/magic box: an endless ballroom vanishes into a black hole; a red surface becomes an illusion of the Big Bang. It’s a constant coming and going of colours, shapes and light, pulling you in like a Mark Rothko painting. You give yourself over to Verdonck’s unhurried magic.”

Alexander Hiskemuller in Trouw **** , 25 January 2018

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