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1095

Kuiperskaai, Lisaboa Houbrechts

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Lisaboa Houbrechts & Kuiperskaai have already stood out for their exuberant performance and visuals.

In hefty plays like The Goldberg Chronicles (2014) and The Winter’s Tale (2016), the company took a fresh, bold approach in exploring the interplay between drama, visual art, choreography, costumes, performance and music. 

1095 takes us back to the eleventh century. Benny, a young Benedictine monk, flees the Abbey of Ghent and travels through Europe in exile. In the southern French town of Clermont in that same year of 1095, Pope Urbanus II gives a notorious sermon in which he exhorts the populace to rid the holy city of Jerusalem of the enemies of every Christian – Muslims. It is here that the summons to the Crusades is launched.

1095 is a story about the mystery surrounding the spirit of an age, about moderation and extremism. It is a physical production that focuses on brute control.

Lisaboa Houbrechts aims to reduce human interactions to their essence, to make pure, raw emotions tangible. The result is an unsettling journey from Flanders to the Loire region and via Barcelona to the destroyed caliphate of Cordoba. 1095 is not a realistic play. It examines the relation to reality. It is about alienation and the appropriation of history. Is there such thing as a historical performance? What are the machinations of a body that has survived throughout the centuries?

Credits

text

  • Victor Lauwers

director

  • Lisaboa Houbrechts

with

  • Seppe Decubber
  • Victor Lauwers
  • Maxime Rouquart
  • Lobke Leirens
  • Romy Louise Lauwers

assistance of the director

  • Pauwel Hertmans

scenography

  • Oscar van der Put

costume design

  • Sietske Van Aerde

music

  • Maxime Rouquart

cello

  • Simon Lenski

light design

  • Ken Hioco

technician

  • Pauwel Hertmans

production

  • Kuiperskaai

coproduction

  • Monty
  • Toneelhuis

thanks to

  • Needcompany
  • Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen

All data

  1. Thursday 23 January 2020 — KVS - BOX, Brussels
  1. Wednesday 13 September 2017 — 21U30 — Monty, Antwerp
  2. Thursday 14 September 2017 — 21U30 — Monty, Antwerp
  3. Friday 15 September 2017 — 21U30 — Monty, Antwerp
  4. Thursday 11 January 2018 — 20U00 — 30CC, Leuven
  5. Friday 12 January 2018 — 20U00 — 30CC, Leuven
  6. Thursday 8 February 2018 — 20U00 — CC Belgica, Dendermonde
  7. Wednesday 28 February 2018 — 20U00 — NTGent - Minnemeers, Gent
  8. Thursday 1 March 2018 — 20U00 — NTGent - Minnemeers, Gent
  9. Tuesday 19 June 2018 — Malta festival, Poznan
  10. Saturday 11 August 2018 — Theaterfestival Boulevard, Den Bosch - s Hertogenbosch
  11. Sunday 12 August 2018 — Theaterfestival Boulevard, Den Bosch - s Hertogenbosch
  12. Friday 26 October 2018 — 19U00 — MiLL, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

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