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Zeg aan de kinderen dat wij niet deugen

Toneelhuis, Behoud de Begeerte, Guy Cassiers, Luc Coorevits, Leonard Nolens, Johan Leysen

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With a declaration of love to language. Guy Cassiers couldn’t have concluded his artistic leadership of Toneelhuis in a more beautiful way.

Together with Luc Coorevits, Guy Cassiers made a selection of poetry from the work of Leonard Nolens, one of the most important poets writing in Dutch. Zeg aan de kinderen dat we niet deugen (Tell the Children We’re No Good) is a self-portrait of the poet and his generation. Or call it a confession. An admission of guilt. Delivered by Johan Leysen. Presented at the crossroads of theatre, poetry, music and technology, as only Guy Cassiers can.

In 1997, Leonard Nolens received the Constantijn Huygens Prize for his entire oeuvre and in 2012, the Dutch Literature Prize. Ghent University gave him an honorary doctorate in 2018. By now, his career spans more than five decades. This production features poems from the volumes Bres (2007) and Zeg aan de kinderen dat wij niet deugen (2011).

Credits

text

  • Leonard Nolens

concept

  • Guy Cassiers
  • Luc Coorevits

with

  • Johan Leysen

dramaturgy

  • Erwin Jans

set and light design

  • Ief Spincemaille

soundscape

  • Diederik De Cock

video design

  • Bram Delafonteyne

production

  • Toneelhuis
  • Behoud de Begeerte

with the support of

  • de Tax Shelter van de Belgische federale overheid
  • Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter

All data

  1. Friday 21 January 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen Premiere
  2. Saturday 22 January 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen Aftertalk in the auditorium
  3. Sunday 23 January 2022 — 15h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen Audio description
  4. Tuesday 25 January 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
    Postponed
  5. Wednesday 26 January 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
    Postponed
  6. Thursday 27 January 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
    Postponed
  7. Saturday 29 January 2022 — 20h00 — NTGent - schouwburg, Gent
  8. Tuesday 15 February 2022 — 20h00 — KVS - BOL, Brussel
  9. Wednesday 16 February 2022 — 20h00 — KVS - BOL, Brussel
  10. Thursday 3 March 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  11. Friday 4 March 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  12. Saturday 5 March 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen

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