KWP production


  • 22.01 > 03.02.2024

Motherbaby is the new per­for­man­ce by Marieke&Sophia, the young the­a­tre duo who­se work dis­rupts the soci­al mea­ning of femi­ni­ni­ty. Now, together with the­a­tre maker and act­ress Kristien De Proost, they dive into the world of mother­hood, unknown to them. 

As (young) women who (n)ever want to beco­me mothers, Marieke, Sophia and Kristien navi­ga­te their way through their expecta­ti­ons and fears in this per­for­man­ce. Playing with our visu­al cul­tu­re, they explo­re the stig­ma­ti­sing cli­chés sur­roun­ding the figu­re of the mother.

What do we hide when we lavish the mother’ with sen­ti­men­ta­li­ty? And why does she beco­me the sca­pe­goat when soci­e­ty fails? Motherbaby is a bri­co­la­ge musi­cal, in which the actors sing of the mother-child bond in all its con­tra­dic­to­ry facets. They take you into the twi­light zone bet­ween love and aggression. 

con­cept: Marieke&Sophia I per­for­man­ce: Marieke Schraepen, Sophia Bauer, Kristien De Proost I music: Alan Van Rompuy I dra­ma­tur­gy: Bauke Lievens I sce­no­grap­hy: Ferre Marnef I light & sound: Wout Clarysse I light design: Jamy Hollebeke I cos­tu­mes: Lieselot Siddiki I sub­tit­les: Dries Gijsels I pro­duc­ti­on: Kunstenwerkplaats I co-pro­­duc­­ti­on: Monty, Kunstencentrum BUDA, workspa­ce­brus­sels, CAMPO I with the sup­port of van De Grote Post, Kaaitheater, Theater Aan Zee and kun­sten­cen­trum nona I with finan­ci­al sup­port of the Flemish Community and the Flemish Community Commission I Thanks to Geert Belpaeme and Jonas Baeke.

© Flor Maesen