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Internationales Sommerfestival 2019
Kris Verdonck:

SOMETHING (out of nothing)

  • © A Two Dogs Company / Kris Verdonck & ICK ©Bas de Brouwer
  • © Alwin Poiana
  • © Kristof Vrancken
  • © Alwin Poiana
  • © Alwin Poiana
  • © Alwin Poiana
  • © Alwin Poiana
  • © Kristof Vrancken
  • © Kristof Vrancken
Theater & Performance / Dance / Art / Kampnagel / Wheelchair users
  • Wed, 14.08.2019 20:30 [German Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Thu, 15.08.2019 20:30 [Talk]
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Fri, 16.08.2019 20:30
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Sat, 17.08.2019 20:30
    Kampnagel – K2

The future may be dark, but it comes with arresting visuals and powerful sounds: a synesthetic theater shock in the time of climate change.

Few in recent years have created disconcerting stage landscapes with as strong images as Kris Verdonck. The Belgian visual artist and theater maker has often been interested in existential questions and post-apocalyptic scenarios (at Kampnagel most recently in 2008). In his new intense and contemplative theater experience, he tackles the question of what it means to exist while awaiting an impending ecological catastrophe. What if nature becomes a nightmare and the quiet becomes endless? When we are actually gone? This work is thus a perfect sensory counterpart to our focus on climate-change-related cultures and ideologies.

In the transit zone between visual art and theater, installation and performance, dance and architecture, Verdonck embarks on a synesthetic trip to the end of the world with, among others, long-time ROSAS dancer Mark Lorimer, performer Ula Sickle and noise-cellist Leila Bordreuil. Like ghosts, they populate a magicbox-like theater landscape of impressive visual power – and, in our era of climate dystopia, remind us of the frailty of art and of human existence. A synesthetic theater shock in the time of climate change.

Internationales Sommerfestival 2019 / Kris Verdonck: SOMETHING (out of nothing) from Kampnagel on Vimeo.


  • Concept: Kris Verdonck
  • Dramaturgy: Kristof van Baarle
  • Dance: Mark Lorimer, Ula Sickle, Sophia Dinkel, Edward Lloyd
  • Cello / composition: Leila Bordreuil
  • Voice-Over: Tawny Andersen
  • Costumes: Eefje Wijnings
  • Assistant costumes: Karolien Nuyttens
  • Light: Jan Van Gijsel
  • Stage: Kris Verdonck, Eefje Wijnings
  • Software & Electronics: Vincent Malstaf
  • Technical Director: Jan Van Gijsel
  • Technical Assistants: Maarten Heijdra, Hugo van der Veldt
  • Sound Engineer: Victor Hidalgo

PRODUCTION A Two Dogs Company / ICK Amsterdam COPRODUCTION Spring Festival, Kaaitheater, KFDA FUNDED BY Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, Flemish Community Commission (VGC)

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