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Picture: Reinout Hiel
Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break by Miet Warlop
Picture: Reinout Hiel
Picture: Reinout Hiel
Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break by Miet Warlop
Picture: Reinout Hiel
Picture: Reinout Hiel
Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break by Miet Warlop
Picture: Reinout Hiel
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Miet Warlop

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

Performances between absurd theatre and exquisite tableaux vivants: After the Miet Warlop retrospective in 2017, which played to enthusiastic audiences, the successful performance and installation artist from Belgium is now coming back to HAU with a new German premiere. In the HAU co-production “Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break,” Warlop works with the idea of a modern, western version of the whirling dance known from Sufi dervishes. Three performers spin in a circle for 45 minutes – a movement that in Sufi ceremonies is meant to induce a state of religious ecstasy. Keeping with Miet Warlop’s style, the whirling is enriched by making music. It becomes an experiment in perception, a dizzy feeling, a reflection on the spirit of our time. The mixture of whirling dance, recitation and concert moves on the thin line between self-control and loss of control. How can we find a balance between self-control and devotion? What shape are the spirits that write the story of our life?
Current Performances
Thu 28.03.2019, 19:00 / HAU2
Fri 29.03.2019, 20:30 / HAU2
Sat 30.03.2019, 20:30 / HAU2
50 min.
Concept
Miet Warlop
Music and performance
Pieter De Meester, Wietse Tanghe, Miet Warlop
Lyrics
Raimundas Malasauskas, Miet Warlop, Pieter De Meester
Costumes
Karolien Nuyttens
Light Design
Henri Emmanuel Doublier
Sound Engineer
Bart Van Hoydonck
Production Management
Seppe Cosyns
Thanks to
Carl Gydé, Jérôme Dupraz, Ian Gyselinck, Michiel Goedertier (LaRoy NV), Janis Van Heesbeke (ongezien), Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Brahim Benhaddou (@coachedbybrahim)
German Premiere 28 March 2019
Production: Miet Warlop/Irene Wool vzw & NTGent. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Arts Centre Vooruit Gent, With the support of: Flemish Authorities, City of Ghent, Actoral. 17 Marseille.