08.07.22 04.03.22

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

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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'. This performance will premiere at the prestigious Avignon Festival in the summer of 2022.
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✔ ENG spoken
✔ DUTCH surtitles
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This performance will premiere on 8 July at the Festival d'Avignon. In autumn 2022 it can be seen at NTGent. Tickets for those performances are on sale as of 31 May.

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  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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In ONE SONG, a co-production of NTGent and Miet Warlop / Irene Wool vzw, a history resonates that has both artistic and personal significance for Miet Warlop. Her reflection on theatre as an art form leads to a physical concept in which we recognize elements from previous productions. The ritual concert with a choreographic pattern was the basis for GHOST WRITER AND THE BROKEN HAND BREAK  (2018). The invitation to breathe together to exorcise our fears and demons, as we saw it in FRUITS OF LABOR  (2016), using the performance as
‘a painkiller for the world’.

It typifies Warlop’s artistic signature that such themes and motifs sometimes resurface years later: in her oeuvre, everything is connected, implicitly or explicitly. It is circular, like life itself, in many ways. The physical effort as metaphor is another element of the research that Warlop started in SPORTBAND / AFGETRAINDE KLANKEN  (2005), made at the time as a requiem and tribute to her deceased brother Jasper.

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.

THE PRESS ON THE WORK OF WARLOP:

✔ "Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break is a dazzling, chillingly controlled performance" --- De Volkskrant ****

✔ "Fruits of Labour jumps to the rhythm of Miet Warlop's heartbeat and is a poppy, sparkling gift to a world where any kind of sparkle is in danger of being curbed" --- Focus Knack ****

✔ "Mystery Magnet is a gem that shows the consequences of certain choices, but is never rigid and that is exactly Warlop's strength. Time and again she breaks through the existing image" ---  Theaterkrant *****

credits

with

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

and

Imran Alam, Stanislas Bruynseels, Judith Engelen, Flora Van Canneyt, (Avignon and Gent)

text

Miet Warlop advised by Jeroen Olyslaegers

concept, director & set design

Miet Warlop

music

Maarten Van Cauwenberghe

assistant music

Martijn De Bondt

sound design

Bart Van Hoydonck

costume design

Carol Piron & Filles à Papa

light design

Dennis Diels

dramaturgy

Giacomo Bisordi

assistant dramaturgy

Kaatje De Geest

production management

Greet Prové

technical production & stage manager

Oliver Houttekiet

assistant production & tour manager

Elli De Meyer

technique

Flup Beys, Bart Van Hoydonck, Raf Willems, Laurent Ysebaert

realisation, props & costumes

Ateliers NTGent

thanks to

Kris Auman, Barbara Vackier, Jasper Hautekiet, de familie Warlop, Rossana Miele, Lotte Van Craeynest, Christel Simons, Patrick Vanderhaegen

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 support of

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

with the help of

Frans Brood Productions
TOON MEER
TOON MINDER
credits

with

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

and

Imran Alam, Stanislas Bruynseels, Judith Engelen, Flora Van Canneyt, (Avignon and Gent)

text

Miet Warlop advised by Jeroen Olyslaegers

concept, director & set design

Miet Warlop

music

Maarten Van Cauwenberghe

assistant music

Martijn De Bondt

sound design

Bart Van Hoydonck

costume design

Carol Piron & Filles à Papa

light design

Dennis Diels

dramaturgy

Giacomo Bisordi

assistant dramaturgy

Kaatje De Geest

production management

Greet Prové

technical production & stage manager

Oliver Houttekiet

assistant production & tour manager

Elli De Meyer

technique

Flup Beys , Bart Van Hoydonck, Raf Willems , Laurent Ysebaert

realisation, props & costumes

Ateliers NTGent

thanks to

Kris Auman, Barbara Vackier, Jasper Hautekiet, de familie Warlop, Rossana Miele, Lotte Van Craeynest, Christel Simons, Patrick Vanderhaegen

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 support of

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

with the help of

Frans Brood Productions

TICKETS

Saturday 1 October 2022
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Tuesday 4 October 2022
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Wednesday 5 October 2022
18:30
NTGent Schouwburg
Thursday 6 October 2022
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Friday 7 October 2022
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg

ON TOUR

Friday 08 July 2022
22u00
Avignon (Festival d'Avignon/La cour Saint Joseph)
Saturday 09 July 2022
22u00
Avignon (Festival d'Avignon/La cour Saint Joseph)
Monday 11 July 2022
22u00
Avignon (Festival d'Avignon/La cour Saint Joseph)
Tuesday 12 July 2022
22u00
Avignon (Festival d'Avignon/La cour Saint Joseph)
Wednesday 13 July 2022
22u00
Avignon (Festival d'Avignon/La cour Saint Joseph)
Thursday 14 July 2022
22u00
Avignon (Festival d'Avignon/La cour Saint Joseph)
Tuesday 20 September 2022
0u00
Marseille (Festival Actoral)
Wednesday 21 September 2022
0u00
Marseille (Festival Actoral)
Wednesday 28 September 2022
0u00
Douai/Arras (Tandem Arras Théâtre)
Thursday 29 September 2022
0u00
Douai/Arras (Tandem Arras Théâtre)
Thursday 27 October 2022
0u00
Berlijn (HAU2)
Friday 28 October 2022
0u00
Berlijn (HAU2)
Saturday 29 October 2022
0u00
Berlijn (HAU2)
Thursday 10 November 2022
20u00
Rotterdam (Schouwburg-Grote Zaal)
Friday 18 November 2022
20u00
Deinze (CC Leietheater/Grote Zaal)
Saturday 26 November 2022
20u30
Strombeek (CC Strombeek)
Wednesday 01 February 2023
20u00
Valence (Comédie de Valence)
Thursday 02 February 2023
20u00
Valence (Comédie de Valence)
Monday 06 March 2023
19u30
Amsterdam (ITA Rabozaal)
Tuesday 07 March 2023
19u30
Amsterdam (ITA Rabozaal)
Wednesday 22 March 2023
20u15
Turnhout (De Warande Schouwburg)
Friday 24 March 2023
20u00
Antwerpen (deSingel-Rode Zaal)
Saturday 25 March 2023
20u00
Antwerpen (deSingel-Rode Zaal)
Tuesday 28 March 2023
20u00
Dijon (Parvis Saint-Jean)
Wednesday 29 March 2023
0u00
Dijon (Parvis Saint-Jean)
Thursday 30 March 2023
20u00
Dijon (Parvis Saint-Jean)
Friday 31 March 2023
18u30
Dijon (Parvis Saint-Jean)
Thursday 06 April 2023
19u00
Barcelona (Teatre Lliure)
Friday 07 April 2023
19u00
Barcelona (Teatre Lliure)
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