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Waldeinsamkeit

mobile installation

Benjamin Verdonck, Lucas Van Haesbroeck

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(generally translated as the deep connection you feel when walking alone in the forest, this
word also stands for a feeling of insecurity in a dark and unpredictable space)
Benjamin Verdonck presents you the latest in his repertoire of mobile theatre shows.

A room turns into a room turns into a room turns into a black hole, an overripe piece of fruit.

Instantly become enchanted by this cabinet of curiosities, a baroque miniature with faded colours, little hatches that open and close, light, darkness and a whole lot of strings.
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A short miniature road show for small audiences that can pop up anywhere at any moment – living rooms, parochial halls, festival cafes, dark woods. Its small scale is deliberate, an attentive gesture inspired by an awareness of the ecological catastrophe, a concern that has been present in Verdonck’s work for some time.  

"And just like with a Rothko, I wonder how it’s possible for a dark area to radiate such light. It’s amazing how something small can be so powerful."

"A miniature 'cabinet of curiosities' made of wood with panels and drawers operated by strings. Using these objects, Verdonck shows us a series of basic theatre coordinates – entrances and exits, light and dark, big and small, near and far, colour and colourless, stage left and stage right – evoking a meditative state that draws you into a moving, abstract work of art loaded with meanings and associations."

Sara van der Kooi in Trouw **** , 6 August 2018

"With its sliding panels, the construction is reminiscent of a life-sized peep-show whose nature keeps changing due to the effects of light and an exciting soundscape."

Credits

by

  • Benjamin Verdonck
  • Lucas Van Haesbroeck

production

  • Toneelhuis
  • Theaterfestival Boulevard

All data

  1. Saturday 23 November 2019 — Marionnettissimo, Tournefeuille
  2. Sunday 26 January 2020 — International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam
  1. Thursday 2 August 2018 — Theaterfestival Boulevard, Den Bosch - s Hertogenbosch
  2. Friday 3 August 2018 — Theaterfestival Boulevard, Den Bosch - s Hertogenbosch
  3. Saturday 4 August 2018 — Theaterfestival Boulevard, Den Bosch - s Hertogenbosch
  4. Sunday 5 August 2018 — Theaterfestival Boulevard, Den Bosch - s Hertogenbosch
  5. Monday 6 August 2018 — Theaterfestival Boulevard, Den Bosch - s Hertogenbosch
  6. Tuesday 7 August 2018 — Theaterfestival Boulevard, Den Bosch - s Hertogenbosch
  7. Wednesday 8 August 2018 — Theaterfestival Boulevard, Den Bosch - s Hertogenbosch
  8. Thursday 9 August 2018 — Theaterfestival Boulevard, Den Bosch - s Hertogenbosch
  9. Friday 10 August 2018 — Theaterfestival Boulevard, Den Bosch - s Hertogenbosch
  10. Saturday 11 August 2018 — Theaterfestival Boulevard, Den Bosch - s Hertogenbosch
  11. Sunday 12 August 2018 — Theaterfestival Boulevard, Den Bosch - s Hertogenbosch
  12. Saturday 22 September 2018 — CC De Factorij, Zaventem, Zaventem
  13. Tuesday 27 November 2018 — Studio CityGate, Anderlecht
  14. Thursday 3 January 2019 — WIELS, Vorst
  15. Friday 4 January 2019 — WIELS, Vorst
  16. Saturday 16 February 2019 — 17U30 — Théâtre de la Bastille, Paris
  17. Saturday 16 February 2019 — 18U00 — Théâtre de la Bastille, Paris
  18. Saturday 16 February 2019 — 18U30 — Théâtre de la Bastille, Paris
  19. Sunday 17 February 2019 — 17U30 — Théâtre de la Bastille, Paris
  20. Sunday 17 February 2019 — 18U00 — Théâtre de la Bastille, Paris
  21. Sunday 17 February 2019 — 18U30 — Théâtre de la Bastille, Paris
  22. Sunday 14 April 2019 — Schauspielhaus Bochum, Bochum
  23. Thursday 25 April 2019 — Bonds of Culture (Kana Theatrical Centre), Szczecin, Szczecin
  24. Thursday 30 May 2019 — Het Bos, Antwerp
  25. Sunday 2 June 2019 — 13U00 — Tweetakt Festival, Utrecht
  26. Sunday 2 June 2019 — 13U45 — Tweetakt Festival, Utrecht
  27. Sunday 2 June 2019 — 15U00 — Tweetakt Festival, Utrecht
  28. Sunday 2 June 2019 — 15U45 — Tweetakt Festival, Utrecht
  29. Sunday 30 June 2019 — 20U00 — Copacobana Festival, Sint-Amandsberg
  30. Sunday 30 June 2019 — 21U00 — Copacobana Festival, Sint-Amandsberg
  31. Thursday 29 August 2019 — 16U30 — Kunstfest Weimar, Weimar
  32. Friday 30 August 2019 — 15U30 — Kunstfest Weimar, Weimar
  33. Saturday 31 August 2019 — 15U30 — Kunstfest Weimar, Weimar
  34. Sunday 1 September 2019 — 15U30 — Kunstfest Weimar, Weimar
  35. Friday 25 October 2019 — 20U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  36. Friday 25 October 2019 — 20U45 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  37. Friday 25 October 2019 — 21U30 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  38. Saturday 26 October 2019 — 15U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  39. Saturday 26 October 2019 — 15U45 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  40. Saturday 26 October 2019 — 16U30 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  41. Saturday 26 October 2019 — 18U30 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  42. Saturday 26 October 2019 — 19U15 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  43. Saturday 26 October 2019 — 20U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp

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