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AREN

Benjamin Verdonck

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"Why create a work of art when dreaming about it is so much sweeter?"  - Il Decameron, Pasolini

A gleaner walks behind the harvesters and picks up the gleanings that are still lying on the field. When you work on a project, you leave a lot of ideas lying in your studio.

In AREN (gleaning; which also means ‘harvest’ and ‘yield’), Benjamin Verdonck takes his audience on a review of a selection of the unrealized or developing work which can be found in that studio: a design for a tunnel from the National Bank to the florist’s across the street, a magic box, a collection of unused drink vouchers, a new Fabergé egg, a collection of rat traps that don’t work. A look at installations, a miniature theatre and a cabinet of curiosities.

A question he’s been mulling for some time:
If a performer has a studio, what’s the direct line between that studio and the stage?

Could I walk through my studio and pick out things? A chair that was part of my first show, a collection of leaky footballs, a fox made of cardboard. Could I put these things next to each other such that they tell a new story?
chair football fox
fox football chair
fox chair fox football fox fox

Credits

by and with

  • Benjamin Verdonck

production

  • Toneelhuis

with the support of

  • Casa Kafka Pictures - Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius
  • Tax Shelter maatregel v/d Belgische Federale Overheid

All data

  1. Thursday 10 January 2019 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp Premiere
  2. Saturday 12 January 2019 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp Aftertalk in the auditorium
  3. Sunday 13 January 2019 — 15U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp Audio description, Toneelhuisatelier
  4. Tuesday 15 January 2019 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp introduction at 19.15 at De Verdieping
  5. Wednesday 16 January 2019 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp introduction at 19.15 at De Verdieping
  6. Thursday 17 January 2019 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp introduction at 19.15 at De Verdieping
  7. Friday 18 January 2019 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp introduction at 19.15 at De Verdieping
  8. Saturday 19 January 2019 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  9. Tuesday 22 January 2019 — 20U00 — , Hasselt
  10. Thursday 24 January 2019 — 20U30 — , Tilburg
  11. Thursday 31 January 2019 — 20U00 — , Brussels
  12. Friday 1 February 2019 — 20U00 — , Brussels
  13. Saturday 2 February 2019 — 20U00 — , Brussels
  14. Wednesday 6 February 2019 — , Gent
  15. Thursday 7 February 2019 — , Gent
  16. Friday 8 February 2019 — , Gent
  17. Wednesday 27 February 2019 — 20U00 — , Amsterdam
  18. Thursday 28 February 2019 — 20U00 — , Amsterdam
  19. Friday 1 March 2019 — 20U00 — , Amsterdam
  20. Saturday 2 March 2019 — 20U00 — , Amsterdam
  21. Sunday 31 March 2019 — 20U00 — , Leuven

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