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Mette Edvardsen ’Every now and then’

maa 31/08/2009 > vri 11/09/2009

In the new piece ’every now and then’ Mette Edvardsen and Philippe Beloul invite the audience to read a book as a performance. The idea is to create a space and a time inside a book, like a piece in a theatre. For the whole duration of the piece the audience can read through the pages and the spaces of the book at the same time as they follow what is taking place on stage. The book is direct, tactile and persistent, giving the audience another access to the piece. The reader of a book can decide for him/ herself the reading direction, the tempo and the space. With the book, ‘every now and then’ is a piece to delve into, proposing an individual reading combined with a collective experience. How does the experience of reading a book merge with the experience watching a performance, how does the book read after the performance is over?
Concept Mette Edvardsen
Created & performed by Philippe Beloul and Mette Edvardsen
Lights Jan Van Gijsel
Sound Charo Calvo
Graphic design Michael Bussaer
Photos Julien Lanoo
Production Helga Duchamps/ duchamps vzw and Mette Edvardsen/ Athome
Co-produced by Stuk/ Leuven, Workspace/ Brussels
In collaboration with Kaaitheater/ Brussels, Vooruit/ Gent, Netwerk/ Aalst, Les Brigittines/ Brussels, De Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats/ Brussels
Supported by Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Norsk Kulturråd, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere
Premiere during (premiere) Playground festival, STUK (Leuven): 6th & 7th of November 2009
Kaaitheaterstudio’s (Brussel): 4th & 5th of December 2009
Netwerk (Aalst): 18th of December 2009
Vooruit (Gent): 20th & 21st of April 2010