The mystery of the cosmos has long kept Thomas Ryckewaert, trained as a biologist and theater maker, busy. In 2019, he was on stage with Move 37 alongside big bang specialist Thomas Hertog. In his new creation Chaos, Ryckewaert draws inspiration again from science - although this fascination has gradually given way to grief and sorrow in light of the catastrophes threatening our planet and humanity. More than ever, the boundaries between the intimate and the global, between our inner and outer worlds, between reality and the madness of fiction, are disappearing. Science fiction writer J.G. Ballard knew this back in the 1960s. Ryckewaert takes the audience on a blood-curdling trip along the highway of our contemporary consciousness, where the personal and planetary merge. Can you mourn a loved one and the end of the world at the same time?
Direction, text, acting
Thomas Ryckewaert

With a fragment from "Hamlet" from William Shakespeare
Abigail Abraham, Gene Bervoets
Kristof Van Baarle
Erki De Vries
Luc Shaltin
Marijn Ottenhof
Kurt D’Haeseleer
Costume & Make-up
Andrea Kränzlin
Acting advice
Oscar Van Rompay
Assistant director
Oscar Van Rompay
Lucas Van de Voorde
Production management
Valerie De Visscher, Robin Appels
Platform 0090
De Singel (Antwerpen), Viernulvier (Gent), C-TAKT (Pelt), Het Laatste Bedrijf
In association with
Dommelhof (Pelt), Gallop Tax Shelter

This production was made possible with the support of the Flemish Community and a Tax Shelter measure from the Belgian Federal Government

With thanks to the Royal Museum for Central Africa, especially Emmanuel Vreven for ichthyological advice and Luis Moreira da Costa for the stock photo of the Afronandus sheljuzhkoi specimen captured in the Mé (Ivory Coast, West Africa) on August 8, 2000


  • Thomas Ryckewaert


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04.02.2023 – 20u – De Singel, Antwerpen

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28.03.24 – Warande: Kuub, Turnhout – 20u15

17.04.24 – Kaap, Brugge