SmallWar: A nurse maintains watchful vigil over patients as fragments of past wars lurk within the shadows. SmallWar tells the story in the words of those who were there and led the way, and - crucially - those who followed. BigMouth: He who picks his words well can turn the weakest argument into the strongest. In a tour de force performance, Valentijn Dhaenens pays tribute to 2,500 years of oration. Ingeniously weaving together fragments of seminal speeches from not only the Grand Inquisitor and Socrates to Mohammed Ali and Osama Bin Laden, BigMouth shows that the tricks of rhetoric have hardly changed.
Valentijn co-founded his own theatre company, Skagen. From 2006, the company has been rewarded with structural subsidy from the Flemish/Belgian Government for their work as one of the leading modern theatre groups in Belgium and Holland. Since 2000, Valentijn has worked mostly in theatre with over 30 productions and also film and television.