STAN is 20 years old and is celebrating for 24 hours

In autumn 2009 tg STAN will be 20 years old. And the actors’ company is celebrating with a party lasting 24 hours! From 8 pm on Friday to 8 pm on Saturday, Jolente De Keersmaeker, Sara De Roo, Damiaan De Schrijver and Frank Vercruyssen will in a marathon show be sharing the stage with friends and kindred theatre-makers. Lots of actors, dancers, musicians and others who have had some close or remote connection with STAN over the years have all been invited. On stage during the 24-hour marathon in the Kaaitheater you can see the following:

Willy Thomas, Mieke Verdin, Guy Dermul, KVS, Ina Geerts, Waas Gramser, Olympique Dramatique, Koen De Graeve, Laika, Roy Aernouts, Sara De Roo, Forced Entertainment, Annelies Verbeke, Rosalba Torres, Jeroen Perceval, Boy Raaijmakers, Natali Broods, Tine Embrechts, Damiaan De Schrijver, Adriaan Van den Hoof, Tom Lanoye, Liz Kinoshita, Clinton Stringer, Marta Coronado, Günther Lesage, Jan Roets, Saskia De Coster, Aka Moon, ’t Barre Land, Maatschappij Discordia, Gerardjan Rijnders, Willem De Wolf, Minke Kruyver, Kristien De Proost, Frank Vercruyssen, Eric Morel, Wildlife, Josse De Pauw, Yves Petry, Jolente De Keersmaeker, Byrning Down the House, Dahlia Pessemiers, Pieter Embrechts, Els Dottermans, Dood Paard, Michaël Pas, Marianne Loots, Paul De Clerck, Steven Van Watermeulen, Philip Aguirre, Gillis Biesheuvel, Bernhard Van Eeghem, Lazarus, Han Kerckhoffs, Nico Sturm, Oscar van den Boogaard, Vedis Kjartansdottir, Tomas Desmedt, An d’Huys, Alexander Devriendt, Alma Palacios, Filip Jordens, Kaat Dewindt, Jef Lambrecht, Sam en Erik Bogaerts, Alano Gruarin, Lieven De Cauter, Jakub Truskowski, Koen Augustijnen, Jorn Heijdenrijk, Kasja Sandström, Frederik Meulyzer, Benjamin Verdonck, Jef Hoogmartens, Wouter Hendrickx, Rilke Eyckermans, Kuno Bakker, Manja Topper

Some of them are planning a kiss-and-ride, while others will stay longer with the birthday boys and girls. Actors will join forces with musicians and dancers, who in their turn will forge alliances with other actors and writers. In this way surprising and spontaneous cross-fertilisation will take place on stage between chance passers-by. It will be a unique combination of theatre, music, dance and acts, of work from the STAN repertoire and from the invited performers themselves.

On top of all this, as a member of the audience you will be treated to snacks throughout the night and day. In fact the kitchen will function as the marathon clock. As from midnight, a memory machine will be set in motion: every hour a new dish will be made and served up to the audience and performers. They will cover the whole range of sweet/savoury/sour/bitter, and of twenty years of taste, touch, memories and stories. For those who need to recover from so much partying, there is a lounge separate from the theatre. You're free to walk in and out of the theatre as you please.

The actual programme will not be announced in advance: you will discover what is going to be danced, presented, acted, recited and sung during the marathon itself. There is one exception: from 10.30 to 12 on Sunday morning there will be a programme for all children over 4.