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Indoor Weather

Toneelhuis, Bosse Provoost, Ezra Veldhuis

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What if the theatre were the belly of a huge whale? Or no, wait – a futuristic, completely unknown ecosystem?
 
Enthused by the poetry of Inger Christensen 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 fly bars 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 opponent?
 
 
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, director, light design

  • Bosse Provoost
  • Ezra Veldhuis

creation & play

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

dramaturgy

  • Sébastien Hendrickx

outside eye

  • Edith Cassiers

directing assistance

  • Laurens Aneca

sound design

  • Benne Dousselaere

costume design

  • Carly Rae Heathcote

internship

  • Milan van Bortel

thanks to

  • Max Pairon

text

  • Inger Christensen

Oorspronkelijk gepubliceerd door

  • Gyldendal, geproduceerd in samenwerking met Gyldendal Group Agency.

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
  • Kunstencentrum Buda
  • de Tax Shelter van de Belgische federale overheid
  • Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter powered by Belfius

All data

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

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