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Indoor Weather

Ezra Veldhuis & Bosse Provoost / Toneelhuis
Wed 26.10.2022 - Thu 27.10.2022
  • 26.10.2022
    20:00 - 21:10
    KVS, Brussels
    Past event
  • 27.10.2022
    20:00 - 21:10
    KVS, Brussels
    Past event

What if the theatre were the belly of a huge whale? Or no, wait – a futuristic, completely unknown ecosystem?

Enthused by the poetry of Inger Christensen and Jeff Vandermeer’s eco-science fiction, Ezra Veldhuis and Bosse Provoost call upon the entire technical apparatus of the theatre to stretch your imagination to the fullest.

In Indoor Weather, the lighting, sound and fly bars are on an equal footing with the human performers. All of these elements are involved in a mysterious game whose rules lie just beyond our comprehension. A greyish green glow suddenly falls upon the stage and then spreads like an oil slick through the theatre; an actor recites passages from it, the monumental cycle of poems by the Danish poet Inger Christensen from 1969; soundscapes swell and recede in the space as if coming from high and low pressure areas. Who is influencing whom in this constantly mutating environment? What is dependent on what? Is the environment a mainstay or an opponent?

There are stroboscopic effects.

In front of the mountains, and before the mountains
burn or break up as planned,
houses are set up, but just houses
that are not real houses, but just real
fronts of unreal houses
into which everyone can easily run
when an artificial rain begins
(gedicht uit it, Inger Christensen) 

"We stellen ons de schouwburg voor als een soort instabiel ecosysteem dat de wereld representeert. We bespelen het technisch apparaat van de schouwburg als gefictionaliseerde niet-menselijke ‘aanwezigheden’, die een eigen agency hebben en de fictieve omgeving op onvermoede manieren beïnvloeden."

Ezra Veldhuis en Bosse Provoost in HART magazine


CONCEPT, REGIE, LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPT, MISE EN SCÈNE, CONCEPTION LUMIÈRES / CONCEPT, DIRECTION, LIGHTING DESIGN Bosse Provoost, Ezra Veldhuis CREATIE, SPEL / CRÉATION, JEU / CREATION, CAST Nathan Ooms, Kristien De Proost, Lobke Leirens, Benjamin Cools DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Sébastien Hendrickx OUTSIDE EYE Edith Cassiers REGIE-ASSISTENTIE / ASSISTANTE À LA MISE EN SCÈNE / ASSISTANT TO DE DIRECTOR Laurens Aneca GELUIDSONTWERP / CONCEPTION SONORE / SOUND DESIGN Benne Dousselaere KOSTUUMONTWERP / CONCEPTION COSTUMES / COSTUME DESIGN Carly Rae Heathcote STAGE / INTERN Milan Van Bortel MET DANK AAN / REMERCIEMENTS À / THANKS TO Max Pairon, An-Marie Lambrechts, Oshin Albrecht, Bart Meuleman, Geert Belpaeme, Jan Fedinger PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION Toneelhuis, P.U.L.S. - Project For Upcoming Artists For The Large Stage COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION De Grote Post, C-Takt MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OFWorkspacebrussels, Kunstencentrum Buda, De Tax Shelter Van De Belgische Federale Overheid, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter Empowered By Belfius