Stunt-lecture-performance on the fun and the fear of the slapstick stunt performer.

TALK SHOW investigates the impact of slapstick stunts on verbal performance. Miet Warlop invited Hilde D'haeyere to add words to her visual work and to observe how the mix derails. Visual actions illustrate, undermine, and vitalize the academic analysis of slapstick motives such as the vulnerability of the stunt performer, the overwhelming disaster, vernacular comedy, and the culture of the quick change. By combining visual performance with an academic approach, TALK SHOW celebrates the influence of information on action, and of performance on analysis.Let's start falling.

Concept: Miet Warlop
Talk: Hilde D'haeyere
Show: Miet Warlop
Costumes: Sofie Durnez
Technique: Philip Franchitti
Thanks to: Namik Mackic, Hans Valcke
Production Management: Lies Vanborm for We Love Productions
Co-producers: ARGOS (Brussel, BE), CAMPO (Gent, BE), Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk, BE), Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster, D), Rotterdamse Schouwburg (Rotterdam, NL).
With the financial support of the City of Ghent, and the School of Arts - University College Ghent.

September 19, 2010, ARGOS Centre for Art and Media / Komplot Gallery, Brussel (B)
October 29, 2010, Theater im Pumpenhaus, Münster (D)
November 6, 2010, De Brakke Grond / Museumnacht, Amsterdam (NL)
November 25-26, 2010, Kunstencentrum CAMPO, Gent (B)
September 27-28, 2011: Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)

"TALK-SHOW, a stunt-lecture-performance" is also available as illustrated text, in a design by Sophie Nys, June 2012.

Go West, Buster Keaton, 1925

The Cameraman, Buster Keaton, 1928

© Talk Show

© Talk show

Rotterdam, 2011

Rotterdam, 2011

Rotterdam, 2011

Rotterdam, 2011