“’Alas’, said the mouse, ‘the world is growing smaller every day. At the beginning it was so big that I was afraid. I kept running and running, and I was glad when at last I saw walls far away to the right and left, but these long walls have narrowed so quickly that I am in the last chamber already, and there in the corner stands the trap that I must run into.’ – ‘You only need to change your direction’, said the cat, and ate it up.”

From: A Little Fabel by Franz Kafka
MOUSE is a video projection that shows – enormously magnified and in extreme slow-motion – a mouse walking into a trap. The trap closes, the iron breaks the small body, the mouse dies. Because of the magnification of sound and movement the video becomes a mini-opera.

MOUSE is also part of the 'circuit performance' K, a Society (2010) and IN VOID (2016).

Concept & direction:
Kris Verdonck
Marianne Van Kerkhoven (Kaaitheater)
Camera and editing:
Vincent Pinckaers
Sound design:
Thomas Turine
Light design:
Luc Schaltin (Kaaitheater)
Technical coordination:
Colin Legras / Luc Schaltin (Kaaitheater)
Sylvain Spinoit
Image processing:
Massimiliano Simbula
Multimedia programmation:
Felix Luque
A Two Dogs Company
Production manager:
Hendrik De Smedt
Han De Meulemeester
Coproduction: Theater der Welt 2010 (DE), Transdigital (Interreg),  Kunstencentrum Vooruit (BE), Productiehuis Rotterdam / Rotterdamse Schouwburg (NL), Kaaitheater (BE)
In partnership with: Schauspiel Essen (DE), Le manège.mons (BE) and Technocité (BE) in the frame of Transdigital
With the support of:
the Flemish authorities, the Flemish Community Commission (VGC), the Brussels Capital Region

No animals were harmed during the creation of this production
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
14 > 17/06
DE Essen Theater der Welt 2010
10 > 12/09
NL Rotterdam Rotterdamse Schouwburg
10 > 12/11
BE Gent Kunstencentrum Vooruit
26 > 27/02
BE Brussels Performatik [Kaaitheater]
21 > 26/03
BE Mons Festival Via [manège.mons/CECN]
23 > 26/06
NL Breda Chassé Theater
18 > 21/12
BE Brussels Kaaitheater
11 > 14/02
BE Brussels Kaaistudio's
15 > 17/03
NL Rotterdam Festival de Keuze
28/04 > 06/05
AT Krems Donaufestival
  • MOUSE - © A Two Dogs Company
  • MOUSE - © Hendrik De Smedt