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The blind poet

Jan Lauwers & Needcompany

dance
music theatre
Thu 29 Sep 2016 20.00
introduction by Erwin Jans 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 23.00

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

A trip through family histories, in a mix of theatre, dance, music and performance

The idea for The blind poet arose when theatre maker and visual artist Jan Lauwers visited the Great Mosque of Cordoba. When Spain was under Moorish rule (711-1031), Cordoba was the commercial and cultural capital of the world. Its women were powerful and atheism was commonplace. At that time, Paris was just a provincial town and Charlemagne was illiterate. But history is written by the victors. By men. How many lies, chance encounters and mishaps have determined the course of 'history'? The Blind Poet travels through history via the family trees of all Needcompany’s members. Along the way, he realises that everyone has some link or connection with everyone else. The Blind Poet is about strong women who throw stones and end up at the stake, about a crusader whose armour is too small. An irresistible mix of theatre, dance, music and performance!

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programme

with music by Maarten Seghers

performers

Jan Lauwers: text, direction & scenography
Grace Ellen Barkey: choreography
Grace Ellen Barkey, Jules Beckman, Anna Sophie Bonnema, Hans Petter Melø Dahl, Benoît Gob, Mohamed Toukabri, Maarten Seghers: creation & performance
Lot Lemm: costumes
Elke Janssens: assistant director & dramaturgy
Marjolein Demey & Jan Lauwers: lighting design
Ditten Lerooij: sound design

production: Needcompany
coproduction: Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, FIBA–Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires & Künstlerhaus Mousonturm
with the support of the Flemish Government

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Jan Lauwers: text, direction & scenography
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Thu 29 Sep 2016 20.00
introduction by Erwin Jans 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 23.00

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

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