30.09.18 15.11.18

Ghost writer & the Broken Hand Break - Miet Warlop


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A hand brake that no longer functions can be a classic motif for nightmares – losing control, not being able to stop, heading for a disaster. On the other hand, it can also mean feeling free, advancing without inhibitions. But is a movement always a movement forward? Moving in circles means that the end is the beginning, the beginning of the end.

“What is your true matter of practice?” a ghost writer asked Miet Warlop once. “Electric jellyfish”, she said. “In transition. From tension to attention, from breathing to singing, from focus to staring, from staring to starring. Vibrating with the smallest detail in galaxy. And there is no frame to add, only gravity. In obeying its pull I will stick one of my hands to the heaven and the other one to the ground. My voice chords will tremble, but I will stay calm. My right ear will tune to the left, and my left one - to the right. Boundlessness will kick in. Without ever stopping the movement I will start singing songs you wrote about matters of life, death and shapeshifting. I will not be teaching wet plaster how to dry this time. Two or maybe more bodies will be spinning around their axis next to me, but keep in mind - it is not me who is in the center, neither you nor anyone else whose biography you wanted to use. Their speed will be different. They will be in all kinds of futures and pasts, making sounds with their instruments and tongues, all aligned with their feet. No culmination will clap on a horizon – the horizon is in circle too. When a time will come to stop, we will look at our own palms and break the spell of never-ending transition. The truth is always somewhere there.” “What an odour of suggestions to follow,” the ghost-writer thought and went to write the songs. They turned out to be about illusion, perceptual gags, invisible break ups, self-optimisation, present and now that it all started, nowciousness. Nothing remained true to the cyclical order of things.

Utterly brilliant
Renzo Martens


€14 - €16
No seats available, the audience is standing around the dancers.
If you can not stand during the show, please tell our ticket office: T: 09 225 01 01
Someone is smoking during the show.

estimated duration




Raimundas Malaskauskas & Miet Warlop

production manager

Seppe Cosyns

sound engineer

Bart Van Hoydonck

light design

Henri Emmanuel Doublier


Karolien Nuyttens


NTGent & Miet Warlop - Irene Wool vzw


Arts Centre Vooruit Gent, HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Actoral

in copresentation with


with the support of

Flemish Authorities, City of Ghent, actoral. 17 Marseille

thanks to

Carl Gydé, Jérôme Dupraz, Ian Gyselinck, Michiel Goedertier (LaRoy NV), Janis Van Heesbeke (ongezien), Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Brahim Benhaddou (@coachedbybrahim)



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  • Philip Geukens


    Kan ik op de wachtlijst voor 14/11 met 2 personen?

    Alvast bedankt,