SPRING in Autumn
27-29 oct UTRECHT
SPRING in Autumn
27-29 oct UTRECHT

First names SPRING 2021 announcement


SPRING believes in the magic of live encounters between the artist and the audience. That’s why we will do everything we can to make this possible. During SPRING Performing Arts Festival (international) artists will experiment with new art forms and ways to connect with the audience. We will go live in theaters and in the public space with intimate one-on-one experiences, installations and special setups in theaters. Performers will adjust their work to continuous experiences, specially for SPRING there will be an intimate one-on-one meeting and there will be a sensory experience in a single person cocoon. We can announce the first names…

During SPRING the long awaited follow-up BLOOS de mannen will go into premiere. Marte Boneschansker had conversations with men between 10 and 100 years old about intimacy, sensuality and desire. Lying in a single person cocoon which moves, turns and shakes you will listen to their exiting stories.
Another intimate experience will be Motus Mori: Meeting the archive from choreographer Katja Heitmann. Herewith Heitmann builds an archive of the human movement, for which already more than 700 people donated their moves. Specially for SPRING, Heitmann and her dansers will look for personal encounters within this archive. In a unique one-on-one meeting the danser will work with your movements.

Dries Verhoeven is asking himself in Broeders verheft u ter vrijheid what our working body is meant for these days. With a group of Bulgarian performers who have experience as migration workers, he creates a requiem for the labouring human body. The stage of the Stadsschouwburg serves as a shop floor that is home to a live installation for eight hours a day. Julian Hetzel will also take us on a factory visit during the performative parcour Mount Average, where he will confront us with our own ideologies. Statues of rulers, dictators and tirans will be ground to pulp and given a new meaningful interpretation.

Lastly, the postponed performances of Spectrum by Schweigman&, graphic designer Cocky Eek, light artist Matthijs Munnik and composer Yannis Kyriakides can be visited at the festival. 

The ticket sale for SPRING Performing Arts Festival will start on Friday 30 April at 10.00 AM.


Photo: Motus Mori: meeting the archive © Jostijn Ligtvoet

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