Les Halles de Schaerbeek
— Brussels —

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30.11 & 1.12.21


+ Exhibition Echoes from the unseen

Rode Boom / Kurt Demey, Joris Vanvinckenroye & Fabien Gruau


Tuesday 30 November 2021 20:00
Wednesday 01 December 2021 20:00

String theory, black holes, eleven- and twenty-six-dimensional bosonic worlds, supersymmetry: thanks to science, we can dream of a universe that has become magical again - incompatible realities can coexist. We are excited but frustrated: we cannot imagine what these new possibilities look like. But what if actual magic could help us? Mentalist Kurt Demey and his team take up the challenge. With Réalités (‘Realities’). they offer a unique experience, a poetic and surreal performance. Their latest creation will radically change your perception of other possible worlds. Let's change the universe!

Meeting : The magician and the physicist on 30.11 (all audiences/FR, NL, EN)

There are many artists who feed their creative work with the sciences.

At the Halles de Schaerbeek, several of them are interested in the cutting-edge research carried out in the field of astrophysics. This research has been made accessible and popularised thanks to the books of the Italian physicist Carlo Rovelli.

For this meeting, the two researchers Stéphane Detounay (physicist) and Kurt Demey (magician) will share their visions of the arts and sciences, and examine what each field can contribute to the other.

Stéphane Detournay is a research associate at the FNRS and a professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the International Solvay Institute. His research focuses on high-energy physics and gravitational physics, and more particularly on the quantum aspects of black holes. He is also interested in raising awareness, developing links between the arts and sciences, and organises events in Brussels called Science & Cocktails.


Echoes from the unseen by Fabien Gruau from 15.11 to 01.12

In parallel to Réalités, the artist and photographer Fabien Gruau exhibits his questioning of reality, abstraction, dreams, our perceptions of the world and how we can imagine it differently.

Echoes from the unseen plays with the codes of fiction and reality. Combined, these two elements create improbable links between landscapes and imaginary worlds, echoes of the invisible, hybrid mutations, futuristic chimeras, extra-oridinary epiphenomena, where strange forces are at work.

A poetic journey for a modified contemplation.

Création : 2020 - 2021

Conception : Kurt Demey

Créations et interprétations : Kurt Demey, Fabien Gruau & Joris Vanvinckenroye

Composition musicale : Joris Vanvinckenroye

Scénographie : Fabien Gruau & Kurt Demey

Dramaturgie et mise en scène finale : Cédric Coomans

Costumes : Leentje Kerremans & Gerlinde Vervenne

Aide à la création : Diederik Peeters & Matthieu Villatelle

Tournage film : Mimi De Boeck & Kamiel De Bruyne

Acteurs film : Lieselotte De Keyzer, Kurt Demey, Diederik Peeters & Joris Vanvinckenroye

Voice-over : Diederik Peeters

Aide à la projection : Jo De Rijck

Aide à la magie : René Nijman

Création lumière et création technique : Janneke Donkersloot & Fabien Gruau

Technique en tournée : Janneke Donkersloot, Fabien Gruau & Pepijn De Paepe

Construction de décors : Jakob De Jaeger & Fabien Gruau

Visuel Chimère : ©Fabien Gruau

Montage de production et diffusion : AY-ROOP

Chargée de développement Cie : Lien Vanbossele


Production : Rode Boom

Avec le soutien de la Communauté flamande et du Tax shelter de l'Autorité fédérale de Belgique.

Coproduction : Perpodium (BE), La Villette EPPGHV - Paris (FR), Le Manège Scène Nationale-Reims (FR), La Comète Scène Nationale – Châlons-en-Champagne (FR), Theater op de Markt - Dommelhof (BE), Le Channel Scène Nationale - Calais (FR), Théâtre d’Arles - Arles (FR), Théâtre La Vista / La Chapelle avec le Domaine d'O -Montpellier (FR), AY-ROOP - Rennes (FR), Réseau Cirquévolution (FR), Miramiro - Gent (BE)

Résidences : Latitude 50° - Marchin (BE), Théâtre du Vieux St-Etienne / AY-ROOP -Rennes (FR), Théâtre la Vista /La Chapelle avec le Domaine d’O - Montpellier (FR), La Villette - Paris (FR), Theater Op de Markt - Dommelhof (BE), Théâtre d’Arles – Arles (FR), Stadsschouwburg Sint-Niklaas (BE), Espace Germinal - Fosses (FR), Cultuurcentrum De Grote Post - Oostende (BE), Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie - Cirque Théâtre d'Elbeuf / la Brèche Cherbourg (FR), Le Manège Scène Nationale - Reims (FR)

Remerciements : Hôtel du Parc Oostende, Satya Roosens, Miranda João, Mark Shortland, Gijs van Bon, Geert De Vleesschauwer, Simon Maurice, Piet Kusters, Stefan Paridaen, Maurice Van de Velde, Hugo Van de Plas et Laurent Piron.