National Taichung Theater




d’irque & fien Carrousel des Moutons

Genre
Family Program
Duration
60 minutes without intermission 
Venue
Playhouse 
Date and Time
7/27(六)14:30 19:30、7/28(日)14:30 
Ticket Price
300/400/500 
Introduction

60 minutes without intermission

Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break during the performance.

Suggested for ages 4+

 

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Introduction

d’irque & fien  Carrousel des Moutons

 

Watch Carrousel des Moutons at NTT this summer! All ears to the pianist playing skillfully in midair, revolving. Watch the sleepy guy in vertical striped pajamas and red check slippers do magic tricks or acrobatics. Let’s walk into this mischievous dream, defy gravity, and enter a music box wonderland. In this fantasia composed of music and acrobatics, the charm it oozes is impossible to resist. Grown-ups or kids, get ready to let your imagination run free!     

Carrousel des Moutons is the signature production of d’irque & fien from Belgium. Debuted in 2010, the show has been played in dozens of countries world-wide and praised as an all-time favorite. Seamlessly mixing music, magic, mime, and stunts, the two-man show still succeeds in conjuring a splendid world that you will definitely find amazing, hilarious, and adorable!      




d’irque & fien

d’irque & fien was founded in 2005, Belgium. Dirk Van Boxelaere is a prodigy of magic tricks, acrobatics, and body stunts. Injured in one performance, he came to know pianist Fien Van Herwegen. And that was how d’irque & fien started. Their productions orchestrate a symphony of mime, magic tricks, acrobatics, stunts, and music. They reserve the spontaneity of street theatre while showcasing spectacular circus skills. The wordless performance further closes language barriers, allowing audience anywhere to indulge, relate, and crack up.     

Producer, Performer, and Acrobat / Dirk Van Boxelaere

After his studies at Ésac (École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque) in Brussels and L’Ecole National de Cirque in Montreal from 1994 to 1997, Dirk and pianist Fien Van Herwegen founded d’irque & fien in 2005. Combining street theater and technical circus art, the acclaimed duo has toured in renowned art festivals and streets all over the world.  

 

Pianist / Fien Van Herwegen

Mastering in piano at Académie de Musique Edegem from 1989 to 1999 and graduating from Beaux Arts St. Lucas Anvers in 2002, Fien joined Liga d’improvisation Belgique between 1999 and 2003, and later formed d’irque & fien with Dirk in 2005.   

Creative and Production Team

Production / d’irque & fien

Creation and Performers / Dirk Van Boxelaere & Fien Van Herwegen

Artistic Adviser / Léandre Ribera

Music Composition / Alain Reubens

Costumes / Monique Jacobs & Roos Pillards

Machinery / De Beule Technics

Illustration / Jan Bosschaert

Stage Technician / Nicolas Charpin

Lighting Technician / Bram Waelkens

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