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un monde en mutation International Colloquium
November 19 - 21, 2013 Eurometropolis Lille-Courtrai-Tournai
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PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITION

The discussions will be interspersed with two performances (theatre/music) at the NEXT performing arts festival.

The conference will end with an opportunity to view the Happy Birthday/Galerie Perotin exhibition at the Tripostal as part of the lille3000 programme.

For the NEXT Festival performances, a limited number of seats have been reserved for conference delegates until 15 October. After this date, we will not be able to guarantee you a seat for the performances.
We therefore encourage you to book your tickets as soon as possible.
A shuttle bus will be available to transport you from Lille to the performance venues.

Read all about the Next festival and lille3000 here

Tuesday, 19 November: H, an incident - KRIS VERDONCK

8.30 pm, Kortrijk Theatre, Belgium

H, an incident (110mn)
written and directed by Kris Verdonck
A Two Dogs Company
production
Theatre / Music

 “Razor-sharp, comical and vulnerable.” This is how the Nederlands Cultureel Persbureau describes H, an Incident by Kris Verdonck. The work of the Russian author and dissident Daniil Charms (or Harms, hence the H of the title) is at the basis of this crazy, cruel opera. Charms’ absurd texts are not so very widely known and that’s a real shame. They combine an irresistible sense of humour with the most whimsical of fantasies. In his oeuvre, people continually disappear, they get lost, become unrecognizable or fall to pieces. Between the lines, you readily discover the unlivable Russian society under Stalin. Kris Verdonck confronts Charms’ world with ours. Also today, privacy and individual freedom are under pressure. We mostly scramble our private data ourselves through the social media. We are observed by cameras everywhere. Everything we say, all our comings and goings can be made public everywhere at all times. Personal information has even become a commodity.

In H, an Incident, a choir represents the mass, which only now and then breaks up into individuals.  Surrealistic figures they seem picked right from Photoshop. One simple push on the button and their identity disappears. Delete.

Visual artist, architect and theatre maker Kris Verdonck is active on the borderline of several disciplines. He has often before chosen literature as a starting-point, as in K, a Society (Kafka) or M, a Reflection (Heiner Müller). H an incident is his first musical-theatre production. The music, arranged by both composers Jonas Sen and Vladimar Jóhansson, includes, among others, Russian children’s songs. The Choir is an ensemble of six young Islandic girls directed by the singer and dancer Erna Omarsdottir. These female cratures can assume all kinds of guises, from girl to old woman. The actor Jan Steen is « the man on the roof », the incarnation of Harms, the author, the man who looks and describes, wonders ans philosophies.

Several musical instruments move among the abstract props and living beings. Brought to life by those famous organ builders the Decap brothers, ’drums and trumpets’ walk about freely in Harms’ absurd world, in which objects and furniture, cats and people communicate. ‘Art,’ Harms said, ‘is a cupboard.’

 

> English spoken, Dutch and French translation


“Messcherp, komisch en kwetsbaar.” Zo noemt het Nederlandse Cultureel persbureau H, an Incident van Kris Verdonck. Het werk van de Russische auteur en dissident Daniil Charms (of Harms, vandaar de ‘H’ in de titel) is de basis van deze waanzinnige, wrede opera. Charms’ absurde teksten zijn bij het brede publiek niet zo bekend en dat is een regelrechte schande. Ze combineren een onweerstaanbaar gevoel voor humor met de grilligste soort fantasie. In zijn oeuvre verdwijnen voortdurend mensen: ze lopen verloren, worden onherkenbaar of vallen in stukken uit elkaar. Tussen de regels lees je al snel de onleefbaarheid van de Russische maatschappij onder Stalin. Kris Verdonck confronteert de wereld van Charms met de onze. Ook vandaag staan privacy en individuele vrijheid onder druk. We gooien onze privégegevens grotendeels zelf te grabbel (via sociale media). Overal zien camera’s ons. Altijd en overal kan alles wat we zeggen, doen en laten, publiek gemaakt worden. Persoonlijke informatie is zelfs koopwaar geworden.

In H, an Incident verbeeldt een IJslands koor de massa, die slechts nu en dan in individuen opbreekt. Surreële figuren lijken zo uit Photoshop te zijn geplukt. Een simpele klik op de knop en hun identiteit verdwijnt. Delete.

Plastisch kunstenaar, architect en theatermaker Kris Verdonck beweegt zich op de grens van verschillende disciplines. Hij koos al vaker literatuur als uitgangspunt, zoals in K, a Society (Kafka) of M, a Reflection (Heiner Müller).

> Engels gesproken, Nederlandse en Franse boventiteling

Wednesday, 20 November: MCBTH - GUY CASSIERS & DOMINIQUE PAUWELS

8.00 pm, Maison de la culture, Tournai, Belgium

MCBTH
directed by Guy Cassiers
music composed by Dominique Pauwels
A Toneelhuis and LOD muziektheater production
Theatre / Music

Macbeth is not only the most original tragedy written by Shakespeare. In an atomsphere of war and slaughter and on the topic of the powerful and ambitious Prince who ends up destroyed, Guy Cassiers’s MCBTH tells the story of this character brought back to its essence. Morally between dusk and dawn, Macbeth walks into the darkness of uncontrolled and uncontrollable violence.

On a soundtrack by Dominique Pauwels, the play explores a new kind of musical theatre ;  Five comedians, six musicians (Spectra Ensemble) and three singers (VOCAALLAB) tell the drama of a man that loses more grip on reality with each murder he commits.

Macbeth’s increasing bloodlust, the internalization of his moral struggle, his isolation and the inferno of his imagination are translated into singing and music. While Macbeth acquires more power and commits more murders, the medium of theatre begins to disintegrate and gradually a different genre sneaks in : opera. Macbeth is so absorbed in his struggle for power that the world around him is blurred. Opera symbolizes this blurring. Spoken words are ‘haunted’ by the singing.

Music and singing become fully-fledged actors of the story. They reveal a dimension concealed and repressed by the speach. Through a deep interaction between speach, image and singing, MCBTH aims to expose the cruel poetry carried by the play.

After a series of novel adaptations, Guy Cassiers resolutely chooses for Shakespeare. Yet he clearly builds a bridge to his previous works such as ‘A Triptych of power’ or ‘The man without qualities’, in which he discloses his analysis of the power, the ruler and the relationship of the latter with reality.

By William Shakespeare / Translation : Hugo Claus / Musical composition: Dominique Pauwels / Staging : Guy Cassiers / With Katelijne Damen, Vic De Wachter, Tom Dewispelaere, Kevin Janssens, Johan Van Assche, Francine Vis (mezzo), Els Mondelaers (mezzo), Ekaterina Levental (alto/mezzo), Jan Vercruysse (flute), Kris Deprey (clarinet), Frank Van Eycken (percussion), Pieter Jansen (violin), Bram Bossier (viola), Jan Sciffer (cello) / Orchestra conductor : Filip Rathé / Costumes : Tim Van Steenbergen / Video : Frederik Jassogne (vzw Hangaar) / Lighting design : Giacomo Gorini / Production : Toneelhuis, lod|muziektheater / Coproduction : Spectra ensemble / vocaallab (NL) / maison de la culture d’amiens (Fr).

> Dutch spoken, French translation


MCBTH is het verhaal van Macbeth herleid tot de naakte essentie. Vijf acteurs, zes muzikanten en drie zangeressen vertellen het drama van een man die met iedere moord die hij begaat steeds meer greep verliest op de werkelijkheid. Guy Cassiers en Dominique Pauwels (LOD) gaan op zoek naar een nieuwe vorm van muziektheater. De groeiende moordlust van Macbeth, de verinnerlijking van zijn morele strijd, zijn vereenzaming, zijn verlies van realiteitszin en de hel van zijn verbeelding krijgen een vertaling in zang en muziek. Naarmate Macbeth meer macht verwerft en meer moorden pleegt, begint het theatermedium af te brokkelen en sluipt er langzaam een ander genre naar binnen: opera. Macbeth gaat zodanig op in zijn machtsstrijd dat de wereld rondom hem vervaagt. Opera symboliseert die vervaging. Het gesproken woord wordt ‘bespookt‘ door het gezongen woord. Muziek en zang worden medespelers in het verhaal. Ze leggen een dimensie bloot die in het spreken verborgen en verdrongen blijft. MCBTH wil via de intense interactie van woord, beeld en zang iets oproepen van de wrede poëzie die het stuk in zich draagt.

Na een reeks romanbewerkingen kiest Guy Cassiers resoluut voor Shakespeare. Toch slaat hij duidelijk bruggen naar vorig werk zoals de Triptiek van de macht of De man zonder eigenschappen. Zijn analyse van de macht en van de machthebber en diens verhouding tot de werkelijkheid blijft gelijk. 

> Nederlands gesproken, Franse boventiteling

Thursday, 21 November: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Exhibition, Lille Tripostal

7 pm
Free entry to the exhibition at the Lille Tripostal and Cocktail


Lille 3000Exposition HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Galerie Perrotin / 25 years
11 OCT 2013 > 12 JAN 2014

Continuing in its series of invitations to large collections, lille3000 has invited the Galerie Perrotin to take over the spaces of the Tripostal in Lille.
This exhibition will be an opportunity to take stock of French art dealer Emmanuel Perrotin’s vision of art and the world today, through a selection of works by artists he has exhibited in the course of his 25-year career.
The large open spaces of the Tripostal will accommodate more than one hundred works:
sculptures and monumental installations by Wim Delvoye, Daniel Firman, Gianni Motti and Tatiana Trouvé, mobiles by Lionel Estève, “Vingt ans après” (Twenty years after) by Sophie Calle, the famous “INRI” by Maurizio Cattelan and works specially designed for the venue by Gelitin, 
Guy Limone, Pieter Vermeersch and JR. 
Other rooms will feature works by Japanese artists such as Aya Takano, Mr and Chiho Aoshima. 
Many French artists will be represented, including Bernard Frize, Kolkoz, Ange Leccia, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Philippe Parreno, Xavier Veilhan and Jean-Luc Vilmouth. Visitors will also discover two sculptures by the Scandinavian artists Elmgreen & Dragset as well as a film by Jesper Just projected onto a large screen.

ARTIST OF THE EXPOSITION: 



Chiho Aoshima, Ivan Argote, Daniel Arsham, Mark Barrow, Hernan Bas, Anna Betbeze, Jes Brinch et Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Sophie Calle, Maurizio Cattelan, Peter Coffin, Martin Creed, Johan Creten, Matthew Day Jackson, Wim Delvoye, Eric Duyckaerts, Elmgreen & Dragset, Kate Ericson & Mel Ziegler, Leandro Erlich, Lionel Estève, Tom of Finland, Daniel Firman, Mark Flood, Bernard Frize, Giuseppe Gabellone, Gelitin, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Thilo Heinzmann, John Henderson, Gregor Hildebrandt, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Damien Hirst, Information Fiction Publicité (IFP), Wendy Jacob, Sergej Jensen, Bernard Joisten, Pierre Joseph, JR, Yeondoo Jung, Jesper Just, KAWS, Jean-Pierre Khazem, Bharti Kher, Kolkoz, Klara Kristalova, Ange Leccia, Guy Limone, Adam McEwen, Ryan McGinley, Mariko Mori, Farhad Moshiri, Olivier Mosset, Gianni Motti, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Kaz Oshiro, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Philippe Parreno, Paola Pivi, R.H. Quaytman, Terry Richardson, Claude Rutault, Michael Sailstorfer, André Saraiva, Aya Takano, Tatiana Trouvé, Piotr Uklanski, Chris Vasell, Xavier Veilhan, Pieter Vermeersch, Jean-Luc Vilmouth, John Waters, Pae White, Kenji Yanobe, Sun Yuan Peng Yu, Peter Zimmermann.


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  • H, an incident - Kris Verdonck /  
A Two Dogs Company
  • H, an incident - Kris Verdonck / 
A Two Dogs Company
  • MCBTH - Guy Cassiers / Dominique Pauwels
  • Vignette de la galerie Perrotin