A word that sounds like the act itself.
One can only imagine the bewilderment and helplessness of the victims. And we
often have an opinion about that too.
SKaGeN's new performance, Bjarne Devolder, along with Lukas Smolders (Angels In
America - Olympic Dramatic) and Valentijn Dhaenens (SkaGeN & KVS), goes on
a quest to find out what goes on in the minds of seemingly ordinary people who
for no apparent reason start hitting or shooting people, or causing
psychological harm through verbal means. The creators wonder about the perverse
pleasure these people derive from these acts: it is odious but also a reason
traumas are at the origin of these acts? Is there only what Freud calls
resentment and is there a deeper, social responsibility to be found in our
society's shift to the right? Or are we talking about individual
responsibility? The themes addressed in this performance are anger, toxic
masculinity, (gay)bashing and political extremes. The creators study the
importance of group dynamics, feelings of superiority and perverse desire. They
do so on the basis of exemplary stories from world literature that have their
roots in hatred, aggression and toxic world views.
performance does not want to hold up a moralizing finger. It studies how
radicalization in all its forms can occur. Who owns the truth and where are the
lines drawn? For that is the reasoning then: “We do not close the door out of
hatred for the other, but out of love for those who are inside.”
Bjarne Devolder, Valentijn Dhaenens / GAME: Bjarne Devolder, Lucas
Smolders / TECHNIQUE: Gilles Pollak / BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND
COORDINATION: Korneel Hamers / PRODUCTION: SKaGeN & De Studio / WITH
THE SUPPORT OF: The Flemish Community, Perpodium & Taxshelter.
|14/03/2023 - 20:00
|15/03/2023 - 20:00
|16/03/2023 - 20:00