theatre - Season 12/13
Olympique Dramatique and tg STAN are giving shape to shared theatre dreams. The companies are tackling The Vast Domain, a 1911 tragic-comedy by the Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler about the consequences of adultery in Vienna at the start of the 20th century. Relevance and acting enjoyment are guaranteed!
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.