ONE SONG - Histoire(s) du Théâtre IV | NTGent
31.01.24 01.02.24

ONE SONG - Histoire(s) du Théâtre IV Miet Warlop / NTGent & Irene Wool

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With 'ONE SONG', the Belgian visual artist Miet Warlop is creating the fourth part in the NTGent series 'Histoire(s) du Théâtre'. Nominated by the New York Times as one of the best performances of 2022; 'ONE SONG' comes home in the beginning of 2024.
practical

tickets

15 - 28 euro

general info

Thanks to our Publick Outreach department, you can attend an introduction to this performance each night. Introductions are free and start 45 min before the show in the foyer on the first floor of the Schouwburg. Registration is not necessary.


important notice: This performance is scheduled during the Ghent Light Festival. Please take into account the expected crowds in the city centre and plan extra time to reach our Schouwburg.

estimated duration

1h


What is your history as a theatre maker? At the invitation of NTGent, visual artist Miet Warlop formulates an answer as only she can. In the series
Histoire(s) du Théâtre she is the fourth director to accept the challenge of a creation in which present, past and future meet each other in an inspiring way – after Milo Rau, Faustin Linyekula and Angélica Liddell.

ONE SONG - Histoire(s) du Théâtre IV, awarded with the Prix de la Critique in France and elected best performance of the season in the Netherlands, is set in the unique universe of Warlop. A group of performers enters the arena for a mesmerizing ritual about farewell, life and death, hope and resurrection. Together they go through extremes: through sung text, images and objects, oxygen and sweat, they evoke our condition humaine. Again and again, someone stands up to push their boundaries. They defy time and give expression to a deep human need: the moment when we can transcend our thinking body.

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“A frenetic tableau… eliciting a massive ovation at Festival d’Avignon”
Andrew Todd - The Guardian ***

Through the metaphor of a live competition/concert, including a commentator and a cheerleader, Miet Warlop invites us to form a community and lift each other up, as in a celebration. The temporary thus becomes the universal, and the personal becomes something of the collective. That is the subtext of ONE SONG: how one song can give meaning to a whole society. Unity in diversity.

Become part of the team and buy the iconic ONE SONG scarf here.



"Loud, preposterous and extremely entertaining"
Laura Cappelle - The New York Times
credits

with

Simon Beeckaert, Elisabeth Klinck, Willem Lenaerts, Milan Schudel, Melvin Slabbinck, Joppe Tanghe, Karin Tanghe, Wietse Tanghe

and

Stanislas Bruynseels, Rint Dens, Judith Engelen, Marius Lefever, Luka Mariën, Flora Van Canneyt, Jarne Van Loon

text

Miet Warlop advised by Jeroen Olyslaegers

concept, director & set design

Miet Warlop

dramaturgy

Giacomo Bisordi

music

Maarten Van Cauwenberghe in samenwerking met Miet Warlop en de groep

sound design

Bart Van Hoydonck, Raf Willems

costume design

Carol Piron & Filles à Papa

light design

Dennis Diels

assistant dramaturgy

Kaatje De Geest

production

NTGent, Miet Warlop / Irene Wool vzw

coproduction

Festival d'Avignon, DE SINGEL (Antwerp), Tandem Scène Nationale (Arras-Douai), Théâtre Dijon Bourgogne Centre dramatique national, HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, La Comédie de Valence - Centre dramatique national Drôme - Ardèche, Teatre Lliure (Barcelona)

with the help of

Frans Brood Productions

with support of

de Vlaamse Overheid, de stad Gent, Tax Shelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid
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credits

with

Simon Beeckaert , Elisabeth Klinck , Willem Lenaerts , Milan Schudel , Melvin Slabbinck , Joppe Tanghe , Karin Tanghe , Wietse Tanghe

and

Stanislas Bruynseels, Rint Dens, Judith Engelen, Marius Lefever, Luka Mariën, Flora Van Canneyt, Jarne Van Loon

text

Miet Warlop advised by Jeroen Olyslaegers

concept, director & set design

Miet Warlop

dramaturgy

Giacomo Bisordi

music

Maarten Van Cauwenberghe in samenwerking met Miet Warlop en de groep

sound design

Bart Van Hoydonck, Raf Willems

costume design

Carol Piron & Filles à Papa

light design

Dennis Diels

assistant dramaturgy

Kaatje De Geest

production

NTGent, Miet Warlop / Irene Wool vzw

coproduction

Festival d'Avignon, DE SINGEL (Antwerp), Tandem Scène Nationale (Arras-Douai), Théâtre Dijon Bourgogne Centre dramatique national, HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, La Comédie de Valence - Centre dramatique national Drôme - Ardèche, Teatre Lliure (Barcelona)

with the help of

Frans Brood Productions

with support of

de Vlaamse Overheid, de stad Gent, Tax Shelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid
practical

tickets

15 - 28 euro

general info

Thanks to our Publick Outreach department, you can attend an introduction to this performance each night. Introductions are free and start 45 min before the show in the foyer on the first floor of the Schouwburg. Registration is not necessary.


important notice: This performance is scheduled during the Ghent Light Festival. Please take into account the expected crowds in the city centre and plan extra time to reach our Schouwburg.

estimated duration

1h

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With closed eyes, you can see whomever you’d like Until it holds from the inside Beyond madness, tenderness awaits There's all that future, still Only humans can fantasise