The new focus-programme Transformers kicks off with the premiere of Dragging The Bone by Miet Warlop, visual artist and associated artist at Beursschouwburg.
The topics in Dragging the Bone are both autobiographical and universal. Warlop starts from the concepts of will power, enthusiasm and ambition and observes how these propel us, a process that usually occurs intangibly. She imagines how these intangible processes - these vibes and symbols – could coagulate and fuse to form a sculptural entity. Think of the palm of a giant hand, a spacecraft , a tunnel of thought, a prison of the mind or a playground of the soul and the body.
Miet Warlop casts a story into images, transforms it into a shape: a life petrified under the gaze of Medusa.
Performance: Miet Warlop I Sculptures assistance: Barbara Vackier I Set assistance: Colin Temple I Costumes assistance: An Breughelmans and Sofie Durnez I Music: Stefaan Van Leuven and Stephen De Waele I Production and light: Nele Keukelier I Technique: Niels Ieven and Babatte Poncelet I Interns Margré Steensma and Elleke Frijters I Outside eye: Danai Anessiadou and Nicolas Provost I Manager: Carl Gydé
Coproduction: Beursschouwburg Brussels, Buda Kortrijk/Next Festival International, Les Spectacles Vivants, Centre Pompidou, Vooruit Ghent, Festival Automne en Normandie, Gessnerallee Zurich, Le Vivat, Scène Conventionnée, Danse et Théâtre D’Armentières, Théâtre Les Ateliers Lyon, TJP Centre Dramatique National D’Alsace Strasbourg, Kaserne Basel, Wp Zimmer Antwerp, Hebbel Am Ufer Berlin, Network Opern Latitudes (Latitudes Contemporaines, Vooruit, L’Arsenic, Body/Mind, Teatro Delle Moire, Sin Arts Culture, Le Phénix, Mir Festival, Materiais Diversos) I With the support of: Festival Actoral, Campo, Les Ballets C de la B, L.O.D, Programme Culture from European Union I Administration: Irene Whool vzw, Leen Laconte I Production Sales and Tour Management: Latitudes Prod (Lille) I Thank you: Leen Laconte, Pierre and Lieven Goetinck, David Dumont, Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Hanse Cora, Toon Syntobin, Hilde D’Haeyere, Dimitri Brusselmans, Ruben Nachtergaele, Jeroen Dreezen, Diederik Peeters, Stef Vande Meulebroecke, Thibaut Dessin, Raimundas Malašauskas, Paul Warlop, Lisbeth Gruwez and Veronique Lehoucq I Graphic Design: Nicolas Provost
Dragging The Bone on tour
3, 4 October 2014 - Beurschouwburg, Brussels (BE) - première
7, 8 October 2014 - Festival Actoral, Marseille (FR)
10, 11 October 2014 - Vooruit, Gent (BE)
20 November 2014 - Next festival, Le Vivat, Armentières (FR)
29 November 2014 - Automne en Normandie, Rouen (FR)
8, 9 January 2015 - Théâtre d'Arras (FR)
27, 28 January 2015 - Gessnerallee, Zürich (CH)
9 - 16 February 2015 - Centre Pompidou, Parijs (FR)
4 - 6 March 2015 - Théâtre Les Ateliers, Lyon (FR)
13, 14 March 2015 - Kunstencentrum De Werf, Brugge (BE)
20 March 2015 - Théâtre de Poche, Hédé (FR)
26 - 28 March 2015 - La Kaserne, Basel (CH)
16 - 17 April 2015 - TJP, Strasbourg (FR)
4 - 8 May 2015 - Actoral, Toulouse (FR)
5 June 2015 - Latitudes Contemporaines, Lille (FR)
BIOGRAPHY Miet Warlop
Miet Warlop (b. 1978) is a Belgian visual artist who was born in Torhout and now lives in Brussels. She graduated in 2003 with a Masters in Visual Arts from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, where she studied three-dimensional art. In 2004 she won the KASK Franciscus Pycke Jury Prize and the young theatre award at Theater aan Zee in Ostend with her graduation performanceHuilend Hert, Aangeschoten Wild. This gave her an opportunity to create a second production with the support of Vooruit and Villanella: Sportband, Afgetrainde Klanken (2005). DuringLovepangs at Vooruit (2005) she performed Koester de Kersen. Several performances, actions, interventions and stage designs have followed. She has been the set designer for performances by Dominique Hoste, Pieter Genard, Raven Ruëll, DitoDito - Jef Lambrecht, KVS Brussels, the Vooruit arts centre in Ghent and Les Ballets C de la B in Ghent. In 2006 and 2007, Miet Warlop was part of DE BANK, a project by what was then Victoria (now CAMPO) which gave young artists the chance to work on an artistic project over a two-year period. Under the title Grote Hoop/Berg (2006-2008) she developed a number of very visual performances including Proposition 1: Reanimation, Proposition 2: Reconstructionand Proposition 3: Play the Life. Later she created Springville(2009), a 50-minute movement of chaos, expectation and surprise that was nominated for the Theaterfestival 2010. In 2010 she also presented Talk Show, a lecture-performance in collaboration with Hilde D’haeyere about the impact of slapstick stunts on verbal performance. Miet Warlop recently finished a two-year residency in Berlin where she concentrated on visual work and developed a new series of dynamic actions. In May 2012 she premiered her show Mystery Magnet at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts. From September 2012, Miet Warlop will be associate artist at the Beursschouwburg Arts Centre in Brussels.