Zonzo Compagnie & hetpaleis
Following the internationally acclaimed productions Staring Girl and Slumberland, Zonzo Compagnie and the Ghent-based filmmaker Nathalie Teirlinck are teaming up again for a new production featuring film, music and theatre in a challenging combination. This time Liesa Van der Aa will be providing the music along with the conch shell ensemble Spiral Consort.
One night a boy with no memories washes up onto the shore. Encounters on the beach teach him the rules of the game. Or maybe it is those he meets who have the most to learn from him.
SHEL(L)TER is a modern fairytale to enjoy with your heart and your head, tackling issues such as ‘being different’, caring for other people and self-esteem.
When the lights go down, you find yourself submerged in a sensory world where first the music, then the film or the actors’ voices guide you through the feelings and experiences of the strange child who washed ashore. We experience his wonder as he discovers everything for the first time and we share his encounters with colourful figures on the beach.
SHEL(L)TER is a modern fairytale to enjoy with your heart and your head, tackling issues such as ‘being different’, caring for other people and self-esteem. It is about what it means to be a child or simply a human being, and above all about the universal longing for protection, a home, ‘to belong’.
This is a production that never underestimates children’s ability to understand, stimulating them to think and challenging them rather than talking down to them. As a production that is sometimes playful, sometimes moving, it is a source of wonder and pleasure that also asks fundamental questions.
Nominated for the YAM awards 2020
NATHALIE TEIRLINCK director & script LIESA VAN DER AA & JON BIRDSONG composition MARIE SZERSNOVICZ set design VANESSA EVRARD costumes LIESA VAN DER AA or JUSTINE BOURGEUS & SPIRAL CONSORT (BERT BERNAERTS, JON BIRDSONG, TOBE WOUTERS or NIELS VANHEERTUM, GREGORY VAN SEGHBROECK) musical performance SANDER SALDEN light design BOB HERMANS sound design
NATHALIE TEIRLINCK script & director JOOSJE HENDRIKX director’s assistant RIK ZANG director of photography FABIEN RUYSSEN, ADRIEN LENGRAND first camera assistant GUILLAUME AUGERI, LÉO MALEK second camera assistant JOOST HENDERIECKX gaffer WILLEM CORNELIS assistant gaffer LENDERT PAUWELS art director OLIVIER VAN DEN HEEDE first set assistant KJELL BUYSSCHAERT second set assistant VANESSA EVRARD costumes MARTA STOFFELS dresser LAURA NOBEN make-up
Actors & actresses: Günter Duret, Jackie Gilles, Jef Stevens, Bert Lézy, Jesse Hellemans, Felix Van Slegtenhorst, Theodor Iriks, Warre Verlinden, Joran Van Den Bergh, Linus Van Den Bergh, Quinten Van Staeyen, Josse De Schrijver, Jeanie Keogh, Jules Van Impe
A production by Zonzo Compagnie and hetpaleis, in coproduction with Cultura Nova. With the support of the Flemish government and the Aquarium-Museum in Liège. This production was made possible thanks to support obtained through the Belgian Federal Government’s Tax Shelter, Tax Shelter funding acquisition: Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter Empowered by Belfius/Isabelle Molhant.