A group of blind people wander through an ancient forest on an island. They are waiting for the return of the priest who brought them here, not realizing that he is already among them. Silent. Dead?

Les Aveugles is the third element of Josse De Pauw’s trilogy dedicated to the exploration of the human condition. Working with a different composer for each of his shows, he worked with Dominique Pauwels for Les Héros and with Kris Defoort for L’Humanité (presented in the 18/19 season). For this last element, it is with Jan Kuijken that he is collaborating. The duo has taken Maurice Maeterlinck’s poignant prose drama written in 1890, which they have complemented with new texts in English. The resulting text is sung by the wonderful singers of Collegium Vocale Ghent , men and women whose a cappella singing rises and melds to translate the symbolism of the wandering and the blindness of a group of human beings who resemble us.

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  • Language

    en, nl, surtitles fr, en

  • Venue

    Grande Salle

  • Duration


  • Surrounding the show

    Kids Brunch 17.11.2019 - from 12:00

  • See also...

    Kids Brunch


  • Concept and direction 
    Josse De Pauw

    Music composer
    Jan Kuijken

    Maurice Maeterlinck

    Text editing 
    Josse De Pauw
    Jan Kuijken

    Closing monologue
    Tom Jansen

    Josse De Pauw
    Zukisa Nante (remplace Gorges Ocloo)
    Taka Shamoto

    Music direction
    Marnix De Cat

    Collegium Vocale Gent:
    Viola Blache (soprano),
    Cécile Pilorger (alto),
    Magdalena Podkościelna (soprano),
    Carla Babelegoto (alto),

    Karolina Hartman (alto),
    Philippe Kaven (basse),
    Marnix De Cat (contreténor),
    Vincent Lesage (ténor),
    Felix Rumpf (baryton)

    Eric Soyer

    Set design
    Eric Soyer
    Anne Marcq

    Painted canvas realization
    Anne Marcq
    Esther Denis

    Greta Goiris

    Costume assistant
    Bert Menzel,
    Claudine Grinwis
    & Catherine Piqueray

  • Video design
    Wim Piqueur
    Pascal Poissonnier

    Brecht Beuselinck,
    Jannes Dierynck,
    Wim Piqueur

    English translation
    Laurence Alma Tadema

    Dutch surtitles
    Josse De Pauw

    Production manager and surtitles
    Kristel Deweerdt


    LOD muziektheater
    Theaterproductiehuis ZEELANDIA

    KVS Brussel, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Theater Aan Zee, Collegium Vocale Gent, le Manège Maubeuge, Théâtre de Namur, Gone West, cultuurprogramma van de provincie West-Vlaanderen voor de herdenking van WOI

    Set design
    Ateliers Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

    With the support of
    la mesure Tax Shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge arts de la scène

    Made possible by
    Grensverleggers, regeling ter ondersteuning van culturele samenwerkingen tussen partijen in Vlaanderen, de Provincie Noord-Brabant, de Provincie Limburg en de Provincie Zeeland

    Thanks to
    Emad Khazal
    Adela Martinez
    Annie Van Hoorick
    Holia Abdulhamid
    Eman Dawoud Radwan
    Ali Ibrahim Yaseen
    Adel Osmani
    Siraj Muwafaq Al-Bayati


  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show
  • Sunday
    Kids Brunch from 12:00

See also...