music for contemporary fairytale
by Stef De Paepe / De Maan
LITTLE RED EVA is a production truly meant for children and truly meant for adults. An exceptional theatre experience in which adults and children see the same thing but experience it differently thanks to the use of separate headphones.
LITTLE RED EVA tells the story of the disappearance of a little girl. For the adults, the production takes as starting point the prose poem ‘Kleine Eva uit de Kromme Bijlstraat’ and a monologue from ‘Eenzaam spelen met Pompon’ by Louis Paul Boon. For the children, a story is told that contains recognisable ingredients and characters from the world-renown fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood reforged into a witty and dark urban parable.
“The mix of genres and disciplines from high and low culture is refreshing: references to rap, cartoons and popular series such as CSI merge with the cultural heritage of Grimm and Boon.” (DE MORGEN, ***)
“More than a multi-layered experiment in double narration, LITTLE RED EVA presents wide-screen puppet theatre. The montage is that of a radio play, the images and symbols cover our entire historical and contemporary visual culture.” (DE STANDAARD, ****)
Concept, direction and text for children : Stef De Paepe
Text for adults : Louis Paul Boon
Acting : Benjamin Op de Beeck, Femke Stallaert and Celine Verbeeck
Soundscape, music and voice montage : Bram Bosteels
Puppets and models : Paul Contryn
Animation, video and models : Laura Vandewynckel and Marijke Van den Acker (stage) Voices by among others Gène Bervoets, Tania Van der Sanden …
Scenography : Stef De Paepe, Paul Contryn and Stéphane Vloebergh
Technology : Dominique Defossez and Stéphane Vloebergh
Voice recordings : Studio Sakuran
With thanks to de Warande