After Antigone further down the same road; from ensemble playing to individual actors work, from estetisering to hard emotion, from free collage to having somenthing to tell and to do. Sounding and crashing.
A performance in which the humor and the live-played tango-music are placed central.
"I'm going to be a pharmacists" "To drive a truck"
"A soldier, and break all the Germans" "A singer"
"A nurse" "To marry and have a lot of children"
Unfulfillable desires that you avoid.
Until you notice that you have the same desires.
You lost the 'now' and replaced it by desire for the future.
Tango is based on the 'now' and the 'later', but expands it. The reality becomes absurd and desire grotesque, the game becomes theater.
A performance about desires that run wild and wishes that become dreams. The reality becomes absurd and grotesk but you recognize them.
A funeral gets out of control, a story derails, dreams take on. Tangos, composed specially for tis show, are performed live.
We played performances in Flanders and, among other things, in Berlin.
Tango was made into the movie "tango tango" by Frans Buyens. Recordings in May, June 1993 and premiered in January '94.
In 1995, this production played again as "Tango '95" with an extensive cast. Tango played in Flanders, The Netherlands, Germany and Slovakia.
Director: Erik Wouters
Concept: Erik Wouters, Marc Bryssinck, Flor Verschueren
Decor: Erik Wouters en Geert Hautekiet
Music: Flor Verschueren en Marleen Schampaerts
Lights: Paul Kox
Costumes: Ann Huybens
Design: Geert Hautekiet
Photography: Bert De Deken
Luc De Jongh
Bert van Elst
Nadine van Miert
Rik van Raak
Kristien Van Roy
Flor Verschueren (piano)
Marleen Schampaert (piano)