Zuidpool is an open, modular centre for the performing arts, based in Antwerp, Belgium. Zuidpool produces the work of artistic directors Jorgen Cassier and Koen van Kaam, and also serves as a venue for the development of many other artists.
Zuidpool seeks ways for its own artistic language to find expression within new contexts. It combines theatre performances with masterclasses and writing residencies, visual work with poetry, interactive performances with debates.
Zuidpool supports the development of young artists and fosters encounters between various art forms, partly through its masterclasses and writing residencies, and via the cross-genre event known as RECUP.
The venue of Zuidpool in the old city centre of Antwerp hosts a 135-seat theater, a 40-seat small theater and an old cellar bar. The company presents its own shows (next to touring them) and invites other artists and companies to rehearse and/or present their works.
The productions of Zuidpool are known as surprising and uncompromising works.
Zuidpool works with material from a wide variety of eras, traditions and media. Since 2005, they've created more than 20 (co)productions, going from the classical Greek repertoire to Shakespeare, Goethe, Hölderlin to Tsvetajeva, Beckett, Hrabal, Norèn and Fosse.
Next to text based theatre, we’ve made a dance performance of Salomé, and different music(-theatre) performances based on the works of Vladimir Vissotsky, Metallica, and an English concertante version of MACBETH in the original language.
Most of these productions were highly acclaimed by audiences, critics and festivals in Belgium and abroad.
PRODUCTIONS (please click on the title to read more)
Siberië (2005) | Oorlog (War) (2006) | Beau geste (2006) | Platonov (2006) |
The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2006) | DUS (een heizeldrama) (2007) |
Nachtlied (2008) | Hooglied (2008) | Cockfish (2008) | kReon (2009) |
OPUSXX (2010) | MACBETH (2010) | Lucifer (2010) | Betty & Morris (2010) |
Songbook (2010) | Salomé Redux (2011) |
Faust ofte Krakeling beneden de louteringsberg (2012) | RÉUNION (2012) |
BECKETT (2013) | PHAEDRA (2013) | EMPEDOKLES (2014) |
Too Loud A Solitude (2014) | Le Docteur Miracle (2015) | VYSOTSKY (2015) | SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (2015) | De fietsendief (2016) | Zieke jeugd (2016) | The Zoo & Cox & Box (2016) |
HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (2017) |
THE TROUBLESOME REIGN AND LAMENTABLE DEATH OF KING EDWARD... (2017) |
M.A.D. (2018) | PLATINA (2018) | THREE SISTERS (2019)
artistic team JORGEN CASSIER & KOEN VAN KAAM
administrator FLORE OPSOMER
bookings & communication DAVID CORNILLE
technical staff DAVID VAN HOVE
the house LIESBETH VERBERCK
bar JELLE SPRUYT
& many volunteers!
Zuidpool is supported by the Flemish Government.