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human society

human society

END - A Two Dogs Company / Kris Verdonck

4y ago


In the performance END artist Kris Verdonck shows the possible final stages of a human society in ten scenes. Melting glaciers, burning forests, cities under water, ubiquitous screens and cameras spying on us, the uncontrolled availability of weapons of mass destruction, and so on. END starts out from the images the media project onto our retinas all day and every day. The ten scenes are linked by a monologue spoken by a single character: the witness who sees it all happen. While this survivor - like the messenger in Greek tragedy - talks unceasingly, a series of 'Figures' appears on stage: machines and people or a combination of the two. They go from one side of the stage to the other, all in the same direction. Are they fleeing something? If so, what? Credits: Concept & direction: Kris Verdonck Dramaturgy: Marianne Van Kerkhoven (Kaaitheater) With: Johan Leysen, Carlos Pez González, Claire Croizé, Geert Vaes, Marc Iglesias, Eveline Van Bauwel Text: based on recent documents found on the Internet and texts by Alexander Kluge, W. G. Sebald, Curcio Malaparte, Lord Byron, ... Video: Anouk De Clercq Music: Stefaan Quix Light design: Luc Schaltin (Kaaitheater) Costumes: Dorothée Catry, Sofie Durnez Technical direction: Herman Venderickx (Kaaitheater) Technical assistant: Sylvain Spinoit Construction: Hans Luyten (PlasmaMagma), Dirk Lauwers (dna), Espeel Constructies, Steven Blum Multimedia programmation: Felix Luque Production manager: Lotte Vaes Production: Margarita Production for stilllab vzw Coproduction: KunstenFestivaldesArts (BE), Kaaitheater (B), Buda Kunstencentrum (BE), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (BE), Le Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg (LU), Productiehuis Rotterdam / Rotterdamse Schouwburg (NL), NXTSTP (with the support of the European Union) With the support of: the Flemish Authorities, the Flemish Community Commission Thanks to: Imal, Vidisquare, Frontline Rigging For more information: