ONE SONG HISTOIRE(S) DU THÉÂTRE IV

Miet Warlop

  • Music
  • Dance
  • Premiere
  • Performance
  • Family Friendly
  • Sitting
  • Melbourne Town Hall

  • 60 minutes (approx.)

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ONE SONG HISTOIRE(S) DU THÉÂTRE IV

Clear the gym for ONE SONG, the nonstop track that gets hearts racing.

Stretch the hamstrings. Strap on the protective headgear. Tune the snare and apply the bow resin. This is ONE SONG—an utterly frenzied rock concert spiked with lactic acid. 

The brainchild of Flemish artist Miet Warlop, it’s one song performed over and over by a squad of musicians. At the same time, they run an obstacle course of balance beams, treadmills and trampolines—until they almost collapse from exhaustion. Lucky for us, the song is a good one. And to witness it literally course through their veins—as they speed it up, break it down, and sweat it out to the finish line—is nothing short of inspirational. Something pure. Something absurd. Something to barrack for. It’s unbelievable.

The instant standing ovation in Avignon wasn’t merely a way to reward the performers for their efforts: One Song lingered in the mind as a wild, exhilarating study in absurdity.
— The New York Times

Artistic Team

With

Simon Beeckaert, Elisabeth Klinck, Willem Lenaerts/Gilles Vandecaveye-Pinoy, Milan Schudel, Melvin Slabbinck, Joppe Tanghe, Karin Tanghe, Wietse Tanghe

And

Sid Djamel Besseghir, Max Colonne, Rint Dens †, Judith Engelen, Eva Kamanda, Marius Lefever, Luka Mariën, Lucie Plasschaert, Flora Van Canneyt

Conception, direction and Scenography

Miet Warlop

Text

Miet Warlop assisted by Jeroen Olyslaegers

Tour Manager

Dana Tucker

Technical production & stage manager

Oliver Houttekiet, Patrick Vanderhaegen

Technical team

Dietrich Lerooij, Bart Van Hoydonck, Pieter Kinoli, Bart Vincent, Jurgen Techel, Laura Vayssier

Production

NTGent, Miet Warlop / Irene Wool vzw

Co-production

Festival d’Avignon, DE SINGEL (Antwerp), Tandem Scène Nationale (Ar-ras-Douai), Théâtre Dijon Bourgogne Centre dramatique national, HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, La Comédie de Valence - Centre dramatique national Drôme - Ardèche, Teatre Lliure (Barcelona)

With the support of

the Flemish Government, Stad Gent, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government

Image Credits

ONESONG by Miet Warlop. PHOTO: Michiel Devijve.