Het betreft liefde
© Maya Wilsens


Het betreft liefde

I have arrived at a place where I have never been.’

Tine Van Aerschot

Tine Van Aerschot makes a show about love. It tells the story of love then and now. The love of the child, the adult, and the old person. It is about the history and development of love. It is about the love between the three actresses: Lois Brochez, Sara De Roo, and Dounia Mahammed. It is about romantic love and the love of one’s people. It is about love for the infinite beauty of the world around us.

The texts – which are always central to Tine’s theatre work – are based on conversations that she had with children and adults about their experiences of love. But remarkable love stories from the past and from literature also have a place in the production. Your ears will rejoice when the three women onstage start playing their homemade stringed instruments.

Tine Van Aerschot

1961 BE
Tine Van Aerschot studied visual arts and computer graphics and worked as a graphic designer, but also as a dramaturge, writer, scenographer, theater maker and multimedia artist. She has worked for Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, Christine Desmedt, Davis Freeman, Simone Aughterlony, among others.

In 2006 she debuted as a play writer and director with I do not have any thoughts, and this is one of them. Her second performance Trippor Tripple Trooper Trevor Trumpet Girl was also achieved with enthousiasm, but shortly after the premiere, the Canadian actress Tracy became incurably ill and died shortly thereafter. Even during her illness, Tracy continued to work with Tine on We are not afraid of the dark. After a period of reflection and self-evaluation, the booklet and a pop-up of cabinet of curiosities A Partial Exposure of a Half Decent Elephant followed, which later evolved into the performance When in Doubt Duck.

The great strength of her pieces lies in the striking texts and the accurate game direction. With well thought-out means she makes intimate, intense performances.


Concept/text/direction: Tine Van AerschotWith: Lois Brochez, Sara De Roo, Dounia MahammedLight: Luc SchaltinMusical advice: Alan Van RompuyManagement: Klein VerzetProduction assistant: Maya WilsensCo-production: Kaaitheater, PACT Zollverein, kunstencentrum BUDA/NEXT festival, Pianofabriek kunstenwerkplaats, wpZimmerMet steun van: De Grote Post, CAMPO, de Vlaamse Overheid