Miet Warlop - ‘Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break’
(c) Reinout Hiel
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Miet Warlop

'Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break'
Fri 17.01
Sat 18.01
  • Fri 17.01
    21:30 - 22:15
    NTGent Minnemeers
  • Sat 18.01
    21:30 - 22:15
    NTGent Minnemeers

A Western version of the whirling dervish

Belgian visual artist and Vooruit resident Miet Warlop is known for her creative visual style. From blowing up a teddy bear in front of a crowd of kids, to filling up the Vooruit building with bloated plastic pillars, Warlop’s work is often spectacular. This time around, she opts for simpler scenery.

In ‘Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break’ Warlop creates a Western version of the whirling dervish. These mystical dancers spin on the spot for hours in order to achieve a religious trance state. In this performance, three dancers carry out the same exercise. Their movement isn’t about religion, however, it’s about self reflection. The trio only focus on their own movement. Up until the moment when the first drum beats break the silence and a musical interplay unfolds.

“Soms zie je een voorstelling die je eraan herinnert wat je in zoveel andere voorstellingen mist. ‘Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break’ van kunstenaar Miet Warlop is er zo eentje.”

Evelyne Coussens, De Theaterkrant.nl

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Fri 17.01 & Sat 18.01 - 21:30 NTGent Minnemeers
€16 / 14 / 12 / 8
language no problem
age 16+
in collaboration with Circuscentrum & NTGent



concept Miet Warlop - music & performance Pieter De Meester, Wietse Tanghe, Miet Warlop - songlyrics Raimundas Malasauskas, Miet Warlop, Pieter De Meester - production leader Seppe Cosyns - sound engineer Bart Van Hoydonck - lighting Henri Emmanuel Doublier - costumes Karolien Nuyttens - production Miet Warlop / Irene Wool vzw, NTGent - coproduction Vooruit Arts Centre (Ghent), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) - special thanks to Carl Gydé, Jérôme Dupraz, Ian Gyselinck, Michiel Goedertier (LaRoy NV), Janis Van Heesbeke, Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Brahim Benhaddou - with the support of the Flemish Government, City of Ghent, Actoral. 17 (Marseille) - image (c) Reinout Hiel - in collaboration with Circuscentrum & NTGent

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