theatre - Season 14/15
The theatre-maker Pieter De Buysser is increasingly emerging as a teller of mythical stories which for an instant turn our view of things upside down. What might he have to tell us about the myth of Progress, now that it is being overshadowed by ecological disasters and increasing social inequality?
Facing new challenges in various fields such as economics, politics, technology, commercial business, sex, dance and theatre, SUPERAMAS turns itself into SUPERAMAX. A sweet-sour comedy.
Ten million soldiers were killed in WWI. Director Luk Perceval gives them a human face in an evocative polyphony, with accounts based on the work of Erich Maria Remarque and Henri Barbusse, on documents of the time, letters and newspaper cuttings. The texts are in several languages but are translated and shown as surtitles and accompanied live by the music of Ferdinand Försch.
Needlapb is a unique opportunity to take a look at the working process and be offered an insight into future Needcompany projects. In this edition, Needcompany shows the initial steps towards two productions for 2015: The Time Between Two Mistakes and The Blind Poet.
In retrospect World War One was the last war that began with a formal declaration of war. Today the dramaturgy of starting military hostilities by a performative act has become anachronistic. How to end a war which has never been declared? andcompany&Co. look for the relationship between performance art and the art of warfare and build a stage as homage to e.e. cummings’ enormous room.