Shelly Shonk Fiffit | NTGent
09.02.22 09.02.29

Shelly Shonk Fiffit Toneelhuis

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In his new performance 'Shelly Shonk Fiffit', theatre and opera director Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe taps into a theme as incomprehensible as its title: the cosmic.
practical

tickets

15 - 28 euros

general info

✔ English spoken
✔ Strong, flashy lighting is used in the performance
✔ There are some very loud musical passages during the performance

estimated duration

1h30

As always, Meirhaeghe does not start from a text or a defined concept, but everything starts from certain fascinations and the dynamic group of performers he brings together.

On the 25th of December 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope was launched. This infrared telescope is the largest and most sophisticated space telescope ever, allowing us to look far and deep into the universe as well as the past. Among other things, Webb will search for the "cosmic dawn": the light of the very first stars that formed shortly after the birth of the universe.

"EXCITING, UNPREDICTABLE AND SOMETIMES UNCOMFORTABLE"
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The infinity of the universe swallows us whole, science is searching but our imagination is absolute. Even more than by the discovery of this telescope, Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe is fascinated by the ability through which man's thoughts can rise above themselves and the universe. By his ability to invent. In this performance, Meirhaeghe links the high-tech of a telescope to the primitiveness of crafts and techniques.

Travel companion on this trip beyond the limits of our bodies and time is Italian composer Caterina Barbieri. Barbieri makes electronic music, with "transformative and mind-expanding" potential. On the hypnotic Fantas (from the magisterial 2019 album Ecstatic Computation ), the performers, singers and dancers surrender to the inexplicable and unspeakable.

Shelly Shonk Fiffit  becomes an intense and ecstatic visual and musical trip, through our inner world and the reaches of the cosmos. Fiffit!

credits

with support of

de Tax Shelter van de Belgische federale overheid, Look@Leo

coproduction

Tandem Scène nationale Douai (FR)

production

Toneelhuis

vocal coaching

Wouter Deltour

by & with

Fumiyo Ideda, Bully Fae Collins, Eurudike De Beul, Alphonse Eklou, Nathan Felix-Rivot, Malique Fye, Hanako Hayakawa, Faust De Winne

text

Jori(k) Amit Galama

dramaturgy

Louise Van den Eede

scenography & light

Bart Van Merode, Zaza Dupont

music

Caterina Barbieri

direction

Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe
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credits

with support of

de Tax Shelter van de Belgische federale overheid, Look@Leo

coproduction

Tandem Scène nationale Douai (FR)

production

Toneelhuis

vocal coaching

Wouter Deltour

by & with

Fumiyo Ideda, Bully Fae Collins, Eurudike De Beul, Alphonse Eklou, Nathan Felix-Rivot, Malique Fye, Hanako Hayakawa, Faust De Winne

text

Jori(k) Amit Galama

dramaturgy

Louise Van den Eede

scenography & light

Bart Van Merode, Zaza Dupont

music

Caterina Barbieri

direction

Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe
practical

tickets

15 - 28 euros

general info

✔ English spoken
✔ Strong, flashy lighting is used in the performance
✔ There are some very loud musical passages during the performance

estimated duration

1h30
With closed eyes, you can see whomever you’d like There's all that future, still Only humans can fantasise Beyond madness, tenderness awaits Until it holds from the inside