theatre - Season 14/15
With his International Institute for Political Murder, Swiss director Milo Rau makes films and theatre performances that combine art, history and politics. Hate Radio tells the story of the genocide in Rwanda from the studio of radio Mille Collines, based on real time broadcasts and authentic accounts. History here comes very close.
Where do we stand and how did we get here? And where do we go from here? These are important questions! Does the superb company de Koe perhaps have an answer? Come and see the Grand Finale of their majestic yet also light-hearted history of the West, a cheerful meandering stream of personal memories, political anecdotes, historical events and unexpected philosophical insights.
On 28th June 1914 Gavrilo Princip killed Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Habsburg throne, during his visit to Sarajevo. The attack sparked off the events leading to WWI. De Warme Winkel presents us with a performance about a world that is on the verge of disappearing. A manic, orgiastic, theatrical reconstruction which is ultimately reminiscent only of a battlefield.
On 28th March 1941 the writer Virginia Woolf committed suicide. In a note to her family she said she had no choice because she felt her madness returning. For many years now the author Peter Verburgt has been fascinated by Woolf’s work and her tragic death. What was going through her mind when she committed this desperate act? Performed by Sara De Bosschere and Jan Joris Lamers.
Directed by Tim Etchells and based on the novel by Ágota Kristóf, The Notebook tells the story of twin brothers evacuated to the Hungarian countryside during World War II. Kristof’s narrational language – bold, crisp and reduced – provides the basis for a compelling performance.