29.10.21 31.10.21

The Good Life SÉBASTIEN HENDRICKX

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The Good Life 1
What does it mean to lead "a good life" when an ecological catastrophe is heading our way? The debut of dramaturg Sébastien Hendrickx.
practical

tickets

15 - 20 euros

general info

ENG spoken

estimated duration

50 – 60 min

"Everything is wrong." (Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Danish artist)

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What is a good life? How can life be good if at the same time, we have to try to face up to the ecological crisis? The Good Life tends towards an answer but also lingers on the question.

The performance is the debut of Sébastien Hendrickx. For the past fifteen years, he has mainly been active as a dramaturg, working for performing artists such as Benjamin Verdonck, Alexander Vantournhout and Luanda Casella. In addition to his work as a co-organiser for Extinction Rebellion, he also wanted to formulate a poetic response to the natural history upheaval we are currently experiencing.

Hendrickx is especially intrigued by the confusing contrast between what is coming our way and daily life - with all its small and larger concerns and routines.  For The Good Life, he worked together with lighting designer Michaël Janssens, sound composer Jürgen De Blonde, and stage and costume designer Karolien Nuyttens.

This performance is a polyphonic composition of sounds, melodies and fragments of text. It takes place in darkness and semi-darkness, 360 degrees around the audience. The figure that speaks, constantly changes its voice and form. He falls from lamentation into self-mockery, into anger, into resistance, into resilience.

Is the weather nice today? Well, yes and no.

credits

composition, text & performance

Sébastien Hendrickx

light composition, performance coaching & technical execution

Michaël Janssens

music & sound composition

Jürgen De Blonde

scenography

Karolien Nuyttens

dramaturgical advice

Kristof Van Baarle, Charlotte De Somviele

production

Kunstenwerkplaats de Pianofabriek, Myotherwork, Wordpress.com

coproduction

C-takt, Kunstencentrum Buda

with support of

Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie

residencies

KAAP, HETBOS, TAZ

graphic design

Ward Heirwegh

thanks to

Mathieu Hendrickx, Houria Bouteldja, Christophe Meierhans, Guy Gypens, Bosse Provoost, Ezra Veldhuis, Luanda Casella, Geert Belpaeme, Louis Vanhaverbeke, Frederik Le Roy, Katrien Stragier, Donald Berlanger
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credits

composition, text & performance

Sébastien Hendrickx

light composition, performance coaching & technical execution

Michaël Janssens

music & sound composition

Jürgen De Blonde

scenography

Karolien Nuyttens

dramaturgical advice

Kristof Van Baarle, Charlotte De Somviele

production

Kunstenwerkplaats de Pianofabriek, Myotherwork, Wordpress.com

coproduction

C-takt, Kunstencentrum Buda

with support of

Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie

residencies

KAAP, HETBOS, TAZ

graphic design

Ward Heirwegh

thanks to

Mathieu Hendrickx, Houria Bouteldja, Christophe Meierhans, Guy Gypens, Bosse Provoost, Ezra Veldhuis, Luanda Casella , Geert Belpaeme, Louis Vanhaverbeke, Frederik Le Roy, Katrien Stragier, Donald Berlanger
practical

tickets

15 - 20 euros

general info

ENG spoken

estimated duration

50 – 60 min

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