Theatre-performance-group Ontroerend Goed (a punning name, roughly translated as “Feel Estate”) produces self-devised work grounded in the here and now, inviting their audiences to participate as well as observe. They first emerged on the international scene in 2007, with ‘The Smile Off Your Face’ , a one-on-one show in which the audience is tied to a wheelchair and then blindfolded. Their hit show ‘Once and For All...’ was an uncompromising celebration of raw teenage energy on stage. With every new piece of work, Ontroerend Goed provides an intense experience constructed in reality; life goes on during the performance. The company has won numerous prizes across Europe and has hit New York, Sydney, London and Hong Kong to cr itical acclaim. Their work is currently being performed in countries around the world.
Ontroerend Goed functions as a collective guided by the artistic director Alexander Devriendt. Convinced that every idea deserves its own brand of artistic expression, the company cherishes a sense of ownership for every single contributor to their work, from actors to light designers, scenographers to conceptual thinkers. Ontroerend Goed fabricates possible realities that question how we as individuals position our-selves in the world today. Covering a history of the universe in one evening, turning spectators into voters who eliminate actors, guiding strangers through a labyrinth of mirrors and avatars to meet themselves, the company has made it its trade mark to be unpredictable in content and form.
Ontroerend Goed has been touring the world for the last 15 years with their person-al trilogy (The Smile Off Your Face, Internal, A Game of You), Audience, A History Of Everything (with Sydney Theatre Company), with their teenage hits Once And For All We’re All Going To Tell You Who We Are So Shut Up And Listen, Teenage Riot and All That Is Wrong, the political game show Fight Night, the palindrome-trip Are we not drawn onward to new erA, the feminist manifesto Sirens and their most recent show World Without Us and Loopstation.
Ontroerend Goed is Alexander Devriendt, Charlotte De Bruyne, Charlotte Nyota Bischop, Aurélie Lannoy, Karolien De Bleser, Angelo Tijssens, David Bauwens, Wim Smet, Babette Poncelet en Karen Van Ginderachter.
Coming up at SIFA
In this game-inspired immersive and participatory performance, award-winning theatre company Ontroerend Goed invites you to become part of the super-rich, the elite 1% who control the global economy. Take their chairs, call the shots and get ready to question everything you think you know about the world of high finance.