Theatre for the ears – music for the eyes
Founded by IvWR in 1994, Lucilia Caesar is not so much a company as a laboratory of theatrical creation open to hybrid artistic forms and run by its founder in close cooperation with other artists.
Blending different genres and codes, each project questions the conventions of performance and is characterised by an imaginative and radical musical and theatrical language. The aim is to understand people in all their contradictions and excesses. Everything is played out in the tension between the sublime and the grotesque, the poetic and the everyday, in the details, the gaps in between, dreadfully ridiculous situations and strangely threatening banalities. This theatre of sliding and shifting can arise anywhere. It is how a painting, a piece of music or a dramatic legend can become a new theatrical form, iconoclastic in the original meaning of the word. Each show therefore offers a novel perspective, seeking the involvement of the audience, inducing surprise, provoking emotion, and often laughter too.
Based in Brussels, Lucilia Caesar has enjoyed a significant national and international reach, achieved with the support of loyal partners – theatres, opera houses, festivals and museums – with whom the director has collaborated over the past twenty years.
Countries in which Lucilia Caesar’s shows have been performed include Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Brazil and Taiwan.
Artistic director: Ingrid von Wantoch Rekowski
Assistant & artistic collaborator: Manolo Sellati
Production: Hélène Dubois
Communication : Serenai
Board of trustees: France de Kinder, Bernard Coutant, Pietro Pizzuti, Annette Sachs, Marc Segers, Virginie Demilier
Supported by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Member of the Réseau des Arts à Bruxelles & IETM