De polen (BE)
De polen is a new theatre company run by Kobe Chielens, Geert Belpaeme, Lieselotte De Keyzer and Bosse Provoost. They all graduated as master Drama from KASK (Ghent) and collaborated in the in situ-project Herberg. Bosse & Kobe previously worked at BUDA on their award-winning show Moore Bacon! (ITs Festival Amsterdam and Theater Aan Zee Oostende).
De polen is now creating their first autonomous piece The Act of Dying at the BUDA-studio’s. Three performers go on a quest for the ultimate freedom - characteristic of animated characters: to rise again after dying an utterly violent death. But ‘violence’ and ‘death’ are, due to their ‘real impossibility’, two very problematic concepts in theatre…
During their residency at BUDA, de polen will develop first drafts for the performance, will experiment with scenography and will try to make a square dance. At the end they’ll have an informal showing for the BUDA-compañeros on 2.02.17.