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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

ANGELA (a strange loop)

Susanne Kennedy
Markus Selg

11 > 13.05.2023

In ANGELA (a strange loop), a woman's life unfolds before our eyes in a space that constantly transforms, switching between real and virtual as we follow Angela through waking and sleeping, being born and giving birth, sickness and healing, ageing and dying. 

But what makes Angela Angela? With her trademark post-humanist aesthetic and multimedia approach, celebrated German theatre-maker Susanne Kennedy collaborates with visual artist Markus Selg to delve into one of the fundamental questions of existence: what is the nature of reality and what am ‘I’?

The actors uncannily approximate a perfect but artificial reality. They speak in lip-sync and slightly out of rhythm, as if trying to imitate real life. Digital culture and virtual reality mix seamlessly with spirituality and philosophy.

Susanne Kennedy is one of today’s most innovative theatre-makers and was awarded the European Theatre Prize. With this creation, presenting her work in Brussels for the first time, she serves up a case study of what it means to be a human being. An intense visual trip and a brand new way of experiencing theatre.

Corealisation Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

11.05.2023 · 19:30 – Introduction · fr, nl, en


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    Introduction · 19:30 · fr, nl, en

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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles 

Concept, text and direction
Susanne Kennedy

Concept and stage design
Markus Selg

Diamanda La Berge Dramm
Ixchel Mendoza Hernández
Kate Strong
Tarren Johnson
Dominic Santia

Diamanda La Berge Dramm
Cathal Sheerin
Kate Strong
Rita Kahn Chen
Rubina Schuth
Tarren Johnson
Susanne Kennedy
Ethan Braun
Dominic Santia
Ixchel Mendoza Hernández
Marie Schleef
Ruth Rosenfeld

Sound design and montage
Richard Alexander

Diamanda La Berge Dramm
Richard Alexander

Live music
Diamanda La Berge Dramm

Video design
Rodrik Biersteker
Markus Selg

Costume design
Andra Dumitrascu

Helena Eckert

Light design
Rainer Casper

Sound operator
Max Heesen

Video operator
Stefan Korsinsky

Light operator
Sebastian Zamponi

Artistic collaboration and Touring Director
Friederike Kötter

Stage assistant
Lili Süper

Artistic costume assistant
Anastasia Pilepchuk
Anna Jannicke

Directors intern
Tobias Klett

Many thanks to Nick Drnaso and David OReilly for inspiration and quotes

Ultraworld Productions

Something Great

Artistic production manager
Philip Decker

Technical production manager
Sven Nichterlein

International distribution
Rui Silveira – Something Great

Stage Construction
Stefan Pilger

Tour manager
Niki Fischer – Something Great

Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Wiener Festwochen, Festival d’Automne à Paris & Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Festival d’Avignon, Holland Festival, National Theatre Drama / Prague Crossroads Festival, Romaeuropa Festival, Teatro Nacional de São João, Volksbühne Am Rosa Luxemburg Platz

Supported by
the Ammodo Foundation and the German Federal Cultural Foundation with funding by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

Performances in Brussels with the support of the Goethe-Institut Brussels

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