From 5 to 14 January, Oriane Varak has a residency at wpZimmer to work on her first solo, Notch. In this solo, she addresses the idea of control via social masks and political manipulation. Through her violent and touching expression of a body split into two parts, both male and female, she delivers herself to the audience in a theatre of lies, a kind of circus act, filled with disquieting sarcasm. On the 14th of January there is a work-in-progress showing at 4.30 pm in the studio of wpZimmer.

Oriane Varak

Oriane studied physical theater at Lecoq School and combined dance and theater through her participation to many dance-theater workshops (Julie Ann Stanzak / Cie Pina Bausch, Quan Bui Ngoc / Ballets C de la B, Nicole Mossoux / Mossoux-Bonté, Lisbeth Gruwez / Voetvolk). As an actress she worked among others with Omar Porras at La Comédie-Française for 2 years, and at Théâtre du Soleil with Paula Giusti in a 3 years project.


created and performed by: Oriane VarakSound design: Guillaume Le BoisselierLight design: Cyril LeclercStage management: Matthieu VergezArtistic collaboration: Audrey DeroPulpit construction: De Werf (Luc Cools)With the support of: Tag's Galleries, La Bellone (Brussels), Budascoop (Courtrai), De Werf (Bruges), Charleroi Danses (La Raffinerie), wpZimmer (Antwerp)Thanks to: Hildegard De Vuyst, Pudding asbl, Margarida Guia, Chris Farmer, David Elchardus, Gaëtan Vandeplas