Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

“What is your true matter of practice?” a ghost writer asked Miet
Warlop once. “Electric jellyfish”, she said. “In transition. From tension to attention, from breathing to singing, from focus to staring, from staring to starring. Vibrating with the smallest detail in galaxy. And there is no frame to add, only gravity. In obeying its pull I will stick one of my hands to the heaven and the other one to the ground. My voice chords will tremble, but I will stay calm. My right ear will tune to the left, and my left one – to the right. Boundlessness will kick in. Without ever stopping the movement I
will start singing songs you wrote about matters of life, death and shapeshifting. I will not be teaching wet plaster how to dry this time. Two or maybe more bodies will be spinning around their axis next to me, but keep in mind – it is not me who is in the center, neither you nor anyone else whose biography you wanted to use. Their speed will be different. They will be in all kinds of futures and pasts, making sounds with their instruments and tongues, all aligned with their feet. No culmination will clap on a horizon – the horizon is in circle too. When a time will come to stop, we will look at our own palms and break the spell of neverending transition. The truth is always somewhere there.”

“What an odour of suggestions to follow,” the ghost-writer thought and went to write the songs. They turned out to be about illusion, perceptual gags, invisible break ups, self-optimisation, present and now that it all started, nowciousness. Nothing remained true to the cyclical order of things.

by Miet Warlop and Raimundas Malasauskas

Production: NTGent & Miet Warlop / IRENE WOOL vzw
Coproduction Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gand (BE), HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlijn (BE)
Avec le soutien de: la Ville de Gand, Actoral 17 Marseille (FR)

Miet Warlop

  • Genre: Danse / Performance
  • Première mondiale: septembre '18
  • Disponible: sur demande
  • Direction: Miet Warlop
  • Création et performance: Wietse Tanghe, Joppe Tanghe, Miet Warlop
  • Conception sonore et arrangements: Bart Van Hoydonck
  • Conception lumineux: Henri Emmanuel Doublier
  • Conception de costumes: Karolien Nuyttens

« Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break est un spectacle éblouissant et témoigne d’une énorme maîtrise. » ****

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