Louis Janssens - Desire
Desire takes place in the transition from night to day, from dark to light. The moment when the possibilities become visible. What thoughts and doubts arise during this so-called 'blue hour'? The performance is located precisely at that moment of unfulfilled desires, and the urge to continue to start, without ending or arriving anywhere.
With a newly written text as a starting point, Louis Janssens is on stage together with three players. Four lonely souls take us into their personal thoughts, doubts, fears and desires. They share what they normally would not dare to show to each other. In Desire they do that, only to discover that they are actually quite similar in that respect. Biographical experiences are interwoven with snapshots about universal forms of love, the history of the gay bar and the energy of friendship. They talk, stammer, sing and move restlessly across the empty stage.
Desire is such a moving performance about the desire to experience something. To be loved, to be touched. The universal desire for connection is made tangible in a playful and personal way. The audience is taken into a recognizable and intimate world of thoughts.
After the solo performance Serenade (selected for #nieuwjong of the Vlaams TheaterFestival 2021) and the duet Analoog with Willem de Wolf (selected for the Dutch Theater Festival and the Vlaams TheaterFestival), Louis Janssens is now creating the performance Desire with a group of young queer players . It is the next step in creating performances that are able to depict a poetic and intimate, as well as a joyful and playful world.
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