2020 - 2021
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MOL (B)
option
Thu, Oct 1, 2020
Schouwburg Rex
10h30 S*
MOL (B) Thu, Oct 1, 2020
Schouwburg Rex
13h30 S*
ENSCHEDE (NL)
canceled
Sun, Oct 4, 2020
Wilminktheater
14h30
TESSENDERLO (B) Sat, Oct 10, 2020
Cultuurhuis
19h00
LEUVEN (B) Sun, Oct 11, 2020
Minnepoort
15h00
MENEN (B) Thu, Oct 15, 2020
cc De Steiger
10h00 S*
MENEN (B) Thu, Oct 15, 2020
cc De Steiger
14h00 S*
GRONINGEN (NL) Sat, Oct 17, 2020
Grand Theatre
14h30
GRONINGEN (NL)
canceled
Sat, Oct 17, 2020
Grand Theatre
20h30
GEEL (B)
canceled
Tue, Oct 20, 2020
cc de Werft
10h00 S*
GEEL (B) Tue, Oct 20, 2020
cc de Werft
13h45 S*
GEEL
canceled
Wed, Oct 21, 2020
cc de Werft
10h00 S*
GEEL (B) Wed, Oct 21, 2020
cc de Werft
19h30
OOSTENDE (B) Thu, Oct 22, 2020
cc De Grote Post
13h30 S*
ANTWERPEN (B)
canceled
Mon, Nov 9, 2020
DE Studio
10h00 S*
ANTWERPEN (B)
canceled
Mon, Nov 9, 2020
DE Studio
13h30 S*
ANTWERPEN (B)
canceled
Tue, Nov 10, 2020
DE Studio
10h00 S*
UTRECHT (NL)
changeable
Mon, Apr 5, 2021
Theater Kikker
14h00
UTRECHT (NL)
changeable
Mon, Apr 5, 2021
Theater Kikker
20h00
* S = for schools

Animal (8+)

 

A headbanging parakeet.
A butterfly faking its own death.
A gorilla recognizing itself in the mirror.
A crocodile saving a deer from drowning.
A monkey carefully petting a bird.

Animal is an imaginative, colorful and physical theater piece about animals that look like people, and people who look like animals.

Alongside YouTube-videos and conversations with people both big and small, two actors attempt to become animals on stage: they interpret and experiment, act out situations and wonder about the future. Animal is about funny flamingos, smart pigs, and working people. About how we interact with animals, how we see them as human or chop them into pieces.

Animal is inspired by (among others) the work of the Dutch biologist Frans de Waal, who has tried to explain human behavior by analyzing animal behavior - and the other way around. For Animal, Tom Struyf spoke with Bas Haring (philosopher), Tinkebell (artist), Charel Van Riet (WWF-ranger and tree-climber), Astrid Elburg (personal leadership coach), Dirk Draulans (biologist and journalist), Joske Van Tiggelt (who owns over 200 animals), Matthijs Schouten (ecologist and philosopher), and Ruben Vandewalle (butcher).

Animal is a theater piece suitable for both young and old (age 8 and up).


Hanne Struyf (°1987) graduated in 2010 at the ArtEZ School of Acting in Arnhem. She has made and performed pieces with (among others) Laika, Maas theater and dance, De Toneelmakerij, Toneelgroep Oostpool and Jens van Daele’s Burning Bridges. In 2016 Hanne formed the activist theater group Hirngespinst, together with actress Sofie Joan Wouters. With this group, and the children who form their audience, they try to fix the world using theatrical interventions in the public space. During her drama studies she created a performance piece together with Tom, called Waiting for Tine.