It's a rare thing for performers to read a theatre text and immediately decide to put it on stage, but that's exactly what happened when Matthias de Koning (Maatschappij Discordia) and Damiaan De Schrijver (tg STAN) read Jon Fosse's 'Eg er vinden'. Between the large scale productions of their respective companies, they turned 'Eg er vinden, Ik ben de wind' into an intimate performance that requires just their presence, the bare language of Jon Fosse and the imagination of the audience.
Two men without a name, simply referred to as the One and the Other, meet again years after one of them left. They are together in an imaginary sailboat on a trip across the ocean. Their action is conceived, invented, and must not be performed but remain imaginary. As in much of Fosse's work, language is very important. His language passes in minute variations and wraps around the voids. Silences mean as much as the words and what is not said is at least as important as the words spoken. It is up to the audience to fill the blank spaces. And to the actors. Damiaan De Schrijver and Matthias de Koning explore themes such as loneliness, identity and loss in this meditative dialogue with the minimum of props. Tragicomically, sometimes desperately, they get entangled in existential philosophies and the abstract text of Fosse.
'Eg er vinden, Ik ben de wind' is an intimate, poetic performance. A melancholic dialogue between two men who meander between loneliness and connection.
The performance was selected by the Flemish TheaterFestival as one of the leading performances of the theatre season '18 -'19.
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Mon, September 6, 2021 8:30 PM
Tue, September 7, 2021 1:00 PM
Tue, September 7, 2021 6:00 PM
Theatre (No./Be.): Eg er vinden / Ik bin de wind
- September 6, 2021 - September 7, 2021
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