- 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 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
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