SERDI | NTGent
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SERDI Lara Staal & NTGent

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'SERDI' is the inspiring story of someone who, despite a life without possessions, transforms his voice into a home and liberates themselves by learning beatboxing in the perfect acoustics of their isolation cell.
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✔ Dutch spoken

I hate the number six
There were six of us at home,
my parents died the sixth month of the year
when I was six...

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SERDI  tells the story of Serdi. All about how someone who has nothing makes his voice his home. As an orphan, moving from institution to institution and from school to juvenile detention, Serdi made himself a promise. He taught himself beatboxing. He trained until he could do it. The acoustics of solitary confinement proved perfect for refining his technique.

SERDI  shows how a person's voice can become a weapon. How a rootless life, threatening to slip away, suddenly regained its footing by disciplining the voice. How the power of sound and composition finally made it possible to communicate with others.

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I had nothing,
no toys, 
no pocket money,
no Flippos,
no Pokémon cards,
no Cameboy, just nothing.
But my mouth, they couldn't steal it.

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The performance SERDI  is not only a journey through a series of institutions, diverse forms of social injustice and violence, but also a place to end the endless search for love and affirmation.

Theatre as a place to engage with demons of the past and ghosts of the present. A voice as a weapon that gets rid of the need to please once and for all.





credits

concept & text

Serdi Faki Alici, Jamila Channouf, Lara Staal

performance & music

Serdi Faki Alici

direction

Lara Staal

preliminary research & coaching

Jamila Channouf

dramaturgical advice

Benoît Vanraes

acting coaching

Sven Ronsijn

set design

Grisha Runge

light design

Sander Michiels

production

NTGent

coproduction

Theater Aan Zee
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credits

concept & text

Serdi Faki Alici , Jamila Channouf, Lara Staal

performance & music

Serdi Faki Alici

direction

Lara Staal

preliminary research & coaching

Jamila Channouf

dramaturgical advice

Benoît Vanraes

acting coaching

Sven Ronsijn

set design

Grisha Runge

light design

Sander Michiels

production

NTGent

coproduction

Theater Aan Zee

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Tuesday 20 May 2025
20u00
NTGent Minnemeers

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