Bosse Provoost - Matisklo
(c) Pieter Dumoulin

Bosse Provoost

Thu 28.03
Fri 29.03
  • Thu 28.03
    20:00 - 21:00
  • Fri 29.03
    20:00 - 21:00

New work from emerging theatre talent 

In his new show ‘Matisklo’, up-and-coming theatre talent Bosse Provoost gets his teeth into the work of poet and Holocaust survivor Paul Celan. Celan’s poetry reaches moral and linguistic extremes in search of that which transcends language. Every word is like a stone that can be picked up and viewed from many different angles. Three players give it their take.

Provoost invites theatre maker Max Pairon to pursue his investigation of radical, form-hugging costumes in confrontation with the words of Celan. In addition to Pairon, a number of ambiguous and introspected characters also make an appearance. What kind of distance is created between meaning and imagination when these characters and Celan’s poems meet?

Does the darkness of the night sky not attest to starlight so distant as not to reach our world? ‘Matisklo’, an invitation to gaze at ‘black stars’.

Part of

Bosse Provoost has already been doing the rounds. With ‘Herberg’ he delivered a breathtaking spectacle under the bridge of the E17, and he received the TAZ-KBC Young Theatre Prize at Theater Aan Zee for his piece ‘Moore Bacon!’. He also helped set up the collective with which he created ‘The Act of Dying’, which premièred at Vooruit in 2017. Provoost will be working under the wings of Toneelhuis and P.U.L.S. until 2021, giving him the opportunity to work on a production for bigger theatres. 


by & with: Max Pairon, Ezra Veldhuis, Joeri Happel, Geert Belpaeme, Bosse Provoost, Lien Wildemeersch & Benjamin Cools - text: Paul Celan - translation: Ton Naaijkens - production: Toneelhuis & Kraagsteen - co-production: Kunstencentrum Vooruit & Jonge Harten Theaterfestival - with support of: Wp Zimmer & De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam - thanks to: Hendrik Van Doorn & Rosie Sommers - image Bosse © Dries Segers 

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