Masterproject in Drama, KASK Koninklijke Academie voor de Schone Kunsten, Ghent (Belgium)
Memories aren’t high fidelity recordings that we store away. They’re more like live performances, created with input from different parts of the brain in the present moment.
‘I left the fields, alight’ is based on autobiographical memories, reminiscing through fragments past, of nightly journeys, dead mothers and long lost love. An exploration of a sense of self, through past and experiences yet to be. How to connect remembering and forgetting, while we make, remake and break with our personal and collective histories.
How could we tell our story and who is allowed to do so?
This performance is a live-cinema project, where images and music are being constructed and deconstructed on the spot; an ongoing research in opera and visual theatre. A performance as a monologue in solitude, performed by multiple bodies onstage.
Director, co-writer, designer and scale model maker: Yannick Verweij
Performed by: Adele Raes (actress) and Noriko Yakushiji (soprano)
Writer: Stefan Aleksić
Composer and musical director: Sebastiaan Bax
Costume Designer: Britt Benschop/Vita Coenen
Video Designer: Joske Commandeur
Stage manager: Gijs de Jonge
Mentoring: Thomas Bellinck, Sébastien Hendrickx, Studio Figur
Many thanks to: Theaterbox, Bardia Mohammad, Simon de Winne, master students KASK Drama, , Frederik LeRoy, Heleen van den Reek, Jordgubb Design, Idania Spruyt, Ton Verweij, Tinnenpot, Spectra Ensemble