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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

ONE SONG
Histoire(s) du théâtre IV

Miet Warlop
Irene Wool
NTGent

05 > 09.12.2023
Performance

Imagine a concert with a single song performed over and over and where the musicians are also athletes, where the concert hall becomes a theatre, an arena, a gymnasium – all this set to the beat of a compulsive and random metronome. 

With ONE SONG, performer and director Miet Warlop dives deeper into her extravagant and visionary world. In this hyper-physical performance, she combines theatre and pop culture (stadium, sports, pop, musicals, etc.). The twelve performers on stage are pushed to extremes: a violinist perched on a beam, a double bass player lying on their back and building up their abs, a drummer jumping up and down, a singer on a treadmill … A hypnotic performance that is performed over and over at an insistent, frenetic pace.

The fourth part of the Histoire(s) du théâtre series, this show can be seen as a metaphor for our society that has an invigorating parodic effect. In this amusing and literally haunting experience, spectators will move between amazement, dazzlement and ecstasy. They will emerge transcended from this celebration.

Corealisation Kaaitheater, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Calendar

  • - 20:15
  • - 19:15
  • - 20:15
  • - 19:15

Information

Duration

1hr

Venue

Grande salle

Cast

With
Simon Beeckaert
Elisabeth Klinck
Willem Lenaerts
Milan Schudel
Melvin Slabbinck
Joppe Tanghe
Karin Tanghe
Wietse Tanghe
Stanislas Bruynseels
Judith Engelen
Marius Lefever
Luka Mariën
Flora Van Canneyt
Jarne Van Loon

Concept, direction en scenography
Miet Warlop

Texts  
Miet Warlop
With the help of
Jeroen Olyslaegers

Music
Maarten Van Cauwenberghe

Sound Design
Bart Van Hoydonck
Raf Willems

Costume Design
Carol Piron, Filles à Papa

Light design
Dennis Diels

Dramaturgy
Giacomo Bisordi

Dramaturgy assistant
Kaatje De Geest

Production
Greet Prové

Technical production and stage manager
Oliver Houttekiet

Production and touring assistant
Elli De Meyer

Technical
Flup Beys
Dietrich Lerooij
Gilles Roosen
Bart Van Hoydonck
Raf Willems
Laurent Ysebaert
Pieter Kinoli

Props and costumes production
Ateliers NTGent

Special thanks to
Kris Auman, Imran Alam, Barbara Vackier, Jasper Houttekiet, de familie Warlop, Rossana Miele, Lotte Van Craeynest, Christel Simons, Patrick Vanderhaegen, Diana Campbell Betancourt

Production
NTGent, Miet Warlop-Irene Wool vzw

Coproduction
Festival d’Avignon, DE SINGEL, Tandem Scène Nationale-Arras-Douai, Théâtre Dijon Bourgogne Centre dramatique national, HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, La Comédie de Valence – Centre dramatique national Drôme – Ardèche, Teatre Lliure Barcelona

With the support of
Gouvernement flamand, la Ville de Gand, Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge

With the help of
Frans Brood productions

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