© Sanne Peper
Thu 19.12.2019 20:30 - 21:40

PERMANENT DESTRUCTION - THE HM CONCERT

Naomi Velissariou / Theater Utrecht
19.12.2019
20:30 - 21:40
  • Thu 19.12.2019
    20:30 - 21:40
    KVS, Brussel
    KVS BOX

Following the succes of their first show, Permanent Destruction - The SK Concert Naomi Velissariou and Joost Maaskant continue their theatrical concert series. Their first performance was shortlisted for both the Dutch and Flemish Theatre Festivals and awarded with a prize for best direction at the Louis d'Or Awards. The codeword this time is feminist terrorism. 

In Permanent Destruction - The HM Concert theatre-maker / performer Naomi Velissariou and sound producer Joost Maaskant confront themselves with the uncompromising work of German playwright and director Heiner Müller. Visuals are by photographer / sculptor Jan Hoek. The show has won countless accolades in the press for its bold combination of biting lyrics, danceable tunes and pounding beats. 

Velissariou finds a radical way to express what the essence of Müller's work means to her by dissecting themes of misogyny, sexism and feminist extremism. To her, a theatrical concert offers the ultimate means for shining a light on them. 

Permanent Destruction - The HM Concert is the second part of a post-dystopian music theatre trilogy that tackles taboos in our current image culture. We avoid things like heartbreak and misogyny because they’re not sexy or Instagram-worthy. You can't build a profile on an expression of pain. Or can you? 

Naomi Velissariou shows us that you can diffuse fear by honouring it; that if you want the weight to fall off your shoulders, you just have to dance to the tune and rhythm of your pain. The music - which ranges from techno to rap, hardcore and punk - is a pounding embodiment of a dark message, or as the band calls it, "melodrama on speed". 

NB: Strobe lighting is used in this performance. 

Credits

TEKST & LIEDTEKST / TEXTE & PAROLES / TEXT & LYRICS Heiner Müller, Naomi Velissariou CONCEPT & REGIE / CONCEPT & MISE EN SCÈNE / CONCEPTION & DIRECTION Naomi Velissariou UITVOERING / EXÉCUTION / PERFORMANCE Permanent Destruction (Joost Maaskant & Naomi Velissariou), Valentijn Bernard & Gary Gravenbeek GELUIDSONTWERP / CONCEPTION SON / SOUNDDESIGN Joost Maaskant VISUALS Jan Hoek LICHTONTWERP & VIDEOPROGRAMMERING / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRE & PROGRAMMATION VIDÉO / LIGHT DESIGN & VIDEO PROGRAMMING Bart Van Den Heuvel KOSTUUMS / COSTUMES Bibi Trompetter MET STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF Fonds 21, Fonds Podiumkunsten, St. Naomi Velissariou, Likeminds, C-Takt REGIE-ASSISTENT / ASSISTANT MISE EN SCÈNE / DIRECTORS ASSISTANT Floor Houweling Ten Cate PRODUCTIELEIDING / DIRECTION DE PRODUCTION / PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Paulien Van Der Avoird, Suzan Slinger CAMPAGNEFOTOGRAAF / PHOTOGRAPHE DE CAMPAGNE / CAMPAIGN PHOTOGRAPHER Jan Hoek STYLING CAMPAGNEFOTOGRAFIE / STYLING PHOTOGRAPHIE DE CAMPAGNE / STYLING CAMPAIGN PHOTOGRAPHY Duran Lantink KAPSEL / COIFFURE / HAIR Hester Beek MAKE-UP / MAQUILLAGE Joyce Clerkx ACHTERGROND / TOILE DE FOND/ BACKDROP Guillaume Roux (Rouxcoucou) SCEPTER / SCEPTRE Benedikt Fischer GRAFISCHE VORMGEVING / GRAPHISME / GRAPHIC DESIGN Attak, Casper Herselman

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