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Mantike Bloom Boom

Toneelhuis, Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe

‘Mantikê tékhnê’ is the term the ancient Greeks used for the art of prophesying, the age-old technique of seeing omens in the migration of birds, the position of trees and the disappearance of bees.
Mantike Bloom Boom will likewise be a production (or prophecy), searching for the signs that are necessary for recovery, for an urgent renewal of our ways of thinking about the world. 

Mantike Bloom Boom advocates a multiplicity of perspectives and combats resignation. Author Louise van den Eede wrote the script. No doom-mongering or conspiracy, but fresh ideas for a new future.

Boom! Everything seems be going to pot. Bloom! And yet – there’s a shining light on the horizon. Now the whole lot can blow away. Marjan De Schutter storms on stage like a whirlwind in various guises. There’s only one last intermediary between dying bees and our fate. Mantike Bloom Boom.

Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe’s shows invariably start with a desolate landscape. In Mantike Bloom Boom, that landscape has an electrically charged atmosphere. Meirhaeghe likes to compare it to the familiar moment before a thunderstorm breaks out, when cows seek shelter under a tree, the sky darkens and the first breeze rises. What do people do at such a moment? 

Mantike Bloom Boom is a hopeful warning. Prophecies. Colourful explosions. Vital splatters. Just in time, the end of time is avoided. Prrrrrt! 

director

  • Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe

text

  • Louise Van den Eede

performance

  • Marjan De Schutter

set

  • Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe

production

  • Toneelhuis

with the support of

  • Tax Shelter maatregel v/d Belgische federale overheid via LOOK@LEO

All data

  1. Wednesday 23 April 2025 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen Belgian premiere
  2. Friday 25 April 2025 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen With interpreters Flemish Sign Language
  3. Saturday 26 April 2025 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen With audio description
  4. Sunday 27 April 2025 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  5. Tuesday 29 April 2025 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  6. Wednesday 30 April 2025 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  7. Saturday 3 May 2025 — 19h30 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  8. Wednesday 7 May 2025 — 20h00 — Theater Rotterdam, Rotterdam
  9. Thursday 8 May 2025 — 20h00 — HNT/Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag
  10. Friday 9 May 2025 — 20h00 — VIERNULVIER/Theaterzaal, Gent
  11. Saturday 10 May 2025 — 20h00 — VIERNULVIER/Theaterzaal, Gent
  12. Wednesday 14 May 2025 — 20h00 — CC Ter Vesten, Beveren
  13. Friday 16 May 2025 — 20h00 — CC De Werf, Aalst

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