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Mikado Remix

Louis Vanhaverbeke

The inveterate handyman Louis Vanhaverbeke explores other possible options beyond so-called normality in this liberating performance. Imagination as a way of life.


What if another world lies within reach? Rebellious and unclassifiable, Louis Vanhaverbeke explores the limits of his own mind as well as the limits of theatre. Combining beat box, slam, a do it yourself aesthetic and the poetry of the micro-spectacular, this high-wire handyman deconstructs the box that encloses him in this liberating performance. Imagination as a way of life.

A shed made of pipes and screens, like a fence or barrier. A refuge? A cage? The young artist rides through it on a bicycle loaded with piles of boxes. Transforming simple actions into complex and indeed dangerous tasks, he converts banality and constraints into spaces of infinite invention, passageways that lead to laughter and fascination. Mikado Remix opens a surprise package, revealing other possible options beyond so-called normality. Exciting and exhilarating, a remedy for helplessness.


Produced by CAMPO
Created and performed by Louis Vanhaverbeke
Dramaturgy Dries Douibi
Videography Freek Willems
Light and Sound Design Bart Huybrechts
Stage Mechanics Philippe Digneffe + Simon Van den Abeele

Co-produced by Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels) + Beursschouwburg (Brussels) + le phénix – scène nationale Valenciennes, european creative hub

Residencies Malpertuis (Tielt) + PACT Zollverein (Essen) + Grand Theatre (Groningen) + De Grote Post (Ostend) + Arc artist residency (Romainmôtier) + Pianofabriek (Brussels)

Thanks to Oneka von Schrader + Sophia Rodriguez + Benjamin Vandewalle + Yorick Van Ingelgem + Jakob Ampe + Family Volksroom + Wim Loobuyck + Claudine Grinwis

Presented in association with Espace Libre

Written by Morena Prats
Translated by Neil Kroetsch

Premiered at Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, on May 9, 2018


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Louis Vanhaverbeke (Brussels + Ghent)

A graduate of the St. Lucas School of Arts in Ghent (mixed media) and of SNDO – School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, Louis Vanhaverbeke works in various media: music, beat box, poetry, a do it yourself aesthetic, installations, dance, performance.

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