Présentation

Inspired by the sequel to Alice in Wonderland, which Lewis Carroll called Through the Looking Glass, this piece for young audiences is equally aimed at adults, who can readily grasp the outlandish allusions and relish the subversive characterisations.

 

Here, everything behind the mirror is indeed reversed, distorted or altered, notably conventional moral values. In this sarcastic, trance-like setting, nothing happens normally, nor does it correspond to expectations of a magical and enchanting world. A far cry from Walt Disney’s vision and, by the same token, Achter de Spiegel is much closer to that of children themselves, who, at once mischievous and cynical, wouldn’t think twice about being cruel or to play the worst jokes imaginable. The seven dancers take turns to play the character of Alice; this instantly implies a gender confusion, a state which Smits accentuates with insolence and exultation. By drowning the stage in punk music and ruining Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, the background music contributes to disrupting norms and rules of conduct, whereby children are supposed to be picture perfect. Here, psychoanalytical analyses take pride of place, via interpretations that reflect Lewis Carroll’s funny and disturbing universe particularly well.

DATE CONTENU

Dates

Inspired by the sequel to Alice in Wonderland, which Lewis Carroll called Through the Looking Glass, this piece for young audiences is equally aimed at adults, who can readily grasp the outlandish allusions and relish the subversive characterisations.

 

DATE CONTENU
2000/03/03 03 > 30.03.2000 Het Paleis Anvers
2000/01/01 01.01.2000 Théâtre de Flint Amersfoort (NL)
2000/01/01 01.01.2000 Stadschouwburg Mechelen Malines
2000/01/01 01.01.2000 Stadschouwburg Brugge Bruges
2000/01/01 01.01.2000 Limburghal Genk
2000/01/01 01.01.2000 De Werf Alost
2000/01/01 01.01.2000 De Velinx Tongres
2000/01/01 01.01.2000 De Brakke Grond Amsterdam (NL)
2000/01/01 01.01.2000 CC Westrand Dilbeek
2000/01/01 01.01.2000 CC Ter Vesten Beveren
2000/01/01 01.01.2000 CC Stroming Evergem
2000/01/01 01.01.2000 CC Strombeek Bever Strombeek-Bever
2000/01/01 01.01.2000 CC Lokeren Lokeren
2000/01/01 01.01.2000 CC Leuven Louvain
2000/01/01 01.01.2000 CC Hasselt Hasselt
2000/01/01 01.01.2000 CC de Spil Roulers

Distribution

— Chorégraphie

Thierry Smits

— Assistant chorégraphie

Sophie Faudot

— Danseurs

Shaula Cambazzu, Isabelle Germonpré, Peter Kadar, Heike Langsdorf, Stéphanie De Brandt, Lucius Romeo-Fromm, Michael Sears

— Dramaturgie et scénographie

Antoine Pickels

 

— Assistant dramaturgie et scénographie

Wini Echelpoels

— Costumes

Nico “Vegas” Vandevorst

— Lumières

Kamal Ackarie

 

— Son

Geert Feytons (Noise-Maker’s Fifes)

— Musiques

Tchaikowsky, Shirley Temple, The Sex Pïstols, Tenpole Tudor

— Production

Het Paleis, Anvers

 

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