The Kids Are All Right
Come Watch Me Die Geert Vaes

performance

Come Watch Me Die Geert Vaes

theater performance
FR 16.10.2015 20:30
SA 17.10.2015 20:30

Come Watch Me Die is een komisch-poëtische en absurde bespiegeling over vergankelijkheid en het Einde, en hoe we dit alles niet te serieus hoeven te nemen.

Walter Bourdin, een 87-jarige Fransman en Jood die zijn eerste stappen op de scène zet, vertelt als ervaringsdeskundige over ouder worden en sterven. Met de nodige zelfrelativering en humor doet hij afstand van alles wat hem aan het leven bindt. Naast hem op scène staat Pietje De Dood. Pietje speelt muziek en leidt een rommelmarkt met Walters persoonlijke spullen. 

BE/FR, 2015, 70'

EN, NL, Yiddish spoken

Concept: Geert Vaes
With and from: Walter Bourdin, Geert Vaes, Marc Iglesias & Tom Tiest
Set design/ technical direction: Clive Mitchell
Technic Colin Legras

Afer his theater studies (RITS Brussels), Geert Vaes worked as a performer and assistant with Troubleyn/Jan Fabre. After that, he worked as a freelancer for Kris Verdonck, Ivana Müller, Sanja Mitrovic, Piet Arfeuille, Diederik Peeters, among others. As a maker, he was involved in the non-profit association Théâtre de la Liberté, created No I Be Yonder by Malpertuis and made performances and video work and the feature film Campeon.

Born in Losse, France, in 1927, Walter Bourdin has been a carpenter, a wood worker and an amateur poet in his birth region all his life. Animator Georges Bourdin is his uncle. His mother was of Jewish-Russian descent. Bourdin has been living in Schaarbeek for two years now. His first encounter with Brussels dates back to the liberation (1944-1945). Come Watch Me Die is his first experience as a performer.