The Heroes

Is a human capable of giving his life? For his land, for his lover, for his beliefs? Can heroes really exist or are they just an indispensable part of uplifting stories? And if they have existed, was the thing they gave their life for worth dying for? And if they still exist, what would they now give their life for? And do heroes themselves know they are heroes?

The Heroes is a monologue that Josse De Pauw wrote to raise questions about heroism and its present meaning. The historian Sophie De Schaepdrijver assists him in his quest. Domnique Pauwels composed the music, based on voices and concrete sounds. What would the head sound like, of the person speaking here? Not everything is fixed in a score, and the text is in direct contact with the sounds and music. By having the technician Brecht Beuselinck work live on stage, Josse De Pauw wants to build on the polyphony of heroism each night.

A man, a photo of his child, a flag of his country, a book, worn by reading, by a great thinker who inspired him, the speech by a great leader, the hundred and seventy-five commandments of an ancient god… Broken-down props of a human life. Everything has its own story, everything has its own voice, an individuality. That’s how this man’s head sounds. The man himself: he expresses his doubts.

Fri 29 Sep
2017
Les Francophonies en Limousin Limoges (FR)
Sat 30 Sep
2017
Les Francophonies en Limousin Limoges (FR)
Wed 11 Oct
2017
Le Manège Maubeuge (FR)
Sat 10 Feb
2018
Theater Malpertuis Tielt (BE)
Tue 13 Feb
2018
La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d’Ascq (FR)
Wed 14 Feb
2018
La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d’Ascq (FR)
Thu 15 Feb
2018
La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d’Ascq (FR)
Fri 23 Feb
2018
20:00, CC Ter Vesten Beveren (BE)
Thu 1 Mar
2018
20:30, CC De Ploter Ternat (BE)
Sat 10 Mar
2018
CC De Factorij Zaventem (BE)
Fri 23 Mar
2018
20:00, CC Zwaneberg Heist op den Berg (BE)
Fri 30 Mar
2018
20:30, CC Ter Dilft Bornem (BE)
Fri 6 Apr
2018
20:00, Le Granit Belfort (FR)

Passed

Credits

  • MISE EN SCÈNE, TEXT, WITH Josse De Pauw
  • COMPOSITION & INSTALLATION Dominique Pauwels
  • LIVE REMIX Brecht Beuselinck
  • LIGHT & SET DESIGN Eric Soyer
  • COSTUME DESIGN Greta Goiris
  • RESEARCH Sophie De Schaepdrijver
  • MUSIC (RECORDING) SPECTRA; Pieter Jansen (violin), Liesbet Jansen (violin), Bram Bossier (viola), Vincent Hepp (viola), Peter Devos (cello)
  • PROGRAMMATION & PIANO (RECORDING) Dominique Pauwels
  • SINGING (RECORDING) Maria Portela Larisch
  • VOICE GIRL NL (RECORDING) Cecile Verwee
  • VOICE GIRL FR (RECORDING) Eva Rose Thys
  • COSTUME ASSISTANT Claudine Grinwis Plaat Stultjes
  • CONCEPT & PRODUCTION BUG Logos Foundation
  • TECHNICAL COORDINATION Brecht Beuselinck
  • TECHNICIANS Jannes Dierynck, Brecht Beuselinck
  • PRODUCTION MANAGER Kristel Deweerdt
  • PRESS & COMMUNICATION Magalie Lagae, Inge Jooris, Lien De Trogh
  • BOOKINGS Frans Brood Productions
  • PHOTO Kurt Van der Elst
  • VIDEO Pascal Poissonnier, Jan Bosteels
  • TRANSLATION Monique Nagielkopf
  • PRODUCTION LOD muziektheater and KVS
  • COPRODUCTION Le Manège Maubeuge, La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d’Ascq, Théâtre de Namur
  • WITH THANKS TO Bart Maris, Wim Piqueur, David Messeman, DADA Studios

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