12-11-2021 18-11-2021

Dissident Lara Staal & NTGent

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Five young people with a reputation at school for being ‘troublemakers’ educate the audience.
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15 - 20 euros

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NL spoken
ENG surtitles
Via tablets: NL surtitles, Flemish sign language, and audio description

They have become - often unconsciously - experts in provoking the ruling authority. But this time the roles are reversed and the young people take over the stage.

What does it mean to constantly be the exception? And what do the rules and expectations in our educational system tell us about the prevailing ideas of successful citizenship? In what ways is today's education determined by work pressure, performance drive and bureaucracy? In what ways does unconscious racism still determine who gets second chances and who doesn't? What does it take to really learn?

Dutch theatre and programme maker Lara Staal contacted schools in and around Ghent in search for five young people who refuse to adapt and who challenge power relations. Their view holds up a mirror to us. What can we learn from that which does not suit us?

(read more after the video)



For Dissident, Lara Staal collaborates with the Ghent musician, beatboxer and performer Serdi Faki Alici. Serdi coaches the youngsters and co-creates the performance.

Dissident is a mix of live acting and documentary film material in which parents, teachers, youth workers and the school are also involved. An indictment of the mould that is present-day education, in which those who are 'different' and always fall by the wayside now have their say.

As the performance progresses, the stage transforms into the sanctuary the young people long for so deeply.


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Spiegelfestival Dissident

Six schools in Ghent and the Fontys Hogeschool for the arts in Tilburg are developing their own view of the NTGent performance Dissident, under the guidance of our theatre teachers. They show their results to the public between 16 and 21 November 2021 in NTGent Minnemeers.

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Meet the cast!

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credits

concept

Lara Staal

dramaturgy

Eline Banken

performance, coaching & music

Serdi Faki Alici

Laurens Aneca, Dirk Crommelinck, Saartje Cauwenbergh

set design

Grischa Runge

video design

Pascal Poissonnier

direction assistant

Katelijne Laevens

production- and tourmanager

Els Jacxsens, Klaas Lievens

tour assistant & surtitles

Eline Banken

technical production management

Raf Willems

technical support

Laurent Liefooghe, Sander Michiels

internship direction assistant

Juno Kapur

with support of

The Belgian Tax Shelter
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TOON MINDER
credits

concept

Lara Staal

dramaturgy

Eline Banken

performance, coaching & music

Serdi Faki Alici

Laurens Aneca, Dirk Crommelinck , Saartje Cauwenbergh

set design

Grischa Runge

video design

Pascal Poissonnier

direction assistant

Katelijne Laevens

production- and tourmanager

Els Jacxsens , Klaas Lievens

tour assistant & surtitles

Eline Banken

technical production management

Raf Willems

technical support

Laurent Liefooghe, Sander Michiels

internship direction assistant

Juno Kapur

with support of

The Belgian Tax Shelter
practical

tickets

15 - 20 euros

general info

NL spoken
ENG surtitles
Via tablets: NL surtitles, Flemish sign language, and audio description

TICKETS

Friday 12 November 2021
20:00
NTGent Arca
Saturday 13 November 2021
20:00
NTGent Arca
Sunday 14 November 2021
15:00
NTGent Arca
Tuesday 16 November 2021
20:00
NTGent Arca
Wednesday 17 November 2021
18:30
NTGent Arca
Thursday 18 November 2021
20:00
NTGent Arca
Wednesday 5 January 2022
20:00
NTGent Arca
Friday 7 January 2022
20:00
NTGent Arca
Saturday 8 January 2022
20:00
NTGent Arca
Wednesday 12 January 2022
18:30
NTGent Arca
Saturday 15 January 2022
17:00
NTGent Arca
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ON TOUR

Saturday 20 November 2021
20u15
Rotterdam (Schouwburg-Kleine Zaal)
Wednesday 24 November 2021
20u30
Tielt (Theater Malpertuis)
Saturday 27 November 2021
20u30
Brussel (Kaaitheater)

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