The word is out! After a few exciting weeks we can announce that BALSAM, the mysterious laboratory with Laika, will be premiered at Zomer van Antwerpen. We'll play 36 times between 1 and 26 July, but as tickets are limited, be sure to buy your tickets on time.
In August we will be back on stage with SLUIMER - together with Lore Binon and Benjamin Glorieux - during the Music Mondays in Ninove and the Bijloke Zomerbar.
We'll kick off this special summer on 21 June with Klara on Tour. Follow our performance with soprano Annelies Van Gramberen at 2 pm, broadcasted live from Amuz via Klara.
Like many other artists and ensembles, Zefiro Torna had to cancel upcoming concerts due to the corona crisis. It's a pity, but the health of everyone around us comes first.
In the meantime, we continue to work on future projects from our attic, living room or improvised office. Every week, we'll provide a musical antidote, starting with this playlist on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bl07iS
Stay healthy and creative!
In January 2020, Zefiro Torna will reshape the production of Balsam into a music theater performance that stimulates all the senses. To this end, the ensemble works together with theater company Laika - Theater der Zinnen. Balsam becomes a visual and physically stimulating laboratory in which the live music merges with surprising scents and flavors. While the music is simmering and enchanting, the spectators witness all kinds of experiments and chemical processes: oil solidifies dropwise into edible pearls, milk becomes electric, charcoal a sweet treat. Balms, powders, drinks and amuse gueules in all scents, colors and flavors are presented and shared by the performers with those sitting next to you, premiered on January 31, 2020 in Le Channel (Calais, FR) and then on tour in France, The Netherlands and Belgium.
For centuries jurisdiction divides what is right from what is wrong. Laws are made to maintain order, and those who seek for chaos will have to appear in front of the blindfolded Lady Justice. We identify her verdict with fairness. The law is the law: it has no feelings. But the contrary is true for justice: it is permeated by emotions. JUST= illustrates this tension in seven scenes. The main characters voor every scene are: religion, power, morality, politics, outcasts, time and the arts. A clash of disciplines will guide you, from elderly people to rappers, from Händel to a silent movie to... And you, dear visitor, will be both witness and cause from all harm.
Willy Thomas, Jurgen De bruyn concept
Sarah Eisa, LAZARUS, Freek Mariën, Tom Lanoye text
Willy Thomas, Jurgen De bruyn, Ruud Gielens staging
Günther Lesage, Pieter Genard, Joris Van Den Brande, Koen De Graeve, Ryszek Turbiasz, Willy Thomas, Charlotte Vandermeersch performance
Charlotte Vandermeersch, Eurudike De Beul, Jonathan De Ceuster, Viermaliks, kinderkoor etc. vocals
Martin Valcke, Händel, Hanns Eisler, etc. music
Ensemble Zefiro Torna o.l.v. Jurgen De bruyn: Annelies Decock, Marrie Mooij, Thomas Luks, Dimos de Beun, Jurgen De bruyn, beiaardiers, Stedelijk Conservatorium Mechelen, Gökhan Girginol, Serdi Faki, etc. music performance
Mathias Ruelle film
Karen De Wolf costumes
Sarah Eisa dramaturgy
ARSENAAL/LAZARUS, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen technical support
commissioned by OP.RECHT.MECHELEN stadsfestival 2016-2018