Limited edition vinyl of ‘Ghost Writer and The Broken Hand Break’ and ‘Fruits of Labor’ is now available on Bandcamp


28 & 29 Jan 2022
3 Mar 2022

Scène nationale d'Orléans, Orléans FR
11 Mar 2022

Festival Meetyou, Vallodolid ES
8 Apr 2022

CC Strombeek, Strombeek BE
28 – 30 Apr 2022

Theatre Liure, Barcelona ES
3 May 2022
11 May 2022

Leietheater, Deinze BE
17 – 19 May 2022

La Manifacture, Nancy FR
21 – 22 May 2022

Passages Transfestival, Metz (FR) / Esch-Sur-Alzette (LU) LU



Bronks, Brussel (BE)
Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gent (BE)
Actoral, Marseille (FR)
De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (BE)
Theaterfestival, Antwerpen (BE)
BUDA, Kortrijk (BE)
Internationales Sommerfestival, Hamburg (DE)
Theater Aan Zee, Oostende (BE)

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break


Grand Casino, Knokke (BE)
Leietheater, Deinze (BE)
Klagenfurt festival, Kärnten (AT)
Podium19, Livestream (BE)


Tanzquartier, Wien (AT)
De Grote Post, Oostende (BE)
CC De Brouckere, Torhout (BE)
De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)
Minnemeers - Smells Like Circus, Gent (BE)


December Dance, Brugge (BE)
Gessnerallee, Zurich (CH)
Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE)
Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE)
Spring Performing Arts Festival, Utrecht (NL)
We Are Fierce Festival, Birmingham (GB)
Actoral.19, Marseille (FR)
Contemporanea Festival, Prato (IT)
Arenberg / De Studio, Antwerpen (BE)
Homo Novus Festival, Riga (LV)
Theaterfestival Boulevard, Den Bosch (NL)
Tanzwerkstatt Europa, Munchen (DE)
Biennale di Venezia, Venice (IT)
Welcome to the Village, Leeuwarden (NL)
Asphalt, Dusseldorf (DE)
BUDA, Kortrijk (BE)
HAU, Berlin (DE)
DeSingel, Antwerpen (BE)


Usine-C Actoral, Montréal (CA)
Théâtre Le Trillium, Ottawa (CA)
NTGent Minnemeers, Gent (BE)


Montévidéo Actoral Festival, Marseille (FR)

Big Bears Cry Too


Rode Hond Festival / Stuk, Leuven (BE)
FIMP, Porto (PT)


Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf (DE)


C-mine, Genk (BE)
Actoral.19, Marseille (FR)
Theaterfestival Schäxpir, Linz (AT)
Gessnerallee - BlickFelder, Zurich (CH)
International Figuren Theater Festival, Erlangen (DE)
De Warande, Turnhout (BE)
De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)
De Grote Post, Oostende (BE)
L'Apostrophe, Cergy-Pontoise (FR)
Black Box Theatre, Oslo (NO)
CC De Westrand, Dilbeek (BE)
TJP, Strasbourg (FR)


De Maan, Mechelen (BE)
Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)
Gessnerallee, Zurich (CH)
Luzerner Theater, Luzern (CH)
Bronks, Brussel (BE)
Théâtre Nouvelle Génération, Lyon (FR)
Theaterfestival Boulevard, Den Bosch (NL)
Kampnagel, Hamburg (DE)
BUDA/Latitudes Contemporaines, Kortrijk (BE)
Charleroi Danse, Charleroi (BE)
TANDEM scène nationale, Arras/Douai (FR)
AUA Wir Leben Theaterfestival, Bern (CH)
Vooruit, Gent (BE)

Fruits of Labor


Homo Novus Festival, Riga (LV)
Le CN D / Théâtre du Fil de l'eau, Paris (FR)
CCNO, Orléans (FR)
TRAFO, Budapest (HU)


CC Ter Dilft, Bornem (BE)
Kunstfest Weimar, E-werk (DE)
Potsdamer Tanztage, Potsdam, Berlin (DE)
Kazerne Basel, Basel (CH)
La Pléiade, Tours (FR)


Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil, Montreuil (FR)
Theatre Festival, Dublin (IE)
HAU Berlin Art Week, Berlin (DE)
TAZ, Oostende (BE)
hth CDNl, Montpellier (FR)
TJP, Strasbourg (FR)
De Singel, Antwerp (BE)
Theatre de Vanves, Paris (FR)
Theater im Pumpenhaus, Munster (DE)
HAU, Berlin (DE)


Gessnerallee, Zurich (CH)
La Villette, Paris (FR)
Mettre en scene, Rennes (FR)
Actoral, la Criée, Marseille (FR)
Vooruit, Gent (BE)
TRAFO, Budapest (HU)
La Batie, Geneve (CH)
Kampnagel, Hamburg (DE)
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels (BE)


Danae Festival, Milan (IT)
Arenberg, Antwerp (BE)
Festival Actoral Théâtre Garonne, Toulouse (FR)
HAU, Berlin (DE)
TJP, Strasbourg (FR)
Théâtre les Ateliers, Lyon (FR)
Kaserne Basel, Basel (CH)
Les spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)
Théâtre d’Arras, Arras (FR)
Gessnerallee, Zurich (CH)


Festival Automne en Normandie, Le Petit-Quevilly (FR)
Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)
Festival Actoral, Marseille (FR)
Vooruit, Gent (BE)

Mystery Magnet


Teatre Lliure, Barcelona (ES)
Biennale di Venezia, Venice (IT)
Tanzquartier, Vienna (AT)
Le Lieu Unique, Nantes (FR)
Hellerau, Dresden (DE)


Naves Matadero, Madrid (ES)


HAU3 Berlin Art Week, Berlin (DE)
Théâtre le Manège, Mons (BE)


Charleroi Danses Biennale, Charleroi (BE)
Teatro Municipal, Porto (PT)
PACT Zollverein, Essen (DE)
Kontrapunkt Festival, Szczecin (PL)
Auawirleben, Bern (CH)


Théâtre des 13 Vents, Montpellier (FR)
Singapore Arts Festival, Singapore (SG)
Theaterfestival, Basel (CH)
Latitudes Contemporaines, Lille (FR)
Theaterformen, Hannover (DE)
Theatertreffen Selection Stückemarket, Berlin (DE)
Fidena Festival, Bochum (DE)
Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, Paris (FR)
TAP, Poitiers (FR)
TJP, Strasbourg (FR)


Spielart, Munich (DE)
Actoral Festival @ La Criée, Marseille (FR)
CDC L’Echangeur, Fère-en-Tardenois (FR)
Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki (FI)
Gessnerallee, Zürich (CH)
Brigittines International Festival, Brussels (BE)
Hamburg International Theatre Festival, Hamburg (DE)
Sept Collines Festival, St-Etienne (FR)
Théâtre L’Arsénic, Lausanne (CH)
Trafo, Budapest (HU)
Buda, Kortrijk (BE)
Tweetakt Festival, Utrecht (NL)
Hors Saison 2013, Paris (FR)


Hippodrôme de Douai, Douai (FR)
Theatre Festival, Dublin (IE)
De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)
Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)
Minard, Gent (BE)
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels (BE)
Dans & Theater Festival, Göteborg (SE)



Festival 360°, Brieuc (FR)


Change of View festival, Magdeburg (DE)
International Figurentheater Festival, Erlangen (DE)
Exodos Festival, Ljubljana (SI)


Homo Alibi Festival, Riga (LV)
Fabrik Tanztage, Potsdam (DE)
Theaterformen, Braunschweig (DE)
Archa Theatre, Prague (CZ)


La Ménagerie de Verre, Paris (FR)
Student Centre, Zagreb (HR)
World Puppet Theatre Festival, Charleville-Mézières (FR)
Festival, San Vincenze (IT)
Shäxpir festival, Linz (AT)
Trafo, Budapest (HU)


Le Manège, Reims (FR)
Het Theaterfestival / De Singel, Antwerpen (BE)
Festival Sept Collines, St-Etienne (FR)
CAMPO, Gent (BE)
Malta festival, Poznan (PL)
Mousonturm – Plateaux Festival, Frankfurt (DE)
Theater Im Pumpenhaus, Munster (DE)
Cultuur Centrum, Tielt (BE)
Motel Mozaique / Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)
Plaza Futura, Eindhoven (NL)
Théâtre de l’usine / festival particules, Geneve (CH)
Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE)
Gessnerallee, Zurich (CH)


STUK arts centre – playground festival, Leuven (BE)
De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)
Vooruit in collaboration with CAMPO, Gent (BE)
Cultuur Centrum, Torhout (BE)
BUDA, Kortrijk (BE)
Festival aan de Werf, Utrecht (NL)

Sportband / Afgetrainde Klanken


De Singel, Antwerpen (BE)


TAZ, Oostende (BE)
De Zomer Van Antwerpen, Antwerpen (BE)


Vooruit, Gent (BE)

Huilend Hert / Aangeschoten Wild


Vooruit, Gent (BE)
TAZ, Oostende (BE)


Vooruit, Gent (BE)
De Singel, Antwerpen (BE)


Miet Warlop (°1978) is a Belgian visual artist born in Torhout. She lives and works between Ghent and Brussels. Miet Warlop holds a master degree in Visual Arts from KASK, Ghent. For her graduation project Huilend Hert, Aangeschoten Wild, an ‘inhabited installation consisting of six tableaux vivants and a crawling subject’, she won the Franciscus Pycke Jury Award and the residence prize for Young Theatre Work 2004.

Many other performances, actions and projects followed and in 2005 she premiered SPORTBAND / Afgetrainde Klanken a forty-minute performance, in which twenty people race against time through music and sports. In the context of Lovepangs (Vooruit, 2005) she created the one-on-one performance Cherish the Cherries. From January 2006 until November 2007 Warlop was one of the six artists of DE BANK (Arts Centre CAMPO, Ghent), where she was working on her series of ‘Propositions’, named Big Heap / Mountain. In between, she was responsible for the set design for performances by Pieter Genard, Raven Ruëll, DitoDito-Jef Lambrecht, KVS (Brussels), Arts Centre Vooruit (Ghent) and Les Ballets C de la B (Ghent).

While she was touring the ‘Propositions’ all over Europe, she realised Springville, a fifty minutes game of chaos, expectations and surprises, in which scenography, costumes, props and characters are closely interwoven and merged together. Springville premièred in May 2009 at Arts Centre BUDA (Kortrijk).

Miet Warlop moved to Berlin for three years to concentrate on her visual work and prepare a new piece called Mystery Magnet, which premiered at KunstenFestivalDesArts (Brussels) in May 2012. Mystery Magnet Won the Stuckemarkt Theatertreffen Prize at the Berliner Festspiele for its innovative form of theatre. Mystery Magnet has played more than a hundred times all over the world and was nominated for Theatertreffen Berlin for finding a new way of making stage-arts. Mystery Magnet is still touring all over Europe and beyond.

In the course of 2012-2013 Miet Warlop explored different possibilities with her Nervous Pictures and performances/interventions, through projects and commissions, both in a visual arts as in theatre context in/with Baltic Triennial (Vulnius), Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Lisson Gallery (London), Southard Reid Gallery (London). In November 2012, as part of her four-year associated artist residency at Beursschouwburg (Brussels), she created the opening event of the season with the Alligator Project: a weekend of combined media and performances by different artists and musicians like Reggie Watts and Michael Portnoy, a project curated by Miet Warlop.

In 2014 Miet Warlop started her own legal structure Miet Warlop / Irene Wool. In October 2014 the first production Dragging the Bone premiered at Beursschouwburg (Brussels). Dragging the Bone is a solo performance on a sculptured world.

In 2015 Miet Warlop opened the festivities that celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of Beursschouwburg (Brussels) with Rocket that took off to the grid. Also, Art Gallery Barbican (London) commissioned a performance as a part of the project Station to Station, hosted by Doug Aitken.

While touring her solo Dragging the Bone and celebrating the hundredth show of Mystery Magnet in Ghent, Porto and Bordeaux, she finishes the year by opening her first solo exhibition project in KIOSK Gallery (Ghent) titled Crumbling Down the Circle of my Iconoclasm.

In 2016 a new large scale stage work premiered – Fruits of Labor, a deep night choreographical concert performance, functioning as a painkiller for the world. Fruits of Labor premiered at KunstenFestivalDesArts (Brussels) in May 2016 and is still touring around the world.

In addition to her performance work for theatre venues, Miet Warlop has created and presented an ever-growing cycle of visual art performances, interventions and live installations.
Nervous Pictures has been presented in 2017 in KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Performatik (Brussels), among others.

In 2017 she opens Arts Institute Vooruit (Ghent) with the monumental performance Amusement Park, and she was invited by BOZAR (Brussels) within the context of the Yves Klein retrospective exhibition to re-envision and re-stage her seminal work, Mystery Magnet, as well as to create the opening performance of the exhibition, HORSE, a man, a woman, a desire for adventure and Mystery Magnet. During the closing ceremony of the Paul Bury exhibition the visual art intervention, The Board is presented.

Festival Actoral. 17 (Marseille) invites Miet Warlop for “L’Objet des Mots”, which results in a new project Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break – a production that premieres in September 2018 at NTGent (Ghent). Warlop cooperates with author and curator Raimundas Malasauskas and musician Pieter De Meester.

Beginning of 2018 Miet Warlop creates Big Bears Cry Too, a solo performance with Wietse Tanghe. This performance for all ages premiered at hetpaleis (Antwerp) in April 2018.

Both performances are successfully touring since then. Together with Fruits of Labor and Mystery Magnet, no fewer than eighty-five performances were played in 2019 between Belgium and abroad: Switzerland, France, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Great Britain, Spain, Singapore and Canada.

In 2020 Miet Warlop / Irene Wool starts a collaboration with Frans Brood Productions and this results in the programmation of many performances, nationally and internationally. However, since the outbreak of Covid-19, only a few of the planned shows could be performed; the remaining dates have been moved to 2021 and 2022.

During the Covid lockdown, Miet Warlop started a series of online episodes titled Slamming Doors: a sitcom format that will function as a pleasure platform for the artist practice, collaborations, sources, and open talks . . . A series of episodes has been produced to go against the age-old niche thinking about art and experiencing art, gradually gaining popularity, and transcend the live performance’s momentum.
Moreover, Miet Warlop / Irene Wool has developed the idea to create an online platform to share a live database with archive material with a glimpse into the daily artist practice.

In autumn 2021, Miet Warlop is revisiting the twelve-year-old piece Springville under the new title After All Springville. Warlop commemorates her much-loved piece in a new era and repositions the work within her oeuvre. The revival mixes an existing show (Springville) and an installation (Amusement Park) into a new whole and premiered in August 2021 at the Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel (Hamburg).

Miet Warlop / Irene Wool is at this moment working on Histoire(s) du Théâtre IV : One Song, as the fourth director to accept the NTGent commission. 

The artist is also researching on her new production, Delirium, in collaboration with Kunstenfestivaldesarts and Kaaitheater. Delirium will premiere in Spring 2024.

Kontrapunkt Festival Jury Award
2015 – Poland – Best Performance Award
for Mystery Magnet

Stuckemarkt Prize
2014 – Berlin – Theatertreffen at Berliner Festspiele
for Mystery Magnet

Nomination Het TheaterFestival
2010 – Antwerp – DeSingel
for Springville

Kontrapunkt Festival Jury Award
2010 – Poland – Best Performance Award
for Grote Hoop/Berg Propositions

Audience Award
2004 – Ostend – Theater Aan Zee
for Huiled Hert/Aangeschoten Wild

Franciscus Pycke Jury Award
2003 – Ghent – KASK
for Huilend Hert/Aangeschoten Wild

Ghost Writer And The Broken Hand Break
2018, 50’ performance
Produced by Irene Wool vzw, NTGent, Arts Centre Vooruit Ghent

Big Bears Cry Too
2018, 45’ performance
Produced by Irene Wool vzw and hetpaleis Antwerp

Fruits Of Labor
2016, 55’ performance
Produced by Irene Wool vzw

The Violins
2015, 10’ performance
Produced by Irene Wool vzw and Gessenerallee Zurich

2015, 6’ performance
Produced by Irene Wool vzw and Beursschouwburg Brussels

Dragging The Bone
2014, 60’ solo performance
Produced by Irene Wool vzw and Lattitudes Contemporaines Lille

The Big Bad Cold
2013, 15’ performance
Produced by Miet Warlop and Lisson Gallery London

The View
2013, 20’ performance
Produced by Miet Warlop and Lisson Gallery London

Mystery Magnet
2012, 60’ performance
Produced by CAMPO, Arts Centre Vooruit Ghent and NXTSTP
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Air Ruin
Produced by Miet Warlop and Arts Centre BUDA Kortrijk

Act/Collection Trailerpark
Produced by We Love Productions, KunstenFestivalDesArts,
CAMPO Ghent and Arts Centre Vooruit Ghent

2010, lecture performance
Produced by Miet Warlop

2009, performance
Produced by Arts Centre BUDA Kortrijk, CAMPO Ghent,
Arts centre Vooruit Gent, We Love Productions, Workspace Brussels,
Festival Aan De Werf Utrecht

Big Heap/Mountain
Produced by THE BANK Victoria Ghent

Propostition 2: Reconstruction

Propostition 1: Reanimation

Cherish The Cherries
Produced by Miet Warlop and Arts Centre Vooruit Ghent

Sportband/Afgetrainde Klanken
Produced by Villanella Antwerp, Arts Centre Vooruit Ghent and Theater Aan Zee Ostend

Huilend Hert/Aangeschoten Wild
Produced by Miet Warlop

A Big Bad Cold
2018 – Jan Hoet Jr, Charivari, Oudenaarde

A View and The Board
2018 – Givenchy, Paris

Berlin Art Week
Retrospective / Marathon
Mystery Magnet, Dragging The Bone, Fruits of Labor
2017 – HAU, Berlin

The Board
2017 – Nocturne Pol Bury, BOZAR, Brussels

Nervous Pictures
2017 – Palais de Tokyo, Paris

A Big Bad Cold
2017 – Performatik, Beursschouwburg, Brussels

HORSE. A Man, A Woman, A Desire for Adventure
2017 – Opening Yves Klein, BOZAR, Brussels

Crumbling Down
2017 PERFORMATIK, Kaaitheater, Brussels

Amusement Park
2017 – Opening Arts Insitution Vooruit, Ghent

Nervous Pictures
2017 – Kunst-Werke, Berlin

Crumbling Down the Circle of my Iconoclasm
2015 KIOSK, Ghent

The Violins
2015 – Station To Station, Barbican, London

Staging Interruptions (Stream of Life)
2014 – Southard Reid, London

Fusiform Gyrus
curated by Raimundas Malasauskas
2013 – Lisson Gallery, London

Hebbel Opening
2012 – HAU, Berlin

Tragic Heroes
2012 – Baltic Triennial, Vulnius

Extentions (Screening)
2011 Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam

In the Tradition of the Salon
2011 – Museum M, Leuven

2011 S&L Institute For Contemporary Art, Johannesburg, Durban (ZA)

2010 DE APPEL, Amsterdam

Art Belge Contemporain
2010 Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing

Play The Life (Electrified)
2010 – S.M.A.K., Ghent

Play The Life (Videos and Actions)

Striptease (Video)
2006 La Bâtie, Genève

Little Rudy
2006 – Croxhapox, Ghent

Shaman – Jan Devroede
2006 Vooruit, Ghent

Banket – Les Ballets C De La B
2005 Handelsbeurs, Ghent

La Mancha – Jef Lambrecht
2005 KVS, Brussels

2004 Arenbergschouwburg, Antwerp

Filmset – Les Ballets C De La B
2004 Paris

Caligula – Raven Ruel
2004 Theater Antigone, Kortrijk

Holosofie – Pieter Genard
2003 Theater Aan Zee, Ostend

Spa Bruis Festival – Dominique Hoste
2000 Kopergietery, Ghent

Rijnzand – Sam Bogaerts
2000 Theater De Waanzin, Ghent


Artistic Director
Miet Warlop

Financial Manager
Christel Simons
+32 479 95 34 64

Assistant Financial Manager
Lotte Van Craeynest
+32 472 63 60 72

Production Manager
Rossana Miele
+32 465 85 38 48

Technical Coordinator
Patrick Vanderhaegen
+32 475 22 28 65

Contact and Bookings
Frans Brood Productions
+32 9 234 12 12

Irene Wool vzw
Aannemersstraat 146, 9040 Gent
VAT BE0547.608.253

Studio Miet Warlop
Aldolphe Lavalléestraat 39, 1080 Molenbeek


With the support of Vlaamse overheid and stad Gent