Stefan Jakiela


Renée Goethijn
10x10 collaboration with Voor?uit
Thu 24 Feb - Fri 25 Feb
24 Feb
25 Feb

A magical-realistic & artificial world in motion

For the premiere of MANNAHATTA, theatre maker Renée Goethijn - together with stage designer Stefan Jakiela - transforms the stage into a magical-realistic and artificial natural scene. Three figures, for whom the natural world is only a vague memory, are at each other's mercy. How do they react when that bizarre landscape starts an absurd rebellion? 

MANNAHATTA is a performance that balances between theatre, performance and visual work, in which Renée Goethijn goes in search of the connections between climate, technology and paternalism. She places the actors in a simultaneously nostalgic, futuristic and utopian world, in which the boundaries between nature and technology are blurred. MANNAHATTA thus shows a landscape dancing on the ruins of the world as we know it. A landscape that might eventually swallow mankind whole.

As part of 10x10, a collaboration between LOD music theatre and Kunstencentrum Voo?uit.

As part of 10x10, a collaboration between LOD music theatre and Kunstencentrum Voo?uit.

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"The more rational our society becomes - as we organise it more and more mathematically and technologically - the more mythical the forms it takes. Distinguishing between life and death, present and past, human or computer, fact or fiction, information or disinformation, becomes more and more difficult."

Renée Goethijn


concept & regie Renée Goethijn scenografie Stefan Jakiela spel & creatie Goele Derick, Guy Dermul & Lotte Diependaele geluidsontwerp Joris Blanckaert lichtontwerp Kurt Lefevre kostuumontwerp Anne-Catherine Kunz dramaturgie Bart Capelle assistentie regie, vormgeving & dramaturgie Amélia Malfait software & elektronica Marcel Samyn advies beweging Georgina del Carmen Teunissen & Bryan Thiltges techniek Sarah Feyen productie Kunstenwerkplaats KWP coproductie Kunstencentrum Voo?uit, C-TAKT, Theater Antigone & De Grote Post met de steun van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Sabam, A Two Dogs Company, kunstencentrum Vooruit, Kultuurfaktorij Monty, GC Kriekelaar, GC De Kroon & K.A.K. met dank aan Kristinn Guðmundsson in coproductie met LOD muziektheater

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