For this production, choreographer Alain Platel decided to work with author Arne Sierens. Sierens provided him
with 'material' in the broad sense. Main influences: the photographic oeuvre of Nick Waplington, films by Vitali
Kanevski, John Cassavetes and walks in working-class quarters...
Mother & Child was especially created for TIME Festival 1995. The performance was selected for the THEATERFESTIVAL 1995 (a collection of the best Dutch-spoken performances) & received the HANS SNOEKPRIJS 1995 (the best Belgian or Dutch youth-theatre production). The performance can be seen in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany & Switzerland. (SEE ELSEWHERE FOR LIST OF PERFORMANCES)
The latest feat of the unique theatrical art of Alain Platel & Arne Sierens : a performance about Bernadette. Yes, that Bernadette! From Lourdes. But, at the fair. (Bernadette in a bumper car!). A religious performance in the broad sense. Boys and girls, hanging around at the fair... In the bumper cars ages mingle and youngsters watch each other. Samples of western rites-de-passage, saints & miracles. Four adults, four adolescents and four children on stage.
FIRST PERFORMANCES : 3 & 4 October 1996 in Nieuwpoortteater, Gent, Belgium.
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LIST OF PERFORMANCES : from 3 till 27 October, every thu., fri., sat. & sun., NIEUWPOORTTEATER, Gent(B), +32 (0)9/ 223 00 00 - 10-14 December, STUC in collaboration with CULTURAL CENTER, Leuven(B) - 20-22 December, DESINGEL, Antwerp(B) - 26-30 December, BRAKKE GROND, Amsterdam(Nl) - 9-11 January, KORZO, Den Haag(Nl) - 16-19 January, LANTAREN-VENSTER, Rotterdam(Nl) - 24-26 January, GRAND THEATRE, Groningen(Nl) - 30, 31 January and 1 February, ANCIENNE BELGIQUE, Brussels(B) - 10-12 February, CULTURAL CENTER, Turnhout(B) - 15 & 16 February, CULTURAL CENTER, Hasselt(B) - 27, 28 February and 1 March, CULTURAL CENTER, Kortrijk(B) - 5 till 9 March, TH&EecuteÂ DE LA BASTILLE, Paris(F)
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