Theatre for the ears – music for the eyes
Founded by IvWR in 1994, Lucilia Caesar is a laboratory of theatrical creation run in close cooperation with a tight-knit group of artists. Combining genres and codes, the company’s projects question the conventions of performance and are characterised by an imaginative and radical musical language. This language has been able to impose itself thanks to the involvement of major partners – theatres, opera houses, festivals and museums – with whom the company has collaborated over the past twenty years. Created mostly in Belgium, Lucilia Caesar’s shows have also been presented abroad, including in France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Brazil.
The objective of the company is to understand people in all their contradictions and excesses. For Lucilia Caesar, the essence of theatre is located precisely in the tension between the sublime and the grotesque, the mythical and the everyday, in the details, the gaps in between, in dreadfully ridiculous situations and strangely threatening banalities. This theatre of sliding and shifting can crop up anywhere, often in the most unexpected places. This is how a painting, a piece of music or a dramatic legend becomes a new theatrical form and, in the original sense of the word, iconoclastic. Each show therefore offers a novel perspective, seeking the involvement of the audience, inducing surprise and provoking emotion – and often laughter too.
Artistic director: Ingrid von Wantoch Rekowski
Assistant & artistic collaborator: Manolo Sellati
Dramaturgy : Jean-Marie Piemme
Production: Laura Petit
Administrative support : Camille Vlérick
Communication : Serenai
Board of trustees: France de Kinder, Bernard Coutant, Pietro Pizzuti, Annette Sachs, Marc Segers, Virginie Demilier
Legal advisor: Ariane Joachimowitz
Supported by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Member of the Réseau des Arts à Bruxelles & IETM