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Fri 02.10 - Sat 03.10

Geert Belpaeme & l'hommmm

'De dieren'
Fri 02.10
Sat 03.10

  A playful requiem for a dying ecosystem 

‘De dieren’ (‘The animals’) is a playful requiem for a dying ecosystem and a failing image of humanity. The performance takes you to the zoo, the place par excellence where the human project is implemented. The zoo is a place to watch. Where animals have to perform their otherness so that humankind can confirm himself. But in this zoo the boundaries have become blurred between who is human and who is animal. In this zoo it is unclear who should perform for whom.

Geert Belpaeme’s last production at Vooruit was the philosophical ‘First’ in 2017, a duet with composer and pianist Heleen Van Haegenborgh. Now he returns to Vooruit with the première of ‘De dieren’.

Part of

“Animals are always the observed. The fact that they can observe us has lost all significance.”

John Berger, ‘Why look at Animals?’
Geert Belpaeme © Jens Burez


Fri 02 & Sat 03.10 - 20:00 Domzaal 
PODIUM / theatre
Dutch language
70 min.


director: Geert Belpaeme - dramaturge: Bauke Lievens - performers: Greet Jacobs & Sophia Bauer - light design: Geert Vanoorlé - set design: Geert Vanoorlé, Geeraard Respeel & Jens Burez - sound design: Esther Venrooy & Jürgen De Blonde - masks: Viktor Leestmans - artistic advice: Mats Van Herreweghe - thanks to: Oxana Sankova & Lien Wildemeersch - production: l’hommmm - coproduction: Arts Centre Vooruit - with the support of: de Vlaamse Overheid, Cultuur Gent, Buda, De Grote Post, C-Takt & KAAP - in co-production with LOD muziektheater



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