theatre - Season 12/13
In MCBTH, director Guy Cassiers continues his ‘anatomy of power’. Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s darkest plays. The intense interaction of word, image and music reveals the cruel poetry of the play.
The performances and installations by Gisèle Vienne shift the boundaries between appearance and reality and so open ‘another’ world. In The Pyre it consists of a dancer and a boy, in a metropolis at night. Abstract dance, tableau vivant and theatrical narration to a fascinating soundscape.
It is not only women who should be given tips and tricks in glossy magazines. Men too have a right to answers to their questions about how to be a man, lover, father, friend or human being. Based on her great love for the stronger sex, Laura van Dolron, as a woman, takes on the challenge of remedying this situation. She pays tribute to men, but to a different man every evening. Production cancelled for reasons of health.
In 2003 Rachel Corrie travelled to Gaza to work as a volunteer giving aid to Palestinian civilians in the conflict with Israel. She died in Rafah when she threw herself, as a human shield, in the path of an approaching Israeli army bulldozer. My name is Rachel Corrie caused a great deal of commotion in England (premiere 2005) and America because of its political overtones and outspoken stance. Now Laura Van Dolron too is taking the bit between her teeth. Cancelled for reasons of health.
Schwalbe zoekt massa reveals the dilemma inherent in man. On the one hand there is the euphoria an individual may feel when he merges with the crowd, at a concert, a pilgrimage or a demonstration. On the other hand there is the fear of the uncontrolled power of the masses. Schwalbe zoekt massa is about the desire to be and fear of being part of a larger whole.