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Indoor Weather

Ezra Veldhuis, Bosse Provoost, Toneelhuis

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What if the theatre were the belly of a huge whale? Or no, wait – a futuristic, completely unknown ecosystem?
 
Inspired in part by Moby Dick and Jeff Vandermeer’s eco-science fiction, Ezra Veldhuis and Bosse Provoost call upon the entire technical apparatus of the theatre to stretch your imagination to the fullest. In Indoor Weather, the lighting, sound and winches are on an equal footing with the human performers. All of these elements are involved in a mysterious game whose rules lie just beyond our comprehension. A greyish green glow suddenly falls upon the stage and then spreads like an oil slick through the theatre; an actor recites passages from it, the monumental cycle of poems by the Danish poet Inger Christensen from 1969; soundscapes swell and recede in the space as if coming from high and low pressure areas. Who is influencing whom in this constantly mutating environment? What is dependent on what? Is the environment a mainstay or an enemy?
 
 
In front of the mountains, and before the mountains
burn or break up as planned,
houses are set up, but just houses
that are not real houses, but just real
fronts of unreal houses
into which everyone can easily run
when an artificial rain begins

 
(poem from it, Inger Christensen)

Credits

concept, regie, lichtontwerp

  • Ezra Veldhuis
  • Bosse Provoost

with

  • Benjamin Cools
  • Lobke Leirens
  • Nathan Ooms
  • Kristien De Proost

dramaturgy

  • Sébastien Hendrickx

outside eye

  • Edith Cassiers

sound design

  • Benne Dousselaere

costume design

  • Carly Rae Heatcote
  • Max Pairon

trainee assistant to the director

  • Laurens Aneca

production

  • Toneelhuis
  • P.U.L.S. - Project for Upcoming Artists for the Large Stage

coproduction

  • De Grote Post
  • C-TAKT

with the support of

  • Workspacebrussels
  • BUDA Kortrijk
  • de Tax Shelter van de Belgische federale overheid
  • Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius

All data

  1. Thursday 16 September 2021 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen Premiere
  2. Friday 17 September 2021 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  3. Saturday 18 September 2021 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  4. Sunday 19 September 2021 — 15h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  5. Wednesday 26 January 2022 — 20h00 — KVS - BOL, Brussel
  6. Thursday 27 January 2022 — 20h00 — KVS - BOL, Brussel
  7. Friday 22 April 2022 — 30CC, Leuven
  8. Friday 29 April 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  9. Saturday 30 April 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  10. Thursday 5 May 2022 — De Grote Post, Oostende
  11. Tuesday 24 May 2022 — 20h00 — NTGent - schouwburg, Gent
  12. Wednesday 25 May 2022 — 20h00 — NTGent - schouwburg, Gent

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