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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles


Łukasz Twarkowski
Théâtre national d’art dramatique de Lituanie

23 > 25.05.2024
Theatre – Performance – Kunstenfestivaldesarts

How can we develop a free, more peaceful and more environmentally friendly society? What kind of future could we build? In Respublika – literally, ‘public thing’ – techno, film, theatre, literature and visual arts are brought together to create a distinct world. 

The members of the multilingual troupe brought together by director and video-maker Łukasz Twarkowski conducted a radical experiment on themselves. For several weeks they withdrew from civilization to the forests of Lithuania, cutting themselves off from everyday concerns. Exploring the idea of basic income, they came to the conclusion that music and rave were their escape. All actors started DJ’ing and explored what living in a rave community would look like. The director followed this process with his camera and recorded their fears, desires and existential concerns. Using this raw material together with fictional scenes and working in collaboration with a playwright, a set designer, a video artist, a composer, a DJ, a choreographer and with various cameramen working on livestream, he created a colossal six-hour documentary for the stage. 

Here, the audience comes and goes as it pleases. Spectators can be simple observers or if they want, they can sit down at a table with the artists, immerse themselves in a collective movement or in a meditative sauna, and of course they can dance! After all, isn’t dancing to rave music in all its sensual and ritual dimension also an act of resistance? 

Corealisation Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Théâtre de Liège, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

The show is presented at the Halles de Schaerbeek.


  • - 18:00
  • - 18:00
  • - 18:00



multilingual, surtitling fr, nl, en




Halles de Schaerbeek


Łukasz Twarkowski

Vidas Bizunevičius

Text and dramaturgy
Joanna Bednarczyk

Fabien Lédé

Video design
Karol Rakowski
Adomas Gustainis

Paweł Sakowicz

Bogumił Misala

Karol Rakowski

Costume Design
Svenja Gassen

Light designers
Julius Kuršys
Dainius Urbonis

Stage management
Karolis Juknys

Direction assistant
Eglė Švedkauskaitė

Dramaturgy assistant
Simona Jurkuvėnaitė

Scenography assistant
Rokas Valiauga

Cinematographic Consultant
Simonas Glinskis

Sound designers
Karolis Drėma
Adomas Koreniukas

Light operators
Edvardas Osinskis
Dainius Urbonis

Video direction
Adomas Gustainis

Šarūnas Liudas Prišmontas
Naglis Kristijonas Zakaras
Ričard Žigis

Vytenis Kriščiūnas

Assistant production
Lukrecija Gužauskaitė

Vyturys Jarutis

Théâtre national d’art dramatique de Lituanie

Münchner Kammerspiele

With the support of
Ministère de la Culture de Lituanie

If you want to know more about yourself, you have to join others.

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Le Rideau de saison, Maak & Transmettre · photos : Lucile Dizier, 2024