Mein Liebling

Photo: Paul van Weert

'Mein Liebling: The Complete Story' is composed out of five seperate performances or chapters that now merge into an eveninglenght performance. In the past few months, fragments of the individual performances/chapters were shown during Copenhagen Art Week as part of the DREAM COPENHAGEN project, Incubate Festival, the opening of Dansmaand Tilburg, November Music 2016, and at MU/Artspace and Hilvariastudio's.

Mein Liebling is a series of layered performances with (live) music by the bandmembers of DAAU (Antwerp, Belgium). Intimate and recognisable stories about the brittle beauty of love with a central role for the woman. Women, rigid role models and subsequent life dilemma's: the choice between here or there, ourselves or the other and between holding on or letting go. Inspired by film-noir and performed by four female performers, T.r.a.s.h. creates a story of multiple personalities. Seemingly incompatible identities fuse together. Mein Liebling zooms in on rigid role patterns and clichés. Familiar portrets, sometimes tragic, but above all hopeful, raw and realistic.

Concept & choreography: Kristel van Issum

Created with and performed by: Tegest Pecht-Guido, Lucie Petrusová, Helena Araújo, Eleni Ploumi

Music: Han Stubbe (DAAU), Hannes d’Hoine (DAAU), Roel van Camp (DAAU)

Decor: Paul van Weert

Lightdesign: Twan Mensen

Costume advice and design: Jolanda Hendriks

Dramaturgy: René Jagers

Production: T.r.a.s.h.

Financial support: Fonds Podiumkunsten, Provincie Noord-Brabant, Gemeente Tilburg.