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Song for Gigi


Often the true magic of the theatre can only be rediscovered once it is stripped of all its spectacle and its core is laid bare. Pictures, colours and stories in front of an amazed and enchanted, audience. The Belgian author and theatre maker Benjamin Verdonck needs no more than a small, albeit extremely elaborate, vertical structure consisting of countless layers and a handful of strings to transport his audience to unknown worlds. Song for Gigiis the latest in his series of miniature theatres, which he builds himself. Accompanied by two musicians, Verdonck pulls the strings and lets numerous scenes appear and disappear like a magician. This quiet evening is something of a healing antidote to our hectic everyday lives. A small, unobtrusive gesamtkunstwerk that allows visitors to experience the necessity of fiction.



Song for Gigi is a show in which you can lose yourself, surrender yourself for an hour to the gentle nudges of words and images and then tumble like a child in multiple perspectives. And forget about the adult world for a while. Sander Janssens in Het Parool , 25.01.2018

CREDITS 

By and with  
Benjamin Verdonck

Music  
Bram Devens, Tomas De Smet

Dramaturgy
Sven Roofthooft

Set
Benjamin Verdonck, Lucas Van Haesbroeck

Light Design Lucas Van Haesbroeck

Costume
Filip Eyckmans

Production
Toneelhuis (Antwerpen - BE)

Distribution
Something Great (Berlin - DE)

With the support
Kafka Pictures - Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter Empowered by Belfius
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