16.07.21 08-10-2021

Gardenia 10 years later Alain Platel, Frank Van Laecke, Steven Prengels / NTGent & les ballets C de la B

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After ten years, the cast of the wonderous 'Gardenia' will meet again. To shine, one more time.
practical

tickets

€ 15 - 28

general info

Dutch & French spoken

estimated duration

1h40

25 June 2010 – the curtain in the NTGent city theatre opens and Gardenia premières. Inspired by the penetrating film Yo soy así  (by Sonia Herman Dolz), in which the closing of a transvestite cabaret in Barcelona affords us a glimpse into the private lives of a memorable group of old artists, directors Frank Van Laecke and Alain Platel and composer Steven Prengels said yes to a project that can be called unique in every respect
 
Gardenia, a co-production of les ballets C de la B and NTGent, goes deep into the turbulent lives of nine striking people. Gardenia is not a work of fiction. It's a singular account, the most intimate of tales about hope and cherished or lost illusions. Seven older individuals who seemingly effortlessly navigate the twilight zone between being male and being female. In contrast and harmony with a “young guy” and a “real woman”. Each on a quest. Each with their own intriguing story.

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The world embraced the production and for two years Gardenia played over 200 performances with stops at Avignon, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Belgrade, Barcelona, Lisbon, Oslo, Quebec and Montréal, Adelaide, Taipei and a tour of Russia.

In 2012 Gardenia was nominated for the prestigious British Olivier Award. Later, the life of the cast was beautifully portrayed in the documentary Before the last curtain falls, which, in turn, was showered with awards at international film festivals.

Ten years on, the cast is reunited. Or not quite. Andrea has left us forever. And as she went, so did Tina Turner. Eight of them now, they continue. Eight individuals so special you will want to get to know them. Want to embrace them.

What binds them are the marks scored deep on their souls.
What drives them is the unimaginable will to survive.
In the hope they will succeed.
Through transformation. Or not.
In the knowledge that the price is incredibly high. Even today.
Ready to take the stage by storm.
To move and surprise.
To laugh and keep silent.
To sparkle and shine, one more time, somewhere over the rainbow.

credits

performance & creation

Vanessa Van Durme, Griet Debacker, Andrea De Laet (†), Richard 'Tootsie' Dierick, Danilo Povolo, Gerrit Becker, Hendrik Lebon, Dirk Van Vaerenbergh, Rudy Suwyns

direction

Frank Van Laecke, Alain Platel

music

Steven Prengels

to an idea of

Vanessa Van Durme

set design

Paul Gallis

costume design

Marie 'costume' Lauwers, Dorine Demuynck, Lutje Tamsin

light

Kurt Lefevre (ontwerp), Jan Mergaert, Bennert Vancottem

sound

Sam Serruys (ontwerp), Brecht Beuselinck, Jo Thielemans

stagemanager

Wim Piqueur

realisation costumes

Atelier NTGent olv An De Mol

headdresses & feather headdresses

Claudine Grinwis Plaat Stultjes, Dian Vandecruys

set realisation

Ateliers NTGent

photography

Luk Monsaert

production manager

Valerie Desmet

tour manager

Katrien Van Gysegem

set transport

Maurice Van de Velde

trainee

Jesse Vandamme

production

les ballets C de la B, NTGent

coproduction

Le Volcan Scène nationale du Havre

orginal coproducers (2010)

NTGent, La rose des vents (Villeneuve d'Ascq), TorinoDanza, Biennale de la danse de Lyon, Tanz im August (Berlin), Théâtre National de Chaillot (Paris), Brighton festival, Centro Cultural Vila Flor Guimaraes, La Bâtie-Festival de Genève, Festival d'Avignon

thanks to

Yan Tax, Kryolan

with support of

De Vlaamse Overheid, Stad Gent, Tax Shelter maatregel van de Belgische Federale Overheid
TOON MEER
TOON MINDER
credits

performance & creation

Vanessa Van Durme, Griet Debacker, Andrea De Laet (†), Richard 'Tootsie' Dierick, Danilo Povolo, Gerrit Becker, Hendrik Lebon, Dirk Van Vaerenbergh, Rudy Suwyns

direction

Frank Van Laecke, Alain Platel

music

Steven Prengels

to an idea of

Vanessa Van Durme

set design

Paul Gallis

costume design

Marie 'costume' Lauwers, Dorine Demuynck, Lutje Tamsin

light

Kurt Lefevre (ontwerp), Jan Mergaert, Bennert Vancottem

sound

Sam Serruys (ontwerp), Brecht Beuselinck, Jo Thielemans

stagemanager

Wim Piqueur

realisation costumes

Atelier NTGent olv An De Mol

headdresses & feather headdresses

Claudine Grinwis Plaat Stultjes, Dian Vandecruys

set realisation

Ateliers NTGent

photography

Luk Monsaert

production manager

Valerie Desmet

tour manager

Katrien Van Gysegem

set transport

Maurice Van de Velde

trainee

Jesse Vandamme

production

les ballets C de la B, NTGent

coproduction

Le Volcan Scène nationale du Havre

orginal coproducers (2010)

NTGent, La rose des vents (Villeneuve d'Ascq), TorinoDanza, Biennale de la danse de Lyon, Tanz im August (Berlin), Théâtre National de Chaillot (Paris), Brighton festival, Centro Cultural Vila Flor Guimaraes, La Bâtie-Festival de Genève, Festival d'Avignon

thanks to

Yan Tax, Kryolan

with support of

De Vlaamse Overheid, Stad Gent, Tax Shelter maatregel van de Belgische Federale Overheid

TICKETS

Monday 20 December 2021
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Tuesday 21 December 2021
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Wednesday 22 December 2021
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Thursday 23 December 2021
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg

ON TOUR

Tuesday 19 October 2021
20u00
Brussel (KVS Box)
Wednesday 20 October 2021
20u00
Brussel (KVS Box)
Friday 22 October 2021
20u00
Brussel (KVS Box)
Saturday 23 October 2021
20u00
Brussel (KVS Box)
Friday 05 November 2021
20u00
Girona (Temporada Alta)
Saturday 06 November 2021
20u00
Girona (Temporada Alta)
Tuesday 09 November 2021
20u00
Vesoul (Théâtre Edwige Feuillère)
Friday 12 November 2021
20u00
Annecy (Bonlieu)
Saturday 13 November 2021
20u00
Annecy (Bonlieu)
Tuesday 16 November 2021
20u00
Londen (Sadler's Wells)
Wednesday 17 November 2021
20u00
Londen (Sadler's Wells)
Saturday 20 November 2021
20u00
Le Havre (Le Volcan)
Sunday 21 November 2021
20u00
Le Havre (Le Volcan)
Friday 26 November 2021
20u00
Villeneuve d'Ascq (NEXT Festival/La Rose des Vents-Grande Salle)
Saturday 27 November 2021
20u00
Villeneuve d'Ascq (NEXT Festival/La Rose des Vents-Grande Salle)
Saturday 04 December 2021
20u00
Amsterdam (ITA-Grote Zaal)
Wednesday 08 December 2021
20u00
Genk (CC C-mine)
Friday 10 December 2021
20u00
Namen (Théâtre de Namur)
Saturday 11 December 2021
20u00
Namen (Théâtre de Namur)
Thursday 16 December 2021
20u00
Charleroi (Charleroi Danse/Les Ecuries)
Friday 17 December 2021
20u00
Charleroi (Charleroi Danse/Les Ecuries)
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