Mikado Remix

    09/05  | 20:30
    10/05  | 20:30
    11/05  | 20:30
    12/05  | 20:30

€ 16 / € 13 (-25/65+)
± 1h

Meet the artist after the performance on 10/05

In recent years, Louis Vanhaverbeke has developed a poetic universe on stage. In his new performance Mikado Remix he examines the limits of normality. One of the most frequently asked questions is 'How to be normal?' We all want to be as normal as possible. Being normalised gives peace, let us walk in step. We build isolated cells, prisons, and schools to limit normality and distinguish ourselves from others. But to what extent does this isolated thinking threaten our freedom and personality? What separates the safe space from the potentially hazardous space? Who decides what belongs inside or outside the walls? The stage is abundant with fences, cables, storage boxes, and a fuse box. As he proceeds to build up his universe, he tries to figure out what is bothering him, through music and self-composed lyrics. By means of his DIY constructions he expands his inner world and opens doors where previously only walls stood.

By & with
Louis Vanhaverbeke

Dries Douibi

Freek Willems

Light & sound
Bart Huybrechts

Technical direction
Philippe Digneffe & Simon Van den Abeele

Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Beursschouwburg


Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Beursschouwburg, le phénix, scène nationale Valenciennes, european creative hub

Malpertuis (Tielt), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Grand Theatre (Groningen), De Grote Post (Oostende), Arc – artist residency (Romainmôtier), kunstenwerkplaats de Pianofabriek (Brussels)

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Louis Vanhaverbeke (Ghent, 1988) has a keen interest in the clash of lifestyles and subcultures. He thinks of music not only as a way to express himself, but also as a means in his search for identity. As a teenager he switched back and forth between rapper attitude and wannabe rock star. By remixing different ambitions, he developed a very particular vocabulary: freestyle, hard to classify, but very intelligible. 

Louis Vanhaverbeke graduated in 2010 from the atelier Mixed Media of Sint-Lucas Ghent (now LUCA), and in 2014 from SNDO, Amsterdam. He mainly creates performances and installations. Objects are crucial in his research. Plastic things, drum computers, little chariots and all sorts of other colourful gear are used to assemble his very agile performances (from The Car Piece over Kokito to The Bike Piece and Kokokito). Furthermore, he examines which kinds of spoken word may help him unfold complex ways of thinking. Through slamming, scatting and rhyming, he attempts to question his spot in the world.

In 2010, Vanhaverbeke participated as a student in CAMPO’s Mayday Mayday Festival. This encounter with CAMPO resulted in the creation of Kokokito, for which he received the Circuit X prize for young talent, at TAZ#2015. Meanwhile, CAMPO and Louis Vanhaverbeke started a joint trajectory, with MULTIVERSE (première TAZ#2016) as a first production. From 2017 onwards,  Vanhaverbeke will also be associated artist at Beursschouwburg (Brussels). Apart from touring with MULTIVERSE, he is developing MIKADO REMIX, his new performance which will be premiering at Kunstenfestivaldesarts (2018).

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