ARE WE NOT DRAWN ONWARD TO NEW ERA
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SPECTACLES

14 nov
— 15 nov 2019

ARE WE NOT DRAWN ONWARD TO NEW ERA

ONTROEREND GOED

Théâtre / Performance
International
Festival Semaine 2

Festival TNB

THU 14 11 9:00PM
FRI 15 11 9:00PM

Outdoors
L'Aire Libre, Saint-Jacques-de-la-lande

Duration 1h15

In english with french surtitles

In partnership with L'Aire Libre

« Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. » — Kierkegaard

This show, like its title, is a palindrome. It can be read the same backward and forward. Some individuals think humanity is moving forward, others believe the contrary. Some fear that the end is near, others call them scaremongers. Regardless of who is right, our species’ quest for progress and its thousands of years of presence on earth have left its mark. Can our actions be reversed? This is an increasingly urgent question well worth raising. Are we not drawn onward to new erA does so. It is a visual metaphor for that crucial moment in our near future when the question arises: is humankind en route to its demise or to its salvation?


ABOUT

Since its creation in 1994, the Belgian company, Ontroerend Goed, whose artistic director is Alexander Devriendt, has toured the world with their productions such as The Personal Trilogy, Audience, Fight Night, £¥€$.

Outdoors
L'Aire Libre, Saint-Jacques-de-la-lande

Duration 1h15

In english with french surtitles

Direction
ALEXANDER DEVRIENDT
Dramaturgy
JAN MARTENS
Stage design
PHILIP AGUIRRE
Lights, video and sound
JEROEN WUYTS
BABETTE PONCELET
Composition
WILLIAM BASINSKI
Soundtrack with the musicians of
SPECTRA ENSEMBLE

With
MARIA DAFNEROS
KAROLIEN DE BLESER
CHARLOTTE DE BRUYNE
VINCENT DUNOYER
ANGELO TIJSSENS
JONAS VERMEULEN


Production : Ontroerend Goed.
Coproduction : Spectra ; Vooruit Gent ; Theatre Royal Plymouth ; Adelaide Festival ; Richard Jordan Productions Ltd.