SEA MEAL  
Cooking in preparation for the end of the world

Can you save the world by cooking? Sien Vanmaele looks for solutions to allay her concerns about the planet. Her quest begins at the seaside, where she is from and where all life originates. She takes the audience on a sensory journey along beaches and cliffs, reports on encounters with seaweed harvesters and saline farmers and filters the plastic pollution from her city life. She has you look, listen, smell, feel and taste, but also cut, crush and mix.

SEA MEAL is an evening of hope, a connecting dinner in which we discover new ways of looking at our stormy reality.

Sien is no newcomer to the theatre. With Laika she has already created the food performances Witlof from Syria (2017) and Cooking workshops in preparation for the end of the world (2021). SEA MEAL is the first part of a trilogy about caring for tomorrow’s world. LAND MEAL and AIR MEAL will follow.

At the start of the performance, you will be asked to stow any mobile devices away under your chair. The performance is entirely plant-based.

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Laika/Sien Vanmaele COPRODUCED WITH Theaterproductiehuis Zeelandia/Zeeland NazomerfestivalVlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke GrondLe Channel, scène nationale de Calais and Perpodium WITH THE SUPPORT OF the Flemish Community and the Federal Belgian Government's Tax Shelter scheme  |  SCRIPT AND CAST Sien Vanmaele SENSORY CONCEPT Peter De Bie & Sien Vanmaele MUSIC Jason Dousselaere SET Studio Kuurjeus & Peter De Bie DIRECTOR Jo Roets COSTUMES Manuela Lauwers DRAMATURGY Mieke Versyp KITCHEN Sara Sampelayo, Jean-Philippe Poncin & Annelotte Van Aarst LIGHTING Thomas Stevens TECHNICIANS & PRODUCTION Anton Van Haver, Rik Van Gysegem, Tom Van den Brande, Robin Angst, Dag Jennes & Pieter Smet WITH THANKS TO Cronos Invest, Knockvologan Studies, Kunstencentrum KAAP, Oerol Festival, Zilt en Zoet, WildWier, SeaLeaf & RICO LAB.
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June 2022
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Cortina 032248539
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July 2022
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Cortina 032248539
Fr01/0720:00
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Su03/0713:00
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Th28/0720:00
Fr29/0720:00
Sa30/0720:00
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August 2022
Antwerpen
Zomer Van Antwerpen
Cortina 032248539
We03/0820:00
Th04/0820:00
Fr05/0820:00
Sa06/0820:00
Su07/0813:00
Wilhelminadorp
Theaterproductiehuis Zeelandia / Zeeland Nazomerfestival
Hansa Watersport
Fr26/0819:00
Sa27/0819:00
Su28/0819:00
Tu30/0819:00
We31/0819:00
September 2022
Wilhelminadorp
Theaterproductiehuis Zeelandia / Zeeland Nazomerfestival
Hansa Watersport
Th01/0919:00
Fr02/0919:00
Sa03/0919:00
Hasselt
Fr09/0919:00
Sa10/0919:00
Su11/0919:00
October 2022
Amsterdam
De Brakke Grond (0)20/626.68.66
Th27/1019:00
Fr28/1019:00
Sa29/1019:00
Su30/1019:00
January 2023
Eindhoven
Parktheater Eindhoven
Hertog Jan Zaal (0)40/211.11.22
Sa21/0118:00
Su22/0113:00, 18:00
Press
24/08/2022
"Tantalizing table theatre."
08/07/2022
"To eat differently is to live differently. That’s the hopeful message you take home with you. An outing to the sea will never be the same again. "
05/07/2022
"Laika's years of experience in culinary theatre boost Vanmaele's language, both visually and content wise."
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