Miet Warlop

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break
Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break


A handbrake that fails is a classic ingredient for nightmares: losing control, not being able to stop, heading for a crash. On the other hand, it can also mean a sense of being free and of speeding forward without inhibitions. But is movement always a forward movement? Those who move in circles end at the beginning and begin at the end. In Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break, three performers turn around their axis for three quarters of an hour - a movement that in Sufi ceremonies is supposed to lead to a state of religious euphoria. In Miet Warlop's version, it becomes an experiment on the fine line between having and losing control. It is a mixture of whirling dance, recitation and concert. How can you find a balance between self-control and devotion?

• Miet Warlop studied three-dimensional art at the KASK in Ghent. In her work, she strings together images to create stunning tableaux vivants. She has given several performances at Kaaistudio's (including Springville and Big Heap/Mountain). With Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break she performed on the Kaaitheater main stage in 2019 and now the performance is back on the Kaaiprogramme. 


'Sometimes you see a performance that reminds you of what you so often miss. Ghost Writer and The Broken Hand Break by artist Miet Warlop is one of those - something happens, something is created that makes your heart beat faster because in that very moment you are a spectator and participant in a birth.' – De Theaterkrant 

'A dazzling, chillingly controlled performance.' - de Volkskrant 



presented by PeriferiK / CC Strombeek, CC De Factorij, Westrand & Kaaitheater

concept and direction Miet Warlop | music and performance Joppe Tanghe, Miet Warlop, Wietse Tanghe | songs Raimundas Malasauskas, Miet Warlop, Pieter De Meester | technique & production  Thomas Vermaercke, Patrick Vanderhaegen | sound engineer Bart Van Hoydonck | light design Henri Emmanuel Doublier | costumes Karolien Nuyttens | production Miet Warlop / Irene Wool vzw & NTGent | coproduction Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent (BE), HAU Hebbel am Ufer - Berlin (DE) |  thanks to Carl Gydé, Jérôme Dupraz, Ian Gyselinck, Michiel Goedertier (LaRoy NV), Janis Van Heesbeke (ongezien), Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Brahim Benhaddou, Seppe Cosyns, Elke Vanlerberghe, Niels Antonissen, Mathias Batsleer, Carla Beeckmans, Midas Heuvinck, Elke Vanlerberghe, Arno Truyens, Bennert Vancottem | support Vlaamse Overheid (BE), stad Gent (BE), Actoral. 17 Marseille (FR) 

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Miet Warlop / Irene Wool & NTGent

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CC Strombeek
Sat 26.11.22

What is your history as a theatre maker? Miet Warlop is the fourth director in the series Histoire(s) du Théâtre to take up the challenge of creating a work in which present, past and future meet each other in a surprising way. A group of performers enters the universe of Warlop for an enchanting ritual about farewell, life and death, hope and rebirth.