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Ne mobliez mie

Toneelhuis, FC Bergman

To grasp in thought the lofty and the deep,
Men’s various fortunes on my breast to heap,
And thus to theirs dilate my individual mind,
And share at length with them the shipwreck of mankind.
(Faust – Johann Wolfgang Goethe)

A woman withdraws into her mind and away from the world. Does she want to be approached? Or sooner to be found by chance? Does she dream of intense contact and a myriad of glorious lives? Or does she just want to be left alone and gradually forgotten?

Last season, FC Bergman created an exhibition for Gaasbeek Castle with a series of shortfilms inspired by photographs that the last lady of the castle had taken of herself dressed as a man in medieval clothing.

These film vignettes are now the trigger and mainstay for a new show starring Marie Vinck: a
staged cinema-evening about the wondrous but sometimes destructive power of the
imagination.

FC Bergman’s film exhibition of the same name, Ne Mobliez Mie, was on view in Gaasbeek Castle until 5 November 2023.

“FC Bergman at its best: in the oppressive Ne Mobliez Mie, Marie Vinck is trapped in her own imagination…. Just as at Gaasbeek, Vinck and her Bergman colleagues have created a Lynchian universe in which menace and melancholy reign supreme. Regardless of whether the character is in a medieval suit of armour, moults into a creepy pond monster or walks off a filmset as Princess Diana’s double, in each role we see a woman caught up in her own fictions.”

"Never do you completely grasp this woman whose bizarre urge for metamorphosis and longing for a larger-than-life existence come dangerously close to a death wish. And yet her loneliness creeps under your skin and affects you deeply."

Charlotte De Somviele in De Standaard *** , 3 December 2023

"With their very clever makeup, costumes and sets, but also captivating soundtracks and sound effects, the short films are of such high quality that they can stand perfectly on their own. Nonetheless, the on-stage winks only strengthen them."

"From a piece of trash in a garbage dump to the ill-fated Lady Di, Marie Vinck appears in many guises in Ne mobliez mie."

"The short films were the backbone of the exhibition and now also of the show”, according to Stef. “The fact that they are projected in cinematic format only adds to this. The images are supported by Marie, the sole constant in eight otherwise totally different films and the pivotal figure both on screen and on stage. The original short films are supplemented on stage with scenography and extra film footage not shown in the exhibition."

"When the Marchioness of Arconati-Visconti inherited her husband’s castle, she converted it into a medieval citadel. Photographs show how the Marchioness posed as a medieval page. This woman inspired us to make a story about a character consumed by her own world of fantasy. At the Bourla we show the same films as we did at Gaasbeek, but in the play we flesh the character out."

regie, scenario, scenografie, lichtontwerp

  • Stef Aerts
  • Joé Agemans
  • Marie Vinck
  • FC Bergman

camera

  • Ruben Impens

sound design

  • Senjan Jansen

costume design

  • Charlotte Willems

make-up film

  • Kaatje Van Damme

performance

  • Marie Vinck

productieleiding film

  • Celine van der Poel

productieleiding theater

  • Kristien Borgers

production

  • Toneelhuis
  • FC Bergman

with the support of

  • de Tax Shelter van de Belgische federale overheid
  • Look@Leo

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  1. Thursday 30 November 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  2. Saturday 2 December 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  3. Wednesday 6 December 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  4. Thursday 7 December 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  5. Friday 8 December 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  6. Saturday 9 December 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  7. Sunday 10 December 2023 — 15h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  8. Wednesday 13 December 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen

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