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angel - Nele Verrecken

mon 10/02/2020 > sun 23/02/2020

Macht kommt von machen, etwas tun können’ - Angela Merkel

Reverend’s daughter, Angela Kasner grew up in East Germany. Her aunt from West Germany often sent presents such as Levi’s jeans or a Beatle’s record. Angela longed for freedom, to the West. When the wall fell, she decided to let go of her scientific career and enter politics. Whoever has been so positively surprised once in his life, thinks that a lot is possible’, she says.

Angela Kasner is a woman who exists.

angel is a performance about a woman who does not exist and who is slightly based on the real Angela: a woman who reaches the top of the world in her search for more and more possibilities.

A fictional portrait based on true facts...

By dreaming the impossible, sometimes half of it becomes true. In angel we unleash the imagination on an important contemporary political figure.

How far can you go in that imagination? When does imagination become a lie, and that lie a logical reality accepted by everyone?

"I’ve had a certain fascination with Angela Merkel for years. She’s the most powerful woman in Europe. We wondered why certain political figures don’t find it difficult to lie at all. And why, as a theatremaker, we often portray the truth, political correctness. That is, of course, a reaction to the political spectacle, the drama-cracy. After all, there are multiple realities. The imagination is about the acceptance of these multiple realities", Nele said.

By and with: Wim Bernaers, Katja Dreyer, Felix Ensslin, Lam Lai, Joachim Robbrecht, Sven Roofthooft, Mieke Verdin and Nele Vereecken| Co-production: AGORA Theater, KAAP and Kunstenwerkplaats | Thanks to: ARSENAAL/LAZARUS, De Brakke Grond, Le Corridor, BRONKS, arp, GC De Kroon, Hendrik De Smedt, Elke Vereecken and Marieke Vereecken.

With the support of Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft Belgiens, Goethe-Institut Brüssel, arsVitha.