Short of Lying | NTGent
16.03.24 16.03.24

Short of Lying Luanda Casella / NTGent

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In the form of a TED Talk, writer and performer Luanda Casela exposes the different mechanisms of deception.
practical

tickets

15 - 20 euros

general info

ENG spoken
DUTCH surtitles

estimated duration

1h15

Short of Lying  is a narrative performance about deceit. More specifically, the piece deals with the power of stories to interpret and manipulate reality and shows us how narrative thinking has been appropriated by the communication media.

In the form of a TED Talk, Lua Casella focuses attention on the art of oratory and exposes the different mechanisms of deception, thus creating a playful tension between deception and awareness. The piece is situated in the discordant world of online publishing, which since the 1990s has appropriated narrative thinking and storytelling to serve neoliberal logic.

The Brazilian writer and performer Lua Casella has lived and worked in Belgium since 2006. Short of Lying  won the Sabam Jongtheaterschrijfprijs pand at the well-know festival Theater Aan Zee (Ostend, BE) in 2018 and was performed for the first time in NTGent in the season 2018-2019. Since then Luanda Casella has been welcomed as a house-director in NTGent and created the well received performances KillJoy Quiz and Ferox Tempus. In the season 23-24, her new creation Elektra Unbound  premieres at NTGent.



'The script is finely edited and crisply funny, but the light touch is just one of many diversions'
Sara Keating - The Irish Times ****
credits

support & residencies

workspacebrussels, wpZimmer, CAMPO, CC de Grote Post, KASK School of Arts, Wipcoop, MAF, VERBO International Performing Arts Festival, Galeria Vermelho, Stad Gent, de Vlaamse Overheid, TAZ, NTGent, Monty Kultuurfaktorij, De Grote Post & VRT Sandbox, KVS, Theater Antigone, Boulevard Festival, Het Theater Festival, Kaserne Basel, Frascati Theater, Spielart Festival München, Auawirleben Festival

technique

Pieter Nys, Willem Gerits

light design

Maria Dermitzaki

soundtrack

Pablo Casella

costume

Jo De Visscher

scenography

Felix Fasolt

dramaturgy

Sébastien Hendrickx

text & performance

Luanda Casella
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credits

support & residencies

workspacebrussels, wpZimmer, CAMPO , CC de Grote Post, KASK School of Arts, Wipcoop, MAF, VERBO International Performing Arts Festival, Galeria Vermelho, Stad Gent, de Vlaamse Overheid, TAZ, NTGent, Monty Kultuurfaktorij, De Grote Post & VRT Sandbox, KVS, Theater Antigone, Boulevard Festival, Het Theater Festival, Kaserne Basel, Frascati Theater, Spielart Festival München, Auawirleben Festival

technique

Pieter Nys, Willem Gerits

light design

Maria Dermitzaki

soundtrack

Pablo Casella

costume

Jo De Visscher

scenography

Felix Fasolt

dramaturgy

Sébastien Hendrickx

text & performance

Luanda Casella

ON TOUR

Wednesday 19 June 2024
20u00
Berlin (HAU2)
Thursday 20 June 2024
20u00
Berlin (HAU2)
With closed eyes, you can see whomever you’d like Beyond madness, tenderness awaits Only humans can fantasise Until it holds from the inside There's all that future, still