Miet Warlop

Big Bears Cry Too [CANCELLED]

STUK closes its doors and cancels all public events until December 13, as a result of the measures imposed by the Federal Government on October 30, and out of solidarity with everyone fighting COVID-19. All ticket holders will be contacted directly.

Take care, and stay safe.

Big Bears Cry Too is a performance by Miet Warlop that deals with the vulnerability that people experience in this large and incomprehensible universe.

A series of objects literally fly onto the stage, each with something to say about individuality in the world. There is a large – a too large – plastic heart that can only be restricted by letting a small amount of air out. Then there is a massive tablet that is supposed to make you happier, but the actual result is that you no longer recognise yourself. And then there is a bear that falls victim to its own excessive cuteness. We end up in a universe of coloured rain and never-ending symbols.

The past 15 years, visual artist and performer Miet Warlop has successfully created idiosyncratic performances on the border of performance and concert. She is internationally acclaimed for her visual originality, explosive dramaturgy and absurd humour. Big Bears Cry Too is her first production for young audiences. Fasten your seatbelts!


Concept & director Miet Warlop | Performer Wietse Tanghe / Christian Bakalov | Music Pieter De Meester, Joppe Tanghe, Wietse Tanghe, Miet Warlop | Technical team Bennert Vancottem, Jurgen Techel, Jack Vincent | Light design Henri Emmanuel Doublier | Assistence Lila John, Karolien Nuyttens, Barbara Vackier, Ian Gyselinck, Geert Viaene (Amotec), Mathias Huybrighs | Outside eye Danai Anesiadou | Production & realisation Miet Warlop / Irene Wool vzw (Gent) & hetpaleis (Antwerpen) | Coproduction Arts Centre Vooruit (Gent, BE), Gessnerallee Zürich (CH), TJP Centre Dramatique National Strasbourg (FR), AUAWIRLEBEN Theaterfestival Bern (CH), Luzerner Theater (CH) | With the support of Vlaamse Overheid, Stad Gent, Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk, BE)
Sat 7 Nov 2020 15:00
Sun 8 Nov 2020 15:00


STUK Soetezaal

Bijkomende info

6 years and older
Running time: 45'
No language