Works: Manah Depauw

Eden Central

Why do communities feel the need to stage their fear? Are they invoking occult powers just to be able to expel them more easily? Depauw is fascinated by the fragile balance between madness and possession, simulation and acting. In her quest for a primordial Eden, she draws from mythology, carnival and folklore: inexhaustible sources of inspiration for the masks, costumes and iconography running through her latest work. She conceives her Eden Central as a deep jungle, a world of science fiction where people attempt to get away from savagery to attain civilisation. Ultimately, to become human beings…


Concept & direction: 
Manah Depauw
Hans Bryssinck
With: Soetkin Demey, François De Jonge, Nicolas Delalieux, Jessica Batut, Blaise Ludik
Light design & set design: 
Raphael Rubbens
Maxime Bodson, Manah Depauw
Technical coordination on tour: Philippe Baste
Sound technician on tour: Maarten Van Cauwenberghe
Concept & realisation costumes: 
Manah Depauw, Cathy Weyders, Ada Rajszys, Cathy Peraux
Thanks to: Lisbeth Gruwez
Margarita Production for The Other vzw

Kunstenfestivaldesarts, WEB 3.5, Buda Kunstencentrum (Kortrijk), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Ghent), wp Zimmer (Antwerp), Le Vivat (Armentieres), Frascati Productions(Amsterdam), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Black Box Teater (Oslo)
In collaboration with: 
Les Brigittines (Brussels), STUK Kunstencentrum (Leuven), Teaterhuset Avant Garden (Trondheim)
Supported by: 
Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie