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Miet Warlop

Big Bears Cry Too

9. feb. –10. feb. 2019

Store scene 09.02.2019 15:00

Store scene 10.02.2019 15:00

Young people have always been sensitive to a world of controlled extravagance and outbursts.

Big Bears Cry Too is a performance that deals with the vulnerability experienced by people living in a large and incomprehensible universe. In this show for all ages, a series of objects literally fly onto the stage, each with something to say about the role of individuality in the world. There is a large, (a too large), plastic heart that can only be restricted by releasing a small amount of air out. Then there is a massive tablet that is supposed to make you happier, but the actual result is that you no longer recognise yourself. And then there is a bear that falls victim to its own excessive cuteness. We end up in a universe of coloured rain and never-ending symbols. This piece marks a fresh milestone in Miet Warlop’s quest to “make the invisible visible”.

*For kids and adults

Miet Warlop is a Belgian visual artist based in Brussels and Berlin. She has made a number of critically acclaimed performances in recent years such as Springville, Dragging the Bone, Mystery Magnet and Fruits or Labor – each one with an intriguing title for equally intriguing shows that include a delicious combination of chaotic elements, expectations and surprise. Big Bears Cry Too is her first performance for an audience of six and above.

Konsept, regi / Concept, direction: Miet Warlop. Utøvere / Performers: Wietse Tanghe, Christian Bakalov. Musikk, tekster / Music, lyrics: Pieter De Meester, Joppe Tanghe, Wietse Tanghe, Miet Warlop. Teknisk regi / Technical Director: Hugh Roche Kelly, Frouke Van Gheluwe. Produksjon / Production: Seppe Cosyns. Lysdesign / Light Design: Henri Emmanuel Doublier. Assisted by: Lila John, Karolien Nuyttens, Barbara Vackier, Ian Gyselinck, Geert Viaene (Amotec), Mathias Huybrighs. Outside Eye: Danai Anesiadou. Produksjons assistent / Production assistant: Tanja Vrancken. Produksjon, teknisk realisering / Production, Technical Realisation: Miet Warlop / Irene Wool vzw (Gent), hetpaleis (Antwerpen). Management, koordinering / Management, Coordination: Wim Viaene, Elke Vanlerberghe. Co-produsert av / Co-produced by: Vooruit (Gent), Gessnerallee (Zürich),  TJP Centre Dramatique National (Strasbourg), AUAWIRLEBEN Theaterfestival (Bern). Støttet av / Supported by: Flemish Authorities, City of Ghent, Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk).