Short of Lying

Luanda Casella
06.12.2018
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07.12.2018
  • Thu 06.12.2018
    20:30 - 21:45
    KVS, Brussel
    KVS BOX
  • Fri 07.12.2018
    20:30 - 21:45
    KVS, Brussel
    KVS BOX

Trough a parody of a TED-talk, SHORT OF LYING uncovers how stories shape, frame and manipulate reality. The performance draws attention to the art of rhetoric, in a playful tension between deception and awareness.

Short of Lying is a storytelling performance and a lecture on storytelling at the same time. More specifically, the performance speaks of the power of stories to frame and manipulate reality and how narrative thinking and storytelling has been appropriated by communication media. The performance is situated in the conflicting realm of online publishing, which has confiscated narrative thinking and storytelling since the 1990s to serve the neoliberal logics. In true TED-Talk style, Short of Lying draws attention to the art of discourse while exposing literary mechanisms of deception, in order to create a playful tension between awareness and misdirection.

Winner of the Sabam Jongtheaterschrijfprijs at Theater aan Zee 2018. The jury said: “In Short of Lying, Luanda Casella dissects the lie as the ultimate narrative tool, through a spoken word performance that balances between stand-up psychology, scientific TED-Talk and literary storytelling. Using a text ingeniously composed around bluff, mystification and bullshit, she cleverly exposes the mechanisms of deception.”

Credits

CONCEPT, TEXT & PERFORMANCE LUANDA CASELLA DRAMATURGY SEBASTIEN HENDRICKX COACHING TOM DUPONT SCENOGRAPHY FELIX FASOLT COSTUMES/ASSISTENT SCENOGRAPHY JOY VERVAEKE LIGHTING DESIGN MARIA_DERMITZAKI SOUND ADVICE PABLO CASELLA WITH THE SUPPORT OF WORKSPACE BRUSSELS, WP ZIMMER, CAMPO, CC DE GROTE POST, WIPCOOP, KASK SCHOOL OF ARTS, VERBO INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL (GALERIA VERMELHO, SÃO PAULO), STAD GENT & FLEMISH GOVERNMENT

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