or it’s ok to pretend everything's ok
5 May 2018 - 19:00 - KANAL - Brussels
Jan Lauwers starts out from the performers’ family trees and is writing a new story based on their various nationalities, cultures and languages.
A concert by a band that is looking the wrong way.
‘No one can sustain constant praise of life. Death or, rather, the finiteness of human life deserves a song or a dance too.’
Following the success of Isabella’s room (2004), which looked at Lauwers’ family history, he is now exploring the history of Hertmans’ family, somewhere between art and war, and in the midst of the Flemish struggle.
On 27 February 2018, Sven Gatz, the Minister of Culture, Youth, Media and Brussels, presented the Ultimas 2017, the Flemish Culture Awards. The Ultimas provide a look back at the numerous efforts and achievements in the cultural sector during the past year. This year, the prize for General Cultural Achievement goes to Viviane De Muynck.
From the jury report:
Viviane De Muynck is la grande dame of the stage in the Low Countries, but she is also famous far beyond its borders. De Muynck has the special gift of being able to pass on the art of acting. With her expertise and eloquent personality, she inspires young generations of actors and actresses. Internationally, she is a popular guest tutor at masterclasses and workshops. Her exceptional linguistic ability is key to this. Viviane De Muynck has the soul of an artist. […] Viviane De Muynck herself also dares to be unashamedly speechless. She recognises no taboo and as an actress displays herself in many forms: in beauty and ugliness, in vulnerability and in timelessness. She has perfected her talent during many years on the stage and in front of the camera, with no loss of energy or curiosity. Which is precisely the fuel that enables the artist to create a new masterpiece from scratch every time.
We offer our more than well-deserved congratulations!
Viviane De Muynck is currently touring in, among other things, War and Turpentine by Jan Lauwers & Needcompany.
On Friday 22 September the doors at MILL will once again be swinging open for CINEMAXIMILIAAN @ MILL’S HOME CINEMA EVENING. Cinemaximiliaan (a pop-up cinema for and with newcomers) will show a selection of short films.
After the interval, the programme continues with Goldfish Game. This is a chance to see Jan Lauwers’ first full-length film once again. At the 2004 Slamdance Film Festival (USA) it won the ‘Grand Jury Honor for Best Ensemble Cast’.
After 23 years, Needcompany is moving from the centre of Brussels to the former Gosset tobacco factory in Gabrielle Petitstraat in Molenbeek. This multifaceted building was built by the art deco architect Adrien Blomme between the wars. The move launches a new and important stage in Needcompany’s thirty-year existence; it opens the doors to young creatives, because the aim is to make this building more broadly accessible. One example is Kuiperskaai, a collective of performers, musicians, artists and writers, which will be given a workspace.
|29 May||War and turpentine||Sète|
|30 May||War and turpentine||Sète|
|18 Jun||Concert by a Band Facing the Wrong Way||Poznan|
|19 Jun||Concert by a Band Facing the Wrong Way||Poznan|
|22 Jun||War and turpentine||Poznan|
|23 Jun||War and turpentine||Poznan|
|28 Jun||War and turpentine||Marseille|
|29 Jun||War and turpentine||Marseille|
|08 Jul||Isabella's room||Almada|
|29 May||War and turpentine|
|30 May||War and turpentine|
|18 Jun||Concert by a Band Facing the Wrong Way|
|19 Jun||Concert by a Band Facing the Wrong Way|
|22 Jun||War and turpentine|
|23 Jun||War and turpentine|
|28 Jun||War and turpentine|
|29 Jun||War and turpentine|
|08 Jul||Isabella's room|