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VALENTIJN DHAENENS

Valentijn Dhaenens (°Ghent, 1976) is a theatre and film actor. He graduated from the Antwerp Conservatory in 2000 as a master in the Dramatic Arts under Dora Van der Groen.

He is a co-founder of theatre company SKaGeN and has acted in performances by, amongst others, NTGent, KVS, Kaaitheater and Ontroerend Goed. The wider audience may be more familiar with Dhaenens through his film and television work, including De helaasheid der dingen (Felix Van Groeningen), Stranger in Paradise (Guido Henderikx) and Girl (Lukas Dhont). The films De helaasheid der dingen and Girl received ample international acclaim, including at the Cannes film festival, where Girl was awarded the Camera d’Or. Dhaenens took on the lead role in Dutch documentary fiction film Stranger in Paradise, which was nominated for the European Film Awards, opened the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2017 and took home the IDFA Special Jury Award. The film also received several accolades at international film festivals.

Dhaenens’ theatre breakthrough came with BigmoutH, an ode to rhetoric, which was followed by the equally successful monologue SmallWaR. Both productions were written by Dhaenens and toured worldwide.

For KVS, Dhaenens created Domestica and Onbezongen. The English version of the latter premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 as Unsung, which won him the Fringe First, one of the most important awards at the festival. 

In 2019 he performed in Knaus with Alexia Leysen and he joined the cast of Vita Siyo Muchezo Ya Watoto, a play by Frédérique Lecomte. Together with Lecomte, Dhaenens visited East Congo, where they created the performance together with local artists.

From 4 September 2020 you can see Dhaenens on our stage in collaboration with Bruno Vanden Broecke for the first time, in the performance Jonathan.

PHOTOS
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Performances by and with Valentijn Dhaenens

    • 29.03.2024
      20:00 - 21:30
      Zaal Rhetorica
    • 02.04.2024
      20:00 - 21:00
      CCHA, Hasselt
      Grote zaal
    • 04.04.2024
      20:00 - 21:00
      Cultuurcentrum 't Schaliken, Herentals
      Schouwburg
    • 26.07.2021
      20:30
      THEATER AAN ZEE
      CC De Grote Post, Oostende
      DGP
    • 27.07.2021
      16:00
      THEATER AAN ZEE
      CC De Grote Post, Oostende
      DGP
    • 27.07.2021
      20:30
      THEATER AAN ZEE
      CC De Grote Post, Oostende
      DGP
    • 03.11.2021
      20:30 - 21:30
      CC Scharpoord, Knokke
      Schouwburg
    • 16.11.2021
      20:00 - 21:00
      CC Sint-Niklaas, Sint-Niklaas
      Stadsschouwburg
    • 01.12.2021
      20:15 - 21:45
      CC Mechelen, Mechelen
      Schouwburg
    • 02.12.2021
      20:30 - 21:30
      corso, Berchem
      Theaterzaal
    • 03.12.2021
      20:30 - 21:30
      corso, Berchem
      Theaterzaal
    • 05.12.2021
      20:30 - 21:30
      Stadsschouwburg, Utrecht
      Douwe Egbertszaal
    • 09.12.2021
      20:00 - 21:00
      CC Het Gasthuis, Aarschot
      Theaterzaal
    • 10.12.2021
      20:00 - 21:00
      CC De Schakel, Waregem
      Schouwburg
    • 13.12.2021
      20:15 - 21:15
      CC De Bogaard, Sint-Truiden
      Schouwburg
    • 23.01.2022
      20:00 - 21:10
      Internationaal Theater, Amsterdam
      Grote Zaal
    • 30.01.2022
      15:00 - 16:00
      NL
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 04.02.2022
      20:00 - 21:10
      NL
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 06.02.2022
      15:00 - 16:10
      NL
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 06.02.2022
      20:00 - 21:00
      CC Leietheater, Deinze
      Theaterzaal
    • 21.02.2022
      20:15 - 21:15
      C-mine Cultuurcentrum, Genk
      Grote zaal
    • 15.11.2022
      20:30 - 21:30
      Parktheater, Eindhoven
      Philipszaal
    • 18.11.2022
      20:30 - 21:30
      CC De Herbakker, Eeklo
    • 22.11.2022
      20:15 - 21:15
      GC 't Blikveld, Bonheiden
      Polyvalente zaal
    • 24.11.2022
      20:30 - 21:30
      CC Mortsel, Mortsel
      CC Mortsel theater
    • 25.11.2022
      20:00 - 21:00
      CC De Werf, Aalst
      Schouwburg
    • 26.11.2022
      20:15 - 21:15
      Cultuurcentrum Guldenberg, Wevelgem
      CC Guldenberg
    • 28.11.2022
      20:15 - 21:15
      SPOT, Groningen
      Stadsschouwburg
    • 01.12.2022
      20:15 - 21:15
      CC De Meent, Alsemberg
      Theaterzaal
    • 02.12.2022
      20:15 - 21:15
      Spikkerelle, Avelgem
      Spikkerelle CC
    • 03.12.2022
      20:00 - 21:00
      CC Casino, Koksijde
      Theaterzaal
    • 06.12.2022
      20:15 - 21:15
      CC Geel, Geel
      De Werft
    • 07.12.2022
      20:15 - 21:15
      CC Maasmechelen, Maasmechelen
      Schouwburg
    • 08.12.2022
      20:15 - 21:15
      CC Ieper, Ieper
      Perron theaterzaal
    • 09.12.2022
      20:30 - 21:30
      CC Palethe, Pelt
      Zinnezaal
    • 10.12.2022
      20:15 - 21:15
      CC De Kern, Wilrijk
    • 17.12.2022
      20:00 - 21:00
      Cultuurhuis, Merelbeke
      Merelbeke CC
    • 06.01.2023
      20:30 - 21:30
      CC Den Blank, Overijse
      Theaterzaal
    • 07.01.2023
      20:15 - 21:15
      CC Lokeren, Lokeren
      Theaterzaal
    • 11.01.2023
      20:00 - 21:00
      CC Schoten, Schoten
      De Kaekelaar
    • 13.01.2023
      20:00
      Rumst, Rumst
      Podium CC
    • 09.04.2024
      20:30 - 21:30
      Maison de la Culture, Arlon
      Théâtre
    • 24.06.2021
      19:00 - 20:15
      FR
      Grand Théâtre Genève, Genève
    • 25.06.2021
      19:00 - 20:15
      FR
      Grand Théâtre Genève, Genève
    • 01.02.2022
      19:00 - 20:10
      FR
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 02.02.2022
      20:00 - 21:10
      FR
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 03.02.2022
      20:00 - 21:10
      FR
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 11.11.2022
      20:30 - 21:30
      Centre culturel de l'Arrondissement de Huy, Huy
      Centre Culturel Huy
    • 16.01.2024
      20:00 - 21:15
      TRY-OUT
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 17.01.2024
      20:00 - 21:15
      TRY-OUT
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 18.01.2024
      20:00 - 21:15
      TRY-OUT
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 19.01.2024
      20:00 - 21:15
      PREMIERE
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 20.01.2024
      20:00 - 21:15
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 25.01.2024
      20:00 - 21:15
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 26.01.2024
      20:00 - 21:15
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 27.01.2024
      20:00 - 21:15
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 28.01.2024
      15:00 - 16:15
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 30.01.2024
      19:00 - 20:15
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 31.01.2024
      20:00 - 21:15
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 22.02.2023
      20:00 - 21:30
      TRY OUT
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 23.02.2023
      20:00 - 21:30
      TRY OUT
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 11.10.2023
      20:00 - 21:30
      premiere
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 12.10.2023
      20:00 - 21:30
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 13.10.2023
      20:00 - 21:30
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 14.10.2023
      17:00 - 18:30
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 14.10.2023
      20:00 - 21:30
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 18.10.2023
      20:00 - 21:30
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 26.10.2023
      20:15 - 21:45
      Cultuurhuis de Warande, Turnhout
      Schouwburg
    • 09.11.2023
      20:00 - 21:30
      NTGent, Gent
      Schouwburg
    • 02.04.2019
      20:00
      Toneelhuis, Antwerpen
      Bourlaschouwburg
    • 05.04.2019
      20:00
      CC De Schakel, Waregem
      Schouwburg
    • 20.04.2019
      20:00
      CC Casino, Koksijde
      Theaterzaal
    • 24.04.2019
      20:00
      CC Ter Vesten, Beveren
    • 02.05.2019
      20:30
      CC De Herbakker, Eeklo
    • 09.05.2019
      20:00
      CC De Mol, Lier
    • 11.05.2019
      20:30
      Theater Rotterdam, Rotterdam
      Schouwburg
    • 23.05.2019
      20:00
      CC Schoten, Schoten
      De Kaekelaar
    • 10.09.2019
      19:45
      Theatre Royal, Plymouth
      The Drum
    • 11.09.2019
      19:45
      Theatre Royal, Plymouth
      The Drum
    • 12.09.2019
      19:45
      Theatre Royal, Plymouth
      The Drum
    • 13.09.2019
      19:45
      Theatre Royal, Plymouth
      The Drum
    • 14.09.2019
      19:45
      Theatre Royal, Plymouth
      The Drum
    • 25.09.2019
      20:15
      Theaters Tilburg, Tilburg
      Schouwburg
    • 07.10.2019
      20:00
      30CC, Leuven
      Schouwburg
    • 09.10.2019
      20:30
      Cultuurcentrum 't Schaliken, Herentals
      Schouwburg
    • 11.10.2019
      20:30
      Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie, Leeuwarden
      Rabobankzaal
    • 12.10.2019
      20:15
      De Lawei, Drachten
      Roel Oostrazaal
    • 19.10.2019
      20:00 - 21:20
      Agnietenhof, Tiel
      Grote Zaal
    • 22.10.2019
      20:15 - 21:35
      SPOT, Groningen
      Stadsschouwburg
    • 26.10.2019
      20:15 - 21:35
      Stadstheater, Arnhem
      Grote zaal
    • 06.11.2020
      -
      30.06.2021
      From 20:00
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      Online
    • 20.11.2019
      20:00
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 21.11.2019
      20:00 - 21:40
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 22.11.2019
      20:00 - 21:40
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 23.11.2019
      20:00 - 21:40
      KVS, Brussels
      KVS BOL
    • 26.11.2019
      20:00 - 21:40
      NTGent, Gent
      Schouwburg
    • 27.11.2019
      20:00 - 21:40
      Mars Mons arts de la scène, Mons
      Théâtre le Manège
    • 28.11.2019
      20:00 - 21:40
      Mars Mons arts de la scène, Mons
      Théâtre le Manège
    • 06.12.2019
      20:15 - 21:55
      Theater Antigone, Kortrijk
    • 07.12.2019
      20:15 - 21:55
      Theater Antigone, Kortrijk
    • 10.12.2019
      20:00 - 21:40
      Toneelhuis, Antwerpen
      Bourlaschouwburg
    • 11.12.2019
      20:00 - 21:40
      30CC, Leuven
      Schouwburg
    • 13.12.2019
      20:00 - 21:40
      Le Central, La Louvière
      Le Théâtre
    • 14.12.2019
      20:00 - 21:40
      Le Central, La Louvière
      Le Théâtre
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