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Guy Cassiers

Guy Cassiers, born in Antwerp (Belgium) in 1960, is one of the most versatile theatre makers in Flanders and the Netherlands. He originally studied graphic art at the Academy of Fine Art in Antwerp. From 1988 to 1992 Cassiers was artistic director of the company Oud Huis Stekelbees. From 1992 onwards Cassiers became a freelance director. He made a.o. “Het Liegen in ontbinding” (Kaaitheater, Brussels, 1993), Angels in America (Tony Kushner) at ro theater (1995), “Hiroshima mon amour” (Marguerite Duras) for the KunstenFESTIVALdesArts (1996), “Faust I” for Het Zuidelijk Toneel (1998) and “Scumbag” (Patrick McCabe) for De Toneelschuur (1988). In September 1998 he became artistic director of the ro theatre in Rotterdam. Highlights in the following seasons were novel adaptations like “De Sleutel” (The Key) based on Junichiro Tanizaki, “Anna Karenina” based on Tolstoj’s masterpiece, “The Waspfactory” (Iain Banks), the opera “The Woman Who Walked into Doors” (Roddy Doyle), “La Grande Suite”, opening of Rotterdam 2001 Cultural Capital of Europe, “Bloetwollefduivel”, a small opera for three singers and a Decap-organ (Jan Decorte) and “Lava Lounge”, a new play by Oscar van den Boogaard. In March 2002, ro theater’s artistic direction received the Albert van Dalsum prize for the joint oeuvre in the year 2001. In spring 2003, Guy Cassiers’ four-part theatre cycle started, based on “In search of lost time” by Marcel Proust. Throughout his career he constantly explores the potential of language, carefully selecting texts in order to combine them with the visual media and music. Guy Cassiers has been appointed artistic leader of the Toneelhuis in Antwerp, effective from 2006.

11 to 13 November 2005
Proust 1–4
In Search of Lost Time
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