Miet Warlop

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

A handbrake that suddenly stops working is a classic component of nightmares: losing control, not being able to stop, careering towards certain disaster. On the other hand, it can also mean: feeling free, steaming ahead with nothing holding you back. But does movement always mean progress?


This production is a mix of exciting dance, readings and a concert. It is an experiment within the thin line between keeping a grip on yourself and losing control. Miet Warlop attempts to answer a question of existential importance about how we have to constantly re-approach the now, until we find a moment through which we can remember it.

Beyond the Black Box

Ghost Writer and the Hand Break fires the starting gun for Beyond the Black Box, festival for hybrid art in de Brakke Grond. This production can be seen in the Prologue to the festival on 31 January and 1 February. From 5 thru 8 February you can experience the festival itself, featuring work from Collectief Walden, Nazanin Fakoor, Stav Yeini, Karel Burssens, Emi Kodama, Salomé Mooij, Sarah & Charles and others.

About the maker

Miet Warlop makes fascinating installations, mixed media-performances and concerts full of objects, sculptures and performers who are in constant transformation on the stage. What they always leave behind on the stage is the exuberant visual language and energy of their work.


Concept & Direction Miet Warlop
Music& Performance Pieter De Meester, Wietse Tanghe, Miet Warlop, Midas Heuvinck
Lyrics Raimundas Malasauskas, Miet Warlop, Pieter De Meester
(Technical) Production Niels Antonissen, Mathias Batsleer
Sound Bart Van Hoydonck
Light Henri Emmanuel Doublier
Costumes Karolien Nuyttens
Produced by Miet Warlop /Irene Wool vzw & NTGent
Coproducers Arts Centre Vooruit Gent, HAU Hebbel am Ufer - Berlin (DE)
With thanks to Carl Gydé, Jérôme Dupraz, Ian Gyselinck, Michiel Goedertier (LaRoy NV), Janis Van Heesbeke (ongezien), Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Brahim Benhaddou (@coachedbybrahim), Seppe Cosyns
Supported by City of Ghent, Actoral. 17 Marseille (FR)