Miet Warlop

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break


50 min.

Performances between absurd theatre and exquisite tableaux vivants: After the Miet Warlop retrospective in 2017, which played to enthusiastic audiences, the successful performance and installation artist from Belgium is now coming back to HAU with a new German premiere. In the HAU co-production “Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break,” Warlop works with the idea of a modern, western version of the whirling dance known from Sufi dervishes. Three performers spin in a circle for 45 minutes – a movement that in Sufi ceremonies is meant to induce a state of religious ecstasy. Keeping with Miet Warlop’s style, the whirling is enriched by making music. It becomes an experiment in perception, a dizzy feeling, a reflection on the spirit of our time. The mixture of whirling dance, recitation and concert moves on the thin line between self-control and loss of control. How can we find a balance between self-control and devotion? What shape are the spirits that write the story of our life?


Concept: Miet Warlop / Music and Performance: Pieter De Meester, Wietse Tanghe, Miet Warlop / Lyrics: Raimundas Malasauskas, Miet Warlop, Pieter De Meester / Costumes: Karolien Nuyttens / Light Design: Henri Emmanuel Doublier / Sound Engineering: Bart Van Hoydonck / Production Management: Seppe Cosyns / Thanks to: Carl Gydé, Jérôme Dupraz, Ian Gyselinck, Michiel Goedertier (LaRoy NV), Janis Van Heesbeke (ongezien), Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Brahim Benhaddou (@coachedbybrahim)


  • Past
    German premiere
    Thu 28.3.2019, 19:00 / HAU2
    Fri 29.3.2019, 20:30 / HAU2
    Sat 30.3.2019, 20:30 / HAU2


Production: Miet Warlop/Irene Wool vzw & NTGent. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Arts Centre Vooruit Gent. With the support of: Flemish Authorities, City of Ghent, Actoral. 17 Marseille.


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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