◊ Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe and Laurens Mariën unite operetta, electronic music and dance in ‘Spectacles’
◊ Info & Tickets: http://bit.ly/BenjaminAbelAB
“... A spirit feared by the state is an awake one, awakening spirits, empowering spirits, this spirit can rise, once again, it can appear, like a transfiguring evening glow in whose light the evil day that proceeded it ... could be forgotten! It could be some futuristic moment yet-to-come! That, that I would like, the nights cleared out, pain transfigured, spectacles affecting us again, touching us again, for real, appearing again, awakening spirits: touch me again!” - Louise van den Eede
Countertenor, performer & opera director Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe and producer Laurens Mariën join forces again for an electronic concert that fluctuates between being a spectacle and a love ritual. Various genres & vibes, operatic dada-blues-punk-pop, a high voice, dark beats & theatricality are what create the springtime of this grandly intimate spectacle. Together with dancer Hanako Hayakawa and writer Louise van den Eede , they cherish the hope for a different world; one in which people find one another around poppy fires, where spectacles have a freeing, primal power, where all possible forms of love continually switch costumes.
MUSIC Laurens Mariën, Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe
CONCEPT Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe, Louise van den Eede, Laurens Mariën
DANCE Hanako Hayakawa
DRAMATURGY Louise van den Eede
TECHNICAL LEADING Lies van Loock
PRODUCTION MANAGER Ruth Sarens
STYLING Paule Josephe
PRODUCING & MIXING Jasper Segers
REC. MUSICIANS Lander Gyselinck, Mattias De Craene, David Nuwambi, Jasper Segers
PRODUCED BY Muziektheater Transparant, Ancienne Belgique, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, d e t h e a t e r m a k e r, STUK, DeStudio, Pilar, C-Takt
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