Pieter De Buysser & Hans Op de Beeck [BE]

Book Burning

Book Burning
Book Burning


Do we simply keep on smouldering?

"After a hundred performances of Book Burning, you feel inclined to ask the question: has anything changed? Are our worldly belongings still there as they are supposed to be, or have some things been opened up for discussion? Is there a difference between the Nuits Debout and the Occupy movement? Are the Panama Papers whistle-blowers now in a better position than the WikiLeaks pioneers? Have the slumbering fires of resistance been rekindled since then or blown out? Do we simply keep on smouldering? Have we run out of options? From the perspective of quantum physics, can a difference actually be established between a dead cat and a living cat? And is the space offered by this perspective finally being utilised to the full?

Or is it time for us to get started on the next 100 performances?"


concept Pieter De Buysser & Hans Op de Beeck | image Hans Op de Beeck | text & play Pieter De Buysser | lightdesign & technician Herman Sorgeloos | dramaturgy Marianne Van Kerkhoven (Kaaitheater) | production Hiros | co-production Kaaitheater, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd, Big in Belgium, LIFT fetsival, Theatre Royal Plymouth in association with Summerhall, STUK, Bit Teatergarasjen, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Teater Avant Garden, Archa Theatre, NXTSTP | support Koninklijke Bibliotheek België, Göteborgs Dance & Teater Festival, The Flemish Government