The Sheep Song

The She
ep Song

by FC Bergman - Stef Aerts, JoƩ Agemans, Thomas Verstraeten, Marie Vinck / Guest Performance from Toneelhuis, Belgium


FC Bergman
(Stef Aerts, Joé Agemans, Thomas Verstraeten, Marie Vinck)

Light design

Ken Hioco


Sound design

Senjan Janssen

Costume design

Joëlle Meerbergen


Ruben Machtelinckx


Joé Agemans

Jan Deboom

Dries De Win

Gudrun Ghesquiere

Jonas Vermeulen

Thomas Verstraeten

A sheep wants to rise up above its own species, it wants to become human. Is this hubris or the all too understandable desire to improve oneself and to keep growing?  This is a tour de force through the human realms of experience - experiencing a body that, despite all of its efforts, nobody has serviced, which is ready for absolute integration, but nonetheless can’t quite connect properly.


In this modern fable, Belgian collective FC Bergman, who previously performed at the 2016 Lessingtage Festival, have sacrificed words and created an opulent and captivating visual language with music and dance, confronting us with an original drama about what it is to be human. How can you fit in with everyone else without losing yourself or becoming ill from loneliness? What happens when God is no longer available as a reference point, and you fail in your wish to change your own life?



Guest Performance Toneelhuis, Belgien

A Coproduction with: Holland Festival, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Piccolo Teatro di Milano - Teatro d'Europa

With the support of: the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius


Without Words



Duration 1:30h

German premiere 29th and 30th january 2022, Thalia Theater

29th January after the premiere: Hamburger Formation We don’t suck, we blow! live at Nachtasyl: jazz, fusion, rock, hip-hop, electro arrangements and improvisations


The performance on 30th January will be followed by a Q&A with FC Bergman, chaired by Maike Schiller (Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper)


Foto: Kurt Van der Elst / Zeichnung: Stefan MarxFoto: Kurt Van der ElstFoto: Kurt Van der ElstFoto: Kurt Van der ElstFoto: Kurt Van der ElstFoto: Kurt Van der Elst