With contemporary goddesses, a queer chorus and pink plush Benny Claessens hoists the white flag and calls for surrender
‘All will be well, a new beginning has come!’, goddesses in ancient myths always seem to sing when the end of a crisis is in sight, drying the tears of mankind. Director Benny Claessens, together with three contemporary goddesses and a queer chorus, hoists the white flag and leads us to a place of sensual and vulnerable pleasure. A place where we can surrender and do not always have to be strong. Where we dare to rebel against the existing order and try to look at traditional, masculine values such as strength, genius and heroism in a new way.
In the twilight of dawn, Benny’s goddesses (Challenge Gumbodete, Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe and Teresa Vittucci) sing of surrender as the last form of resistance. White Flag is a hybrid performance with live film, music, theatre… and lots of pink plush. The result: an entertaining and visually stunning performance. To hell with geniuses and heroes. A new beginning lies ahead.
Coproduction with Theater Neumarkt
Nid & Sancy
Music and composition
Scenography, light and video design
Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe
Antwerp Queer Choir