Archive NEXT 2014


Alain Platel (Belgium), Münchner Kammerspiele (Germany) & Les Ballets C de la B (Belgium)

90 minutes

A desolate dump somewhere in a nameless no man's land. Five dancers who clear a path among the mass of clothes on stage, like animals. And then there's actress Elsie De Brauw who is completely wrapped up in her role as a schizophrenic woman. This is the setting of Tauberbach, the new dance theatre performance of Alain Platel. For the movements, the dancers explored that little piece in their head which hasn't yet been influenced by civilisation. The sublime music by Bach combined with the apocalyptic world of a rubbish dump yields a raw poetry which gets under the skin of the spectators.

A deserted dump somewhere in a nameless no man's land. Five dancers who clear Both De Standaard and Knack Focus awarded five stars to Tauberbach and the Theatre Festival selected this masterpiece as one of the best performances of the past season.

Not to be missed !

22.11 Expo tripostal + Alain Platel: € 23


* Courtrai: 21.11 - 18:45h
* Valenciennes: 21.11 - 18:30h
* Comines: 21.11 - 18:45h (rés. CC Comines)
* Ieper: 21.11 - 18:30h (res. CC Ieper)
* Tournai: 22.11 - 15:30h (Parcours)
* Tielt: 22.11 (res. CC Gildhof)
* Menen: 22.11 - 18:45h (res. CC De Steiger)


CONCEPT AND DIRECTION Alain Platel / CREATED AND PERFORMED BY Bérengère Bodin, Elie Tass, Elsie de Brauw, Lisi Estaras, Romeu Runa, Ross McCormack / DRAMATURGY Koen Tachelet, Hildegard De Vuyst / MUSICAL DIRECTION/SOUNDSCAPES/ADDITIONAL MUSIC Steven Prengels / LIGHT DESIGN Carlo Bourguignon / SOUND DESIGN Bartold Uyttersprot / SET DESIGN Alain Platel and les ballets C de la B / COSTUME DESIGN Teresa Vergho / STAGE MANAGER Wim Van de Cappelle / TRANSPORT SET Luc Laroy/Patrick Legein / PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Valerie Desmet / TOUR MANAGEMENT Steve De Schepper / PRODUCTION Münchner Kammerspiele, les ballets C de la B / IN CLOSE COLLABORATION WITH NTGent / COPRODUCTION NTGent / Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris / Opéra de Lille / KVS, Brussel / Torinodanza / La Bâtie – Festival de Genève / MANY THANKS TO Artur Zmijewski, Marcos Prado, Jacques De Backer, Kiluangi Enrico Runge, students and teachers drama at the School of Arts (Gent), children and staff of the centre Heilig-Hart (Bachte-Maria-Leerne), Showtex – stage fabrics, Isnel Da Silveira, Dirk Vanmeirhaege, BL!NDMAN / BOOKINGS Frans Brood Productions / SUPPORTED BY City of Ghent, Province of East-Flanders, the Flemish Authorities