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Hannah De Meyer, Toneelhuis

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"I associate Baubo with creative, erotic darkness. With blood, Earth and the Moon. She is a figure who connects female sexuality with ecology, psychedelia and resounding laughter.”
– Hannah De Meyer 
In 2018, Hannah De Meyer wrote and performed the hypnotizing new skin. In that production, she fuses the growing indignation of a new generation of young people about our wrecked world with a highly personal ‘awakening’: new skin as a door to a new awareness, with alternative stories about what success, prosperity and a thriving society are.

For the 2019-2020 season, Hannah De Meyer follows the lead of Baubo, an obscure mythological figure associated with regeneration, magic and female sexuality. Baubo has turned up in rock drawings, bone figurines and stories since prehistoric times: female figures with accentuated vaginas and spread legs, usually in the company of bulls, turtles and birds. In Greek mythology, Baubo appears as the wet nurse of Dionysus and the handmaiden of Demeter.

De Meyer composes a new text which she stages together with several performers into a performance in which language and movement are uniquely interwoven.



  • Hannah De Meyer

by and with

  • Koba De Meutter
  • Hannah De Meyer
  • Sietske Van Aerde
  • Stef Van Looveren
  • Dries Segers
  • Adina Macpherson
  • Ine Meganck
  • Chloé Dhauwe


  • Toneelhuis

with the support of

  • Tax Shelter maatregel v/d Belgische Federale Overheid
  • Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius

All data

  1. Wednesday 23 June 2021 — 20h00 — NTGent - Arca, Gent
  2. Thursday 24 June 2021 — 20h00 — NTGent - Arca, Gent
  3. Saturday 3 July 2021 — 20h00 — NTGent - Minnemeers, Gent
  4. Sunday 4 July 2021 — 15h00 — NTGent - Minnemeers, Gent
  1. Friday 8 November 2019 — 4h00 — Tanzquartier, Wenen
  2. Friday 7 February 2020 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  3. Saturday 8 February 2020 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  4. Thursday 13 February 2020 — 20h30 — Kunstencentrum Nona, Mechelen
  5. Cancelled: Thursday 2 April 2020 — 20h00 — NTGent - Arca, Gent
  6. Cancelled: Tuesday 7 April 2020 — Frascati, Amsterdam
  7. Cancelled: Wednesday 8 April 2020 — Frascati, Amsterdam
  8. Cancelled: Tuesday 1 December 2020 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  9. Cancelled: Wednesday 2 December 2020 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  10. Cancelled: Thursday 17 December 2020 — 20h00 — NTGent - Arca, Gent

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