theatre - Season 14/15
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.
Three friends. Their ideas about what art should be and how much it should be allowed to cost, are rather different. Kuno Bakker, Gillis Biesheuvel and Frank Vercruyssen appear in Kunst, a brilliant tragicomedy by Yasmina Reza.
Natali Broods, Sara De Roo and Willem de Wolf come together in a performance about the Marx sisters (daughters of Karl), about their and our emancipation, about ideological and artistic freedom, about paternalism and liberation, about work, family and children. About hustle and bustle and pressure.
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.
Jan Decorte is creating his second piece of dance theatre. A meeting of four people, an extraordinary love story. No rigid grammar of dance, but the anarchy of movement, the faltering beauty of failure.