Stare open-mouthed - Stare in wonder / amazement

This energetic and playful duo (Wim Pelgrims, percussion & Esther-Elisabeth Rispens, voice), will take you on their journey of sparkling, bubbly cheerfulness through a theatrical contemporary music repertoire.

While always starting from a story to tell, Goggles surprises you with two energetic and giddy performers who are constantly looking to cross borders in the contemporary music domain. Who is actually the percussionist or the singer? Are they musicians or actors? Influenced by this performance freedom, Goggles becomes accessible to everyone and will give you a feel-good experience!

Five new stories

With Goggles in the role of storyteller, this show brings you to new, adventurous paths. You are invited to take a seat on stage in a landscape of countless percussion instruments, ready to be immersed in a new, wonderful sound world. Goggles brings you five stories full of exploding balloons, sparkling stars, mysteriously whispering voices, heavenly crystal bells and maybe even a dark creature ...

Based on five contemporary compositions, including two Belgian creations, the stories are told in a theatrical way by an acting percussionist and a versatile singer. Goggles not only uses the musical language but also transforms itself into a narrator who clarifies the different adventures for young and old. Be seduced by the playful world of Israeli composer Lior Navok, by the funny, moving creations of Thomas Smetryns, the dark repetitiveness of young composition talent Michiel de Naegel and the fairy-tale, expressive work of Thierry Tidrow. This performance brings you contemporary music in a whole new and fresh way that will certainly not leave your laughing muscles unmoved.
Wim Pelgrims
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