Miet Warlop (BE)
“Ghost Writer and the Broken Handbreak”
July 31, 2019
Afterwards an opening reception takes place
In „Ghost Writer and the Broken Handbreak“, three performers whirl in a circle: a modern, western version of the famous rotating dance in which a state of religious extasy is achieved in Sufi ceremonies. They accompany it with hypnotic rock music and singing. In a refined mix of Sufi dance, recitation and a concert, they move along a thin line between control and a loss of that control. A dizzying perception experiment ensues; it inspires you to think about the spirits of our times.
Production: Miet Warlop/ Irene Wool vzw & NTGhent; Coproduction: Arts Centre Vooruit Ghent; HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin; Support: Flemish Authorities, City of Ghent; Actoral. 17 Marseille; Guest Performance Support: Generaldelegation der Regierung Flanderns