Anatomie van Pijn - Lies Pauwels
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.
Samana, the organization for patients with a chronic disease and their carers, supports and accompagnies us in this project. Public outreach NTGent and Samana are also joining forces in a related project, mirroring the production, in the first week of December. Pain patients cast their story in a rehearsal process and performance. This collaboration will form a fascinating diptych with Anatomie van pijn.
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