Miet Warlop

After All Springville: Disasters and Amusement Parks


45 mins.

In Miet Warlop’s studio and imaginary world, everything is in constant motion. Components fuse together into one great swirling transformation. Characters and images from one production turn up in another. Sometimes they start to lead a life of their own. For instance, the elegant table from “Springville” – starched white tablecloth, elegant female legs in black tights and pumps – walked into a gallery and turned into an installation that functioned in its own right. “Springville” was one of her very early works, which gained international attention in 2009. In it, an explosive narrative unfolds around a colourful-smoking cardboard house, its inhabitants and the neighbourhood: an elegant walking table that would like nothing better than to be set, a man who wants to take out the trash, a frustrated fuse box and a very long pair of pants go through big and small dramas with varying degrees of slapstick and disaster potential. With the lightness of a cartoon, the story of a chaotic community is told. Twelve years after the premiere, with the support of HAU Warlop has taken the production up again as a memory that has to be relived or a song of her own that she wants to cover with a new group.


Concept and Direction: Miet Warlop / Performance: Hanako Hayakawa, Winston Reynolds, Emiel Vandenberghe, Myriam Alexandra Rosser, Margarida Ramalhete, Milan Schudel, Kevin Fay, Wietse Tanghe, Freek De Craecker, Jarne Van Loon / Costumes: Sofie Durnez / Technical Coordination: Patrick Vanderhaegen / Technical Crew: Eva Dermul, Jurgen Techel, Bart Van Hoydonck / Production Manager: Rossana Miele


  • Past
    Thu 24.3.2022, 19:00 / HAU2
    Fri 25.3.2022, 11:00 / HAU2
    Fri 25.3.2022, 19:00 / HAU2
    Sat 26.3.2022, 17:00 / HAU2


Production: Miet Warlop / Irene Wool vzw. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Arts Centre BUDA (BE), Arts Centre Vooruit (BE), PerPodium (BE), De Studio Antwerpen (BE), Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel (Hamburg). With the support of:  The Belgian Tax Shelter, Flemish Authorities, City of Ghent. Thanks to:  Arts Centre CAMPO (BE), TAZ - Theater Aan Zee & cc De Grote Post (BE), Amotec (BE), Bennert Vancottem. Contact & distribution: Frans Brood Productions.


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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