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Apparitions

Diederik Peeters
Performance, 2019
© Marion Le Guerroué

In search of the ultimate proof that ghosts exist, during 2 years Peeters has been exploring the damp tunnels that connect science with magic or horror with technology. He reappeared regularly to present his findings in different forms: from dance-piece over installation to a radio-play... ‘Apparitions’ is the most recent in this series of works, and takes the shape of a fully fledged show.

Convinced that magic can enrich our relation with reality, Peeters takes on the role of an illusionist and quickly gets lost in his own illusions. Using some 19th century optical tricks, he blows life into his own shadow and resurrects some ghosts of the future. In a kind of visual delirium echoes of Méliès or Houdini bump into the 22nd Century. Here, the dead might very well be alive, and the future turns out to be the present.

© Reinout Hiel
© Reinout Hiel
© Reinout Hiel

A performance by Diederik Peeters in close collaboration with Jonas Chéreau (performer), Henri-Emmanuel Doublier (lights), Lieven Dousselaere (music & sound), Marion Le Guerroué (artistic assistance & production), Jérôme Dupraz (robotics), Camille Bono (production assistance), Christoph Hefti (visual design), Danai Anesiadou (outside eye), Sara Manente (choreographic eye) Grégoire Blanc (theremin), Maxim Daish-Belay (voice)

An associated production by SPIN & L’Amicale

Supported by the Flemish Community (B) and the City of Rennes (F)

Coproduction : Centre Pompidou (Paris/F), Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk/B), Kunstencentrum NONA (Mechelen/B), Schauspiel Leipzig (Leipzig/D), Le Vivat (Armentières/F), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Gent/B).

Mr. Peeters

Upcoming

19-20.05.2022

Le Manège, Maubeuge (FR)

07.05.2022

Vooruit, Gent (BE)

14-16.04.2022
23.12.2021

De Spil, Roeselaere (BE)

15.12.2021

Nona, Mechelen (BE)

21-22.10.2021

Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE)

Past

23.09.2021
27.05.2021

Festival Super-Via, Le Manège, Maubeuge (FR) - rescheduled to 2022

12-13.03.2021

Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE) - rescheduled to 2021

23.01.2021

Kc Nona, Mechelen (BE) - rescheduled to 2021

15.01.2021

Vooruit, Gent (BE) - rescheduled to 2022

27.11.2020

CC De Spil, Roeselaere (BE) - rescheduled to 2021

03-04.07.2020

Baltoscandal Festival, Rakvere (EST) - cancelled

08.04.2020

Vooruit, Gent (BE) - rescheduled to 2021

26.03.2020

Kc Nona, Mechelen (BE) - rescheduled to 2021

19.03.2020

30CC, Leuven (BE) - cancelled

11-12.03.2020

Centre Pompidou Paris (FR) (french version)

15.11.2019
20-22.06.2019
14-15.06.2019