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One of the most frequently googled questions is: »How can I be normal?« Why do so many people long to be considered normal? Complying with the norm means belonging to it - being an unobtrusive, undisputed part of society. At the same time, norms define boundaries that take shape in the form of fences and prisons. Even differently valued worldviews, social codes and ideas of community are subject to norms. In a staging that navigates between slapstick and object theatre, Louis Vanhaverbeke explores the boundaries (existent and non-existent) of his own mind and brings supposedly separate spheres of high culture, pop culture and subculture to meet. Incorporating his own lyrics, DIY video images and a loop station, he ingeniously builds, moves and tinkers with ever-new universes, structures and territories, only to let them collapse into each other again like in a game of mikado. ›Mikado Remix‹ was voted the audience favourite at the Fast Forward Festival in autumn 2019.
In the frame of REMIX - A festival for spring
From and with Louis Vanhaverbeke Dramaturgy: Dries Douibi Video: Freek Willems Light and sound design: Bart Huybrechts Technicians: Philippe Digneffe, Simon Van den Abeele Production CAMPO (Ghent) Co-production Kunstenfestivaldesarts (2018, Brussels), Beursschouwburg (Brussels), Le Phénix – Scène Nationale Valenciennes, European Creative Hub Residencies Malpertuis (Tielt), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Grand Theatre (Groningen), De Grote Post (Oostende), Arc – artist residency (Romainmôtier), Pianofabriek (Brussels) Thanks to Oneka von Schrader, Sophia Rodriguez, Benjamin Vandewalle, Yorick Van Ingelgem, Jakob Ampe, Family Volksroom, Wim Loobuyck & Claudine Grinwis