WITLOF FROM SYRIA
Theatre-maker Sien Vanmaele uses her passion for cooking and theatre as a means of creating encounters and critically questioning herself and the world.
This is also the case in her food performance Witlof from Syria. The question: "Would you like to cook with me?" led to several meetings with people of Syrian descent, at home in their kitchen.
Witlof from Syria is the moving reflection of those encounters in the kitchen.
"Vanmaele doesn't make it prettier than it is. With Witlof from Syria, she has made a frank search for a different culture. Honest, without sparing herself or the other. With the help of a delicious dish, we may conclude afterwards."
Concept, text and acting Sien Vanmaele
Coaching Peter De Bie
Writer coaching Joachim Robbrecht
Director Louis Van Der Waal
Production Ward De Blick
Dramaturgical advice Merel Hering
Scenography Studio Kuurjeus
Light design Mieke den Braber
Design recipes Vanessa Verstappen
Promotional image Thomas Dhanens
Make-up and hair Carolien Wardenier
In collaboration with de Brakke Grond, deBuren, Jonge Harten, Laika, VIA ZUID en Zomer van Antwerpen
Many thanks to Margot de Sera voor tekstredactie en Aukje Schaafsma voor eindregie in de onderzoeksfase