LES ÂMES PERDUES
During the first half of the 20th century, highbrow had never been more popular and lowbrow had never been more elitist.
Poulenc wrote a tribute to Piaf, Britten frequented the Berlin cabarets and in the Pfeffermühle one could freely express their soul. Weill and Brecht were inspired by classical symphonies as well as musicals and popular theatre. Socio-political and sensual satire were intoxicated with the scent of eau de Cologne in a call for freedom. Mocking verses as a warning for the impending war, laziness as a mockery of the money-based society and explicit beauty to sever civilisation’s constraints. The only certainty is the uncertainty of what tomorrow will bring. Dansez, dansez!
Music Francis Poulenc, Benjamin Britten, Kurt Weill, Mischa Spoliansky, Friedrich Hollaender, Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, and others. Text Based on Karl Valentin, Bertolt Brecht, Paul Van Ostaijen and others.
With the support of the new FEDORA platform and the FEDORA road shows, for encouraging opera- and ballet productions for a young audience.
Peking Opera artists on a visit at "Les Âmes Perdues" -) Exchange of ideas, meeting eastern and western traditions.
In collaboration with Royal Conservatory Antwerp.
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Concept | Original text: Isaak Duerinck, Naomi Beeldens, Ewout Lechoucq, Alexandra Oppo • Direction: Wouter Van Looy • Vocals I Accordion I Piano: Isaak Duerinck • Soprano: Naomi Beeldens • Vocals I Cello: Ewout Lehoucq • Vocals I Piano: Alexandra Oppo • Costumes: 113 Maison • Ensemble: LÂP collective • Works: John Betjeman • Francis Poulenc • Benjamin Britten • Kurt Weill • Mischa Spoliansky • Hanns Eisler • Mistinguett • Edith Piaf • Jacques Brel • a.o.