Anatomie van pijn | NTGent
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Anatomie van pijn NTGent

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The past hurts. The present hurts. In fact, nothing has changed. Or is pain the prophet of change?
practical

general info

In Dutch, French & English
Subtitles in Dutch & English

estimated duration

1h50min
"Imaginative, disruptive and uncompromising"
Hein Janssen - De Volkskrant ****

Lies Pauwels (Het Hamiltoncomplex) directs a performance about a life with pain and pain in life. Pain as symphony, as solitary experiment, as painful blunder, eternal or acute, as demon or as relief, as label or as portent of doom. Pain is not an isolated matter, it is sometimes a way of being. This performance builds on the experiences of people who suffer from pain, both physically as well as mentally. Together with four performing artists they analyse pain and its metaphors.

"In this performance, artists in excellent health share the stage with people who are chronically ill. This collaboration is enormously inspiring," Pauwels says, "While we pretend that the world is manageable, chronically ill people know the human gut. They incarnate the sensitivity and weltschmerz that can be found in many classics. I call them (after Diane Arbus) the 'aristocrats of the gut feeling'. They know things that we close our eyes to and that's what I'm looking for. The artists are a metaphor for the theme on which I want to make a performance. What condition is the world in? How do we cope with the stumbling sides? Do we ignore them? What about our vulnerability?"

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credits

direction

Lies Pauwels

dramaturgy

Steven Heene

scenography & costume design

Johanna Trudzinski

trainee costumedesign

Jessica Juchtmans

light design

Kurt Lefevre (ontwerp)

psychological support

Machteld De Roover, Valérie De Pré

direction assistant

Katelijne Laevens

internship direction assistant

Melissa Deconynck, Manou Selhorst

production management

Greet Prové

technical production management

Oliver Houttekiet

stage manager

Marijn Vlaeminck

sound technician

Bart Meeusen, Stavros D. Tarlizos

light technique

Ramon Blancquaert

surtitling

Katelijne Laevens

creation surtitles

Steven Heene

realisation costumes

An De Mol, Mieke Vander Cruyssen, Jessica Juchtmans

set realisation

Flup Beys, Thierry Dhondt, Luc Goedertier, Joris Soenen, Pierre Keulemans

dresser

Silke Degreve

coproducer

Samana, Sontag

this production was realized with the support of

The Belgian Tax Shelter
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credits

direction

Lies Pauwels

dramaturgy

Steven Heene

scenography & costume design

Johanna Trudzinski

trainee costumedesign

Jessica Juchtmans

light design

Kurt Lefevre (ontwerp)

psychological support

Machteld De Roover, Valérie De Pré

direction assistant

Katelijne Laevens

internship direction assistant

Melissa Deconynck, Manou Selhorst

production management

Greet Prové

technical production management

Oliver Houttekiet

stage manager

Marijn Vlaeminck

sound technician

Bart Meeusen , Stavros D. Tarlizos

light technique

Ramon Blancquaert

surtitling

Katelijne Laevens

creation surtitles

Steven Heene

realisation costumes

An De Mol , Mieke Vander Cruyssen, Jessica Juchtmans

set realisation

Flup Beys , Thierry Dhondt , Luc Goedertier , Joris Soenen , Pierre Keulemans

dresser

Silke Degreve

coproducer

Samana, Sontag

this production was realized with the support of

The Belgian Tax Shelter
Until it holds from the inside With closed eyes, you can see whomever you’d like Beyond madness, tenderness awaits There's all that future, still Only humans can fantasise