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OpenHouse 

Sunday 18 June 2017 – 14:00 > 20:00 – wpZimmer
theatre / performance / music

free admission, limited capacity, book your seat via elke@wpzimmer.be
(mention the performances you want to see!)

On Sunday, June 18th, you are most welcome to join us during the twelfth edition of OpenHouse, to discover the work of some of our resident artists. Follow the parcours and find yourself playing a visual game, watching a collage of movement and speech, enjoying a live jam session on invasions, and deciphering a text made up of questions.

© Mieke Verbijlen 


14:00-15:00 –  Studio

KATRIEN OOSTERLINCK: Imagine Moving Rocks (try-out)

participatory performance for 8 to 12 people who know each other

in Dutch / group reservation only!

You, members of the public, arrive in an empty theatre. You know each other to a greater or lesser degree. A guide and an audiotape lead you through several group formations, physical actions and personal observations. You hear sound landscapes composed from ordinary sounds. The sense of space varies subtly as the light changes.

In Imagine Moving Rocks instructions for games form the dramatic framework: you provide the substance; your personal experience colours the story. The classic codes of communication are thrown overboard and make way for a non-verbal, physical encounter. What is created is a choreography of images, brought about by a process of transforming the commonplace. An aesthetic experience which results in a symbolic, abstract, uncanny or poetic undertone.


15:30-16:30 – Studio

DOUNIA MAHAMMED: Collage of research material

theatre for 40 people / in Dutch

Dounia Mahammed is working on a new project that takes the form of an intimate encounter with an audience. During OpenHouse, she will present a first collage of research material. The final result will premiere in August during Theater aan Zee in Ostend, under the title w a t e r w a s w a s s e r. It will be a solo on the here and now, and to who and what surrounds us. At a time without time to take time, Dounia encourages us to pause, to allow emptiness to exist and observe anew from that emptiness.

Dounia looks for new ways to communicate through a formal game using space, time, movement and voice: a choreography for one hand, or language that becomes pure sound. As in Salut Copain (2015), she is striving for a fanciful shift between extremes: light exists alongside dark, or heavy. Beautiful exists thanks to ugly. We would not appreciate peace and quiet without disquiet. No order without chaos. No silence without sound to make that silence audible.


17:00-17:45 – Koer of Foyer

GOSIE VERVLOESSEM & ELKO BLIJWEERT: Greetings from Nagasaki

performance & live jam for 40 people / in English

Under the name Domestic Science Club, Gosie Vervloessem experiments with the laws of physics for domestic purposes. At this moment, she is developing Greetings from Nagasaki, a lecture-performance about Japanese knotweed. It’s an invasive species, which can also be found in our region. The story of this plant is the starting point for a cooking session, and for a semi-scientific, poetic-absurd reflection on the theme of migration.

During OpenHouse, Gosie will for the first time experiment with an improvised live jam version of the performance. To that purpose, she is inviting guitar player Elko Blijweert, known from Dead Man Ray, Kiss My Jazz, Rudy Trouvι Septet, Gruppo di Pawlowski, The Tones Zones and his own jazz combo Franco Saint de Bakker. Elko composed music for several Ultima Vez performances. He is a talented improviser. A unique moment to look forward to!


18:30-19:20 – Garage

TINE VAN AERSCHOT: Ik maak me geen illusies, en dit is er een van

theatrical text reading for 30 people / in Dutch

Tine Van Aerschot presents the Dutch version of I have no thoughts, and this is one of them, a performance that premiered in 2006.

“Ik maak me geen illusies, en dit is er een van” is een lange stroom van bijna-gedachten, bijna-commentaren en bijna-vragen. Je bent geboren in een modaal, burgerlijk gezin ergens in de westerse wereld. Je bent in de helft van je leven, of dat denk je. Je hebt een redelijke scholing en je hebt een veelheid aan informatie en kansen of zo voelt het. Je bent een verstandige vrouw met een mooi verleden en een mooie toekomst of zo lijkt het. Je bent ongelooflijk gelukkig of zo moet het. En het enige wat je doet, is: je vraagt je af. Je vraagt je af waarom. Waarom is het zoals het is? Waarom begrijp je het niet? Waarom weet je geen enkel antwoord, waarom geloof je geen enkel antwoord, waarom is alles wat je zogezegd weet zo onwaarschijnlijk?

Text & concept: Tine Van Aerschot – Play/Reading: Annabelle Van Nieuwenhuyse – Lighting: Luc Schaltin – Set: Herman Venderickx, Tine Van Aerschot – Management: Klein Verzet – Production: TREVOR vzw




18:30-19:30 – Studio

KATRIEN OOSTERLINCK: Imagine Moving Rocks (try-out)

participatory performance for 8 to 12 people who know each other

in Dutch / group reservation only!

You, members of the public, arrive in an empty theatre. You know each other to a greater or lesser degree. A guide and an audiotape lead you through several group formations, physical actions and personal observations. You hear sound landscapes composed from ordinary sounds. The sense of space varies subtly as the light changes.

In Imagine Moving Rocks instructions for games form the dramatic framework: you provide the substance; your personal experience colours the story. The classic codes of communication are thrown overboard and make way for a non-verbal, physical encounter. What is created is a choreography of images, brought about by a process of transforming the commonplace. An aesthetic experience which results in a symbolic, abstract, uncanny or poetic undertone.

 

Public moments:
OpenHouse & Dance Day

Editions:

 

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