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PERHAPS ALL THE DRAGONS – 2014
[…in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage]

One round table with thirty seated screens at one side of the table and thirty audience seats at the other side. Thirty one-on-one narratives. The spectator can choose five he would like to see.

A famous pianist realizes on stage that she studied the wrong concerto – a neurosurgeon swaps head and body of two monkeys, they stay alive – in Japan there are 700 000 people living as hikikomori, withdrawn in their sleeping rooms for at least a year, away from social life - Six degrees of separation, a theory that everyone is six or fewer steps away from any other person in the world. A large array of dispersed stories will be offered to the audience. Berlin will encounter the people behind the little or great stories in international magazines, newspapers, specialized internet sites, youtube. The themes brought up in these stories will be eclectic: from a philosophic proposition, over a scientific detail, to an anecdote…

Thirty stories, transformed to thirty filmed monologues with a dramaturgy that gives them a certain coherence. The duration of each narrative will be exactly the same and multiple interactions will intervene at different moments. A one–on–one performance for 30 spectators, around one round table.

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Credits

Concept Bart Baele,
Yves Degryse
Scenography BERLIN,
Manu Siebens
Text Kirsten Roosendaal,
Yves Degryse,
Bart Baele
Editing Bart Baele,
Geert De Vleesschauwer,
Yves Degryse
Soundtrack & mixing Peter Van Laerhoven Camera Geert De Vleesschauwer
Technical direction Robrecht Ghesquière Production & communication Laura Fierens
Research & dramaturgy Natalie Schrauwen Internship research Heleen De Boever
Business management Kurt Lannoye Tour planning & distribution Kathleen Treier
Sets & props Jessica Ridderhof,
Natalie Schrauwen
Catering Charlotte Willems,
Ophelia kookt!
Website Stijn Bonjean Make-up Sigrid Volders
Construction set Manu Siebens,
Robrecht Ghesquière,
Bregt Janssens,
Koen Ghesquière
External redaction Max-Philip Asschenbrenner [Switzerland],
Karthika Nair [France],
Ash Bulayev [USA],
Rita Thiele [Germany],
Sven Speybrouck [Belgium],
Magdalena Aruna [Argentina],
Stephan Hilterhaus [Germany],
Niels Leven [Belgium]
With Derek Blyth,
Sergey Glushkov,
François Pierron,
Juan Albeiro Serrato Torres,
Rinat Shaham,
Shizuka Hariu,
Shlomi Krichely,
Jonas Jonsson,
Nirman Arora,
Suneet Chhabra,
Luci Comincioli,
Roger Christmann,
Regina Vilaça,
Pat Butler,
Walter Müller,
Adela Efendieva,
Andrew Mugisha,
Ramesh Parekh,
Nico Mäkel,
Wim Mäkel,
Tamas Sandor,
Philippe Cappelle,
Romik Rai,
Brecht Ghijselinck,
Vladimir Bondarev,
Andrei Tarasov,
Matsumoto Kazushi,
Bob Turner,
Geert-Jan Jansen,
Kurt Lannoye,
Robrecht Ghesquière,
Laura Fierens,
Patryk Wezowski,
Hilde Verhelst,
Christina Davidsen
Translations & subtitling Isabelle Grynberg,
Nadine Malfait,
masterstudenten Vertalen voor Film en Toneel Engels
(KULeuven/Thomas More),
Erica Bernardi,
Pietro Chiarenza,
Anne Habermann,
Regina Vilaça,
Effi Weiss,
Shai Eisenberg,
Maia,
Christina Davidsen,
Jonas Jonsson,
Andrew Mugisha,
Jose Ignacio,
Sara Melis,
Steven Tipan,
Femke Melis,
Elies Smeyers,
Eva Gruwier,
Toon Dekeukeleir,
Thomas Geerts,
Suneet Chhabra,
Shakti Majumdar,
Nirman Arora,
Leo Van Cleynenbreugel,
Adela Efendieva,
Elizaveta Feyaerts,
Tamas Sandor,
Hilde Verhelst,
Soetkin Bral,
Yuka Kudo,
Shizuka Hariu,
Sara Jansen,
Alexei Babilua,
Heleen De Boever,
Sigrid Gulix,
Yuka Kudo,
Yishai Gassenbauer,
Soetkin Bral,
Christina Davidsen,
Charlotte Vandijck,
Elizaveta Feyaerts,
Sergey Glushkov,
Natalia Kravetz,
Rustam Delkashev,
Leo Van Cleynenbreugel,
Hanne Van Poucke,
Jasmien Nuyts,
Jessica Ridderhof,
Koen De Jonghe,
Bob Cornet,
Kurt Lannoye,
Kathleen Treier,
Natalie Schrauwen,
Laura Fierens,
Els De Bodt
Coproductions
Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg [DE], KunstenfestivaldesArts [Brussels - BE], le CENTQUATRE [Paris - FR], Dublin Theatre Festival [Dublin - IE], Centrale Fies [Dro - IT], Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival [Groningen - NL], La Bâtie – Festival de Genève [Genève - CH], Zomer van Antwerpen [BE]. With the support of the Flemish Government, NXTSTP, the European Union's Culture Programme, ONDA - Office national de diffusion artistique. BERLIN is associated artist to CENTQUATRE [Paris - FR].Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg [DE], KunstenfestivaldesArts [Brussels - BE], le CENTQUATRE [Paris - FR], Dublin Theatre Festival [Dublin - IE], Centrale Fies [Dro - IT], Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival [Groningen - NL], La Bâtie – Festival de Genève [Genève - CH], Zomer van Antwerpen [BE]. With the support of the Flemish Government, NXTSTP, the European Union's Culture Programme, ONDA - Office national de diffusion artistique. BERLIN is associated artist to CENTQUATRE [Paris - FR].
Thanks to
Chris De Lauwer, Claire Bonet, Eva Wilsens, Javier Albisu, Jose Ignacio Fuentes, François Moser, Cleveland Moffett, Nadine Malfait, kunstZ vzw, MartHa!tentatief, de8 vzw, vzw De Brug, BRONKS, Tom De With, Katleen Vinck, Linde Raedschelders, Anthe & Ama Oda, Kirsten Roosendaal, Remi & Ilias, Ann Selhorst, Jo Bernagie, Joris Hoefnagels, Seoljin Kim, Nayumi Kakinuma, Frank Lanssens, Ine Markanovic, Jelle Verrijckt, Decohome de Verfmolen, Arnold Bastiaanse, Daniela Bernoulli, Kunstlijsten de Leeuw, Wouter Van Beirendonck/NOVID, René Rainer/Stumpfl, Jeroen Blontrock, Vanessa & Kiko, Leni, Luk Sponselee, Jan Deca, het Huis van de Klokkenmaker, Dominique Vanhaute-Huybrechts, Thomas Walgrave, Maya Van Leemput, Huub Behets, Dr. Kurt Beeckmans, Dr. Dorota Dmitruk, Dr. Els Van den Brande, Dr. Steven Laureys, Chantal Yzermans, Frie Leysen, Benjamin Schrauwen, Lotte Pelckmans, Eva Maréchal, Inge Hoet, de 11, Patrick Vos, Karolien Derwael, Cathy Blisson, HETPALEIS, Niels Ieven, ccBe, Wim Lauwaert, Dirk Stevens, Kerensa Verhoosel, Anne-Marie Poels, Anne-Marie Appeldoorn, TG Luxemburg, Rachel Fabry.