|Sat 18 March 2017 20:30||Théâtre Garonne, Toulouse|
|Fri 17 March 2017 20:00||Théâtre Garonne, Toulouse|
|Thu 16 March 2017 20:00||Théâtre Garonne, Toulouse|
|Wed 15 March 2017 20:00||Théâtre Garonne, Toulouse|
|Sat 11 March 2017 20:30||Toneelschuur, Haarlem|
|Fri 10 March 2017 20:30||Toneelschuur, Haarlem|
|Thu 9 March 2017 20:30||Toneelschuur, Haarlem|
|Sat 4 March 2017 20:30||Frascati, Amsterdam|
|Fri 3 March 2017 20:30||Frascati, Amsterdam|
|Sat 25 February 2017 20:00||Compagnie de Koe|
|Fri 24 February 2017 20:00||Compagnie de Koe|
|Thu 23 February 2017 20:00||Compagnie de Koe|
|Wed 22 February 2017 20:00||Compagnie de Koe|
De Schrijver De Koning, with and after texts by Karl Valentin, a 90s offshoot of the theatrical evenings set up by the Belgian-Dutch repertory company De Vere (a collaboration between Discordia, STAN, and Dito'Dito), was the very first polycoproduction, a performance by and with Matthias de Koning and Damiaan De Schrijver. Several other polycoproductions have followed since, some of them together with de KOE and Dood Paard: My Dinner With André (1998), Vandeneedevandeschrijvervandekoningendiderot (2001), Onomatopee (2006), We hebben een/het boek(niet) gelezen (2008), and Beroemden (2012).
In the spring of 2017 Matthias de Koning, Damiaan De Schrijver, and Peter Van den Eede will present Atelier. After their study of the actor's profession in Vandeneedevandeschrijvervandekoningendiderot they will now pick it up again in Atelier. Do theatre makers have a studio, just like sculptors and painters, a place where their ideas may or may not take shape, and if so, what does that studio look like? What type of work do we do, where and how and when and why? Is it work? How do we portray characters? What do we emphasise? Are we a display? Are we our own and each other's model? Are we a self-portrait? Looking and being looked at, history, art, life as frames, mounts, edgings for the displays on the canvas of our skin. Rebuilding and then demolishing the fourth ‘walls’ in a bifrontal or quadrifrontal setting. A laboratory investigation into naturalism, realism, hyperrealism.
Large windows casting cold October light onto our innermost feelings. Wrapping up air. Sanding down wooden planks. Eating potatoes. Cooking mussels. Pissing beside the urinal. Writing a farewell letter. (being labelled) Removing an appendix. Sitting. Someone rings the bell. A door. A chink. A spot. A raft. Pitch-dark. A raft.
by and with Matthias de Koning, Damiaan De Schrijver, Peter Van den Eede
production STAN, de KOE and Maatschappij Discordia
technique Bram De Vreese, Tim Wouters and Pol Geusens
costumes Elisabeth Michiels
special thanks to Steen en Been, Marlene De Smet
première February 16th 2017