Miet Warlop (BE)

Fruits of Labor

1998 HUF / Student: 1600 HUF

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Let's try to go beyond, leaning over the balcony of language. What else can be an alternative to plain reality than trying to grasp the soul of things? A night music performance - a painkiller for the world. 

In Fruits of Labor, Miet Warlop stages real people with open minds that reach straight for the heart. Five performers swing around major themes such as religion, martyrdom, slowmotion, terrorism, romanticism, tradition, leadership, psychosis, time,drugs, trips and nature…

The piece begins with a movement of lights, colours, sounds and emotions reflected onto the audience. Through the depths of darkness we perceive a man moving about with large steps. Unlike in Warlop’s earlier piece Mystery Magnet, where a stout guy absorbs everything, the focal point now is a roadie, a figure we know from rock concerts. He is a young muscle who connects things, amplifies them and plugs every item into the network on stage. Still in the dark, we start singing about what terrifies us. Shaking ourselves loose from fears and desires, we nestle in the open arms that this performance can be.

Fruits of Labor jumps to the beat of Miet Warlop’s heart and is a poppy, sparkling gift to a world where all forms of sparkle are in danger of being restrained. It is a dazzlingly crazy attempt to turn art into a purification ritual. One that shows how to glitter and glide in and through a world that’s twisting madly like a life-sized spinning bobbin.”

‘Focus Knack'

“An exhilarating riot of music and madness.”


‘Irish Times’

Miet Warlop (°1978) is a Belgian visual artist born in Torhout. She lives and works between Ghent, Berlin and Brussels.
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.

Concept, direction, and lyrics: Miet Warlop
Music and performance: Miet Warlop, Joppe Tanghe, Wietse Tanghe, Tim Coenen, Seppe Cosyns
Assisted by: Barbara Vackier, Ian Gyselinck, Sander Vos
Costumes: Sofie Durnez, Karolien Nuytens, An Breugelmans
Technical direction: Hugh Roche Kelly
Sound engineering: Saul Mombaerts, Pieter-Jan Coppejans
Light design: Henri Emmanuel Doublier
Production manager: Seppe Cosyns
Thanks to: Ballet C de la B (Ghent), Stijn Kenens, Bram Coeman, Michiel Dasseville, Karel Vanhooren, Elke Vanlerberghe, Michiel De Wilde, Danai Anesiadou, Michiel Goedertier, Arlette Goethals, Sparks-efx, Paul Warlop, Geert Viane en Koen de Meyer

Beursschouwburg (Brussels), Flemish Authorities, City of Ghent, City of Erlangen, European Union’s Culture Programme, NXTSTP network

Fruits of Labor NKA - Nemzeti Kulturális Alap
Fruits of Labor Flanders – State of the Art

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