Compagnie Cecilia [BE]
The Broken Circle Breakdown..
03.09 – 04.09.2009
Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys!
Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels are Monroe and Alabama. When they lose the thing meant most to both of them, their reactions are very different. He loses himself in rage, she looks for comfort and a way out. Sadness is not something you control; when it is that overpowering, you become sadness incarnate.
Alabama’s body is covered in coloured tattoos. The name of every single guy she ever dated is written on her body. To remove them, she has had them covered up. That’s what the new tattoo is called – a ‘cover-up’. There’s one name she did not cover up: the one next to her heart.
Musicians Patrick Riguelle, Nils de Caster, Pol Depoorter and Mario Vermandel are ‘the Cover-Ups of Alabama’. Musicians obsessed by Bluegrass music. Just like Monroe and Alabama. Can music ease the pain just a little? Or make the goodbye more tolerable?
God. The US. Inbreeding. Working hard to stay upright, and 132 strings. It’s all very country.