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Diary of one who disappeared
Muziektheater Transparant

08.03.2023 - 20:00 Opéra de Dijon (FR)

09.03.2023 - 20:00 Opéra de Dijon (FR)

© Jan Versweyveld
Diary of one who disappeared

Leoš Janaček wrote a song cycle in 22 scenes about a loving village boy. Annelies Van Parys writes an answer to this gripping story. Ivo Van Hove directs.

A series of mysterious poems about a village boy called Janik, who falls in love with the Romani girl Zefka and gives up everything to follow her, inspired the 61-year-old Janáček (1854-1928) to write this poetic cycle of songs for voice and piano. The 22 scenes not only reflect Janáček’s despair about unattainable affection for his much younger muse Kamila Stösslová, but evolves in the approach of Krystian Lada, Annelies Van Parys and Ivo van Hove into a meta-narrative that tackles themes such as passion, exclusion and identity.

Production Muziektheater Transparant. Coproduction International Theatre Amsterdam, Klarafestival, De Munt/La Monnaie, Kaaitheater, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, O. Festival for Opera. Music. Theatre. & Beijing Music Festival.

Blake Fragments
Poèmes d'amour by Triotique

09.3.2023 -  20:15  deFENIKS, Mortsel (try-out)

10.3.2023 - 12:00 AMUZ, Antwerpen

12.3.2023 - 11:00 Malpertuis, Tielt 

24.3.2023 - 20:15 Colibrant, Lier

25.3.2023 - 20:15 De Graaf, Gent

Triotique © Guillaume Decock
Poèmes d'amour

Triotique is a young and enthusiastic chamber music trio with a particular fondness for contemporary classical music. Sisters Elke Elsen (transverse flute) and Frauke Elsen (oboe and voice) are in perfect harmony and balanced masterfully by Margot Welleman (piano).

On the programme we have the creation of Blake Fragments by Annelies Van Parys commissioned by  Triotique.

For this concert they also selected poetic compositions by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Mel Bonis and Nadia Boulanger, a.o. 
Veerle Janssens, author of "Vrouw aan de piano", brings it all together with fascinating stories about the composers.

A Two Dogs Company / Kris Verdonck, Annelies Van Parys, ICTUS Ensemble & Muziektheater Transparant
Première at Klarafestival

25.03.2023 - 18:00 Théâtre Varia, Brussels

26.03.2023 - 20:00 Théâtre Varia, Brussels

31.03.2023 - 20:00 Theater Rotterdam (NL)

PREY © Nika Prokopenka
“We are food” (Val Plumwood)

PREY is a new music theatre production by Kris Verdonck / A Two Dogs Company, in co-production with Muziektheater Transparant and in collaboration with ICTUS EnsembleAnnelies Van Parys wrote a new composition.

“We are food” (Val Plumwood)
A new humility

How can we change the way we view being human from a radical ecological perspective? What stories help us to better understand the disruptions caused by the climate crisis? These questions are at the heart of PREY. And perhaps our own mortality and vulnerability provide a good starting point for the search for an answer.

PREY consists of three solos by three generations of women. Each has its own focus: text/language, song/music and dance/performance. With every solo, the tension between the human and the landscape, performer and scenography, becomes more intense and intimate. The essence of PREY is finding solace in the frightening fact that we too are food, that we too belong to an ecological cycle of life and death.

Kris Verdonck has gathered an extraordinary group of people around him for this performance: composer Annelies Van Parys, ICTUS Ensemble, actress Katelijne Damen, singer Anna Clare Hauf and dancer Mooni Van Tichel.
Verdonck wrote text and libretto and is responsible for the scenography, a multimedia landscape in which the performers increasingly disappear and are swallowed up.

The premiere is scheduled for 25 - 26 March 2023 at Théâtre Varia, together with Kaaitheater and as part of the Klarafestival in Brussels.

We are all food.
Interview with Kris Verdonck and Annelies Van Parys

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