Lies Pauwels

LIES PAUWELS (°1968, Ghent) is both director and actress. She could be seen in the legendary pieces by Alain Platel and Arne Sierens and has worked with countless performers and groups including Tg STAN, Het Toneelhuis, Dood Paard, Eric De Volder, Dimitri Verhulst and Josse De Pauw. She has created many performances at home and abroad, such as at the Manchester International Festival, Schauspielhaus Bochum and the Burgtheater in Vienna. At hetpaleis in Antwerp, she created The Hamilton Complex, which was a breakthrough success both in Flanders and internationally. Lies is one of the LOD’s artists in residence. Do the Calimero was her first production for LOD muziektheater

Her work is characterised by a true-to-life quality unique in theatre. The performances often start from a fascination for unique people or situations, but time and time again, Pauwels succeeds in using these ostensibly extravagant starting points as catalysts for a much more universal story. Because in the end, we are all people wrestling with the same problems, suffering from the same limitations and who ultimately can only do their best to make something of life, despite everything. 

“THE HAMILTONCOMPLEX IS THE RARE KIND OF THEATRE THAT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF”
        - Charlotte De Somviele, De Standaard

“THE JOY OF PLAYING AND ESPECIALLY THE IRONIC LAYER - ALSO TYPICAL FOR ADOLESCENTS - MAKE THE 100 MINUTES FLY BY”
       - Concertnews (about Het Hamiltoncomplex)

“WHIMSICAL, MYSTERIOUS, OVERWHELMING, EMOTIONAL, AVERSE TO ALL LOGIC AND FULL OF CONTRASTS”
       - Charlotte De Somviele, Etcetera (about Anatomie van Pijn)

“IMAGINATIVE, DISRUPTIVE AND UNCOMPROMISING” ****
        - Hein Janssen, De Volkskrant (about Anatomie van Pijn)

Productions

    • 9 Feb
      20:30 - 22:30
      On tour,
      l’Onde Théâtre Centre d’Art - Vélizy-Villacoublay
    • 18 Feb
      20:00 - 22:00
      On tour,
      CC Evergem - Evergem (BE)
    • 15 Jun
      20:00 - 22:00
      Schaxpir Festival Linz - Linz (AU)
    • 21 Apr
      20:00
      Première
      On tour,
      hetpaleis - Antwerp (BE)
    • 22 Apr
      20:00
      On tour,
      hetpaleis - Antwerp (BE)
    • 23 Apr
      20:00
      On tour,
      hetpaleis - Antwerp (BE)
    • 29 Apr
      20:00
      On tour,
      hetpaleis - Antwerp (BE)
    • 30 Apr
      20:00
      On tour,
      hetpaleis - Antwerp (BE)
    • 18 May
      20:00
      in, Gent
      NTGent - Gent (BE)
    • 19 May
      20:00
      in, Gent
      NTGent - Gent (BE)
    • 25 May
      20:00
      On tour,
      de Brakke Grond - Amsterdam (NL)
    • 26 May
      20:00
      On tour,
      de Brakke Grond - Amsterdam (NL)
    • 1 Jun
      20:15
      On tour,
      Koninklijke Schouwburg - Den Haag (NL)
    • 2 Jun
      20:15
      On tour,
      Koninklijke Schouwburg - Den Haag (NL)
    • 19 Jun
      20:00
      Schaxpir Festival Linz - Linz (AU)
    • 2 Jul
      19:30
      On tour,
      Festival Tweetakt - Utrecht (NL)
    • 9 Sep
      19:30
      On tour,
      Apollo-Theater Siegen, Siegen (DE)
    • 17 Nov
      19:00 - 21:00
      On tour,
      NEXT Arts Festival - Kortrijk/Lille (BE)
    • 18 Nov
      20:00 - 22:00
      On tour,
      NEXT Arts Festival - Kortrijk/Lille (BE)
    • 19 Jan
      20:00 - 22:00
      On tour,
      hetpaleis - Antwerp (BE)
    • 20 Jan
      20:00 - 22:00
      On tour,
      hetpaleis - Antwerp (BE)
    • 12 Aug
      12:00 - 13:00
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND 2021
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Buitenpodium - Ghent (BE)
    • 13 Aug
      12:00 - 13:00
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND 2021
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Buitenpodium - Ghent (BE)
    • 19 Aug
      12:00 - 13:00
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND 2021
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Buitenpodium - Ghent (BE)
    • 26 Aug
      12:00 - 13:00
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND 2021
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Buitenpodium - Ghent (BE)
    • 27 Aug
      12:00 - 13:00
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND 2021
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Buitenpodium - Ghent (BE)