SPRING in Autumn
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You are here by Dries Verhoeven in reprise

 

We are happy to announce we can present the performance U bevindt zich hier (You are here) by Dries Verhoeven from 8-18 July in the Werkspoorkathedraal in Utrecht. The reprise of this successful work from 2007 was scheduled for SPRING Performing Arts Festival last May, but was canceled due to COVID-19. The installation performance, in which visitors get their own bedroom, is about loneliness and contact and has only become more urgent due to the past months of lockdown and social distancing. Thanks to intensive collaboration with Studio Dries Verhoeven and the organization of Theaterfestival Boulevard, we are able to present this experience theatre this summer. The performance is shown within the corona protocol of the Dutch association NAPK. Ticket sales start Thursday, June 11 at 10:00 am here at springutrecht.nl

Dries Verhoeven about the revival of You are here: "The current pandemic makes the work a reflection on our time of self-isolation. In our current internet reality it appears that contact is no longer a requirement for living: we can order our food online, we talk via online platforms, the cinema has been replaced by Netflix. In this way, we could live side by side for years. But what does it do to the human soul, to our mental state, when we no longer meet each other in real life? The recent period of social distancing has further increased that distinction between digital and 'flesh and blood.' Many of us only have had physical contact with a few people in the recent months, but tried to find an alternative via the internet for that physical closeness to others. It revealed the limitations of the internet as a substitute for life. "

After Utrecht, the performance will also be presented in the Brabanthallen in ‘s-Hertogenbosch from 6-16 August as part of the alternative summer programme of Boulevard.

Photo: Anna van Kooij

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