A musical conversation about language


BOG. & Het Zuidelijk Toneel

8:30 PM

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programmaboek ENGA typical adult knows some 40.000 words on average. These make it possible for us to express ourselves, to communicate and give meaning to things. At the same time, words are often limiting or even confusing. In recent times, the theatre collective BOG. has been working on TAL., a philosophical language concert in which they dissect humankind’s most important tool: language. In TAL.kshow they have a conversation about language together with the composer Jens Bouttery, led by the journalist Evelyne Coussens. The conversation is alternated with music clips from the work process of TAL.


BOG. is a collection formed of theatre makers Judith de Joode, Benjamin Moen, Sanne Vanderbruggen, Lisa Verbelen, dramaturge Roos Euwe and business manager Anne Baltus.

BOG. makes philosophical, language-related and musical performances about the essential issues affecting everyone’s lives. In every performance, BOG. attempts to transcend their own perspective, to put themselves in other people’s shoes and offer the audience a broader perspective on what it means to be human. BOG. makes uncompromising, singular and open theatre for people of today, working from the conviction that we must seek what connects us as people without losing sight of the value of difference.

BOG. makes theatre by speaking with experts, peer advisors and its 350 members. By involving a multiplicity of subjective experiences, they endeavour to aim the most objective look possible at the subject at hand.

BOG. has already won awards for its productions, among them BOG. een poging het leven te herstructureren. (KBC Jong Theatre Award, 2013) MEN. de mening herzien (BNG Nieuwe Theatermakersprijs, 2015), KID. (Zilveren Krekel 2018) and Iemand die slaapt.

Het Zuidelijk Toneel makes and plays in the here and now. As a cartographer of its own time, under the leadership of artistic director Piet Menu, HZT developed into a unique company: committed, innovative and always focused on the themes of 'the other' and 'being different'. HZT sets up theatrical meetings that stimulate the audience to look at the world differently. With their theatre the company wants to bring together different ages, genders, identities, classes and professions, artists and non-artists. Through collaborations and co-productions with all kinds of organizations in Brabant, the Netherlands and abroad, they give shape to that conversation.



by and with
Judith de Joode,
Benjamin Moen,
Lisa Verbelen,
Sanne Vanderbruggen,
Jens Bouttery
Evelyne Coussens
musical direction
Jens Bouttery
Suze Milius
Roos Euwe
BOG., Het Zuidelijk Toneel

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