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THEATRE — "Life must be lived forwards, but it can only be understood backwards" - Kierkegaard

Like its title, this performance is a palindrome. You will be able to see it forwards and backwards. Because some people believe humanity is moving forward, while others believe the opposite. Some say the world is coming to an end, others call them doomsayers.

No matter who's right, in our quest for progress we have dramatically changed the world we live in. Are our actions irreversible or can we undo them?

The performance presents a visual metaphor for this crucial moment in our future history. It traces the process of humans moving towards their downfall or salvation.

The performance features a live version of William Basinski’s ‘Disintegration Loops’. Performed by Spectra Ensemble, in collaboration with the composer.



Director: Alexander Devriendt
Angelo Tijssens, Charlotte De Bruyne, Jonas Vermeulen, Karolien De Bleser, Maria Dafneros & Vincent Dunoyer
Spectra Ensemble
Jan Martens
Philip Aguirre
William Basinski
Joris Blanckaert

Ontroerend Goed in coproduction with Spectra, Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Adelaide Festival & Richard Jordan Productions Ltd.

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