Based on the homonymous novel by Louis Paul Boon
NTGent guest director Liliane Brakema creates a staging of 'Menuet', the 1955 novel by Louis Paul Boon. In it, the author describes a love triangle between a worker, his wife and a maid. The book has an explicit sexual theme, which caused an indignant response among some Catholic literary critics. But above all 'Menuet' is a masterful novel about emotional loneliness and existential alienation, an absolute highlight in Boons literary oeuvre.
Liliane Brakema graduated from the director course in Amsterdam and was immediately selected for the 2016 Dutch Theater Festival with 'The Wild Duck'. During her studies she collaborated with Johan Simons, Eric de Vroedt, Ivo van Hove and Luk Perceval, to name a few. For 'Menuet' Brakema continues her artistic research, exploring the interplay between text and physical expression.
“I look for the confrontation between what the head wants and what the body does.” - Liliane Brakema
za 31.03 - 20:00 NTGent Minnemeers
€22 / 20 / 14
bewerking / adaptation: Tom Blokdijk - regie / direction: Liliane Brakema - cast: Bert Luppes, Lien Wildemeersch & Chris Thys - decorontwerp / design: Bettina Pommer - kostuumontwerp / costume design: An De Mol - lichtontwerp / light design: Dennis Diels - geluidsontwerp / sound design: Steven Prengels - productie / production: NTGent