Kyoko Scholiers

Boy

Boy
Boy

02.10.2021

What does it do to someone to grow up without a warm and safe nest? Where is the line of loyalty to the parents? Can you escape your background? Ten-year-old boy Boy is sitting in class when the police come to take him away. He does not know why - only that he cannot go home again because he lives in a 'difficult situation'. What follows is an avalanche of legal, medical and emotional arguments, each having its impact on the boy.

For months, Kyoko Scholiers immersed herself in the world of youth care: she interviewed juvenile judges, foster families, child psychiatrists, educators, adults who look back on their time in care, children and their parents... and worked as a volunteer in a community group. Based on all these experiences, she wrote the fictional play Boy. Joris Blanckaert's soundscape will be sung live by Opera Ballet Flanders' children's choir and the HERMESnsemble.

• Kyoko Scholiers is an actress and theatre maker. Together with Ruth Becquart, she made the installation BRIEF, which won the Dutch Dioraphte Prize. For Misconnected – which will be performed at Kaaitheater during Het TheaterFestival 2020 – she spoke on the phone with people who had lost their connection with society. Boy grew out of this installation of quirky phone booths.


concept / tekst / regie Kyoko Scholiers | compositie / muziekdramaturgie Joris Blanckaert | cast Tiny Bertels, Sofie Decleir, Laurence Roothooft, Amelie van Olmen, Isabella van Olmen, Victor Saveniers, Greg Timmermans, Joris Van den Brande, Finn Van Hove, Diogo Lowie Dhondt Catalão, Lorenz Ludovic Maes | hermesensemble Stijn Saveniers (cello en muzikale leiding), Karin de Fleyt (fluit), Peter Merckx (basklarinet), Gaetan La Mela (percussie) | kinderkoorleiding Hendrik Derolez | kinderkoor opera ballet Vlaanderen Lucas Bakker, Yasen Becker, Maria Bezverkhni, Maxim De Cang, Emile De Ketelaere, Bérenger De Mey, Eveline De Roeck, Paul De Vel, Diogo Lowie Dhondt Catalão, Floris Douibi, Hannah Douibi, Ella Dursen, Manuela Elbaum, Lucija Frühauf, Nore Gesquiere, Remus Gesquiere, Li-Wei Huang, Antoni Jarosz, Lisa Lowyck, Lorenz Ludovic Maes, Lotta Michiels, Maia Moortgat, Paloma Prado Hernandez, Liliane Rabenou, Wilhem Thesée, Mathis Van den Bergh, Sarah Van Limbergen, Amelie van Olmen, Isabella van Olmen, Baruck van Olmen, Elise-Marie Vansteenkiste, Vladimir Verbeeck, Annika Vermeer | advies tekst Joris Van den Brande | coach Valentijn Dhaenens | technische ondersteuning Fee Van Herck | productieleiding Lore Hoefkens | zakelijk beheer Karen Feys, Lore Hoefkens | assistent kinderkoorleiding Elisabeth Alders | kinderkoorregie Marijke Boudeweel | kinderkoorbegeleiding Eline Hadermann, Manon Pellegrims, Gloria Huyghe, Katrijn Van Cauwenberghe, Merel De Coorde, Noa Calluy | scenografie Amber Vandenhoeck | kostuumontwerp Marie Dries | lichtontwerp / technische leiding Thomas Vermaercke | coproductie Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, HERMESensemble, De Grote Post en Het Laatste Bedrijf | steun De Vlaamse overheid, Stad Antwerpen, Corso en Villa Hellebosch | dank aan de vele organisaties en mensen die getuigden | met de steun van de Tax Shelter maatregel van de Belgische Federale Overheid, in samenwerking met Gallop Tax Shelter

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