KVS
© Michiel Devijver

Killjoy Quiz

Luanda Casella / NTGent
Thu 22.09.2022 - Fri 23.09.2022
22.09.2022
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23.09.2022
  • 22.09.2022
    20:00 - 21:40
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOL
    be patient please
  • 23.09.2022
    20:00 - 21:40
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOL
    be patient please

Luanda Casella gradually replaces the cosy predictability of a television quiz with a much spicier thought exercise.

A killjoy? That’s someone who deliberately spoils the fun for others. In Killjoy Quiz, Luanda Casella makes use of Sara Ahmed’s character of the spoilsport: someone who is ready to suppress any form of violence, even when it’s uncomfortable.  

Participants answer questions. Points are given. But what does it mean to win a quiz? You might know a lot about the world, but that doesn’t mean you know the complexity behind the facts. Killjoy Quiz debunks the idea that you can score points for knowledge in a game – the ultimate goal: learning to have a dialogue.

Which dominant discourse do we collectively help maintain, deliberately or subconsciously? How does language sway our thinking – collectively and individually – when it comes to migration, economy, gender equality, ecology? Words can be powerful, and eloquence is a weapon. But the sly multiple-choice questions in this production mercilessly expose a number of biases.

Is part of the selection:
English please

Extra

Killjoy Quiz comes to KVS as part of a brand-new Brussels interdisciplinary feminist festival FAME (Festival where Arts Meet Empowerment). This international arts festival will take place in Brussels from 19 to 24 September 2022 and will question how a dialogue between arts, culture and feminism can be constructed. A host of (inter)national artists ponder this question and propose a wide range of answers. Keep an eye out for more news!

Luanda Casella is a Brazilian writer and performer trying to rescue the art of storytelling from its mediatised doomed destiny. By examining rhetorical concepts through humor, her work exposes language constructions, exploring unreliable narration in fiction and in everyday communicative processes.

Her work has been shown in venues and festivals around the world such as Spielart (Munich), Edinburg International Festival, Het TheaterFestival (Gent), Kaserne (Basel). With her last solo piece Short of Lying she won the Sabam writing prize at Theater aan Zee (TAZ Oostende).

Credits

CONCEPT, REGIE & TEKST / CONCEPT, MISE EN SCÈNE & TEXTE / CONCEPT, DIRECTION & TEXT Luanda Casella SPEL / JEU / PERFORMANCE Yolanda Mpelé, Lindah Nyirenda ZANG / CHANT / SINGING Maïmouna Rachels, Helena Casella, Timia Van Der Linden BEGELEIDING & CHOREOGRAFIE / ACCOMPAGNEMENT & CHORÉGRAPHIE / COACHING & CHOREOGRAPHY Lucius Romeo-Fromm DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Sébastien Hendrickx LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRE / LIGHTING DESIGN Dennis Diels SCENOGRAFIE / SCÉNOGRAPHIE / SCENOGRAPHY Felix Fasolt COMPOSITIE / COMPOSITION Pablo Casella GRAFISCHE VORMGEVING & TYPESETTING PROJECTIES / GRAPHISME & PROJECTIONS DE LA COMPOSITION / GRAPHIC DESIGN & TYPESETTING PROJECTIONS Kahil Janssens PRODUCTIELEIDING / DIRECTEUR·EUSE DE PRODUCTION / PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Greet Prové TECHNISCHE PRODUCTIE / COORDINATION PRODUCTION / TECHNICAL PRODUCTION Pieter Nys TECHNIEK / TECHNIQUE Jan Van Ooteghem UITVOEREND DECOR / EXÉCUTION DÉCOR / SET EXECUTION Decoratelier NTGent, Felix Fasolt MET DANK AAN / REMERCIEMENTS À / THANKS TO Dan Vandevoorde / X-Treme Creations KOSTUUMONTWERP / CONCEPTION COSTUMES / COSTUME DESIGN Kostuumatelier Ntgent PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION Ntgent COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION Workspacebrussels, De Grote Post Oostende MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF The Belgian Tax Shelter, De Vlaamse Overheid