16.07.21 08-10-2021

Gardenia 10 years later Alain Platel, Frank Van Laecke, Steven Prengels & NTGent

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

€ 15 - 28

general info

Dutch spoken

estimated duration

1h50

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 cherised 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.



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

direction

Frank Van Laecke, Alain Platel

concept

Vanessa Van Durme

music

Steven Prengels

set design

Paul Gallis

costume design

Marie 'costume' Lauwers, Dorine Demuynck

costume advice

Yan Tax

light

Kurt Lefevre, Jan Mergaert

sound

Brecht Beuselinck

stagemanager

Wim Piqueur

costume creation

Atelier NTGent/An De Mol

coiffures

Claudine Grinwis Plaat Stultjes, Dian Vandecruys

realisation stage

Ateliers NTGent

production leader

Valerie Desmet

set transport

Maurice Vandevelde

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

Timur Magomedgadzhiev

with support of

De Vlaamse Overheid, Stad Gent, The Belgian Tax Shelter
TOON MEER
TOON MINDER
credits

direction

Frank Van Laecke, Alain Platel

concept

Vanessa Van Durme

music

Steven Prengels

set design

Paul Gallis

costume design

Marie 'costume' Lauwers, Dorine Demuynck

costume advice

Yan Tax

light

Kurt Lefevre, Jan Mergaert

sound

Brecht Beuselinck

stagemanager

Wim Piqueur

costume creation

Atelier NTGent/An De Mol

coiffures

Claudine Grinwis Plaat Stultjes, Dian Vandecruys

realisation stage

Ateliers NTGent

production leader

Valerie Desmet

set transport

Maurice Vandevelde

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

Timur Magomedgadzhiev

with support of

De Vlaamse Overheid, Stad Gent, The Belgian Tax Shelter
practical

tickets

€ 15 - 28

general info

Dutch spoken

estimated duration

1h50

TICKETS

Friday 16 July 2021
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Saturday 17 July 2021
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Monday 19 July 2021
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Tuesday 20 July 2021
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Wednesday 21 July 2021
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Friday 23 July 2021
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Saturday 24 July 2021
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Sunday 25 July 2021
15:00
NTGent Schouwburg
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