Jan Decorte / Bloet, Kaaitheater & De Roovers [Brussels/Antwerp]

Müller / Traktor

Müller / Traktor
Müller / Traktor

24.10 – 31.10.2007

In 1982 the German author Heiner Müller (1929-1995) wrote: 'I believe in conflict, but in nothing else'. His plays are among the most important added to the international repertoire in the course of the 20th century. Jan Decorte was one of the first theatre-makers in Flanders to work with these whimsical, poetical, seemingly untheatrical plays. As early as 1970, he played the title role in Filoktetes at the Mechels Miniatuurtheater. In 1982 he directed a memorable and penetrating Hamletmaschine (preceded by Mauser) for Het Trojaanse Paard. Now, 25 years later he would again like to confront the wildness and radicality of Müller’s work. Decorte will be working on parts of such plays as Herakles 2 or the Hydra, Heart Play, Hamletmaschine and Verkommenes ufer Medeamaterial Landschaft mit Argonauten. Müller’s work is being translated by Decorte’s partner in life and art, Sigrid Vinks, who will also appear on stage together with Decorte and Sara De Bosschere. Once again, the set and costumes will be designed by Johan Daenen and Sofie D’Hoore respectively.

texts Heiner Müller
translation Sigrid Vinks
with Jan Decorte, Sigrid Vinks, Sara De Bosschere
set Jan Decorte & Johan Daenen
light Jan Decorte, Luc Schaltin
guitar solo Geoffrey Burton
costumes Jan Decorte & Sofie D’Hoore
production Bloet vzw
co-production Kaaitheater (Brussels) & De Roovers (Antwerp)