A tale of one man standing against the majority, JDX – a public enemy explodes from the text of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. Through their unique focus on pure acting, the acclaimed Belgian company exposes the dark pitfalls of democracy, first depicted more than a century ago and still all too relevant today.
For tg STAN, the actor is the keystone. Founded by four graduates of the Antwerp Conservatoire in 1989, the company is as undogmatic as their name – S(top) T(thinking) A(bout) N(ames). Their work, taken from a wide range of texts invariably expressing social criticism, rejects the aesthetic and formal experiments of authoritative directors in favor of a highly personal and rigorous commitment to the character and the story he/she has to tell.
In Dutch with English supertitles
Text after Henrik Ibsen
By and with Jolente De Keersmaeker, Sara De Roo, Damiaan De Schrijver, Frank Vercruyssen and prompter Stijn Van Opstal
Production and technique by tg STAN
tg STAN is Bob Cornet, Jolente De Keersmaeker, Sara De Roo, Damiaan De Schrijver, Zita Epenge, Mariet Eyckmans, Kathleen Treier, Renild Van Bavel, Frank Vercruyssen, Thomas Walgrave and Tim Wouters.
*followed by a moderated talkback
*Part of INCOMING! A festival within a festival. Rapid Response. Controlled Chaos. New Work.