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Rhapsody LOD VZW

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'Rhapsody': the musicality of thinking minds.
practical

tickets

15 - 28 euros

general info

✔ DUTCH spoken

estimated duration

90 min.

“Tell me what makes this life worth living”, that's how Wim Kayzer started his conversations with artists, scientists and philosophers in his television series Van de schoonheid en de troost. After revisiting the series from 2000, Josse De Pauw knew: "I want to do something with this". De Pauw brings the stream of thoughts of Jane Goodall, George Steiner, J.M. Coetzee, Karel Appel and Edward Witten into a remarkable concert with spoken word. Sometimes hesitant and stumbling, sometimes spontaneous and determined.

LOD-composer Frederik Neyrinck provides these five different voices with a singular composition. Rhapsody  is a whimsical performance, an ode to thinking, doubt and not knowing, because you don't always have to understand everything to feel that it's about something important. 

Rhapsody  marks Josse De Pauw's seventieth birthday and his fifty-year career on stage.



"De Pauw sings and dances with the dignity and aptness of a man who knows how to pack tonnes of life wisdom into anything but heavy theatre poetry."
Els Van Steenberghe - Knack Focus ***


credits

light

Pino Etz

Josse De Pauw

composition

Frederik Neyrinck

excerpts from the interviews with

Jane Goodall, George Steiner, John M. Coetzee, Karel Appel, Edward Witten

by

Van de schoonheid en de troost door Wim Kayzer

musical execution

Asko - Schönberg, Clarinet & bass clarinet: Anna voor de Wind, Trombone: koen Kaptijn, Percussie: Joey Marrijs, Viool: Jellantsje de Vries, Cello: Sebastiaan van Halsema

scenography

Anne Marcq

with images from

the LOMO archive by Max Pinckers

light design

Luc Schaltin

sound

Brecht Beuselinck

video design

Wim Piqueur

technique

Bart Mommerency

translation

Anne Vanderschueren

production leader

Kristel Deweerdt

production

LOD muziektheater

coproduction

Asko - Schönberg, Klarafestival / KVS, Concertgebouw Brugge, Le Manège Maubeuge

thanks to

Jannes Dierynck, Victor Hidalgo, het theateratelier van Het Nationale Theater en de schilderstudio's van De Munt

with support of

Tax Shelter maatregel van de Belgische Federale Overheid, Flanders Tax Shelter
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credits

light

Pino Etz

Josse De Pauw

composition

Frederik Neyrinck

excerpts from the interviews with

Jane Goodall, George Steiner, John M. Coetzee, Karel Appel, Edward Witten

by

Van de schoonheid en de troost door Wim Kayzer

musical execution

Asko - Schönberg, Clarinet & bass clarinet: Anna voor de Wind, Trombone: koen Kaptijn, Percussie: Joey Marrijs, Viool: Jellantsje de Vries, Cello: Sebastiaan van Halsema

scenography

Anne Marcq

with images from

the LOMO archive by Max Pinckers

light design

Luc Schaltin

sound

Brecht Beuselinck

video design

Wim Piqueur

technique

Bart Mommerency

translation

Anne Vanderschueren

production leader

Kristel Deweerdt

production

LOD muziektheater

coproduction

Asko - Schönberg, Klarafestival / KVS, Concertgebouw Brugge, Le Manège Maubeuge

thanks to

Jannes Dierynck, Victor Hidalgo, het theateratelier van Het Nationale Theater en de schilderstudio's van De Munt

with support of

Tax Shelter maatregel van de Belgische Federale Overheid, Flanders Tax Shelter
practical

tickets

15 - 28 euros

general info

✔ DUTCH spoken

estimated duration

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