Koen De Preter & Maria Ibarretxe

Inspired by different kinds of film musicals and dance movies, the two choreographers have reunited once again after the success of their joint performance We dance to forget. With While things can change they created their own kind of musical, with intimate duets, funny group choreographies, moving songs and fresh acting. Together with four local volunteers, they look for moments of glory.

David is not the best singer in the world, but he is taking his chance in Hollywood.
After years in the business Ruby has grown tired of showing up at opening night parties.
Their expectations fade as they become caught up in the moment.

While things can change has been selected for the quality label Circuit X of Het Theaterfestival that gives a new generation of talented theatremakers the chance to show their work for broader audiences in Flanders.


choreography & dance Koen De Preter & Maria Ibarretxe
dramaturgy Annette van Zwoll
lightdesign Lennert Dierick
technical direction Jo Leys
projectmanagement Karolien Derwael/Klein Verzet vzw
distribution Vincent Van den Bossche

coproduction Cultuurcentrum C-Mine Genk, TAKT-Dommelhof Neerpelt
and KREA Expresion Contemporánea Vitoria-Gasteiz
supported by Dansateliers Rotterdam, Melkweg Theater Amsterdam, kunstencentrum Monty Antwerp, kunstencentrum STUK Leuven, kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek Brussels and STROOMsubsidie Limburg