Following its international hit Mile(s)tones about Miles Davis, Zonzo Compagnie has come up with a production featuring another legendary jazz musician: Thelonious Monk! The stubborn genius Monk made music full of surprising harmonies and exciting rhythms.
The musicians of the adventurous jazz trio De Beren Gieren whisk you away to the unique musical world of our New York jazz hero. In an impressive video decor with images by Nele Fack, they involve you in Thelonious’ compulsion to experiment and show you more and more new facets of this fascinating musician. Benjamin Vandewalle has directed a lively production and enticed the musicians to join in with a hilarious choreography.
Jazz mission accomplished! (Theaterkrant)
Ride this bebop train with the “Genius of Modern Music” and get right under Thelonious’ skin. There’s no saying where we will end up, but it’s sure to be a crazy ride!
"... THELONIOUS does not focus on the facts: it is all about the music. Add the video and the musicians' antics, and the audience is completely entranced – each number is a new high point."
Ines Minten - De Standaard ****
BENJAMIN VANDEWALLE direction SIMON SEGERS/FREDERIK MEULYZER/SIMON RAMAN drums FULCO OTTERVANGER or SEPPE GEBRUERS piano LIEVEN VAN PEE bass NELE FACK/STUDIO SANDY video PIETER NYS & STEVEN BONTINCK technical design JOHANNA TRUDZINSKI costumes PAT CAERS technician
A production by Zonzo Compagnie in coproduction with Handelsbeurs, Krokusfestival, KAAP and De Grote Post. With the support of Flanders and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.