Performance of Big Mouth
In a Tour De Force performance, Valentijn Dhaenens pays tribute to 2,500 years of oration. Ingeniously weaving together seminal speeches from the Grand Inquisitor and Socrates to Mohammed Ali and Osama Bin Laden, Big Mouth shows the tricks of rhetoric have hardly changed.
With five microphones on a bare set, his voice and indefatigable energy, Dhaenens traverses sermons, declarations of war, farewells, final arguments, victory speeches and eulogies from across time.
It is hard not to be slightly envious of Valentijn Dhaenens. With his sinister charm and understated charisma, he takes to the space like a soul possessed in his eighty-minute solo sections of infamous, famous or the more obscure speeches from world history that make up Big Mouth.
NCPA Experimental Theatre
NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai