Voorjaarsontwaken” is set in the twilight zone between child and adult, outside school hours, at rehearsals. During the rehearsals of a school play, fiction and reality intertwine and a group of young people rehearse for life. They discover the world, each other, themselves and the associated urges and perils, while their bodies outgrow them and their heads can’t keep up. Boundaries are drawn as quickly as they are made undone. What feels confusing hurts as much as it soothes. Especially when choices about your own body are determined by others. Especially when most things aren’t negotiable. Especially when you are not good at feeling better. Especially when everything can still change. And especially when it’s all just theatre.
by and with Imke Mol, Mitch Van Landeghem, Flor Van Severen, Naomi van der Horst, Gilles Pollak, Soraya van Welsenis, Matthias Van de brul, Gilles Vandecaveye-Pinoy and Valentina Tóth or Lieselot Siddiki | to 'Frühlings Erwachen' by Frank Wedekind | music Gilles Vandecaveye-Pinoy and Valentina Tóth | design Gilles Pollak and Shervin Sheikh Rezaei | mixing Cesar De Sutter-Pinoy | costume Lieselot Siddiki | production Eva Bracke | stage coach Esther de Koning | stage direction Renée Goethijn | with thanks to De Figuranten, VIERNULVIER, Compagnie Cecilia, Theater Zuidpool, En Avant Festival, De Grote Post, Sabam, Gemeenschapscentrum De Linde, Carine van Bruggen, Henk Vandecaveye, Victor Hidalgo and Max Grymonprez | with the support of the Flemish Government