Kurt Van der Elst
Fri 1 Nov - Sun 26 Apr

as long as we are playing

kabinet k, LOD & hetpaleis / kabinet k & Thomas Smetryns
1 Nov
-
26 Apr
  • Sun 5 Jan
    15:00
    On tour,
    C-mine Cultuurcentrum - Genk (BE)
  • Mon 6 Jan
    10:00
    for schools
    On tour,
    C-mine Cultuurcentrum - Genk (BE)
  • Mon 6 Jan
    13:30
    for schools
    On tour,
    C-mine Cultuurcentrum - Genk (BE)
  • Sun 12 Jan
    15:00
    On tour,
    Leietheater - Deinze (BE)
  • Sun 19 Jan
    14:00
    On tour,
    de Warande - Turnhout (BE)
  • Sun 9 Feb
    16:00
    On tour,
    Theater Rotterdam (NL)
  • Fri 14 Feb
    20:30
    On tour,
    de Brakke Grond - Amsterdam (NL)
  • Sat 15 Feb
    19:00
    On tour,
    de Brakke Grond - Amsterdam (NL)
  • Fri 21 Feb
    19:00
    On tour,
    De Velinx, Tongeren (BE)
  • Sat 22 Feb
    19:30
    On tour,
    CC De Herbakker - Eeklo (BE)
  • Tue 25 Feb
    19:30
    On tour,
    Krokusfestival, Hasselt (BE)
  • Fri 6 Mar
    20:00
    On tour,
    CC De Schakel - Waregem (BE)
  • Sat 21 Mar
    19:00
    On tour,
    La Villette - Paris (FR)
  • Sun 22 Mar
    16:00
    On tour,
    La Villette - Paris (FR)
  • Mon 23 Mar
    10:00
    for schools
    On tour,
    La Villette - Paris (FR)
  • Mon 23 Mar
    14:30
    for schools
    On tour,
    La Villette - Paris (FR)
  • Thu 26 Mar
    19:00
    On tour,
    STUK - Leuven (BE)
  • Fri 27 Mar
    14:00
    for schools
    On tour,
    STUK - Leuven (BE)
  • Fri 27 Mar
    19:00
    On tour,
    STUK - Leuven (BE)
  • Fri 3 Apr
    20:00
    On tour,
    CC Sint-Niklaas (BE)
  • Sun 5 Apr
    17:00
    On tour,
    Tweetakt - Utrecht (NL)
  • Thu 9 Apr
    19:30
    On tour,
    CC De Werft - Geel (BE)
  • Thu 16 Apr
    17:00
    On tour,
    Centre André Malraux - Haezebrouck (FR)
  • Fri 17 Apr
    19:00
    On tour,
    Centre André Malraux - Haezebrouck (FR)
  • Sat 18 Apr
    17:00
    On tour,
    Centre André Malraux - Haezebrouck (FR)
  • Sun 26 Apr
    15:00
    On tour,
    CC De Factorij - Zaventem (BE)
  • Fri 1 Nov
    19:00
    Premiere
    On tour,
    hetpaleis - Antwerp (BE)
  • Sun 3 Nov
    15:00
    On tour,
    hetpaleis - Antwerp (BE)
  • Thu 7 Nov
    10:00
    For schools
    On tour,
    hetpaleis - Antwerp (BE)
  • Thu 7 Nov
    13:30
    For schools
    On tour,
    hetpaleis - Antwerp (BE)
  • Fri 8 Nov
    19:00
    On tour,
    hetpaleis - Antwerp (BE)
  • Sat 9 Nov
    19:00
    On tour,
    hetpaleis - Antwerp (BE)
  • Sun 10 Nov
    15:00
    On tour,
    hetpaleis - Antwerp (BE)
  • Tue 12 Nov
    10:00
    For schools
    On tour,
    hetpaleis - Antwerp (BE)
  • Tue 12 Nov
    13:30
    For schools
    On tour,
    hetpaleis - Antwerp (BE)
  • Sat 16 Nov
    20:00
    in Ghent, Gent (BE)
    LOD
  • Sun 17 Nov
    15:00
    in Ghent, Gent (BE)
    LOD
  • Wed 20 Nov
    20:00
    in Ghent, Gent (BE)
    LOD
  • Sat 23 Nov
    20:00
    in Ghent, Gent (BE)
    LOD
  • Sun 24 Nov
    15:00
    in Ghent, Gent (BE)
    LOD
  • Fri 29 Nov
    19:00
    On tour,
    Le Grand Bleu, Lille (FR)
  • Sat 30 Nov
    18:00
    On tour,
    Le Grand Bleu, Lille (FR)

In as long as we are playing, kabinet k (Joke Laureyns & Kwint Manshoven) and composer Thomas Smetryns explore new directions. Together with seven children, Kwint Manshoven, Marieke Berendsen and Louise Tanoto on stage, they represent 'play' as a metaphor for society.

As long as we are playing is a performance like a playground, a reserve for possibilities and interpretations. Play as the basis of the language of movement. Play as an infinite loop, each time in a new form. Play in which the rules manifest themselves in the hands of the people who apply, follow, change, modify, manipulate and ignore them. Play as a place of pleasure and harmony, but also of conflict and power. Play as a mirror of our possibilities, our nature and our coexistence. But also as a statement about the body and about dance.

Part of
Thomas Smetryns

‘Play’ occupies a special place in kabinet k’s creative processes. After a good 15 years in which play was the thread running through its creations, this time the company intends to give it the leading role.

Il existe une sorte de pays, très petit, si petit qu’il ressemble un peu à une scène de théâtre. Il est habité deux ou trois fois par jour par son peuple. Les habitants sont petits de taille. S’ils vivent selon les lois, en tout cas, ils n’arrêtent pas de les remettre en cause, et de se battre violemment à ce propos. Ce pays s’appelle «La Cour», et son peuple «Les Enfants». Lorsque «Les Enfants» vont dans «La Cour», ils découvrent, éprouvent la «force de sentiments ou la servitude humaine», on appelle cela “La Récréation"

Claire Simon

Credits

choreography Joke Laureyns & Kwint Manshoven music Thomas Smetryns with Marieke Berendsen, Nona De Neve, Ilena Deboeverie, Marie-Lou Liberale, Lorenz Ludovic Maes, Kwint Manshoven, Juliette Spildooren, Louise Tanoto, Lili Van Den Bruel, Aya Vanvinckenroye scenography Amy Franceschini & Kwint Manshoven dramaturg Mieke Versyp photography Kurt Van der Elst production manager Famke Dhont production kabinet k, LOD muziektheater & hetpaleis with the support of the Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian federal gouvernment tax shelter partner Flanders Tax Shelter