De binnenkamer van Binta9+

Binta is a rebellious girl. She lives in a children’s home and waits with her friend Youri for a visit from her mother. Binta has a secret inner room where stories, aromas and objects are stowed away in drawers. It’s visiting hour, so you are welcome to step into her world.

What’s it like not living with your parents? What’s it like having to share new lodgings with other children? Why do some parents have to (temporarily) hand over the care of their children to others? How do children deal with feelings of absence? De binnenkamer van Binta is a sensory show brimming over with music, humour and stories that are both moving and engrossing.

Aminata Demba is a young theatre-maker and performer, known (among other things) for the extraordinary production ‘Dis-moi wie ik ben’ (Dis-moi who I am) and the documentary ‘Pelikaanstraat 20’. She has performed with the KVS, Arsenaal/Lazarus, HZT, NTGent, De Maan, Toneelhuis and Laika. As a creative, she is fascinated by the relationship between parent and child in extreme situations. For De binnenkamer van Binta she drew inspiration from conversations with care experts as well as with children and adults who have experienced separation.

Based on this material, Hanneke Paauwe wrote a highly imaginative story packed with role swaps, humour and relativization. Gruesome, comforting and exciting. Laika has turned De binnenkamer van Binta into an intimate sensory experience in an unusual space: a closed construction with nooks and drawers both on the inside and the outside, containing objects and aromas from the stories of Binta and other children. Inside the installation, Aminata and her opposite number Sam Gysel – who performs with (among others) Zita Swoon and has written the music for productions by NTGent, KVS and Antigone – takes you on a musical journey that explores absence and resilience

Aminata Demba and Laika  |  CONCEPT AND CAST Aminata Demba CONCEPT AND SCRIPT Hanneke Paauwe DIRECTED BY Jo Roets MUSIC Sam Gysel SCENOGRAPHY Studio Kuurjeus COSTUMES Maartje Van Bourgognie DRAMATURGY Mieke Versyp SENSORY ADVICE Peter De Bie
Tour dates
September 2020
Antwerpen
De Studio 03 202 46 46
Sa19/0919:00 Premiere
Antwerpen
De Studio
Studio Zwart 03 202 46 46
Su20/0915:00
Mo21/0913:30
Tu22/0910:00, 13:30
Tervuren
De Warandepoort
Mo28/0913:30
Tu29/0910:30, 13:30
Leuven
30CC
Minnepoort 016 300 900
We30/0915:00
October 2020
Leuven
30CC
Minnepoort 016 300 900
Th01/1010:30
Bornem
Cultuurcentrum Ter Dilft
Schouwburg 03 890 69 30
Sa03/1014:30, 20:00
Roeselare
Cultuurcentrum De Spil
De komedie 051 265 700
Mo05/10
Tu06/10
Dilbeek
CC Westrand
Westrand 02 466 20 30
Sa10/1015:00
Dilbeek
CC Westrand 02 466 20 30
Sa10/1019:30
Zaventem
Cultuurcentrum De Factorij
Polyvalente zaal
Tu13/1013:30
Brussel
Bronks
Theaterzaal 02 219 99 21
Su18/1015:00
Mo19/1010:30, 13:30
Tu20/1010:30
Turnhout
De Warande
de KUUB 014 41 69 91
Tu27/1010:30, 13:45
November 2020
Genk
C-mine Cultuurcentrum Genk
Grote zaal 089 65 44 90
Su08/1114:00, 16:00