Anatomie van pijn
"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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scenography & costume designJohanna Trudzinski
light designKurt Lefevre (ontwerp)
direction assistantKatelijne Laevens
production managementGreet Prové
stage managerMarijn Vlaeminck
technical production managementOliver Houttekiet
sound technicianBart Meeusen , Stavros D. Tarlizos
light techniqueRamon Blancquaert
psychological supportMachteld De Roover, Valérie De Pré
internship direction assistantMelissa Deconynck, Manou Selhorst
trainee costumedesignJessica Juchtmans
this production was realized with the support ofThe Belgian Tax Shelter
set realisationFlup Beys , Thierry Dhondt , Luc Goedertier , Joris Soenen , Pierre Keulemans
realisation costumesMieke Vander Cruyssen, Jessica Juchtmans, An De Mol
creation surtitlesSteven Heene
Deze avond de voorstelling gezien in Geel.
Ontroerend, herkenbaar, fantastisch!
Genoten met een krop in de keel, tranen in de ogen en een warm hart.
Een dikke pluim aan iedereen die hieraan meegewerkt heeft!