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Orfeus

LAZARUS (Koen De Graeve) en Flat Earth Society Orchestra (FES)
Thu 06.06.2024 20:00 - 21:30
KVS, Brussels
KVS BOL
06.06.2024
20:00 - 21:30
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In a heart-wrenching attempt to undo the death of his beloved, Orpheus tries to enter the Underworld for the three-thousandth year in a row.

In the meantime, he openheartedly shares the insights he has gathered during that time.
To kill time.
With his own myth as a weapon.
The listeners as guinea pigs.
The right string as a lure.
The impossible as a red rag.
Groundhog Day Triplex.
Catapulted by a fifteen-headed sound dragon that calls itself Flat Earth Society (FES).
Sixteen flapping pairs of lips on one stage. 

Koen De Graeve (LAZARUS) and Peter Vermeersch (Flat Earth Society Orchestra) are in ship shape. In Orfeus they explore the extremes of human ingenuity, served on a musical bed of ancient-Greek jazz, doused in a generous outpour of imagery-laced word soup that amazes and confuses, titillates and moves.
A hilarious, two-hour-long act of despair.
That will fail.
 
May everyone die of pleasure. (Epicurus)
Or of sublime hearing loss. (Aphex Twin)
Or of boredom. (God)

Credits

TEKST & SPEL / TEXTE & JEU / TEXT & PERFORMANCE Koen De Graeve MUZIEK / MUSIQUE / MUSIC Peter Vermeersch GELUID / SON / SOUND Laurens Ingels FLAT EARTH SOCIETY ORCHESTRA Peter Vermeersch (compositie/klarinet/electronix), Michel Mast (tenor saxofoon), Benjamin Boutreur (alt saxofoon/klarinet), Bruno Vansina (bariton saxofoon/klarinet), Bart Maris (trompet), Pauline Leblond (trompet), Peter Delannoye (trombone), Marc Meeuwissen (trombone), Berlinde Deman (tuba), Martí Melià Margañon (klarinet/bas saxofoon), Teun Verbruggen (slagwerk), Peter Vandenberghe (klavieren/electronix), Kristof Roseeuw (contrabas), Frederik Leroux-Roels (gitaar/banjo), Wim Segers (marimba/slagwerk) LICHT & BEELD / LUMIÈRE & IMAGE / LIGHTS & IMAGE Jasper Vanhalle PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION theater arsenaal & Flat Earth Society Orchestra COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION Perpodium MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF Taxshelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid