Programme

Miet Warlop

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

Performance

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?

Cast

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)

Dates

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

Credits

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.

Location

HAU2
Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin

There are two marked parking spots in front of the building. (in Großbeerenstraße). Wheelchair ramp and lift available. Barrier-free restroom facilities are available. Advance notification advised via service@hebbel-am-ufer.de.

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