S.S. Belgenland

 

Revue Ravage

 

Terms of
Embarrassment

 

FES ft.
Ernst Reijseger

 

Boat & Berg

 

R.I.P. Funeral songs

 

HEARSEE

 

FES with John Watts

 

Answer Songs

 

Zilke

 

Modernski

 

FES meets Jimi Tenor

 

The Oyster Princess

 

FES ft. Uri Caine

 

Heliogabal

 

The Armstrong Mutations

 

Minoes

 

Larf

 

CONTINUOUS REPERTOIRE

Answer Songs

 

The première of 'Larf' took place on 4 May 2000 in Vooruit. This dramatic concert was developed via a number of small ‘improvised’ stages in 1999 on which graphics and text were tested with music for a limited audience.

 

In a certain way; 'Larf' was a continuation of 'Weg'. This show was produced in 1998 by Josse De Pauw, Peter Vermeersch and Pierre Vervloesem and, when it was selected for the ‘Theaterfestival 1999’, it was described as "a new standard in narrative theatre".

 

'Larf' too is, just like 'Weg', a big jam in which everybody enjoys doing what he wants with and next to the others. The participants to the Larf-jam were, in addition to Josse De Pauw, the actors Tom Jansen and Dirk Roofthooft, Flat Earth Society with director Peter Vermeersch, painter-sculptor-sceno-graphist Koenraad Tinel and Roland Van Campenhout.

 

Josse De Pauw 'has something’ with language and music. He started his drama career as one of the silent characters in group Radeis, the unsurpassed comic-visual theatre that toured Flanders and the rest of the world between 1977 and 1984, but his further path in theatre can be described as a growing slowly but surely towards language. In 'Weg',
he showed his mastery in blending language and music.

 

‘Weg’ is the outspoken result of a year-long cooperation with composer-musician Peter Vermeersch. Peter Vermeersch was also present at the birth of 'Usurpation', he composed music for 'Ward Comblez'; Josse De Pauw wrote the lyrics for Vermeersch' opera 'De oplosbare vis', etc. Vermeersch has already proved that he can write a score and at the
same time make a presentation with his compositions for Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Wim Vandekeybus. For 'Larf' too, a similar approach was used: the actors practised in a room, the musicians in another one and from time to time, they came together to find out ‘whether it sounds and how it sounds’.

 

Han Geurts, a journalist at the Rotterdams Dagblad, described this dramatic concert as follows: “Voices become sound, floating on music and sinking into it”. Indeed, in this show, music and words are equal partners.

 

Larf was crowned with the Océ-podium Prize 2001. It’s a Victoria production within the framework of TIME Festival 2000.

 

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The following people also participated in this show:

dramaturgy: Marianne Van Kerkhoven
décor concept & execution: Koenraad Tinel
lighting design & head technician: Philippe Digneffe
sound technician: Lieven Callens & Steven Lorie
costume RvC: Lieve Pynoo
photography: Phile Deprez
production manager: Pat De Wit (VICTORIA) & Vicky Ranschaert (FES)
thanks to: Stefan Blommaert, COPAGRO (Tasso) & Tino Don Porto Carero

 

 

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Past dates

9 December 2001
Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
6 December 2001
Utrecht, The Netherlands
4 December 2001
Archatheater, Prague, The Czech Republic
1 December 2001
Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
21 November 2001
Stadsschouwburg, Leuven, Belgium
20 November 2001
Stadsschouwburg, Leuven, Belgium
15 November 2001
Warande, Turnhout, Belgium
21 July 2001
die Szene, Salzburg, Austria
13 July 2001
Beluard, Fribourg, Switzerland
11 February 2001
Kaai, Brussels, Belgium
9 February 2001
Kaai, Brussels, Belgium

6 October 2000
Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
5 October 2000
Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
4 October 2000
Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
30 September 2000
Stadsschouwburg, Brugge, Belgium
29 September 2000
Stadsschouwburg, Brugge, Belgium
12 September 2000
Stadsschouwburg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
10 June 2000
Stadsschouwburg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
9 June 2000
Stadsschouwburg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
4 June 2000
Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium
3 June 2000
Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium
2 June 2000
Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium
1 June 2000
Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium
22 May 2000
Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
20 mei 2000
Velinx, Tongeren
18 May 2000
Singel, Antwerp, Belgium
17 May 2000
Singel, Antwerp, Belgium
16 May 2000
Singel, Antwerp, Belgium
6 May 2000
Vooruit, Gent
5 May 2000
Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
4 May 2000
Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium