Spring tide in love. What happens when passion reaches its maximum height? With the sea, we know the scientific explanation: it happens when the sun and the moon are in the same direction and their tidal forces reinforce one another. But what about the tides in a relationship? In the Saint Amour edition of 2024, it is about the overwhelming feeling of falling in love. Or about an attraction that is exceptional. But also about love that tends towards obsession. One thing is certain: it will be an intense evening in the company of Connie Palmen, Sophie Berrebi, Ia Genberg, Victor Jestin, Emy Koopman and Peter Terrin, among others.
Saint Amour has been a regular feature in the seasonal programme of Behoud de Begeerte for years. Love takes the centre stage in this performance, not coincidentally in February, the month of Valentine's Day. Writers from both home and abroad perform a striking excerpt from their recent novel or book of poetry. Routiners alongside revelations sing of love in a theatrical staging. They are flanked by musicians and film linked to this edition's theme. These are the tried-and-tested ingredients of this literary high mass.
"And so, as usual, this Saint Amour cut through many contemporary amorous discomforts, "balancing on the thin line between love, nonchalance and incomprehension"."Dirk Leyman - De Morgen