Théâtre Abonnement Gourmand
Isabelle Pousseur stages exceptionally talented, rarely graceful African actors passionate about theatre. Inspired by Black Africa, with this play she wants to show us the incredible « elsewhere » from Shakespeare’s imagination.
In these troubled times where some would freeze the world into an imaginary identity, restrained to dull values, it’s a delight that theatre reminds us that life is movement, transformation, metamorphosis, miscegenation, even a true delight it is a play born centuries ago –Le Songe d’une nuit d’été–. Detaching yourself from its long tradition is needed in order to understand this play. Isabelle Pousseur lets the audience be carried along by the exceptionally talented, rarely graceful African actors passionate about theatre. Inspired by her meeting Black Africa which she didn’t know before and that keeps following her, she sees this play as an opportunity to put life instead of know-how, to transmit her feeling of exaltation to the audience. Furthermore she gives us her interpretation of the concept « elsewhere » from Shakespeare. And we, spectators, enjoy seeing these African actors, theatre lovers, love and leave each other, reconcile, act magically, lose their reason in the dark of the night to rediscover it at dawn.
Bertolt Brecht | Directors Raven Ruëll and Jos Verbist
CREATION Theater Antigone - Théâtre National | 3 > 10.12.2011 - TOERNEE GENERAL THIS SEASON
« ... Baal is at the maximum of his forces. Thanks to the flamboyant pen of Bertolt Brecht, the golden intuition of the directors and the force of the acting... Baal is a brilliant rediscovery of the first play of Brecht... It’s recommendable to both the youngest and the more experienced spectators that wanting to enjoy a passionate version of Brecht on scene... » Els Van Steenberghe, Knack, M 2011
LOD | Josse De Pauw | Jan Kuijken
CO-PRESENTATION Théâtre National - KVS | 8 > 10.12.2011 | TOERNEE GENERAL THIS SEASON
« A beautiful, gripping and stirring play … without any austerity, punctuated with humour, astonishing light design… Magnificent! » Michèle Friche, Le Soir, 4th May 2011
JMH Berckmans / Guy Dermul & Kaat De Windt
Manu Riche, Dimitri Verhulst,