Anneke Verstraete [BE]
The angry girl
17.06 – 18.06.2011
In The Angry Girl a performer seated at a table tells the audience the stories of The Angry Girl and The Lady-in-black-girl while browsing a book with handmade collages. The book and hands of the performer are recorded live in top-shot and shown on a screen. The live images of the manipulations of the book build up a compelling relationship with the illustrated story.
The language in the performance is the English of a foreigner trying to make use of this 'worldwide' language in a poetical way. It blends in with the road-movie atmosphere that pervades both of the stories.
The performer's speech, the collages and the simple but thought-out scenography only serve one goal: to drag public into the sometimes surrealistic then hyper-real world of the characters.
text, concept, performance An Verstraete | artistic collaboration, scenography Sven Roofthooft | dramaturgy Ellen Stynen | coaching Koen De Sutter | support BUDA Kunstencentrum, Workspace Brussels, the Ministry of the Flemish community, the City of Ghent, the Province of West Flanders | thanks to de Kopergietery