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Het vertrek van de mier

Guy Cassiers, Toneelhuis, kunstZ, hetpaleis

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What happens to you when a close friend goes far away, off to a foreign land? Guy Cassiers explores this question in the production he made for HETPALEIS of Het vertrek van de mier (The Departure of the Ant) after the book of the same name by Toon Tellegen. In Het vertrek van de mier (2009) Tellegen returns to one of his favourite themes: travelling, longing for what is far off, going away, missing and being missed. When the ant decides to leave for good, the other animals are left in disarray; they look for answers and try and bring the ant back.

In his production of Het vertrek van de mier Guy Cassiers focuses not so much on the ant itself but on the reactions of the animals that are left behind: what happens to you when a close friend goes far away, off to a foreign land? How do you deal with that loss?

The theatre is conceived as the big animal forest, synonymous in its turn with the confused state in which the animals find themselves, with the uncertainty of every inpidual that tries to find a niche for himself in that forest. Every animal reacts as is its wont: the sparrow teaches the art of leaving, the bear grabs the ant’s piece of cake and immediately thinks that all cakes belong to him, the long-horned beetle has to solve it and brings back the aurochs, cave-bear and dodo, but not the ant. The theatre is the forest. And the forest is the city, the ideal place to lose your way. It is the place where chaos reigns, but also the context in which everyone finds a niche for himself, building on his own cultural background. 

The cast was put together by kunstZ, a socio-artistic organization in Antwerp, which supports and coaches actors and performing artists from different ethnic backgrounds.

Credits

director

  • Guy Cassiers

dramaturgy

  • Jelte Van Roy
  • Hanneke Reiziger
  • Erwin Jans

text

  • Toon Tellegen

with

  • Guilia Marini
  • Zukisa Nante
  • Murphy Landu Ntoya
  • Khalid Koujili
  • Meryem Kiliç
  • Rania Gaaloul
  • Yves-Marina Gnahoua
  • Adrian Sack
  • Irina Seleznjova
  • Adams Mensah
  • Greet Vissers
  • Jovial Mbenga
  • Mulanga Nkolo
  • Elisabeth Severino Fernandez
  • Medeya Yarhasan
  • Eline Van Hoye

scenography

  • Tim Van Steenbergen

light design

  • Stef Stessel

costume design

  • Tim Van Steenbergen

assistance of the director

  • Abke Haring
  • Greet Vissers

technician

  • hetpaleis

production

  • Toneelhuis
  • kunstZ
  • hetpaleis

All data

Er zijn geen aankomende activiteiten voor dit event.

  1. Tuesday 23 December 2014 — 20U00 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  2. Saturday 27 December 2014 — 15U00 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  3. Sunday 28 December 2014 — 15U00 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  4. Tuesday 30 December 2014 — 15U00 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  5. Saturday 3 January 2015 — 15U00 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  6. Sunday 4 January 2015 — 15U00 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  7. Tuesday 6 January 2015 — 13U30 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  8. Wednesday 7 January 2015 — 15U00 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  9. Friday 9 January 2015 — 13U30 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  10. Saturday 10 January 2015 — 15U00 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  11. Sunday 11 January 2015 — 15U00 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  12. Tuesday 13 January 2015 — 13U30 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  13. Wednesday 14 January 2015 — 15U00 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  14. Friday 16 January 2015 — 13U30 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  15. Saturday 17 January 2015 — 15U00 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  16. Sunday 18 January 2015 — 15U00 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  17. Tuesday 20 January 2015 — 13U30 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  18. Wednesday 21 January 2015 — 15U00 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  19. Friday 23 January 2015 — 13U30 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  20. Saturday 24 January 2015 — 15U00 — Grote zaal, Antwerp
  21. Sunday 25 January 2015 — 15U00 — Grote zaal, Antwerp

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