Tv-tip: ‘Gardenia, Before the Last Curtain Falls’ (Canvas, 22.40 you)

The touching documentary follows the glamorous performers from the theatre show ‘Gardenia’, the show by Alain Platel and Frank Van Laecke .

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Ghent, Alain Platel, the driving force behind Les ballets C de la B, created in 2010, the show Gardenia. In that glamorous production revolves around a travestiecabaret that closes its doors, a moment that Platel engaged in the private life of his players, piece by piece, transsexuals, and transvestites on age, and have a look inside.

Stadsgenote Eva Küpper gathered there, together with Thomas Wallner, a touching documentary film, the last theatrical performance used as a stepping stone to a portrait of the people behind this colourful company. The creators combine the intimate interviews, a remarkably candid documentary about the doubts, disappointments, dreams, and courageous choices of this performancekunstenaars, which today, far from the spotlight, the thread of normal life to try to pick up. (LJ)

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