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Dutch premiere Rhapsody - The musicality of grinding minds

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LOD music theatre in co-production with Asko|Schönberg
23/11 Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw
26/11 Breda, Chassé Theatre
until 22/2 various theatres in Belgium

Belgian actor Josse De Pauw and composer Frederik Neyrinck take inspiration from the television series Of beauty and comfort by Wim Kayzer. 'Tell me what makes this life worth living' is how Wim Kayzer opened the conversation with artists, scientists and philosophers in his legendary television series Of beauty and comfort. After re-watching the 2000 series, Josse De Pauw knew: 'I want to do something with this'.

De Pauw brings the stream of thought of Jane Goodall, George Steiner, J.M. Coetzee, Karel Appel and Edward Witten into an extraordinary concert of spoken word. Sometimes hesitant, stammering, sometimes spontaneous and determined. LOD composer Frederik Neyrinck provides these five different voices with a composition of their own. Rhapsody is a whimsical performance, an ode to thinking, doubt and not knowing, because you don't always have to understand everything to feel that something important is at stake.

After performances in Belgian theatres Rhapsody now showing in the Netherlands.

The press about Rhapsody:
In an imposing installation [...] De Pauw tells, sings and dances with the dignity and aptness of a man who knows how to pack tonnes of life wisdom into anything but heavy theatre poetry.Knack

The various attempts to capture the intangible clash, but also resonate. That is the beauty of the rhapsody composed by De Pauw. - The Standard

Rhapsody
Josse De Pauw concept & game, Frederik Neyrinck composition, Asko|Schönberg musical performance
production LOD musical theatre co-production Asko|Schönberg, Klara Festival / KVS, Concertgebouw Brugge, Le Manège Maubeuge courtesy of Jannes Dierynck, Victor Hidalgo, the theatre studio of The National Theatre and the painting studios of La Monnaie, Brussels 
with the support of Belgian federal government's tax shelter measure tax shelter partner Flanders TAX shelter 

Þ Rhapsody - musical theatre - Asko Schoenberg (askoschoenberg.nl)

Thu Nov 23 - 20:15, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

Sun 26 Nov - 15:00, Chassé Theater, Breda
to 22 Feb 2024, Genk, Charleroi and Ghent

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