Performances 2022

Performances 2022

© Emma van der Put

Grace Tjang (Grace Ellen Barkey) / Needcompany (BE/ID)

© Emma van der Put

Water burbles, patterns and images flit through this somnambulistic installation, in which a soloist dances – a shadow diva in a shiny sequin dress. Grace Ellen Barkey, who was born in Surabaya, Indonesia, and co­-founded the Belgian Needcompany to­ gether with Jan Lauwers, has decolonised her name for this new work. She now calls herself Grace Tjang after her grandmother. In MALAM / NIGHT she plays the dhalang, the puppeteer, in the ancient wayang pup­ pet­shadow play from Java, enchanting the audience with dreamlike poetry. Tjang’s nocturnal observations of the plants in her garden served as inspiration.

Austrian Premiere

Duration: 60 Min

20.7.2022, 17:00
20.7.2022, 19:00
22.7.2022, 17:00
22.7.2022, 19:00
© Emma van der Put
© Emma van der Put
© Emma van der Put
Video Editing: Maximilian Pramatarov


Installation, video’s, drawings, costumes and performance: Grace Tjang
Sound installation, ‘Imaginary landscapes’: Rombout Willems
Technical direction: Ken Hioco
Technical coordination: Tijs Michiels
Production management: Marjolein Demey
Outside eye: Emma van der Put
Artistic assistance: Kasia Tórz
Production: Needcompany
Coproduction: Théâtre Garonne, scène européenne – Toulouse, Das Internationale
Figurentheaterfestival Erlangen, MA scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard Tax Shelter funding BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance NV/SA

With support from the Belgian Federal Government’s Tax Shelter and the Flemish

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