Benjamin Vandewalle

Studio Cité

Saturday 9 May, 11.00am - Sunday 10 May, 11.00am

The Forum, The Forum

UK Premiere


Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020 has been cancelled

It is with regret that we have taken the very difficult but ultimately inevitable decision to cancel the 2020 Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

With the rapidly escalating health-crisis and with the safety of our audiences, staff and artists at heart, we have taken the decision that it is impossible for us to deliver the Festival this May.

If you have booked a ticket for the Festival, you do not need to do anything. You are entitled to a refund and we will be in touch soon. Please bear with us during this difficult time. If you have the capacity to make a donation of part or all of your ticket value, we would be extremely grateful – it would help ensure we’re well-placed to support artists and be able to present future Festivals.

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Studio Cité is a travelling art fair of ten performative installations by Benjamin Vandewalle. Each in their specific way, the installations bring the gaze of the theatre to the public space. Rather than, like in theatre, creating a piece from scratch with carefully selected set, lights and bodies, Benjamin Vandewalle works primarily with that which is already there: the streets, the architectural elements that compose it, passers-by, maybe a tree, the weather of today, etc. The ‘real’ world doesn’t stay outside. Instead, we are invited to bend ourselves differently around the things and beings that surrounds us. The proscenium that usually divides the scene and the audience disappears.

Spectators are pulled in, their bodies become a mobile auditorium offering moving and changing views on what’s happening. This shift from the classical theatre dispositive to devices that (re)organize the gaze of the spectator generates experiences of perception that deviate from the usual perspective.


Important information

Venue: The Forum , The Forum

Duration: 11am - 5pm

Tickets: This is a non-ticketed event

Concept and direction Benjamin Vandewalle Performance Alice Van Der Wielen, Shosha Van Kranendonk, Yentl De Werdt Technical coordination Hans Van Wambeke, Jonas Vanhullebusch Technical support Bjørn Gunnar Otten Technician on tour Pierre Daugy Technical engineering Joris Festjens Sound Yoann Durant, Laryssa Kim Sound engineering Gert Aertsen, Leander Schönweger Costumes Sofie Durnez Graphic design Fien Robbe Thanks to Aernout Vandewalle, CB service, Ivan Lucadamo

Studio Cité, an IN SITU Pilot project, has received a creation aid by the ACT project, co- funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The co-producers are Atelier 231 (FR), Festival di Terni (IT), Freedom Festival (UK), La Strada Graz (AT), Lieux publics (FR), Norfolk & Norwich Festival (UK), Østfold kulturutvikling (NO), Oerol Festival (NL), Theater op de Markt (BE), UZ Arts (UK)

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