Works: Ezra Veldhuis & Bosse Provoost + Toneelhuis

Indoor Weather

What if the theatre were the belly of a huge whale? Or no, wait – a futuristic, completely unknown ecosystem? Enthused by the poetry of Inger Christensen and Jeff Vandermeer’s eco-science fiction, Ezra Veldhuis and Bosse Provoost call upon the entire technical apparatus of the theatre to stretch your imagination to the fullest.

In Indoor Weather, the lighting, sound and fly bars are on an equal footing with the human performers. All of these elements are involved in a mysterious game whose rules lie just beyond our comprehension. A greyish green glow suddenly falls upon the stage and then spreads like an oil slick through the theatre; an actor recites passages from it, the monumental cycle of poems by the Danish poet Inger Christensen from 1969; soundscapes swell and recede in the space as if coming from high and low pressure areas. Who is influencing whom in this constantly mutating environment? What is dependent on what? Is the environment a mainstay or an opponent?
 
In front of the mountains, and before the mountains
burn or break up as planned,
houses are set up, but just houses
that are not real houses, but just real
fronts of unreal houses
into which everyone can easily run
when an artificial rain begins


(poem from it, Inger Christensen)

Credits

Concept, regie, lichtontwerp: Ezra Veldhuis, Bosse Provoost Creatie & spel: Nathan Ooms, Kristien De Proost, Lobke Leirens, Benjamin Cools Dramaturgie: Sébastien Hendrickx Outside eye: Edith Cassiers Regie-assistentie: Laurens Aneca Geluidsontwerp: Benne Dousselaere Kostuumontwerp: Carly Rae Heathcote Productieleiding: Kristien Borgers, Willem Vounckx Stage: Milan van Bortel Technische productieleiding: Diederik Suykens ToneelmeesterHenk Vandecaveye Techniek licht: Dominick Geentjens Techniek trekkenbediening: Filip Van Berendoncks, Kris Depuydt, Brian Doms, Thomas De Geyseleer, Maarten Dockx, Bert Demeulenaere, Frederik Vanslembrouck, Randall Diagre Uitvoering kostuum: Kasia Mielczarek, Liezelot Osselaer, Kathleen Van Mechelen, Monique van Hassel Uitvoering decor: Friedemann Koch, Niels Antonissen, Senne Suls, Patrick Jacobs, Karl Schneider Productie: Toneelhuis, P.U.L.S. Coproductie: De Grote Post, C-TAKT Met steun van: workspacebrussels, Kunstencentrum BUDA, de Tax Shelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius Met dank aan: Max Pairon, An-Marie Lambrechts, Oshin Albrecht, Bart Meuleman, Geert Belpaeme, Jan Fedinger