FC Bergman

FC Bergman & Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop &
Liesa Van der Aa & Josse De Pauw
“Van den vos”
German premiere

FC Bergman: Van den vos

FC Bergman: Van den vos

© Kurt van der Elst

  • Length 105 min
  • In German

Past Dates

26 June 2014, 24:00
“Kaleidoskop – B-Sides”
Songs, sketches and outtakes
by and with Kaleidoskop and Viviane de Muynck

Artist Talk
27 June 2014 following the performance

The story is an old one, the form is surprisingly new: In Belgian theatre collective FC Bergman’s adaptation of the fable, Reynard the Fox remains a phantom for quite some time. The wolf is the protagonist, fighting a lost battle against the fox, who operates from the offstage-forest, a mixture of guerilla fighter and Robin Hood. Disturbing images are created, between a live soundtrack and a live film, addressing the boundaries between nature and culture, between civic rules and sovereign intelligence. The young collective, whose name combines the idea of a football club with the concept of auteur filmmakers, are performing at Foreign Affairs for the second time. Again they range between film and theatre, this time joining forces with various grand masters of the Belgian theatre scene: Flemish film star and director Josse de Pauw is once again working as a playwright for “Van den vos” and Viviane de Muynck and Dirk Roofthooft’s acting carries the performance. The tale finds reflection in the show’s spheric music, a result of the encounter between young pop musician Liesa Van der Aa and the Berlin Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop.

With Stef Aerts, Joé Agemans, Bart Hollanders, Thomas Verstraeten, Marie Vinck, Viviane De Muynck, Gregory Frateur, Dirk Roofthooft, Wim Verachtert, Bent Simons, June Voeten

By FC Bergman: Stef Aerts, Joé Agemans, Bart Hollanders, Thomas Verstraeten, Marie Vinck
Music Michael Rauter, Daniella Strasfogel, Paul Valikoski – Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and Liesa Van der Aa
Live music Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop: Dea Szűcs, Paul Valikoski, Ildiko Ludwig, Yodfat Miron, Boram Lie, Michael Rauter, Caleb Salgado, Magnus Andersson
Text Josse De Pauw
Text of the final song Gregory Frateur, Craig Ward

Production: Toneelhuis / Muziektheater Transparant / Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop
In collaboration with: Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam / Kaaitheater / Le Phénix – Scène nationale de Valenciennes / Wiener Festwochen / Operadagen Rotterdam / Stichting Theaterfestival Boulevard / Berliner Festspiele – Foreign Affairs
Supported by: AMADEA / VRANCKX / FLOOR GRES / GAVRA / Agfa-Gevaert N.V. / Boudewijn Sea Park
With support of: Culture Programme of the European Commission

The opening is supported by the Flemish Representation (Belgian Embassy).