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Mein Gent

Alain Platel & Frank Van Laecke & Steven Prengels
laGeste (les ballets C de la B + kabinet k) | Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER

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By making Mein Gent, directors Frank Van Laecke and Alain Platel realize a long-cherished dream they share with each other: to pay tribute to Ghent, the city with which they are thoroughly intertwined. Both Ghent townsmen found each other ten years ago in making music theatre performances. Supported by soundscapes composed by Steven Prengels, they dive with each performance into a most extraordinary universe to tell about the little and the great tragedies in life. Remind Gardenia in 2010 or also En avant, marche! in 2015.

Mein Gent
is popular theatre pur sang and shamelessly rummages through the oeuvre of Romain Deconinck and Eric De Volder. Flirting with all possible boundaries of the genre itself. Pascale Platel, Ineke Nijssen and Gorges Ocloo are surrounded in their quest by a large group of Ghent citizens. Together they wonder whether there is such a thing as the DNA of the Ghentian or a Ghent canon and they guide the audience unabashedly and associatively through their Ghent of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Or to the life of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Playful, funny, hilarious, whimsical, bizarre, moving, sharp, poignant, but above all heart-warming.

Mein Gent
is a performance that unfolds like an operetta. Or what, according to the makers, operetta can be today.

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direction Frank Van Laecke and Alain Platel
composition and musical direction Steven Prengels
by & with Pascale Platel, Ineke Nijssen, Gorges Ocloo and a large group of Ghentians
dramaturge Hildegard De Vuyst
movement coach Tister Ikomo
direction assistent Steve De Schepper
light design Frank Van Laecke, Jan Mergaert
sound design Carlo Thompson
set design Luc Goedertier
costume design Dorine Demuynck
photography Chris Van der Burght
set realisation decoratelier NTGent
production management Valerie Desmet, Marieke Cardinaels

production Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER, laGeste (les ballets C de la B + kabinet k)
thanks to Timeau De Keyser, Guy Dupont and Peter De Bock of Archief Gent
supported by City of Ghent, the flemish authorities, the Belgian Federal Government's Tax Shelter measure through Flanders Tax Shelter

calender (16)

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duration 1h45
language Ghent dialect- Dutch - French - English - Lingala
no subtitles

when from 28.06.23 till 22.07.23 at 20.00
where De Vooruit
 tickets via VIERNULVIER

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© Chris Van der Burght | © collectie Huis van Alijn

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