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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 spectacular TV studio. The space 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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Concept, text and direction
Susanne Kennedy
Markus Selg

Concept and stage design
Markus Selg

Diamanda Dramm
Ixchel Mendoza Hernández
Kate Strong
Tarren Johnson
Dominic Santia

Helena Eckert

Light design
Rainer Casper

Sound design and montage
Richard Alexander

Diamanda Dramm
Richard Alexander

Live music
Diamanda Dramm

Video design
Rodrik Biersteker
Markus Selg

Costume design
Andra Dumitrascu

Ultraworld Productions

Management and distribution
Something Great

Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Festival d'Avignon, Holland Festival, Wiener Festwochen, Roma Europa Festival, National Theater of Prague/Prague Crossroads

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

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

© Franziska Sinn
© Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles