Unbridled imagination lies waiting, just beyond this half-open door.
KIER takes you on a space journey to the realm of the imagination. As you travel, the stars, planets and comets shoot right by left and right. A journey that renders the question ‘if it’s all really completely pointless.
Where everything is truth,
Where any possible thing can happen
and also any impossible thing.
Where the stars are pink
And flowers liquid if need be.
Where nobody knows anything
but we all know that we know nothing.
Or maybe it’s just
something blue with a pink coat of fur and great big eyes.
Kim Karssen and Hendrik Kegels are taking things to the extremes of their imagination. Postponing the truth for as long as possible to leave the unknown unknowable. Because there are a thousand possibilities contained in everything you don’t yet know, not just one big truth. Isn’t it so much more fun if all the options remain open? If the door remains ajar forever?
Kim Karssen and Hendrik Kegels both graduated from Toneelacademie Maastricht in 2018. Kim Karssen made a big impression in the summer of 2019 playing Bloomsbury, a collaboration with performer Florian Myjer, and with a hit opera at festival De Parade: Tisch und hihi Tränen. In Hendrik Kegels’ work everything is centered on a child’s wonder at the world. He takes his audience by the hand, leads them back to their own memories, and invites them to believe in what seems improbable. Hendrik has made shows with hetpaleis, at Frascati in Amsterdam and with Het Laagland in Sittard.
hetpaleis is a performing arts house for children, young people and artists based in Antwerp city centre. It is the biggest TYA company in the Benelux countries. hetpaleis creates, presents and organises theatre and dance productions, music performances, arts education workshops and other activities and intends to make these accessible to wide and super diverse audiences.