Date(s) of Performance
3/17/12 - 3/25/12
les ballets C de la B
Alain Platel, Frank Van Laecke
Based on a Concept by: Vanessa Van Durme; Created by: Griet Debacker, Timur Magomedgadzhiev/ replaced by: Hendrick Lebon, Andrea De Laet, Richard "Tootsie" Dierick, Danilo Povolo, Gerrit Becker, Dirk Van Vaerenbergh, Rudy Suwyns
Performed by: Griet Debacker, Timur Magomedgadzhiev/ replaced by: Hendrick Lebon, Andrea De Laet, Richard "Tootsie" Dierick, Danilo Povolo, Gerrit Becker, Dirk Van Vaerenbergh, Rudy Suwyns
Inspired by Yo soy así, a penetrating film regarding the closing of a transvestite cabaret in Barcelona, actress Vanessa Van Durme has collected a group of her transsexual and transvestite friends to explore a riveting set of circumstances…the life of a performer, the struggle of one’s true identity, the voyeuristic nature of our modern world. In a groundbreaking American premiere, directors Alain Platel and Frank Van Laecke present a story of the essential truths that can be found within illusion: Gardenia.Based on the real experiences of the cast, this most intimate of tales goes deep into the turbulent lives of nine people, including seven older individuals navigating the zone between masculine and feminine. Each carries their own intriguing sto-ry-sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious. Gardenia intertwines dance and contemporary song to create a work that can be called unique in every sense of the word.
Theatre and Performance Studies