Tourdates

24 – 27 Oct 2019

Teatre Lliure, Barcelona ES
31 Oct & 1 Nov 2019

Spring Performing Arts Festival, Utrecht NL
15 & 17 Nov 2019

Kaaitheater, Brussels BE
17 & 18 Nov 2019

C-mine, Genk BE
19 Nov 2019

Kaaitheater, Brussels BE
29 & 30 Nov 2019

Gessnerallee, Zurich CH
10 Dec 2019

December Dance, Brugge BE
17 & 18 Jan 2020

Minnemeers - Smells Like Circus, Gent BE
31 Jan – 1 Feb 2020

De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam NL
13 Feb 2020

CC De Brouckere, Torhout BE
29 Feb 2020

De Grote Post, Oostende BE
13 – 15 Mar 2020

Naves Matadero, Madrid ES
1 & 2 Apr 2020

Festival Kidanse, Amiens FR

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

2019

We Are Fierce Festival, Birmingham (GB)
Actoral.19, Marseille (FR)
STUK START, Leuven (BE)
Contemporanea Festival, Prato (IT)
Arenberg / De Studio, Antwerpen (BE)
Homo Novus Festival, Riga (LV)
Theaterfestival Boulevard, Den Bosch (NL)
Tanzwerkstatt Europa, Munchen (DE)
Biennale di Venezia, Venice (IT)
Welcome to the Village, Leeuwarden (NL)
Asphalt, Dusseldorf (DE)
BUDA, Kortrijk (BE)
HAU, Berlin (DE)
DeSingel, Antwerpen (BE)

2018

Usine-C Actoral, Montréal (CA)
Théâtre Le Trillium, Ottawa (CA)
NTGent Minnemeers, Gent (BE)

2017

Montévidéo Actoral Festival, Marseille (FR)

Big Bears Cry Too

2019

Actoral.19, Marseille (FR)
Theaterfestival Schäxpir, Linz (AT)
Gessnerallee - BlickFelder, Zurich (CH)
International Figuren Theater Festival, Erlangen (DE)
De Warande, Turnhout (BE)
De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)
De Grote Post, Oostende (BE)
L'Apostrophe, Cergy-Pontoise (FR)
Black Box Theatre, Oslo (NO)
CC De Westrand, Dilbeek (BE)
TJP, Strasbourg (FR)

2018

De Maan, Mechelen (BE)
Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)
Gessnerallee, Zurich (CH)
Luzerner Theater, Luzern (CH)
Bronks, Brussel (BE)
Théâtre Nouvelle Génération, Lyon (FR)
Theaterfestival Boulevard, Den Bosch (NL)
Kampnagel, Hamburg (DE)
BUDA/Latitudes Contemporaines, Kortrijk (BE)
Charleroi Danse, Charleroi (BE)
TANDEM scène nationale, Arras/Douai (FR)
AUA Wir Leben Theaterfestival, Bern (CH)
Vooruit, Gent (BE)

Fruits of Labor

2019

Homo Novus Festival, Riga (LV)
Le CN D / Théâtre du Fil de l'eau, Paris (FR)
CCNO, Orléans (FR)
TRAFO, Budapest (HU)

2018

CC Ter Dilft, Bornem (BE)
Kunstfest Weimar, E-werk (DE)
Potsdamer Tanztage, Potsdam, Berlin (DE)
Kazerne Basel, Basel (CH)
La Pléiade, Tours (FR)

2017

Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil, Montreuil (FR)
Theatre Festival, Dublin (IE)
HAU Berlin Art Week, Berlin (DE)
TAZ, Oostende (BE)
hth CDNl, Montpellier (FR)
TJP, Strasbourg (FR)
De Singel, Antwerp (BE)
Theatre de Vanves, Paris (FR)
Theater im Pumpenhaus, Munster (DE)
HAU, Berlin (DE)

2016

Gessnerallee, Zurich (CH)
La Villette, Paris (FR)
Mettre en scene, Rennes (FR)
Actoral, la Criée, Marseille (FR)
Vooruit, Gent (BE)
TRAFO, Budapest (HU)
La Batie, Geneve (CH)
Kampnagel, Hamburg (DE)
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels (BE)

2015

Danae Festival, Milan (IT)
Arenberg, Antwerp (BE)
Festival Actoral Théâtre Garonne, Toulouse (FR)
HAU, Berlin (DE)
TJP, Strasbourg (FR)
Théâtre les Ateliers, Lyon (FR)
Kaserne Basel, Basel (CH)
Les spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)
Théâtre d’Arras, Arras (FR)
Gessnerallee, Zurich (CH)

2014

Festival Automne en Normandie, Le Petit-Quevilly (FR)
Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)
Festival Actoral, Marseille (FR)
Vooruit, Gent (BE)

Mystery Magnet

2019

Biennale di Venezia, Venice (IT)
Tanzquartier, Vienna (AT)
Le Lieu Unique, Nantes (FR)
Hellerau, Dresden (DE)

2018

Naves Matadero, Madrid (ES)

2017

HAU3 Berlin Art Week, Berlin (DE)
Théâtre le Manège, Mons (BE)

2015

Charleroi Danses Biennale, Charleroi (BE)
Teatro Municipal, Porto (PT)
PACT Zollverein, Essen (DE)
Kontrapunkt Festival, Szczecin (PL)
Auawirleben, Bern (CH)

2014

Théâtre des 13 Vents, Montpellier (FR)
Singapore Arts Festival, Singapore (SG)
Theaterfestival, Basel (CH)
Latitudes Contemporaines, Lille (FR)
Theaterformen, Hannover (DE)
Theatertreffen Selection Stückemarket, Berlin (DE)
Fidena Festival, Bochum (DE)
Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, Paris (FR)
TAP, Poitiers (FR)
TJP, Strasbourg (FR)

2013

Spielart, Munich (DE)
Actoral Festival @ La Criée, Marseille (FR)
CDC L’Echangeur, Fère-en-Tardenois (FR)
Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki (FI)
Gessnerallee, Zürich (CH)
Brigittines International Festival, Brussels (BE)
Hamburg International Theatre Festival, Hamburg (DE)
Sept Collines Festival, St-Etienne (FR)
Théâtre L’Arsénic, Lausanne (CH)
Trafo, Budapest (HU)
Buda, Kortrijk (BE)
Tweetakt Festival, Utrecht (NL)
Hors Saison 2013, Paris (FR)

2012

Hippodrôme de Douai, Douai (FR)
Theatre Festival, Dublin (IE)
De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)
Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)
Minard, Gent (BE)
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels (BE)
Dans & Theater Festival, Göteborg (SE)

Bio

Miet Warlop (°1978) is a Belgian visual artist born in Torhout.

Miet Warlop holds a master degree in Multimedial Arts from KASK, Ghent. For her graduation project Huilend Hert, Aangeschoten Wild, an ‘inhabited installation consisting of six scenes and a crawling subject’, she won the Franciscus Pycke Jury Award and the residence prize for Young Theatre Work 2004.

Many other performances, actions and projects followed and in 2005 she premiered SPORTBAND / Afgetrainde Klanken a 40’ performance, 20 people racing against time through music and sports. In the context of Lovepangs (Vooruit, 2005) she created the one-on-one performance Cherish the Cherries. From January 2006 until November 2007 Warlop was one of the six artists of DE BANK (Arts Centre CAMPO, Ghent), where she was working on her series of ‘Propositions’, called Big Heap / Mountain. In between, she was responsible for the set design for performances by Pieter Genard, Raven Ruëll, DitoDito-Jef Lambrecht, KVS (Brussels), Arts Centre Vooruit (Ghent) and Les Ballets C de la B (Ghent).

While she was touring the ‘Propositions’ all over Europe, she realised Springville, a 50 min game of chaos, expectation and surprise, in which scenography, costumes, props and characters are closely interwoven and merged together. Springville premièred in May 2009 at Arts Centre BUD (Kortrijk).

Miet Warlop moved to Berlin for three years, to concentrate on her visual work and prepare a new piece called Mystery Magnet, which premiered at KunstenFestivalDesArts (Brussels) in May 2012. Mystery Magnet Won the Stuckemarkt Theatertreffen Prize at the Berliner Festspiele for new forms of theatre. Mystery Magnet has played more than 100 times all over the world and was nominated for Theatertreffen Berlin for finding a new way of making stage-arts. Mystery Magnet is still touring all over Europe and beyond.

In the course of 2012-2013 Miet Warlop explored different possibilities with her Nervous Pictures and performances, through projects and invitations, both in a visual arts as in a theatre context in/with Baltic Triennial (Vulnius), Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Lisson Gallery (London). In November 2012, as part of her four-year associated artist residency at Beursschouwburg (Brussels), she created the opening event of the season with the Alligator Project: a weekend of combined media and performances by different artists and musicians like Reggie Watts and Michael Portnoy, curated by Miet Warlop.

In 2014 Miet Warlop started her own legal structure “Irene Wool”. In October 2014 the first production Dragging the Bone premiered at Beursschouwburg (Brussels). Dragging the Bone is a solo performance on a sculpted planet.

In 2015 Miet Warlop opened the festivities that celebrated the 50 years of Beursschouwburg (Brussels) with a Rocket Piece that took of to the grit. Also, Art Gallery Barbican (London) asked her for a performance in the project Station to Station, hosted by Doug Aitken.

While touring her solo Dragging the Bone and celebrating the 100th show of Mystery Magnet in Ghent, Porto and Bordeaux, she finished the year by opening her first solo exhibition project in KIOSK gallery (Ghent) titled Crumbling Down the Circle of my Iconoclasm.

In 2016 a new large scale stage work premiered – Fruits of Labor, a deep night music performance functioning as a painkiller for the world. Fruits of Labor premiered at KunstenFestivalDesArts (Brussels) in May 2016 and is up until now touring around the world.

In addition to her performance work for theatre venues, Miet Warlop has created an ever-growing cycle of visual art performances, interventions and live installations.
Nervous Pictures has been presented in KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Lisson Gallery (London), Barbican Art Gallery (London), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Performatik (Brussels), among others.

In 2017 she opens Arts Institute Vooruit (Ghent) with her monumental performance Amusement Park, and she was invited by BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts (Brussels) within the context of the Yves Klein retrospective exhibition to re-envision and re-stage her seminal work, Mystery Magnet, as well as to create the opening performance of the exhibition, A horse, a man, a woman, a desire for adventure, and to present a visual art intervention, The Board, during the closing cermony of the Paul Bury exhibition.

Festival Actoral. 17 (Marseille) invited Miet Warlop to collaborate with author and curator Raimundas Malasauskas for “L’Objet des Mots”, which results in a new project Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break that premieres in september 2018 at NTGent (Ghent).

Beginning of 2018 Miet warlop creates Big Bears Cry Too, a show for all ages that premieres at hetpaleis (Antwerpen) in April 2018.

Kontrapunkt Festival Jury Award
2015 – Poland – Best Performance Award
for Mystery Magnet

Stuckemarkt Prize
2014 – Berlin – Theatertreffen at Berliner Festspiele
for Mystery Magnet

Nomination Het TheaterFestival
2010 – Antwerp – DeSingel
for Springville

Kontrapunkt Festival Jury Award
2010 – Poland – Best Performance Award
for Grote Hoop/Berg Propositions

Audience Award
2004 – Ostend – Theater Aan Zee
for Huiled Hert/Aangeschoten Wild

Franciscus Pycke Jury Award
2003 – Ghent – KASK
for Huilend Hert/Aangeschoten Wild

Ghost Writer And The Broken Hand Break
2018, 50’ performance
Produced by Irene Wool vzw, NTGent, Arts Centre Vooruit Ghent

Big Bears Cry Too
2018, 45’ performance
Produced by Irene Wool vzw and hetpaleis Antwerp

Fruits Of Labor
2016, 55’ performance
Produced by Irene Wool vzw

The Violins
2015, 10’ performance
Produced by Irene Wool vzw and Gessenerallee Zurich

Rocket
2015, 6’ performance
Produced by Irene Wool vzw and Beursschouwburg Brussels

Dragging The Bone
2014, 60’ solo performance
Produced by Irene Wool vzw and Lattitudes Contemporaines Lille

The Big Bad Cold
2013, 15’ performance
Produced by Miet Warlop and Lisson Gallery London

The View
2013, 20’ performance
Produced by Miet Warlop and Lisson Gallery London

Mystery Magnet
2012, 60’ performance
Produced by CAMPO, Arts Centre Vooruit Ghent and NXTSTP
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Air Ruin
2011
Produced by Miet Warlop and Arts Centre BUDA Kortrijk

Act/Collection Trailerpark
2011
Produced by We Love Productions, KunstenFestivalDesArts,
CAMPO Ghent and Arts Centre Vooruit Ghent

Talkshow
2010, lecture performance
Produced by Miet Warlop

Springville
2009, performance
Produced by Arts Centre BUDA Kortrijk, CAMPO Ghent,
Arts centre Vooruit Gent, We Love Productions, Workspace Brussels,
Festival Aan De Werf Utrecht

Big Heap/Mountain
2005-2007
Produced by THE BANK Victoria Ghent

Propostition 2: Reconstruction
2007

Propostition 1: Reanimation
2005

Cherish The Cherries
2005
Produced by Miet Warlop and Arts Centre Vooruit Ghent

Sportband/Afgetrainde Klanken
2005
Produced by Villanella Antwerp, Arts Centre Vooruit Ghent and Theater Aan Zee Ostend

Huilend Hert/Aangeschoten Wild
2004
Produced by Miet Warlop

A Big Bad Cold
2018 – Jan Hoet Jr, Charivari, Oudenaarde

A View and The Board
2018 – Givenchy, Paris

Retrospective / Marathon
Mystery Magnet, Dragging The Bone, Fruits of Labor
2017 – HAU, Berlin

The Board
2017 – Nocturne Pol Bury, BOZAR, Brussels

Nervous Pictures
2017 – Palais de Tokyo, Paris

A Big Bad Cold
2017 – Performatik, Beursschouwburg, Brussels

HORSE. A Man, A Woman, A Desire for Adventure
2017 – Opening Yves Klein, BOZAR, Brussels

Crumbling Down
2017 PERFORMATIK, Kaaitheater, Brussels

Amusement Park
2017 – Opening Arts Insitution Vooruit, Ghent

Nervous Pictures
2017 – Kunst-Werke, Berlin

Crumbling Down the Circle of my Iconoclasm
2015 KIOSK, Ghent

The Violins
2015 – Station To Station, Barbican, London

Staging Interruptions (Stream of Life)
2014 – Southard Reid, London

Fusiform Gyrus
curated by Raimundas Malasauskas
2013 – Lisson Gallery, London

Hebbel Opening
2012 – HAU, Berlin

Tragic Heroes
2012 – Baltic Triennial, Vulnius

Extentions (Screening)
2011 Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam

In the Tradition of the Salon
2011 – Museum M, Leuven

Springville
2011 S&L Institute For Contemporary Art, Johannesburg, Durban (ZA)

Alligators
2010 DE APPEL, Amsterdam

Art Belge Contemporain
2010 Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing

Play The Life (Electrified)
2010 – S.M.A.K., Ghent

Play The Life (Videos and Actions)
2007 – LIFEARTFESTIVALSTUK, Leuven

Striptease (Video)
2006 La Bâtie, Genève

Little Rudy
2006 – Croxhapox, Ghent

Shaman – Jan Devroede
2006 Vooruit, Ghent

Banket – Les Ballets C De La B
2005 Handelsbeurs, Ghent

La Mancha – Jef Lambrecht
2005 KVS, Brussels

Hersenkronkels
2004 Arenbergschouwburg, Antwerp

Filmset – Les Ballets C De La B
2004 Paris

Caligula – Raven Ruel
2004 Theater Antigone, Kortrijk

Holosofie – Pieter Genard
2003 Theater Aan Zee, Ostend

Spa Bruis Festival – Dominique Hoste
2000 Kopergietery, Ghent

Rijnzand – Sam Bogaerts
2000 Theater De Waanzin, Ghent

Contact

Artistic Director
Miet Warlop
miet@mietwarlop.com

Financial Manager
Christel Simons
christel@mietwarlop.com
+32 479 95 34 64

Production Coordinator
Carla Beeckmans
carla@mietwarlop.com
+32 498 20 83 19

Technical Coordinator
Bennert Vancottem
bennert@mietwarlop.com
+32 498 74 20 91