FRUITS OF LABOR
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With Miet Warlop, subverted objects make rock and pop. Dismantled instruments, a spirit of playfulness and absurd humour turn a first-rate concert into an explosive spectacle.
An emphatically frenetic guitar-bass-drum trio serves up music that’s as raging or mind-blowing as you could ask for. Each piece involves wacky sequences with props, costumes and sculptures. This show, which progresses from tableau to tableau, as if a series of music videos that was coming alive on stage, is shot through with parody and self-deprecation. Fruits of labour hums with an energy that gradually builds in power to a grand finale. A production that manages to be eccentric without being hysterical, at once delirious and rigorously precise.
Miet Warlop (1978) is a Belgian visual artist born in Torhout. She lives and works between Ghent, Berlin and Brussels.
avec Miet Warlop, Joppe Tanghe, Wietse Tanghe, Tim Coenen, Seppe Cosyns
stage direction Miet Warlop
music and performance Miet Warlop, Joppe Tanghe, Wietse Tanghe, Tim Coenen, Seppe Cosyns
assisted by Barbara Vackier, Ian Gyselinck, Sander Vos
light Henri-Emmanuel Doublier
technical direction Hugh Roche Kelly
sound Saul Mombaerts, Bart van Hoydonck
production Irene Wool — Gand | production associée Latitudes Contemporaines — Lille
coproduction Kunstenfestivaldesarts — Bruxelles, Vooruit — Gand, Kunstencentrum BUDA — Courtrai, La Villette — Paris, PACT Zollverein — Essen, La Bâtie-Festival de Genève, Gessnerallee — Zurich, Kampnagel — International Summer Festival — Hambourg, Dublin Theatre Festival, NXTSTP
with the support of Beursschouwburg — Bruxelles, des autorités flamandes, de la Ville de Gand, du programme de Culture de l’Union Européenne