The Van Paemel Family

Man was born to work! Shit!

Rediscover this pearl of Flemish theatre literature and take a look at Flanders today. Where we still haven't finished working, integrating and assimilating. Where classes and communities still don’t speak each other's languages. Where families are torn apart and where young and old, rich and poor, stand against each other with knives drawn, based on land and faith. Where economic migration is still a necessity. And where oppression by the 1% leads to a fierce struggle: “The Van Paemel family” in a changing world, yesterday - 1903 - and today.


Valentijn Dhaenens has travelled the world for SKaGeN over the past 12 years with the hit monologues “DegrotemonD”, “DeKleineOorlog” and “Onbezongen”. In “DeKleineOorlog”, Dhaenens duplicates himself through screens and enters into dialogue with his 7 alter egos.


In "The Van Paemel Family", Dhaenens goes even further. In each of the four acts, he plays a different central character live. The numerous antagonists, also played by Dhaenens himself, are present digitally.


For those who still doubted it: “The Van Paemel family” is not a monologue, but a taste of creativity and bravado. Additionally, Dhaenens through this staging fights with demons from our past. He has an intensive discussion with his heritage, which is also the heritage of Flanders.


MUSIC: Sara Salvérius / COSTUMES: Barbara De Laere, Charlotte Goethals & Charlotte Willems /

GRIME: Anaïs Wagner / STAGE ASSISTANT: Tineke De Meyer / PRODUCTION: SKaGeN & De Studio / BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION: Korneel Hamers / WITH THE SUPPORT OF: The Flemish Community, PerPodium, Tax Shelter & De Studio


Thu 09/09/2021 - 20u00 PASS festival
Fri 10/09/2021 - 20u00 PASS festival
Sat 11/09/2021 - 20u00 PASS festival
Thu 23/09/2021 - 20u00 CC Wemmel, De Zandloper
Fri 24/09/2021 Cultuurhuis De Leest Izegem
Wed 29/09/2021 - 20u00 CC Brugge Stadsschouwburg
Fri 01/10/2021 CC Jan Tervaert Hamme
Fri 01/10/2021 - 13.30 CC Jan Tervaert Hamme School
Sat 02/10/2021 CC De Ververij Ronse
Wed 06/10/2021 CC Netwerk Aalst
Fri 08/10/2021 - 20u00 Bree
Sat 09/10/2021 CC Het Spoor Harelbeke
Wed 13/10/2021 - 20u00 CC De Plomblom Ninove
Fri 15/10/2021 - 20u00 CC Den Blank Overijse
Thu 21/10/2021 - 13.30 CC Belgica Dendermonde School
Thu 21/10/2021 CC Belgica Dendermonde
Fri 22/10/2021 CC Zwaneberg Heist-op-den-Berg
Sat 23/10/2021 - 20u00 CC Gildhof Tielt (Malpertuis)
Wed 27/10/2021 CC De Branding Middelkerke
Thu 28/10/2021 CC de Brouckere Torhout
Sat 30/10/2021 - 20u00 CC Wevelgem
Sun 14/11/2021 - 20.00 Bourla Schouwburg
Wed 12/01/2022 - 20u00 DEStudio Antwerpen
Thu 13/01/2022 - 20u00 DEStudio Antwerpen
Fri 14/01/2022 DEStudio Antwerpen
Sat 15/01/2022 DEStudio Antwerpen
Thu 20/01/2022 - 20u00 Stadsschouwburg Mechelen
Sat 05/02/2022 NTGent
Fri 11/02/2022 - 20u00 CC Westrand Dilbeek
Thu 24/02/2022 - 20u00 CC De Spil Roeselare
Wed 09/03/2022 - 20u00 CC Schoten
Tue 15/03/2022 - 20u00 KVS Brussel
Wed 23/03/2022 30CC Leuven
Fri 01/04/2022 CC Hasselt
Thu 15/09/2022 Evergem Cultuurcentrum ism. CC De Herbakker School
Thu 15/09/2022 Evergem Cultuurcentrum ism. CC De Herbakker
Sat 17/09/2022 Brasschaat Cultuurcentrum
Sun 18/09/2022 - 20:30 Het TheaterFestival
Fri 23/09/2022 Oudenaarde
Fri 30/09/2022 - 20u00 CC De Abdij Geraardsbergen
Fri 07/10/2022 - 20u00 Leietheater School
Fri 07/10/2022 - 20u00 Leietheater
Sat 08/10/2022 - 20u15 CC Geel de Werft
Tue 11/10/2022 CC Beveren Ter Vesten School
Fri 14/10/2022 - 20u15 Theaterzaal Roxy Temse
Mon 17/10/2022 CC de Bogaard Sint-Truiden
Thu 20/10/2022 - 20u00 CC Nova Wetteren
Fri 21/10/2022 - 20u30 CC Mortsel
Fri 28/10/2022 - 20u00 GC Werf 44 Schilde
Mon 07/11/2022 CC Sint-Pieters-Woluwe
Wed 09/11/2022 - 20u00 GC De Kluize Oosterzele
Tue 10/01/2023 - 20u15 Cultuurhuis De Warande Turnhout
Thu 19/01/2023 - 13u30 CC 't Schaliken School
Sat 21/01/2023 - 20u00 Vrijetijdscentrum De Meermin Waasmunster
Sat 28/01/2023 - 20u15 Liers Cultuurcentrum
Wed 19/04/2023 DEStudio Antwerpen
Thu 20/04/2023 DEStudio Antwerpen
Fri 21/04/2023 DEStudio Antwerpen
Sat 22/04/2023 - 20u00 Zaal Roeland Lint