Playful Robots

Irene Alcubilla Troughton (Universiteit Utrecht) and Kim Baraka (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
 
' Take part in one-on-one sessions with robot Pepper '
 

Playful Robots is an interactive installation where participants can interact with robots through movement. Inspired by rule-based dance improvisation, this installation offers the visitor the opportunity to engage in three games with two Pepper robots. No previous experience is required, just the willingness and curiosity to explore how we can move with and alongside machines. Playful robots is part of the larger project Acting like a Robot, where we investigate how robotics and theatre can inspire each other. This interactive installation arises then from our interest and curiosity about human-robot relations, and about how they could be designed and conceived differently. Join us in discovering more embodied and playful ways of relating to machines!

You can apply via this form.

Credits: Acting Like a robot (project funded by NWO - Performing Robots | About (uu.nl)), Theatre Studies Universiteit Utrecht, Social AI Lab Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Ulrike Quade Company, Hendrik von Kentzinsky

 

Dates

18/05/2022 10:00

19/05/2022 10:00

20/05/2022 10:00

Price

€0,-

Location

Het Huis Utrecht, Studio 1

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Date: 18-20 May from 10.00-17.00 (slots of 30 minutes each)

Participation is free, registration required via this form.

 
 

Between my name and me – Utrecht edition

Michikazu Matsune
 
' Call for participation in name-story project '
 

What's your name? And why? What does it mean? How do you experience having the name you have? Does it define you? Do you have a nickname?

Michikazu Matsune’s ongoing project Between my name and me is based on the simple idea of asking people to share small episodes about their own given names. Full of unspectacularly spectacular anecdotes, these personal stories evolve into a collective portrait of diverse individuals. The project is currently in progress with an aim to result in an installation, book and performance, that features name-stories of 100 people from various cities in the world.

We call for and welcomes all people regardless of background, age and gender identity to contribute one’s own name-story to the video and audio archive of the project!

HOW:
The participants are invited to an individual interview-session with Michikazu Matsune. Your name-story will be recorded in video and audio. A session takes about 20 – 30 min. No special preparation is necessary.

WHEN:
Please register and arrange your own time-slot. Your session can be booked for a time between May 18 – 20, 1.30pm – 6pm and May 21, 10.30am - 6pm The sessions will take place in Stadsschouwburg Utrecht.

REGISTER:
Send an e-mail to kassa@springutrecht.nl with your date/time preference.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Michikazu Matsune is a performance-maker who develops works in his signature style that incorporates documentarist and conceptualist practices. He utilizes diverse approaches which range from stage-performances, interventions in public spaces, to creating text-paintings. His personal method, characterized both playful and critical at the same time, examines the tension around our cultural ascriptions and social identifications. Matsune is originally from the seaside town of Kobe and has been based in Vienna since the 1990s.

The topic of “name” has been essential to some of Matsune’s works, such as Mitsouko & Mitsuko based on stories of two Japanese women with almost the same name, and Dance, if you want to enter my country! featuring a bizarre yet true story of a dancer who was forced to dance as part of a passport control in an airport because of suspicions caused by his Muslim first name. In All Together (which will be presented at this year’s SPRING Performing Arts Festival), three performers talk through a list of names of people who cannot come and see this actual performance.

www.michikazumatsune.info

 

Dates

18/05/2022 13:30

19/05/2022 13:30

20/05/2022 13:30

21/05/2022 10:30

Price

€0,-

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Date: 18 - 20 May between 13:30 and 18:00 and 21 May between 10:30 and 18:00 

Location: Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

Participation is free, registration required via kassa@springutrecht.nl

Language: English

 

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POSTPONED: A dream that belongs to no one

Asa Horvitz
 
' A unique meditative experience between sunset and sunrise '
 

PLEASE NOTE: This performance has been moved to SPRING in Autumn 2022.

Just before sunset, you seek out your spot, where you will find some blankets and pillows. You lie down, take a full body stretch, and breathe. There’s a booklet there that you can read. And as the sky begins to darken, seven performers will evoke a meditative mood with sound and movement. You allow time to just pass. Memories come and go, images appear before your mind’s eye, you watch them fade in and out, and every now and then you drift off. Can we dream together, without sharing the same dream?

A Dream That Belongs To No One is an extended version of the show Asa Horvitz’ created for his graduation from DAS Theatre in 2021. A performance about the ways sound and music can invoke something indescribably far off, and yet so very intimate. Asa creates a temporary community where people come together to share an intense and indefinable experience.

QUOTE: Asa Horvitz and his collaborators are making a proposal based on a minimal gesture. This overnight experience is not about hearing some story, or watching a complex choreography. This is an evening of experience, set in the sound and movement scape sketched by this performance. Everyone of us is invited to make their own journey through their dreams and memories. - Grzegorz Reske, artistiek directeur SPRING

Performance: Asa Horvitz
With and by: Szymon Adamczak, Rosemarie Allaert, Nahuel Cano, Asa Horvitz, Maria Mavridou, Keyna Nara, Oneka von Schrader, Venuri Perera, Camille Verhaak
Advice: Joachim Robbrecht & Anne Breure
Produced by: Golden Trout Wilderness
Co-production/Residency support: SPRING Festival Utrecht, SIN Budapest, Crushing Borders, Creative Europe Project, Frascati Theatre, DAS Theatre, Camargo Foundation, MacDowell, Het Huis / Het Makersfonds, Provincie Utrecht
 

Dates

Price

€17,- / €14,-

Location

onbekend

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: 270 minutes + bonfire

Visitors can come and go as they please, snacks and drinks are available

Language no problem

Accessible:

*online price, €2,- addition at the Box Office

Please note: this performance is moved to SPRING in Autumn 2022

 
 

OPEN EXPERT TALK: Postcolonial Performances

Choy Ka Fai, Eko Supriyanto, Sadiah Boonstra
 
' In-depth conversation with festival artists Choy Ka Fai and Eko Supriyanto '
 

How do you, as a theater director, deal with the colonial past and its resonance in the present? How do you work as an antroplogist-choreographer and prevent cultural appropriation? Under the guidance of moderator Amal Alhaag (curator and researcher) makers Choy Ka Fai, Eko Supriyanto and Sadiah Boonstra (curator and historian) will enter a dialogue. Eko will participate via an online connection. At the end of the talk, there will be a viewing of a short documentary Antara Dua Bulan van Arnaud Kokosky Deforchaux and Beyond Walls about the visit of Eko and the dancers of IBUIBU BELU: BODIES OF BORDERS to SPRING in Autumn 2021. You can visit this talk separately but it is also well combined with the performance Postcolonial Spirits by Choy Ka Fai.

OPEN EXPERT TALKS are in depth conversations on urgent themes of the SPRING festival. The moderator will talk to artists of the festival. The TALKS are there for the curious listener, the critical connaiseur, the student and the professional. They are well combined with visiting performances but you can also visit them separately. The Talks are free of charge and open to everybody.

 

Dates

19/05/2022 17:00

Price

€0,-

Location

Het Huis Utrecht

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Language: English

Duration: 90 minutes

Registration desired (not required) via: kassa@springutrecht.nl

 

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OPEN EXPERT TALK: Feminist voices in performing arts

Arianne Perez-Koeleman, Khadija El Kharraz Alami, Boukje Schweigman
 
' In-depth conversation with festival artists Boukje Schweigman and Khadija El Kharraz Alami '
 

Marina Otero opens SPRING with a powerful feminist statement and that’s not the end. Only in the first weekend work of Khadija El Kharraz Alami, Boukje Schweigman, Mette Ingvartsen is presented. Works that relate to feminism in diverse ways. Under guidance of moderator Arianne Perez-Koeleman, teacher at Utrecht University, Boukje Schweigman and Khadija El Kharraz Alami will talk about the relevance of feminism for their work and vice versa.

OPEN EXPERT TALKS are in-depth conversations on urgent themes of the SPRING festival. The moderator will talk to artists of the festival. The Talks are there for the curious listener, the critical connaiseur, the student and the professional. They are well combined with visiting performances but you can also visit them separately. The Talks are free of charge and open to everybody.

 

Dates

13/05/2022 17:00

Price

€0,-

Location

Het Huis Utrecht

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Language: English

Duration: 60 minutes

Registration desired (not required) via: kassa@springutrecht.nl

 
 

OPEN EXPERT TALK: Performing Radical Economies

Julian Hetzel, Denise Harleman, Marianna Takou
 
' In-depth conversation with festival artist Julian Hetzel, Denise Harleman and Marianna Takou '
 

This year at SPRING you can experience a provoking experiment with radical economies. Studio Julian Hetzel’s new project There Will Be Light repurposes his own cultural funding as a basic income given to one person for one year. In other words: someone will receive €15.000. Something for nothing. Taking this project as a point of departure, we open the discussion around wealth distribution and Universal Basic Income with Julian Hetzel, Denise Harleman from Collectief Kapitaal and Marianna Takou from Casco Art Institute, moderated by Evelyn Wan, Assistant Professor in Media, Arts, and Society in the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University. We welcome anyone to join and think with us. Let’s open up the discussion. Let’s gather, talk, and think together.

THE OPEN EXPERT TALKS are in-depth conversations about central themes at SPRING: urgent themes that matter. The moderator will engage in a conversation with artists from the festival. We invite all the curious listeners, critical connoisseurs, students and professionals to join. You can easily combine the talk with a visit to one of the SPRING performances.

There Will Be Light is open to the public every day from 12 - 19 May between 14:00 - 20:00h at the former bicycle depot MENU (Kanaalweg 50, Utrecht) (closed on Monday 16 May). The Grand Finale takes place on Saturday 20 May at 20:00h. Read more

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Julian Hetzel works as performance maker, musician and visual artist. He develops works along the intersection of theatre, music and media that have a political dimension and a documentary approach. He is artistic director of Studio Julian Hetzel, an Utrecht based organisation that realises and produces his artistic work. Hetzels creations are produced internationally. His work has been presentend in more than 20 countries all around the world. In 2017 Hetzel received the VSCD-Mimeprijs for The Automated Sniper (by Frascati producties and ism & heit). In 2019 All Inclusive (by CAMPO and Ism & heit) was part of the official selection of the Nederlands Theaterfestival. SELF by Julian Hetzel was the national entry of the Netherlands at the Prague Quadrennial 2019. In August 2019 Hetzel presented three works at the Venice Biennale del Teatro. Julian Hetzel is associated artist at Kunstencentrum CAMPO Gent (BE). Since 2021 Studio Julian Hetzel receives structural funding from Fonds Podiumkunsten (FPK) and the City of Utrecht.

Collectief Kapitaal started as a social-financial experiment on financial (in)security. The project started in the summer of 2021 when 100 people contributed €400 each to offer to five other people €1000 for eight months. Apart from the legal frameworks, no conditions are attached to the use of this income; it doesn't matter what choices are made, it's about the possibility of choices. By keeping track of how the experiment goes, Collective Capital not only tries to improve the living standards: in the long run it also wants to connect the knowledge gained from the process with the ‘system-world’. Collectief Kapitaal is an independent experiment, working together with partners, including: the Municipality of Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin, Nibud, Protestant Diaconie and Aanmelder.nl.

Casco Art Institute envisions more just ways of living together through practicing art and fostering the commons. Through co-exploration and study with collective art projects, as well as organizational experiments, our projects grow from posing critical questions and practicing radical imagination – forming community and generating art and knowledge as common resources. Marianna Takou is a researcher and organizer from Athens, Greece. She is currently based in Utrecht, where she works as a producer, organizer and researcher at Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons. She first became part of the ecosystem of Casco as a volunteer in 2013. Since 2019, as part of the team, she has been working on different aspects of Casco’s operations and is a member of the Arts Collaboratory network.

Dr. Evelyn Wan is Assistant Professor in Media, Arts, and Society at the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University. She also conducted postdoctoral research at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society at Tilburg University. She graduated cum laude from her PhD programme with her dissertation, “Clocked!: Time and Biopower in the Age of Algorithms”, and was awarded a national dissertation prize by the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation in the Netherlands in 2019. Her work on the temporalities and politics of digital culture and algorithmic governance is interdisciplinary in nature, and straddles media and performance studies, gender and postcolonial theory, and legal and policy research. Her writings has appeared in International Journal of Communication, GPS: Global Performance Studies, Theatre Journal, and International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, amongst others.

 

Dates

17/05/2022 17:00

Price

€0,-

Location

Het Huis Utrecht

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: 90 minutes
Language: English

Registration desired (not required) via: kassa@springutrecht.nl

 
 

Masterclass New Technologies in Performing Arts

Theatre Studies at Utrecht University, Artificial Intelligence at VU University, Ulrike Quade Company, Lectoraat Theatrale Maakprocessen at HKU, Jorrit Thijn, Tony Schuite, and others.
 

In two consecutive Fridays you will follow several workshops and talks on work-in-progress and research on the use of new technologies in performing arts and you will visit a performance on the (lack of) ethics in Silicon Valley: The Silicon Passion by SETUP.

The first Friday is all about Quand, a performance that was made two years ago by Jorrit Thijn and Tony Schuite. It’s a small performance on the basis of a choreography by Samuel Beckett, Quad. Four locations with different performers were connected through the internet. Together, these performers followed the Quad choreography, using tracking technology and projections. They repetitively met in the center of the space, but who were they meeting?

Jorrit and Tony will be working with the participants in the installation, researching material for their new performance Quand 3 that will be presented in SPRING in Autumn, October 2022. What is the experience of disembodied performing? What obstacles, possibilities and philosophical implications lie in this technology? Thinking along with the makers and the other participants will spark inspiration for both the makers of Quand and Masterclass participants.

 

On the second Friday, participants will be introduced to the NAO Re-Wired and Improvising Robots research projects, that are being developed as part of Acting Like a Robot: Theatre as Testbed for the Robot Revolution (https://performingrobots.sites.uu.nl/acting-like-a-robot-theatre-as-testbed-for-the-robot-revolution/). This research is about the way theatre and robotics may mutually inform and inspire one another.

NAO Re-Wired is an ongoing research into where robotics and puppetry meet. By deconstructing a broken NAO robot and bringing it back to life using countless separate electricity wires, the project explores the borders between programming and puppeteering as well as collective thinking and expressing through the robot.

Improvising Robots is a project that explores the potential of rule-based dance improvisational methods for programming robots and designing human-robot interactions in a more creative, flexible, and playful way.

During this session, we will introduce both projects and the overarching Acting Like a Robot project. Participants will be invited to interact with the work in progress, and together with makers and guests we will discuss the possibilities opened up by these new technologies.

Acting Like a Robot is a collaboration between Theatre Studies at Utrecht University, Artificial Intelligence at VU University, Ulrike Quade Company, the Lectoraat Theatrale Maakprocessen at HKU and SPRING Festival. Acting Like a Robot is funded by NWO.

If circumstances dictate it, it is also possible to join 1 of the 2 days, please consult the e-mail address above.

 

Dates

13/05/2022 10:00

20/05/2022

Price

Early bird: 65,- Regular: 75,-

Location

Het Huis Utrecht

Edition

Info

Friday May 13th, will run from 10.00 to 14.00.

Starting time Friday 20th May is TBD, ending time 20.30.

It includes workshops and talks, visiting the performance The Sillicon Passion by SETUP, and delicious vegetarian lunches. Dinner is not included.

Max 10 participants

Early bird deadline: 18 April 2022

Final Deadline: 2 May 2022

Apply by sending a short motivation and cv to springacademy@springutrecht.nl and also filling out our registration form.

 
 

Podcast series SPRING in het diepe

 
' Art journalist Luuk Heezen speaks to artists from SPRING Performing Arts Festival 2022 '
 

Have you always wondered how the brain of an artist works? After the first two series of the podcast SPRING in het Diepe, art journalist Luuk Heezen gives for the third time a digital, but very intimate exploration of the weird and wonderful ways of thinking of the artists featured at SPRING. Immerse yourself in their world.

This time he will talk to Michikazu Matsune about his performance All Together. Next to that, the journalist speaks with Bruno Beltrão (New Creation), Mette Ingvartsen (The Dancing Public), Eisa Jocson (Manila Zoo) and Ezra Veldhuis & Bosse Provoost (Indoor Weather). What fascination underlies their work? How did the performance take shape? Which scene cost the most blood, sweat and tears? Sit back and let yourself be carried away by the brainwaves of the most eminent creatives. An in-depth conversation that is interesting to hear both before and after seeing the performance.

Podcast The Dancing Public (Engels)

Podcast Indoor Weather (Dutch)

 
Podcast SOUTHWIND (English)
 
Podcast Manila Zoo (English)

Podcast All Together (English)

 

Dates

07/04/2022

14/04/2022

21/04/2022

28/04/2022

05/05/2022

Price

€0,-

Location

Online

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

New episode, each Thursday!

Language: Dutch/ English

 
 

There Will Be Light

Julian Hetzel
 
' About the precarious economy of hope '
 

In his works, theatre maker Julian Hetzel shakes up our view of the world. In There Will Be Light he is presenting an alternative for the way we live and our relationship with work. Societies today are determined by work: work to produce value, to set a goal, to acquire status. These days imagining the end of the world is easier than picturing the end of capitalism. But what would we be if we didn’t have to work? 

Hetzel is making a radical gesture: he is taking one basic income from his own cultural funding, and giving it to one person. In other words: someone will be given € 15.000. Something for nothing. The money is an invitation to escape the world of obligation and enter a world of desire. Everybody has a chance, everybody can apply. A committee of alternative experts, consisting of homeless people, will select the chosen one. The audience is invited to explore an artificial beach at MENU (a former bicycle depot), attend interviews, or to apply themselves.

There Will Be Light is a project about life as art and art as work. The real performance begins after the applause, at the very moment when the show is over and the audience returns home. For one whole year, seven days a week, 24 hours a day, the ‘chosen one’ will perform an improvisation called ‘life’. Stop working, and become an artist!  

Apply for an interview is possible via www.therewillbelight.com

In the digital magazine, dramaturg Merel Eigenhuis asks Julian everything. Do you want to know more about this performance, such as where the idea came from or how the applications will go? Read the interview via this link: https://magazine.springutrecht.nl/spring-2022-magazine/interview-met-julian-hetzel

"We know to expect a critical stance when we go and see a new work by Julian Hetzel, but in this new proposal he takes it to another level. Not only does he describe and uncover certain dynamics in the world, he also proposes an active step towards real change. “There will be light” is a social experiment that investigates how change might occur in society, and that will have a very concrete impact on one participant’s life." - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

Director: Julian Hetzel
Performers: Christine van Stralen, Louis van der Waal, Niek Vanoosterweyck, Agat Sharma
Dramaturge: Miguel Angel Melgares
Artistic advisor: Sodja Lotker
Assistant dramaturge: Madison Jolliffe
Sound design: Johannes Helberger
Head of production: Saskia Reynolds
Production: Mariska van Zanten, Marieke van den Bosch
Technical coordinators: Siemen van der Werf, Cas Dekker
Technicians: Sybren Danz, Vincent Beune, Cesco van der Zwaag, Krzysztof Burdzy
Panel recruiter en coach: Yvonne Wierenga
Communications & PR: Michelle Franke
Interns: Billy Ka and Maren Seidel

Special thanks to the panel of experts and the local performers.

Co-production: WEST Den Haag, SPRING Performing Arts Festival, Grand Theatre Groningen
With the support of: Fonds Podiumkunsten, City of Utrecht, Fonds 21, VriendenLoterij Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

 

Dates

12/05/2022 14:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

13/05/2022 14:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

14/05/2022 14:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

15/05/2022 14:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

17/05/2022 14:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

18/05/2022 14:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

19/05/2022 14:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

20/05/2022 20:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

Expo dagen: pay-what-you-can / Grand Finale 20 mei 20:00: €17,- / €14,-*

Location

MENU (oude fietsdepot), Kanaalweg 50

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Expo days 12 to 19 May: open between 14:00 and 20:00
Grand Finale 20 May 20:00, duration about 90 minutes

Language expo days: English and Dutch
Language Grand Finale: English with partly Dutch surtitles

Accessible:

 

*online prices, €2,- addition at the Box Office

There is no toilet available

Grand Finale is English spoken with partly Dutch surtitles

 

& more

Blog: There Will Be Light - Julian Hetzel Blog: There Will Be Light - Julian Hetzel

A blog by Migle Markulyte

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Sunny Sunday

Rabih Mroué & Lina Majdalanie
 
' “An intense performance, full of narrative twists and turns, with elements of stand-up, storytelling and cartoons” - dwutygodnik.com '
 

Since 2015 the right-wing populist party has firmly risen to power once again in Poland. How to understand the complex political and social situation in Poland? The Berlin-based, Lebanese-born theatre makers Rabih Mroué and Lina Majdalanie are giving it a go. Their ‘outside eye’ helps them see political shifts driven by societal changes that we also see in the rest of Europe. In an energetic way, Majdalanie and Mroué show us how populist powers are manipulating historical facts and pop culture to influence our thinking. Focusing on a story that happened in Poland in 2016, their increasingly absurd cartoon ultimately takes the audience by surprise by revealing the true events that occurred that sunny Sunday in 2016.

"Sunny Sunday is a very special work for me. Not only because I was directly involved in its creation and it partly shows reasons I decided to leave Poland and move to Utrecht. But first of all, this is performance about techniques of manipulation of culture and history in order to impose certain narration over people. A warning against those manipulations should be sound today as much in Poland or Lebanon, as in Netherlands." - Grzegorz Reske, artistiek directeur SPRING

Next to Lina and Rabih, Ely Daou is also of Lebanese descent. In the digital magazine, artistic director Grzegorz Reske writes about the background and the connection between these young makers. Read the article here: https://magazine.springutrecht.nl/spring-2022-magazine/libanese-makers-op-spring

Concept, direction, performance: Lina Majdalanie, Rabih Mroué
Curators, dramaturgs: Marta Keil, Grzegorz Reske (ResKeil)
Curatorial consultation: Katarzyna Wielga
Drawings: Georges Khoury (Jad)
Voice Over: Walid Raad
Special thanks to: Denise Ackermann, Asa Horvitz, Agnieszka Jakimiak, Marta Jalowska, Łukasz Jaskuła, Joanna Krakowska, Jens-Dag Kemser, Andrzej Leder, Karolina Maciejaszek, Szymon Maliborski, Agnieszka Morawińska, Aleksandra Muzińska, Fredy Peccerelli, Krzysztof Pijarski, Marie Rault, Zuzanna Rudzińska-Bluszcz, Hazem Saghieh, Magda Staroszczyk, Ines Weizman and Forensic Architecture, Frauke Wetzel, Theresa Wünsch and all teams of coproducers
Coproduction of: HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Residenz – Schauspiel Leipzig Performing Arts Institut Warschau
Development process had been supported by: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung.
Research in Warsaw supported by: City of Warsaw.
Photos by: Klaus Gigga

 

Dates

15/05/2022 16:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

16/05/2022 20:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

17/05/2022 20:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€17,- / €14,-*

Location

Het Huis Utrecht, Koepelzaal

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: 75 minutes

Language: English with Dutch surtitles

Accessible:

 

*online prices, €2,- addition at the Box Office

Prior to all three the performances there is a brief introduction by artistic director Grzegorz Reske.

Sun 15 May:After the performance you can have a chat with the festival philosopher in the foyer

 

& more

Blog: Sunny Sunday - Rabih Mroué en Lina Majdalanie Blog: Sunny Sunday - Rabih Mroué en Lina Majdalanie

A blog by Natalia Sedeleva

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SOUTHWIND

Mark Požlep, Maxime Barthou, Davis Freeman
 
' A documentary film and performance about American life along the Mississippi '
 

A steamer built from scratch, all 3,730 kilometres of the Mississippi river and two European artists in the heart of the United States. In this documentary, Maxime Berthou and Mark Požlep are taking us along on the three-month journey along the mythical river they took in 2019. We see the people they met and the brutal nature of everyday life in the towns along the Mississippi. Communities ravaged by poverty, bad health caused by toxic industrial pollution, and racial inequality. But we also witness the strength of individuals trying to give meaning to their lives for others.

The film is supplemented by a live performance by American actor Davis Freeman. With the film, Požlep and Berthou propose their view of the Mississippi river and their portrait of the United States. Around a bottle of Moonshine, Freeman challenges their observations by reversing the gaze: "You came to expose us, now it's our turn to expose you!"

"These two young makers have developed something I call ‘the dramaturgy of a friendship’. Their stories always start as a ‘boys adventure’ – making or doing something out of the ordinary. Why not sail all along the Mississippi river? The adventure, however, is the starting point for a much more serious investigation. Southwind maps American society today, looking beyond the colourful magazines and websites, and straight into the realities of living in America." - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

SOUTHWIND follows the chronology of the project in movement, translating it into an archive of personal experiences, oral histories, transcripts, and disproportionate production mechanisms. Practice-based research builds on a unique artistic methodology of durational performance that Požlep and Berthou has been developing for almost a decade - building from adventures as forms of durational performances, and turning them into different mediums, from visual to cinematographic and performative arts. More information about the project

 
Podcast SOUTHWIND (English)
 
Concept: Mark Požlep and Maxime Berthou
Performance: Davis Freeman
Dramaturgy: Mark Požlep, Maxime Berthou, Davis Freeman
Dramaturgical overview: Grzegorz Reske, Marta Keil
Set design: Mark Požlep & Maxime Berthou
Light design and technical oversight: Grega Mohoročič
Poster and Glej, paper design: Grupa Ee / MIna Fina, Ivian Kan Mujezinović
Glej, Paper editor: Tery Žeželj
Public relations: Tjaša Pureber
Executive producer: Barbara Poček
Production: Glej Theatre
Co-production: SPRING, Forceps Media
 

Dates

19/05/2022 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

20/05/2022 20:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€17,- / €14,-*

Location

Theater Kikker, Grote Zaal

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: 120 minutes

Language: Movie English spoken with English and Dutch surtitels. Performance is English spoken with Dutch surtitles.

Accessible:

 

*online prices, €2,- addition at the Box Office

Please note: the performance contains strong visual/light efects (strobe light)

Thursday 19 May: After the performance there will be an After talk in the foyer

Friday 20 May: Prior to the performance there is a brief introduction by artistic advisor Karlien Vanhoonacker

 
 

Presence

Royce Ng
 
' A lecture performance on virtual presence using spectacular technology '
 

What does 'presence' mean now that new technologies are enabling us to be almost anywhere at any time? The Hongkong-based media artist Royce Ng is present from a distance. On stage is a local performer on which Royce's body is projected. His presence is virtual, while he is physically absent. As the lecture performance progresses, the different media start to glitch and fail. The technology gradually takes the upper hand while the onstage avatar fades into the atmosphere. What remains is a shining little dot and the uncertain question: was Royce here, or wasn’t he?

"Somewhere between the by now almost vintage experience of Second Life and old-school social media platforms on the one hand, and independent Artificial Intelligence on the other, Royce Ng challenges us to consider what is real and what is not in our social presence. Where does our material life end, and our digital presence begin?" - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

In our digital magazine Royce Ng tells more about his performance and its execution. Read it via this link: https://magazine.springutrecht.nl/spring-2022-magazine/interview-met-royce-ng

Text & Direction: Royce Ng
Local Performer: Stina Fors
Remote Performer: Royce Ng
Stage & Light Design: Michele Piazzi
Stage Assistant: Benedetta Monetti
Sound Design: John Bartley
Animations: Zheng Mahler Studio
Technical Direction: Michele Piazzi
Programming: Alvaro Cassinelli
Production Management: Stéphane Noël
Produced by: Royce Ng & Materialise (HK), in co-production with Zürcher Theaterspektakel (CH), Kampnagel - International Center for Finer Arts and Produktionshäuser Deutschland (Hamburg / DE), Ob/scene Festival (Seoul  / KR), Taipei Performing Arts Center (Taipei / TW), and Kaserne Basel (CH).
Supported by: the IMPACT program of the Théâtre de Liège, with the financial support of the Rayonnement Wallonie grant, an initiative of the Walloon Government, operated by ST'ART SA. Hardware and software support provided by Alvaro Cassinelli and the Augmented Materiality Lab, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.
Realised thanks to an artistic residency hosted by: Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione (Bologna / IT).
 

Dates

16/05/2022 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

17/05/2022 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€17,- / €14,-*

Location

Theater Kikker, Grote Zaal

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: 45 minutes

Language: English, with Dutch and English surtitles

Accessible:

 

Please note: contains stroboscopic effect, sudden light- and sound change, loud and shrill sound and water clouds

*online prices, €2,- addition at the Box Office

After both performances there will be a 10 minutes 10 questions arfter talk in the hall

 
 

Indoor Weather

Ezra Veldhuis & Bosse Provoost
 
' Enter this curious, spooky mutating world '
 

As soon as you enter the auditorium at the Stadsschouwburg, you land in a strange world. Curious creatures are floating around, fly bars are dancing up and down, and way up in the fly tower, a mysterious creature seems to lurk. The auditorium itself is the performer and as the show progresses, he takes the leading role, swallowing the performers and allows them to mutate through unclear forces. There’s no story; you’re invited to immerse yourself in this peculiar world that will remain fascinating until the very end. You will experience the auditorium in all its glory and see its beauty through your newly opened eyes.

Young makers Ezra Veldhuis and Bosse Provoost are showcasing the entire technical apparatus of the theatre that would normally stay hidden. A playful, absurd yet critical show that makes you aware of the fact that humankind is no longer the centre of this world.

"This talented young duo is conquering the major venues with a quirky idea. We are living in an age when human supremacy is questioned. Ezra and Bosse invite us to see what this means for the theatre. Do not wait for the actors to enter the stage - the stage itself becomes the actor!" - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

Podcast Indoor Weather (Dutch)

Concept, Direction and Light Design: Ezra Veldhuis, Bosse Provoost
Creation and Game: Nathan Ooms, Kristien de Proost, Lobke Leirens, Benjamin Cools
Dramaturgy: Sébastien Hendrickx
Outside eye: Edith Cassiers
Direction Assistance: Laurens Aneca
Sound Design: Benne Dousselaere
Costume Design: Carly Rae Heathcote
Stage: Milan van Bortel
Thanks to: Max Pairon
Text: Inger Christensen
Originally published by: Gyldendal
Produced in collaboration with: Gyldendal Group Agency
Production: Toneelhuis, P.U.L.S. - Project for upcoming artists for the large stage
Co-production: De Grote Post, C-TAKT
With the support of: Workspacebrussels, Kunstencentrum BUDA, De Tax Shelter van de Belgische federale overheid, CASA KAFKA Pictures Tas Shelter powered by Belfius
 

Dates

15/05/2022 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€26,- / €17,-*

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-Zaal

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: 70 minutes

Language: English

Accessible:

*online prices, €2,- addition at the Box Office

After the performance there will be After talk in the foyer

A STONE FLIES UP OVER THE MOUNTAINS

Ezra Veldhuis and Bosse Provoost bundled the material from SUN-SET (2020) and Indoor Weather (2021) with poems by Inger Christensen, a text by Laurie Anderson and creation stories by filmmaker Stan Brakhage. The whole is a poetic assemblage, which makes unexpected connections between widely divergent forms and stories. Buy the book here!

 
 

The Waves

Khadija El Kharraz Alami
 
' A healing ritual about female beauty, vulnerability and pain '
 

Theatre maker Khadija El Kharraz Alami is winning over the stage with her unsurpassed daring and vulnerable energy. For her new performance The Waves, El Kharraz Alami bases not only on Virginia Woolf's book of the same name, but also on essays by Clarissa Pinkola Estes and Audre Lorde, among others. The Waves will be a ritual, a manifesto, an immersive experience centred on female beauty, pain and vulnerability. Together with four actresses, El Kharraz Alami investigates how deeply internalized experiences of oppression and abuse of power can be transformed into a creative force. The Waves is a physical space where we stare trauma in the eye, celebrate pleasure, bless the body and share the power of creation. Expect an urgent and ruthless theater experience.

"It will be an honour to host the Dutch premiere of Khadija El Kharraz Alami’s latest work. I was intrigued by this maker’s strength and personal approach in „Nu ben ik Medea”, and I’m looking forward to seeing how she will update Virginia Woolf’s „The Waves” for our times." - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

In the digital magazine is a page with young makers who are showing their work this SPRING edition, including Khadija. In the article she tells more about her performance and where the idea was coming from. Read the interview here: https://magazine.springutrecht.nl/spring-2022-magazine/nieuwe-makers-op-spring

Concept and Direction: Khadija El Kharraz Alami
Game: Lois Brochez, Isabelle Houdtzagers, Khadija El Kharraz Alami, Musia Mwankumi, Merel Severs
Dramaturgy: Kopano Maroga
Light Design and Technology: Luc Schaltin
Composer: Michelle Samba
Sound Design: Ata Güner
Scenography and costume: Rachid Laachir
Choreograpic advice: Cherish Menzo
Production Management and Direction assistantce: Lena Meijer
Technical assistant: Jurgen Fonteijn
Thanks to: Aymará Parola, Eurudike de Beul
Production: KWP, Stichting K.E.K.A.
Co-production: DE SINGEL, Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam, Kaaitheater, de Brakke Grond, NTGent
Made possible by: VG, VGC, Create to Connect, FPK
 

Dates

13/05/2022 20:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

14/05/2022 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€17,- / €14,-*

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe zaal

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: 120 minutes

Language no problem

Accessible:

 

Please note: The performance starts outside the Stadsschouwburg. Do you have difficulty walking? Then you can also start directly in the theater. More information will follow in the service email.

Please note: This performance contains explicit nudity scenes. Content of the performance can be experienced as triggering.

*online price, €2,- addition at the Box Office

Sat 14 May: After the performance there will be an After talk in the foyer

 

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Manila Zoo

Eisa Jocson
 
' “This show is far more intimate and confrontational precisely because of Zoom”- The Straits Times '
 

Flipino entertainers are given a special role in Disney's ‘Empire of Happiness’. They are seen as energetic happiness machines who tirelessly bring to life the mascots to entertain people. In Manila Zoo, choreographer Eisa Jocson is hijacking the Disney experience, with four Filipino performers and the German electronic music composer Charlotte Simon (Les Trucs). Together they uncover the similarities between humans and animals, and showmanship, labour and loneliness. Where is the line between the Disney universe and an actual zoo that locks away creatures to be gawked at for ‘educational’ purposes? Manila Zoo is a unique performance about forced isolation, false connections, consumerism and the judging gaze of the viewer. Purposely designed to be shown onscreen to a live audience that gathers in the theatre.

In many countries Eisa Jocson is recognised as one of the most charismatic choreographers of her generation. Her shows investigate the different ways in which Filipino workers are abused. She invariably seeks out the bright side of her serious subject matter, uncovering stereotypical notions of Filipinos and Southeast Asian communities in general.

"I’ve been following Eisa’s work for years. Each new performance reinforces this maker’s excellence and her keen political insight into the position of the Philippines as a nation in a global word. This latest production also shows how Eisa is carefully building a great group of associate performers around her practice. Finally, Manila Zoo is one of the strongest and most thoughtful examples of how to stay connected with audiences when long-distance touring is not possible." - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

Podcast Manila Zoo (English)

Artistic Direction, Choreographer, Performer: Eisa Jocson
Musical Director: Charlotte Simon
In collaboration with: Bunny Cadag, Cathrine Go, Russ Ligtas, Joshua Serafin
Creative Presence: Arco Renz
Dramaturg: Anna Wagner
Light Design: Jan Maertens
Production Management, Coordination & Distribution: Katja Armknecht
Artistic Production and Touring: Andreas Jahnke
Technical Manager: Yap Seok Hui | ARTFACTORY
A production by: Eisa Jocson and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main (Germany) as part of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main
Coproduced with: BIT Teatergarasjen (Norway), Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (Singapore), Kaserne Basel (Switzerland), RISING Melbourne (Australia), Tanzquartier Vienna (Austria), Taipei Performing Arts Center (Taiwan).
Funded by: the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media as part of the Alliance of International Production Houses, International Coproduction Fund of the Goethe-Institut.
Supported by: the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ International Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
A cooperation between: the Hessisches Staatsballett and the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, enabled by Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and supported by the Department of Culture and Science of the City of Frankfurt/Main, the Hessian Ministry for Science and Art and the Alliance of Foundations (Aventis Foundation, BHF BANK Foundation, Crespo Foundation, Dotter Foundation, Dr. Marschner Foundation, Foundation Polytechnic Society Frankfurt am Main).
 

Dates

21/05/2022 18:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€17,- / €14,-*

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe zaal

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: 90 minutes

Language: English

Accessible:

Please note: age 16+, the performance contains fake pornography

*online prices, €2,- addition at the Box Office

The performance hall is open from 5.30 PM. The performance will start at 6 PM

 
 

Postcolonial Spirits

Choy Ka Fai
 
' A new take on Indonesian folk dance Dolalak in a live link with Surakarta '
 

The Singaporese artist Choy Ka Fai is doing an extensive research into shamanistic dance culture in Asia. For Postcolonial Spirits he has immersed himself in the Indonesian dance ritual Dolalak. It is a dance that has adapted time and again to popular culture. In the 1930s, for instance, the traditional Javanese dance was mixed with movements made by Dutch colonial soldiers as they partied, and with sung Islamic poetry. Today, Dolalak is popular among young female influencers who dance it on TikTok to the tunes of the Indonesian pop genre dangdut.

Inspired by the ever-evolving Dolalak, Choy Ka Fai scrutinizes cultural and historic ritual through the lens of contemporary technology. On stage in Utrecht is dancer Vincent Riebeek who has a live link to Dolalak dancer Andri Kurniawan in Surakarta. Collaborating in the virtual realm, they attempt to create a dance together for our post-corona world. A surprising dance performance across time and space.

"This work is part of a larger project by Choy Ka Fai, called Cosmic Wonders - a magnificent work of art. The project reaches out to different shamanistic traditions across the world, and it wasn’t easy to decide which should be the first to be introduced to our Utrecht audience. In the end, I chose “Postcolonial Spirits” not only because it highlights the surprising Dutch influence on certain Indonesian traditions, but also because Vincent Riebeek – no stranger to SPRING – will be joining Ka Fai on stage." - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

Concept, Documentary, Narration, Direction: Choy Ka Fai
Supernatural presence: Raden Mas Sosro
Dramaturgy: Tang Fu Kuen
Choreography & Performance: Vincent Riebeek, Andri Kurniawan
Assistant director: Darlane Litaay
Music & Sound composer: Yennu Ariendra
Live music performer: J. Mo'ong Santosa Pribadi
Vocalist: Nova Ruth, Andri Kurniawan
Light design, Installation, Technical direction: Ray Tseng
Stage Management: Sanja Gergoric
3D Visual design & Technology: Brandon Tay
Mocap Data Stream: Keith Chia
Visual artist: Sven Gareis / telematique
Video Operator: Tammo Walter
Set design: Dan Lancea
Props design: Soy Division
Costume (Berlin): Justyna Gmitrzuk
Costume tailoring (Indonesia): Mr. Harjito
Heritage consultation: Dolalak Budi Santoso Group
Artistic Assistant: Irina Demina
Research Assistant: Sanne van Aalderen
Production manager, Research & Translation (Indonesia): Sekar Handayani
Project manager: Mara Nedelcu
Production: Choy Ka Fai in cooperation with Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin.
Supported by: The Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Fonds Darstellende, Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
The research process is supported by: The National Arts Council, Singapore.
Photo material made available by: the KITLV/ Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast, Asian and Caribbean Studies (https://www.kitlv.nl/).
Logos: Tanz im August, Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin (SenKultEu), NEUSTART KULTUR #TakeAction, NAC
 

Dates

18/05/2022 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

19/05/2022 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€17,- / €14,-*

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe zaal

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: 90 minutes

Language: English, Dutch and Bahasa Indonesia spoken with Dutch and English surtitles

Accessible:

Please note: contains mist, smoke and light stroboscopic effect

*online prices, €2,- addition at the Box Office

Wed 18 May: After the performance there will be a 10 minutes 10 questions after talk in the hall

Thu 19 May: After the performance you can have a chat with the festival philosopher in the foyer

 

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If every rock is a hole

Amparo González Sola
 
' Talented up-and-coming artist presents a fragile yet powerful solo on resistance and surrender '
 

The audience gathers on the floor on a large white surface. A body presents a number of intriguing postures. Now serene and still, now strong and powerful.

In her work, the talented up-and-coming Argentinian choreographer Amparo González Sola investigates how dance can make perceptible what seems invisible, silent or absent. How to use setbacks to build your strength? A powerful statement on resistance and surrender. 

"Amparo Gonzáles Sola’s latest work provides a clear outline on how to stay abstract and poetic while sending a strong political message. For me, this choreography is a manifesto of resistance in the face of oppression, of deriving empowerment from vulnerability."  - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

In the digital magazine is a page with young makers who are showing their work this SPRING edition, including Amparo. In the article she tells more about her performance and where the idea was coming from. Read the interview here: https://magazine.springutrecht.nl/spring-2022-magazine/nieuwe-makers-op-spring

Performer: Amparo González Sola
Light and Space: Vinny Jones
Sound: Nahuel Cano
Artistic collaboration: Jimena Pérez Salerno
Advisors: Diana Szeinblum  & Kadiatou Diallo
Conceptual dialogs: Marie Bardet & Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca
Productional support:  Bibi Scholten van Aschat
Choreography and Direction: Amparo González Sola
Coproduction: SPRING Performing Arts Festival
Support: Pro Helvetia - Coincidencia (CH), Program Residenties in Utrecht (NL), Institut Français d' Argentine (FR), Próximamente Festival( BE), KVS Theater (BE), Munar Arte (AR), El Asunto de lo Remoto (AR), Young Art Support Amsterdam (NL), ATD-Aart Janszen Fonds (NL)
Residencies: Rote Fabrik (CH), Workspace Brussels (BE), Los Vidrios (AR), Das Choreography AHK (NL)
Acknowledgments: Sacha Rappo, Konstantina Georgelou, Jeroen Fabius, Carolina Bianchi, Nathalie Stirnimann, Stefan Stojanovic, Jonathan Ospina, Joachim Robbrecht, DAS Choreography peers and staff
 

Dates

13/05/2022 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

14/05/2022 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€17,- / €14,-*

Location

Theater Kikker, Grote Zaal

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: 60 minutes

Accessible:

 

*online prices, €2,- addition at the Box Office

Friday 13 May: After the performance there will be a 10 minutes 10 questions after talk in the hall

Saturday 14 May: Prior to the performance there is a brief introduction by artistic advisor Karlien Vanhoonacker

 

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Fuck me

Marina Otero
 
' "It is beautiful, powerful, disconcertin, confusing and deeply disturbing" - L'oleil d'Olivier '
 

‘I live for the stage’ could have been the romantic title of this docu-drama by Marina Otero. But she went with ‘Fuck Me’. The Argentinian choreographer and dancer broke her body dancing. Lying in hospital with serious back injuries, she let her work be continued by five male dancers. On stage, they perform everything she can no longer do. Marina directs them, yells at them and loves them, while the men dance the story of her life and of the exploited body. Fuck Me mixes filmed documents, stories and dance in the exalted rhythm of a tragicomic cabaret.

“I have always imagined myself in the middle of the stage, as a heroine, taking revenge on everything. But my body couldn’t take so much fighting. Today I leave my space to the performers. I’m going to see how they lend their body to my narcissistic cause.” - Marina Otero

"Energetic and powerful, funny and touching. “Fuck Me” is an artistic manifesto on how to be resilient and overcome obstacles. Marina Otero’s latest work was one of the biggest revelations last season, and now it continues its triumphal march on festivals and venues across Europe." - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

SPRING will be opened this edition by the performance of Marina. In the digital magazine she tells more about the performance and how it came about. Curious? Read the digital magazine here: https://magazine.springutrecht.nl/spring-2022-magazine/marina-otero-opent-spring-2022

Dramaturgy and Direction: Marina Otero
Performers: Augusto Chiappe, Juan Francisco Lopez Bubica, Fred Raposo , Miguel Valdivieso, Cristian Vega & Marina Otero
Space & Lighting on tour / Technical Direction: David Seldes, Facundo David
Space & Lighting Design: Adrián Grimozzi
Costume Design: Uriel Cistaro
Sound Design and Original Music: Julián Rodríguez Rona
Dramaturgy Advice: Martín Flores Cárdenas
Assistant Director: Lucrecia Pierpaoli
Choreographic assistant: Lucía Giannoni
Visual Artist: Lucio Bazzalo
Audiovisual technical montage: Florencia Labat
Costume Styling: Chu Riperto
Photography: Matías Kedak
Costume: Adriana Baldani
Executive Production: Mariano de Mendonça & Marina D’Lucca
Producer: Mariano de Mendonça
 

Dates

12/05/2022 20:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

13/05/2022 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€26,- / €17,-*

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-Zaal

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: 60 minutes

Language: Spanish with English and Dutch surtitles

Accessible:

Please note: contains stroboscopic effect, loud noise and smoke

*online prices, €2,- addition at the Box Office

Thu 12 May: Opening of the festival with 15 min. speech after the performance

Fri 13 May: After the performance you can have a chat with the festival philosopher in the foyer

 

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Fuck Me - Marina Otero Fuck Me - Marina Otero

Blog written by Tessa Kraijer

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Dronude Utrecht Project

Van den Berg/Van Herk/Durden
 
' A series of body positive art pieces, featuring one hundred naked people '
 

Even though we’re all naked underneath our clothes, naked bodies have largely disappeared from the city. Dronude Utrecht Project by creative collective Van den Berg/Van Herk/Durden is bringing back nudity in a beautiful way. In a choreography by Wojciech Grudzinski, one hundred naked people are posing in iconic places in the centre of town. A drone captures it from the sky. We each have a body and any body can join.

The exhibition at SPRING shows us how this unique project was made, the temporary community that was created and the participants’ personal stories. And of course, we get to see the most important pieces: the enormous photographs taken by drone that shows humanity and the city of Utrecht in all its naked glory.

"With this new chapter in his Dronude project, Tom Durden combines a number of important issues. In its ultimate form, the work is an iconic image of the city of Utrecht and its society. But during the making of this one image, different groups of people gathered, and along the way this project also became the story of how a temporary community can be created." - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

Direction and drone photography: Tom Durden
Communication: Lieke van Herk
Philosopher: Floris van den Berg
Production: Daan
Photography: Ben en Ton
Models: Anna, Joni, Maartje en Azavi
Instagram: Wing
Translation: Richard
Choreography: Wojchiech
Assistention: Erik
 

Dates

12/05/2022 10:00

13/05/2022 10:00

14/05/2022 10:00

15/05/2022 10:00

16/05/2022 10:00

17/05/2022 10:00

18/05/2022 10:00

19/05/2022 10:00

20/05/2022 10:00

21/05/2022 10:00

Price

€0,-

Location

Stadsschouwburg, Utrecht, Hekmanfoyer

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: open all day
Official opening exhibition: 12 May at 7 pm

Accessible:

Free entrance

The exhibition is unfortunately not open at the following times:

17 May: 16.00-20.00

19 May: 15.00-18.00

20 May: 9.00-11.00 and 13.00-16.00

 

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Naakt in Utrecht Naked in Utrecht

To be naked is to be without disguises. - John Berger

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New Creation

Bruno Beltrão / Grupo de Rua
 
' The virtuoso hiphop maker’s response to the political situation in Brazil '
 

The worldwide renowned Brazilian choreographer Bruno Beltrão revolutionised the dance world with his mix of hiphop and contemporary dance. His high-energy shows are physically intense and make excellent use of music and space. In New Creation Bruno and his twelve dancers respond to the far-right practices and barbarity of the Bolsonaro administration in Brazil. How to keep moving when the political and social situation in your native country seems to paralyze everything like a toxic fog? With fast moves, high jumps, head-spins and somersaults, the group showcases dance as a resistance movement. Spectacular, confronting and uncompromising.

"Once again Bruno Beltrão is highlighting the political dimension of dance. He transfers the resistance and protest movement from the streets of Brazil to the theatre stage, without losing any of its radical sound and feel." - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

Artistic direction: Bruno Beltrão
Assistant direction: Gilson Cruz
With: Wallyson Amorim, Camila Dias, Renann Fontoura, Eduardo Hermanson, Alci Junior, Silvia Kamyla, Ronielson Araújo ’Kapu’, Leonardo Laureano, Antonio Carlos Silva, Leandro Rodrigues
Lights: Renato Machado
Costumes: Marcelo Sommer
Music: Lucas Marcier / ARPX
Electrical: Sineir
Set Design: Anderson Dias
Production: Grupo de Rua
In collaboration with: Something Great
Management and Distribution: Something Great (Berlin - DE)
Co-produced by: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Festival d’Automne à Paris & Centquatre, Kampnagel, Sadler Wells, KunstenfestivaldesArts, SPRING Performing Arts Festival, Wiener Festwochen, Onassis STEGI, Culturgest, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Le Maillon - Théâtre de Strasbourg, Romaeuropa, Charleroi Danse, Cité Musicale-Metz
Distribution: Something great
Commissioned by: the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm within the framework of the German Alliance of International Production Houses
Supported by: Goethe Institut
 

Dates

20/05/2022 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€26,- / €17,-*

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-zaal

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: 60 minutes

Accessible:

*online prices, €2,- addition at the Box Office

After both performances you can have a chat with the festival philosopher in the foyer

 
 

The NarcoSexuals

Dries Verhoeven
 
' A look inside the bittersweet world of sexual drug use '
 

Scrolling through their phones they go in search of sex, sex like they’ve never had before, sex beyond the imaginable. Horny and determined they get on their bikes, a phial of GHB or a bag of 3mmc or something in their pockets. Disobeying the request for social distancing, giving the health cult the finger, rebelling against the loneliness that is lurking all the time. They meet on a couch in a random living room somewhere in town. They snuggle up, they talk and talk, they fuck each other to kingdom come, sometimes they faint, in each other’s arms, they take care of each other. Meet: The NarcoSexuals.

In his latest work, Dries Verhoeven investigates the ins and outs of sexual drug use, a phenomenon that is gaining popularity especially among gay men. Forty years after the start of the gay liberation, we’re entering a ‘narco-sexual revolution’, even though this current liberation is invisible to the outside world. What pushes people to even risk their own lives? How different are they allowed to be?

"Dries Verhoeven and his performers invite us to journey to the fringes and darkest areas of our society. As he often does in his works created with SPRING, Dries is taking the city of Utrecht as the backdrop for his story." - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

Concept: Dries Verhoeven
Performance: Bráulio Bandeira, Matteo Bifulco, Tamar Blom, Vincent Clavaguera, Wojciech Grudziński, Estefano Romani, Barnaby Savage
Understudies: Mher Brutyan, Victor Mendes
Movement material developed in collaboration with the performers
Sound design: Thijs van Vuure
Dramaturgy: Hella Godee & Miguel Melgares
Assistance: Marte Boneschansker
Internship text/direction: Hendrik de Pecker
Technique: Roel Evenhuis, Peer Thielen
Set dresser: Eveline Didderen
Production: ‘n More – Ellen van Bunnik, Lise van den Hout, Thijs de Bruijn, Jitske Weijand
Internship production: Maaike Postma
Extras: Oliver Wagstaff, Lisanne Pol, Rafael Matt, Sasa Hara, Marie Clavaguera, August Geerlings, Jannes van Arkel, Marvin Staal, Gwen de Visser, Marco Franssen
A production by: Studio Dries Verhoeven
In coproduction with: SPRING Performing Arts Festival
 

Dates

26/05/2022 20:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

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Price

€17,- / €14,-*

Location

Ping Pong Club / Wisselspoor (2e Daalsedijk 4B)

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Location: Wisselspoor terrain (near Ping Pong Club), access terrain via address 2e Daalsedijk 4

Duration: continuous, the loop takes about 50 minutes

You buy a ticket for a time slot of thirty minutes within which you get access to the work, you can stay as long as you want

Language: English

*online price, €2,- addition at the Box Office

Please note: age 16+

Please note: There are no seats, but you can stand anywhere and walk around work.

If you have difficulty walking, report this in advance at the ticket control by arrival. Please note that the site is difficult to access and the view is limited for people using a wheelchair.

 

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The Silicon Passion

SETUP
 
' In search for a new relationship with big tech, armed with Bach's St. Matthew Passion and synthesizers '
 

Big tech is everywhere; in our computers, smartphones, smartwatches. Everyone eagerly takes advantage, sharing personal data to gain the most user-friendly app, device and ultimately life. We’ve all embraced big tech —but is it a warm hug or a strangulation?

Utrecht's technology-critical media lab SETUP, in collaboration with theater collective Transmission and musician Rodrigo Ferreira, is looking for a new relationship with big tech. They draw inspiration from one of the most important stories about penance: the crucifixion. Armed with Bach’s St Matthew Passion, live synthesizer music, audio and video technology and a parade of colorful characters, they want to find out exactly who or what should be nailed to the cross, and what the world might look like after a resurrection. Expect a debate of evangelical proportions between tech geeks, technology and its users.

"The Utrecht based collective SETUP, specialized in combining art and IT, invites the audience to reflect on the increasing technological turn in our civilization and its consequences for humankind. Is technology responsible for its impact or those (“big data”) who control it? In a funny and light way, SETUP one of the most important questions of civilization nowadays: do we use technology or does technology use us?" - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

 

Dates

19/05/2022 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

20/05/2022 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

20/05/2022 21:00

Price

€17,- / €14,-*

Location

Doopsgezinde Kerk

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: 75 minutes

Language: English spoken, Dutch translation avalaible

Accessible:

*online prices, €2,- addition at the Box Office

Friday 20 May 21:00h: After the performance there will be a 10 minutes 10 questions

The performance on May 20 at 21:00 is cancelled

 
 

All Together

Michikazu Matsune
 
' An intimate show about the lasting bonds between people '
 

Who have been important people in your life? And why are they important to you? Conceived by performance-maker Michikazu Matsune and joined on stage by Frans Poelstra (Netherlands) and Elizabeth Ward (US), this show features stories of people who are or once were close to us but, for one or another reason, cannot be here with us at this moment. It might be a sister, childhood-friend, teacher, first-love or even star-artists. The three performers – who come from different places in the world – speak about those who remain in their minds, dedicate a dance to them and sometimes become them. All Together connects what is absent to what is present and those who are here to those who are not here. Whether we love or hate one another, no matter if you are here or not, as a matter of fact, we all belong together.

"Three performers are conversing.They bring back the names of friends, family members, and accidental encounters that have had a deep impact on their lives. This work helped me look back upon my own life, and recollect the encounters that have brought about profound changes in it." - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

Podcast All Together (English)

Concept, artistic direction: Michikazu Matsune 
Performance: Michikazu Matsune, Frans Poelstra, Elizabeth Ward
Assistance: Dorothea Zeyringer, Franziska Zaida Schrammel
Tour management: Franziska Zaida Schrammel
Production: Verein Violet Lake / Studio Matsune 
Funded by: Stadt Wien Kultur (the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna)
 

Dates

15/05/2022 19:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

16/05/2022 20:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€17,- / €14,-*

Location

Stadsschouwburg, Blauwe zaal

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: 65 minutes

Language: English

Accessible:

*online prices, €2,- addition at the Box Office

Son 15 May: Prior to the performance there is a brief introduction by artistic director Grzegorz Reske

Mon 16 May: After the performance there will be an After talk in the foyer

 
 

I am from Reykjavik

Sonia Hughes
 
' “Such a simple and powerful thing to watch” – audience feedback '
 

It’s simple really. I come to Utrecht. I find a spot, I build myself a shelter, I take it down. The next day I try somewhere else in the city.

I’m trying to feel at home anywhere. I want to know what is required of a stranger in a new city and what is required of a city when the new arrival appears. There are questions about entitlement, identity, belonging, freedom, home. Part sculpture, part protest, part ceremony. The invitation is to witness me and your neighbourhood. Come and go, pass by, stay - it takes me a while. See how well Utrecht and I meet.

"How open is the local community to newcomers? How visible are newcomers in the city’s landscape? With her temporary presence, Sonia Hughes challenges ideas around locality and questions the true extent of inclusivity and openness." - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

Lead Artist: Sonia Hughes
Architect: Lee Ivett of Baxendale Studios
Dramaturgy: Rabab Ghazoul
Artist’s Friends: Linda Brogan, Jo Fong, Humberto Velez, Fiona Wright, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa
Production Manager: Greg Akehurst
Producer for Sonia Hughes: Richard Morgan
Producer for Spill/Pacitti Company: Helen Watson
Photographer: Solomon Hughes
Huge thanks to: Ragnheiður Skúladóttir and Bjarni Jónsson for helping pushing this project up the hill from day one.
Co-commissioners: SPRING(Utrecht), Festspilline i Nord-Norge (Harstad), LIFT (London), Spill (Ipswich), International Living Theatre Festival (Aarhus)
 

Dates

14/05/2022 12:00

15/05/2022 12:00

17/05/2022 12:00

18/05/2022 12:00

Price

0,-

Location

Verschillende locaties

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: Continuous between 12:00 - 19:00

Language: English

Free entrance

Sat 14 May: Antoniuskerk

Sun 15 May: opposite Omar-al-Faroukmoskee overvecht (crossing Arnodreef and Tiberdreef)

Tue 17 May: Rooseveltlaan at number 280

Wed 18 May: Griftpark, close to restaurant Peter's Bistro

 

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The Dancing Public

Mette Ingvartsen
 
' A dance party, spoken word concert and an expression of physical craziness '
 

Dancing jitters, or the intensely felt urge to party. Don’t we all feel it in these pandemic-ridden times? But where does it come from, this extreme need for movement that we’re feeling?

In her solo The Dancing Public, Mette Ingvartsen dances the loneliness of the 2020 lockdown out of her system. A mix of unstoppable moves and an incessant stream of music, words, and singing, at hellish speed and to infernal rhythms. Mette invites her audience to join her in creating a truly ecstatic dance craze to rid ourselves of the stress caused by epidemics, natural disasters and poverty. Are you ready to get high on life again?

"This energizing evening brings back moments from human history when communities overcame the trauma of a major plague through the cleansing ritual of communal dance. Gradually, the audience is invited to participate in this ritual themselves." - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

Podcast The Dancing Public (Engels)

Concept & Performance: Mette Ingvartsen
Lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen
Set design: Mette Ingvartsen & Minna Tiikkainen
Musical arrangements: Mette Ingvartsen & Anne van de Star
Costumes: Jennifer Defays
Dramaturgy: Bojana Cvejić
Technical direction: Hans Meijer
Sound Technician: Anne van de Star
Company management: Ruth Collier
Production & administration: Joey Ng
Music: Affkt feat. Sutja Gutierrez, Scanner, Radio Boy, LCC, VII Circle, Kangding Ray, Paula Temple, Ron Morelli, Valanx, Anne van de Star
A production of: Great Investment vzw
Supported by: the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Program, Bikubenfonden.
Co-production: PACT Zollverein (Essen), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Festival d’Automne (Paris), Tanzquartier (Vienna), SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Ghent), Les Hivernalles (Avignon), Charleroi danse centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles, NEXT festival, Dansens Hus Oslo
With the support of: Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk)
Funded by: The Flemish Authorities, The Danish Arts Council & The Flemish Community Commission (VGC)
 

Dates

13/05/2022 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

14/05/2022 22:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€17,- / €14,-*

Location

Voormalig Pieter Baan Centrum (Gansstraat 180)

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: 70 minutes

Language: English 

Accessible:

Please note: concerns standing places, only a few seats available for people with walking difficulties. Performance contains strobe light and loud sound.

*online price, €2 addition at the Box Office

 
 

Eros

Schweigman& en DOX
 
' An electrifying musical experience that transports you out of the ordinary '
 

Every human being is a sensual being. No matter our age, gender or size: each of us has a body brimming with energy and sensations. But our view of the body is often tainted by shame and doubt. Am I healthy, do I look good? When there’s so much more to our bodies. The body is incredible! Strong, fascinating, sensational. Let’s embrace it in all its glory.

In a contemporary ritual, six women go in search of the power and pleasure of their sensuality. Eros is kicking out the taboos and cliches: the female energy is given free rein.

It’s precisely this energy that this latest performance by Schweigman& makes palpable. On the wings of the drums and percussion by Frank Rosaly and Katherina Bornefeld (The EX), the six female dancers in Eros pull out all the stops. An experience that transports you out of the ordinary.

"This is a performance about emancipation, freedom and self-awareness. With its ritual-like form, “Eros” becomes a transformative experience not only for the performer taking part in the evening, but also for the audience. This story tells of freedom from cultural oppression, regardless of age or gender." - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

Concept: Boukje Schweigman, Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti
Performers: Lysanne van Berlo, Fiona Dekkers,  Luana van Eekeren, Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti, Rosanna ter Steege, Goda Zukauskaite
Drums and percussion: Frank Rosaly, Katherina Bornefeld
Direction: Boukje Schweigman
Music Composition: Frank Rosaly
Scenography: Theun Mosk
Costume Design: Esmée Thomassen
Casting i.c.w.: Hildegard Draaijer
Direction Assistant: Anemone Oostvriesland, Rachel Schuit
Production Leader: Lise van den Hout, Vera Andeweg
Technic: Bart van den Heuvel, Albert-Jan ten Napel, Jorn Kortooms, Jeroen de Goei
Dramaturgical Advice: Loes van der Pligt
Head Technic: Jurr van Diggele
Head Production: Puck Mathot
Publicity and Marketing: Lonneke Laurant
Education: Anemone Oostvriesland, Kir Robben
Business director: Rachel Feuchtwang
Thanks to: Wennah Wilkers, all the volunteers and the educationteams of Schweigman& and DOX
 

Dates

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Price

€17,- / €14,-*

Location

Loods Locomotiefstraat 8

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: 90 minutes

Language no problem

Toegankelijk:

 max. two wheelchair places available, please send an e-mail to kassa@springutrecht.nl if you wish to use these places.

Please note: contains strobe light and loud sound.

*online prices, €2 addition at the Box Office

After the performances on Saturday 14 May, Tuesday 17 May (premiere), Saturday 21 May and Sunday 29 May there will be an afterparty with DJ Ibelisse!

 
 

Intensive: The politics of storytelling

Michikazu Matsune en Lina Majdalanie
 

Michikazu Matsune (JP) and Lina Majdalanie (LB) both have a performance practice that starts from personal stories, building its narration on the sharp edge between reality and fiction. They will share their fascinations, strategies and artistic toolbox with a selected group of participants. An opportunity to extend your artistic portfolio of skills, artistic languages and in depth reflections. Bring a healthy dose of curiosity and yourself, including the stories that (fail to) define you.

About the artists:

Michikazu Matsune is a performance-maker who develops works in his signature style that incorporates documentarist and conceptualist practices. He utilizes diverse approaches which range from stage-performances, interventions in public spaces, to creating text-paintings. His personal method, characterized both playful and critical at the same time, examines the tension around our cultural ascriptions and social identifications. Matsune is originally from the seaside town of Kobe and has been based in Vienna since the 1990s.

The topic of “name” has been essential to some of Matsune’s works, such as Mitsouko & Mitsuko based on stories of two Japanese women with almost the same name, and Dance, if you want to enter my country! featuring a bizarre yet true story of a dancer who was forced to dance as part of a passport control in an airport because of suspicions caused by his Muslim first name. In All Together (which will be presented at this year’s Spring Festival), three performers talk through a list of names of people who cannot come and see this actual performance.

www.michikazumatsune.info

 

Lina Majdalanie is a Lebanese performer, director and playwright, based in Berlin. 

Among her works: Second Look (series of video, 2020), Sunny Sunday (2020), Borborygmus (2019), Do I Know you? (2017), 33 rpm and a few seconds (2012), Photo-Romance (2009), Appendice (2007), I Had a Dream, Mom (video, 2006), Biokhraphia (2002), and others.

She curated: Relatively Universal (HAU-Berlin, 2017), Beyond Beirut at (Mousonturm-Frankfurt, 2016), Vues (Kunsthalle-Mulhouse, 2015) and Motion-Less (Tanzquartier-Vienna, 2009).

She taught at HEAD (Geneva, 2008-2013), DasArts (Amsterdam, 2012), Goethe University (Frankfurt, 2016 and 2021), Bard College (Berlin 2019) and HFG-Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe, 2021).

 

Dates

16/05/2022

Price

Early bird: 114,- Regular: 129,-

Location

Het Huis Utrecht

Edition

Info

Duration: The Intensive starts on the evening of the 16th of May and ends late afternoon of the 18th. It includes workshops by Michikazu and Lina, visiting their performances and delicious vegetarian lunches. Dinner is not included. Tuesday and Wednesday we start at 10 am.

Max 10 participants

Early bird deadline: 18 April 2022

Final Deadline: 2 May 2022

Apply by sending a short motivation and cv to springacademy@springutrecht.nl and also filling out our registration form.

 
 

Landing on Feathers - Rehearsing the Not Yet

Jija Sohn, Julia Reist, Aleksandra Lemm in collaboration with Elmer Kouwenberg and Nica Roses
 
' A safe space to reflect on care, proximity, and our relationship with the other '
 

Last year, choreographers Jija Sohn (Japan/Korea) and Aleksandra Lemm (Poland) made quite an impression with Landing on Feathers. This short documentary film flowed on from their second job as carers for the partly paralysed Elmer Kouwenberg, with whom they do a range of physical exercises. It resulted in a beautiful story of how everybody can experience physical freedom.

Jija and Aleksandra are currently working with Julia Reist on a second instalment of the Landing on Feathers project, in which they continue their exploration of inclusivity and compassion in interhuman relationships and in society. During SPRING Performing Arts Festival they will be sharing their research with the audience and create a very special safe space where the audience is invited to reflect and exchange about care, proximity, and our relationship with the other. Together they aim to discuss all forms of impairment, challenge or discomfort.

Invitation to a short WhatsApp conversation about care
Prior to the gathering at SPRING, artists and care providers Jija, Aleksandra and Julia invite people to participate in a 1-on-1 informal conversation about human relationships, care and self-care within one's own most intimate and close surroundings. In a safe space of WhatsAapp voice messages the often hidden and underestimated subjects of vulnerability, sensitivity and personal needs can be shared. It is an invitation to take a moment together, to breathe, to slow down and reflect on how we experience care in our daily lives. If you wish to share a moment of conversation with one of the artists, please send an email to landingonfeathers@gmail.com and we’ll take the conversation to WhatsApp later. The conversation takes around 20 minutes during which we will ask a few questions and open up the space for reflections.

Concept & project development: Jija Sohn, Julia Reist, Aleksandra Lemm
Artistic Research: Jija Sohn, Julia Reist, Aleksandra Lemm
Movement Research: Jija Sohn, Aleksandra Lemm in collaboration with Elmer Kouwenberg, Nica Roses
Performers: Jija Sohn, Aleksandra Lemm, Julia Reist, Elmer Kouwenberg, Nica Roses
Special Thanks / supporters: Josefien Cornett, Alessio Castellacci, Kopano Maroga, Erika Sprey, Lorenzo Bacchin, Katrien Reist, Grzegorz Reske, Kristin de Groot DansAteliers (NL)
Coproduction: Spring Festival (NL), Dans Brabant (NL), Kaai Theater (BE), Be My Guest - EU Network project, Vooruit (BE), Brakke Grond (NL)
Residencies: kunstencentrum BUDA (BE), Brakke Grond (NL), Vooruit, ICK (NL), Kaai Theatre, WpZimmer (BE)

 

Dates

18/05/2022 20:00

Price

€0,-

Location

Het Huis Utrecht

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: 90 minutes

Language: English

Accessible:

Free entrance, apply at landingonfeathers@gmail.com

Prior to the gathering at SPRING, the artists invite audience for a 1-on-1 WhatsApp conversation. Apply at landingonfeathers@gmail.com

 
 

Masterclass The Dancing Public

Mette Ingvartsen and Bojana Cvejić
 
' SPRING Academy offers a Masterclass for emerging choreographers, dancers, dancing dramaturgs and advanced dance students. A unique opportunity to work with internationally renowned SPRING artists in a personal setting. '
 

How do social dances relate to very basic human needs for movement, enjoyment and ecstasy? You will work from the research topics of the performance The Dancing Public relating to ‘dancing manias’. Social dances are often connected to social and political situations and conditions, making them into dances of resistance, modes of warding off hardship, or even strategies of survival. You will unpack this material physically with Mette.

An in depth theoretical lecture about social choreography by Bojana follows. Social choreography has been associated with harmonious arrangements of dancing bodies and individual gestures in which images or protocols of social order are aesthetically manifest. Yet, every age in Europe has known occasional eruptions of disorderly movements on an individual and massive scale, driven by crisis, illness, madness, protest, or rapture. In such moments, the people seem to appear on the public stage, and we ask: are these appearances of disorder choreographed, too? How does the aesthetic of disorder in the everyday movement shape the social?

About the artists

Mette Ingvartsen is a Danish choreographer and dancer living and working in Brussels. Her work is characterized by hybridity and engages in extending choreographic practices by combining dance and movement with other domains such as visual arts, technology, language and theory. An important strand of her work was developed between 2009 and 2012 with The Artificial Nature Series, in which she focused on reconfiguring relations between human and non-human agency through choreography. By contrast her more recent series, The Red Pieces (2014-2017) inscribes itself into a history of human performance with a focus on nudity, sexuality and how the body historically has been a site for political struggles. In 2019, she premiered Moving in Concert, an abstract group choreography, that focuses on the interlacing between humans, technological tools and natural materials and in 2021 she premiered The Life Work, an in situ project with elderly people in the Ruhr region in Germany which addresses migration issues. And a new solo, The Dancing Public, inspired by a fascination for dancing manias throughout history.

Ingvartsen holds a PhD in choreography from Stockholm’s University of the Arts and graduated prior to that from the performing arts school P.A.R.T.S. She established her company in 2003 and her work has since then been shown throughout Europe, as well as in the U.S, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia. She has been artist in residence at the Kaaitheater in Brussels, Volksbühne in Berlin, as well as associated to the APAP

Bojana Cvejić

Bojana Cvejić works in philosophy, dramaturgy and performance and dance studies. Among several books, she is author of Choreographing Problems (2015) and Toward a Transindividual Self (with Ana Vujanović, forthcoming). Cvejić is Professor of Dance Theory at KHIO Oslo National Academy of the Arts. 

 

Dates

14/05/2022 12:30

Price

Early bird: 65,- Regular: 75,-

Location

Het Huis Utrecht

Edition

Info

Duration: The Masterclass starts at 12.30 and ends when the party ends. It includes a workshop and lecture by Mette and Bojana, an opening lunch, tickets to the performance of The Dancing Public (start time 22:00) and an afterparty following the performance. Dinner is not included.

Max 10 participants

Early bird deadline: 18 April 2022

Final Deadline: 2 May 2022

Apply by sending a short motivation and cv to springacademy@springutrecht.nl and also filling out our registration form.

 
 

I... Cognitive maps - Chapter 1

Ely Daou
 
' This Lebanese artist is bringing back the simple art of storytelling '
 

What do you remember about your childhood bedroom? Or about each of the homes you ever lived in? The Lebanese artist Ely Daou is delving into the depths of his memory to sketch the various apartments he was forced to evacuate during the Lebanese civil war and in the years thereafter. He gathers us around an old-fashioned overhead projector and tells us his personal life story, recounting his escape from a war-torn area, migration, loss of possessions, and recollecting memories. An intimate performance in which we all become family of this unique artist.

"Ely Daou may be best known for his spacious installations, but for me, what he achieves in this work is an almost iconic example of Mediterranean theatre. His maximum reduction of all unnecessary theatrical aspects leads to a prolonged direct encounter between spectator and performer. The maker’s individual and personal story invites audiences to reflect on their own lives and the wider society they are part of." - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

Next to Ely Daou, Lina and Rabih are also of Lebanese descent. In the digital magazine, artistic director Grzegorz Reske writes about the background and the connection between these young makers. Read the article here: https://magazine.springutrecht.nl/spring-2022-magazine/libanese-makers-op-spring

By: Ely Daou
Thanks to: Joseph Daou
Residencies and support: Centrale Fies, Live works (Italy), HANGAR: Baden-Württemberg (Catalunya Grant), Goethe-Institut Barcelona, Württembergischer, Kunstverein Stuttgart Kunststiftung Stuttgart
 

Dates

18/05/2022 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

20/05/2022 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 15:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€17,- / €14,-*

Location

Theater Kikker, Kleine zaal

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: 55 minutes

Language: video English and Arabic spoken with Dutch and English surtitles, performance English spoken

Accessible:

*online prices, €2,-addition at the Box Office

Saterday 21 May: Prior to the performance there is a brief introduction by artistic advisor Karlien Vanhoonacker

 
 

The Village Utrecht

Nieuwe Helden
 
' Let this interactive app guide you on a bike ride across a rapidly changing city '
 

Utrecht is growing. Really fast. It is the fastest growing city in the Netherlands. Over the next 18 years we will need room for an additional 95.000 new Utrechters. In The Village Utrecht the visitor plays the starring role in his or her own documentary about this rapidly expanding city. An interactive app leads you via your headphones as you ride from the city centre to three crucial urban crossroads that will be drastically changing over the next few years: the public transport hubs at Lunetten, Leidsche Rijn and Overvecht and the surrounding districts. What are the effects of the changes on the city and of its inhabitants? Are we allowed a say in the ways in which the city evolves? Is there any room left for me in this new city? Am I allowed to be here?

For The Village Utrecht art collective Nieuwe Helden has immersed itself in Utrecht and all its districts. For more than a year they talked with experts and neighbours, lifelong residents and newcomers, guests, landowners and undocumented persons. They talked about urbanisation, identity, property, democracy and humanity. Nieuwe Helden is inviting you to lose your way in the city and acquaint yourself with Utrechters and their town.

Please note: for this performance you need a bicycle, a smartphone with internet and headphones. The Village requires some skill in using a smartphone and cycling to navigate through a busy city. If you are not able to arrange a (ov) bicycle, please contact kassa@springutrecht.nl

"The Village is a format in which the Nieuwe Helden company creates a unique picture of the city. What is extremely valuable in their work, is that they do not make statement or judge what they investigate. Instead, they tell the city’s story based on contributions from the local community, and present it to a larger audience community. “The Village” offers a mirror to reflect on our community, made by us and for us, to make this community a slightly better place together." - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

Production/ artistic: Bas van Rijnsoever, Isil Vos, Keisha Tuur, August Geerlings, Anne Caesar van Wieren, Niels Kuiters, Veerle van Dieren, Mariella van Apeldoorn, Travis Geertruida, Charlot van der Meer, Ikram Bouchal, Hugo de Haas aka Wordbite
Partners: RAUM, NUT, Bibliotheek Utrecht, ZIMIHC, Universiteit Utrecht, HKU theater, ANNE and more to follow
Fondsen: Het Fonds Podiumkunsten, Het Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds, K.F. Hein Fonds
 

Dates

21/05/2022 11:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 11:15 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 11:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 11:45 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 12:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 12:15 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 12:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 12:45 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 13:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 13:15 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 13:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 13:45 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 14:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 14:15 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 14:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 14:45 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 15:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 15:15 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 15:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 15:45 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

21/05/2022 16:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€17,- / €14,-*

Location

Startpunt Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Festivalhart

Edition

SPRING 2022 

Info

Duration: about 120 minutes (duration of one route)

Language: English

Please note: for this performance you need a bicycle, a smartphone and headphones. If you are not able to arrange a (ov) bicycle, please contact kassa@springutrecht.nl

*online prices, €2,- addition at the Box Office

 
 

Podcast series SPRING in het diepe

 

Always wondered how the mind of an artist works? After the first series of the podcast SPRING in het Diepe, art journalist Luuk Heezen gives for the second time a digital, but very intimate exploration of the weird and wonderful ways of thinking of the artists featured at SPRING. Immerse yourself in their world.

This time he will talk to Anouk van Dijk about het performance Common Ground. Next to that, the art journalist speaks with Eko Supriyanto (IBUIBU BELU: Bodies of Borders), Kate McIntosh (To Speak Light Pours Out) and Jan Martens (any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones). An in-depth conversation that is interesting to follow either before or after watching the show.

This podcast is created in collaboration with online art magazine Mister Motley

Podcast To speak light pours out (English)

Podcast any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones (Dutch)

Podcast Common Ground (Dutch)

Podcast IBUIBU BELU: Bodies of Borders (English)

Podcast Ensaio Para Uma Cartografia (English)

 

Dates

01/10/2021

08/10/2021

15/10/2021

22/10/2021

Price

gratis / free

Location

online

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2021 

Info

New episode, each Friday!

Language: Dutch/ English

Listen to the podcast on your favorite app or click here.
 

 
 

SEEK BROMANCE

Samira Elagoz
 
' A cinematic transmasculine romance through the deserts of Los Angeles and Las Vegas '
 

For the past 6 years, Samira Elagoz dedicated their artistic practice to researching and filming cis-men and first encounters. Elagoz toured the world nonstop for five years, pre and post #MeToo, with their performance Cock, Cock, Who’s There? (SPRING 2017) which dealt with sexual violence. On a quest to find intimacy after touring so many years, Sam realises that the show started as a genuine ode to being a woman, but revealed itself to be a farewell to being one.

SEEK BROMANCE got started from a message Elagoz received on Facebook from a mysterious male-presenting profile called Aris. In the form of a cinematic performance, the audience is invited to follow a transformative relationship between two people who got to know each other in an extreme moment, the global pandemic. From lockdown routines to deserts far from other people, with just a car, some cash, and a supply of testosterone, they expose the integral dynamics of masculinity and femininity.


Interview with Samira Elagoz
"SEEK BROMANCE is originally a 2010 Avicii song with a music video of two bros going on a road trip with a third wheel chick. I feel like that could be the tagline of my work.“

Read the entire interview in the digital magazine of SPRING in Autumn.

Concept and direction: Samira Elagoz
Material in collaboration with Aris
Advice: Bruno Listopad, Antonia Steffens
Extra advice: Otto Rissanen, Tiana Hemlock-Yensen, Richard Sand, Valerie Cole, Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli, Michael Scerbo
Advice during filming: Jeanette Groenendaal
Production: SPRING Performing Arts Festival
Co-production: Frascati Amsterdam, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek Brussels, Black Box Teater Oslo, BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, Finish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, Arsenic - Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Lausanne
With the support of Fonds Podiumkunsten NL, Koneen Säätiö FI, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds NL, Ammodo NL

 

Dates

30/10/2021 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

31/10/2021 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€ 17 / € 14*

Location

Het Huis, Theaterzaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2021 

Info

Duration: 4 uur, including a break

Language: English with English surtitles

Accessible:

Please be aware: use of explicit imagery 

*online price, €2 addition at the Box Office

This performance is accessible with a COVID Certificate. Read more about this.

 
 

To Speak Light Pours Out

Kate McIntosh
 
' Dompel je onder in een luisterruimte van percussie en zang '
 

Kate McIntosh’ shows actively engage audiences and encourage them to use all the senses. After the highly successful and intimate ritual In Many Hands (SPRING 2018), the extraordinary choreographer returns to Utrecht. This time she is immersing her audience in a world of percussion and vocals, mixing the work of various writers, composers and artists to create a powerful, political and poetic listening space. Big, booming beats and high-energy rhythms, voices and lyrics form a liberating and activating sonic universe
 

Podcastseries SPRING in het diepe
After the first series of the podcast SPRING in het Diepe (JUMP in the Deep), art journalist Luuk Heezen gives for the second time a digital, but very intimate exploration of the weird and wonderful ways of thinking of the artists featured at SPRING. Immerse yourself in their world.

Listen to the conversation with Kate McIntosh below and find the other podcasts here.

a project by Kate McIntosh
in collaboration with Ghyslaine Gau, Arantxa Martinez, Anja Müller, Stina Fors
light design Minna Tiikkainen
sound design Stefan Schneider
stage realisation & studio assistance Anda Skrejane
music composition Katharina Ernst, Beatrice Graf
text by or inspired by a.o. Season Butler, Jo Randerson, Rebecca Tamás, Bek Coogan, Paul B. Preciado, Tim Etchells, Astrid Korporaal, Elders of the Hopi Nation, Alice MacKenzie, Ebba Petrén
production direction Sarah Parolin
light, sound, stage direction Michele Piazzi
technical support Hanna Kritten Tangsoo
administration Laura Deschepper
artistic advice Tim Etchells, Sarah Parolin
cooks Hìla Lahav, Silvia Feliziani, Wim May
a production by               S P I N vzw
coproduced by Kaaitheater (Brussels), Vooruit Kunstencentrum (Gent), BUDA Kunstencentrum (Kortrijk), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt Am Main), Residenz Schauspiel Leipzig (Leipzig), Black Box teater (Oslo), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Rosendal Teater (Trondheim), SPRING (Utrecht), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna)
funded by Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie
supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
residency Tanzfabrik (Berlin), Centrale Fies_Passo Nord (Dro)
thanks to Hans Bryssinck, Diederik Peeters, Laura Deschepper, Elisa Demarré, Josh Rutter, Gäel Santisteva, Lazara Rosell Albear, Pieter Ampe, Ntando Cele, Jonathan Bepler, Steve Heather, Andy Wright, Marc Lohr, Kazehito Seki, Fritz Welch, Daria Gatti, Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Daniela Bershan, Valentina Desideri, Emily Beausoleil, Jacopo Lanteri, Lola Rubio, public in private studio (Berlin)

 

Dates

27/10/2021 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

28/10/2021 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€ 17 / € 14*

Location

Het Huis, Theaterzaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2021 

Info

Duration: 90 Minutes

Language: English with Dutch subtitles

*online price, €2 addition at the Box Office

This performance is accessible with a COVID Certificate. Read more about this.

On 27 October, there will be an artist talk after the performance: 10 mintues 10 questions.

 
 

How To Exit A Reality (Attempt 1 of 19)

Andrea Božić and Julia Willms | TILT in collaboration with the Moon
 
' A playful journey through different realities, based on the escape room principle '
 

Choreographer Andrea Božić and visual artist Julia Willms are known for creating playful spatial experiences with their performances and installations. How To Exit A Reality (Attempt 1 of 19) is a collaboration with the moon, based on the Metonic cycle: a cycle where the moon returns to exactly the same place in the night sky and against the same backdrop of the stars every 19 years. Especially for SPRING in Autumn they prepared exactly the same night sky in Utrecht as in 1603, the year in which witch trials in the Netherlands ended, and in the year 2059, the year of the first human settlement on the moon.

Together we go on a space-time journey through different realities - from dreams and memories to lunar rituals and SciFi fictions. The performance follows the idea of ​​an escape room: we look for a way out, but every exit we take brings us to yet another reality, until we experience the space here and now as fictional - one that we can navigate ourselves, change and imagine differently.


Interview with Andrea Božić and Julia Willms
"One of the principles of our work is that it often includes real-life events. It is not a gimmick, it is important that something really happens, such as a moon eclipse.“

Read the entire interview in the digital magazine of SPRING in Autumn.

Concept, script, choreography, space design, video installation: Andrea Božić and Julia Willms
Script collaboration: Billy Mullaney
Performers: Billy Mullaney and Julia Willms
Animation: Julia Willms
Sound: Robert Pravda
Light: Vinny Jones
Management and production TILT: Marieke van Bueren
Technique: Erik Gramberg and Paul Beumer
Media and production assistant: Kay Churcher
Publicity and sales: CASC
EarthMoon image: Julia Willms
Dramaturgy intern: Tery Žeželj

Produced by TILT, residency: Veem House for Performance. Made possible by the financial contribution of the Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Tijl Fonds, Kickstart Cultuurfonds, Horizon and DAS Research.

 

Dates

28/10/2021 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

29/10/2021 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

29/10/2021 21:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€ 17 / € 14*

Location

Theater Kikker

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2021 

Info

Duration: 115 Minutes. 

Language: Engels

Accessible:

*online price, €2 addition at the Box Office

This performance is accessible with a COVID Certificate. Read more about this.

 
 

7

Radouan Mriziga
 
' The human body as the ultimate world wonder '
 

The phrase ‘the seven wonders of the world’ refers to the seven impressive constructions from classical antiquity, such as the Great Pyramid of Giza. But the true wonder of the world, the Moroccan choreographer Radouan Mriziga asks, isn’t that the human body? After all, it is man who invented and built these ingenious architectural works. Isn’t the fact that man challenges the laws of nature so defiantly even more beautiful and mysterious than the structures themselves? With these questions in mind, Mriziga created his show 7. The stage is slowly transformed into a pattern of geometrical lines that highlights the beauty of the moving body.

Concept / Choreography: Radouan Mriziga
Co-created and performed by: Radouan Mriziga, Maïté Minh Tâm Jeannolin, Bruno Freire, Eleni-Ellada Damianou, Lana Schneider, Zoltán Vakulya and Jalil El Yazidi (in replacement of Suhad Najm Abdullah)
In collaboration with the visual artist: Lana Schneider
Musician: Jalil El Yazidi (originally performed by Suhad Najm Abdullah)
Costume: Annabelle Locks
Dramaturgical advice: Esther Severi
Artistic advice: Alina Bilokon
Assistant: Sara Chéu
Production: Moussem Nomadic Arts Center (Brussels - BE)
Management and Distribution: Something Great
Co-production: Kaaitheater, Sharjah Art Foundation Kunstenfestivaldesarts, C-Mine, Vooruit, PACT Zollverein
In the context of European Network DNA (Departures and Arrivals)
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union
Support: Pianofabriek, Charleroi Danses, STUK 
Acknowledgements: Jozef Wouters 

 

Dates

30/10/2021 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

31/10/2021 20:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€ 17 / € 14*

Location

Werkspoorfabriek

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2021 

Info

Duration: 70 minutes

Language: English

Please not: this venue is not accessible by wheelchair

*online price, €2 addition at the Box Office

This performance is accessible with a COVID Certificate. Read more about this.

After the performance on Sunday 31 October there will be an artist talk: 10 minutes 10 questions.

 

& more

Ruimte maken, hiërarchieën afbreken: Radouan Mriziga’s 7 Creating Space and Dismantling Hierarchy: Radouan Mriziga’s 7

Radouan Mriziga’s 7 is the final installment in a trilogy exploring the relationship between the human body and the spaces it constructs and occupies. Read here the whole interview with Radouan Mriziga, conducted by Morgan Amonett.

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IBUIBU BELU: Bodies of Borders

Eko Supriyanto
 
' Indonesian dance that pushes boundaries and connects people '
 

The Belgian daily newspaper De Standaard called him 'an anthropologist-choreographer' for good reason: after years of field research, Indonesia’s Eko Supriyanto knows almost everything about dance practices in the Indonesian archipelago. These include the likurai, a dynamic dance with which women on the island of Timor welcomed their husbands who returned home after a war. In his new production, Supriyanto created a new interpretation of this dance. And as always in his work, IBUIBU BELU: Bodies of Borders has an underlying political message: what is the impact of borders on people's bodies, memories, and minds?

Podcastseries SPRING in het diepe
After the first series of the podcast SPRING in het diepe (JUMP in the Deep), art journalist Luuk Heezen gives for the second time a digital, but very intimate exploration of the weird and wonderful ways of thinking of the artists featured at SPRING. Immerse yourself in their world.

Listen to the conversation with Eko Supriyanto below and find the other podcasts here.

Choreographer Eko Supriyanto

Dancers Evie Anika Novita Nalle, Yunita Dahu, Angela Levenia Leki, Feliciana Soares, Marlince Ratu Dabbo, Adriyani Sindi Manisa Hale 

Dramaturg Renee Sariwulan

Music Director Dimawan Krisnowo Adji

Lighting design Jan Maertens

Costume designer Vivi Ng, Erika Dian

Creative Presence Arco Renz

Project Manager Isa Natadiningrat

Producer Sadiah Boonstra

Rehearsal assistant Riyo Tulus Pernando

Production EkosDance Company

Executive producer Ratnasari Langit Pitu

Coproducers Local Government Belu, Nusa Tenggara Timur (Atambua, Indonesia), Asia TOPA (Melbourne, Australia), SPRING Festival (Utrecht, the Netherlands), Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster, Germany), TPAM – Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama (Yokohama, Japan), Komunitas Salihara (Jakarta, Indonesia), Ratnasari Langit Pitu (Jakarta, Indonesia)

 

Dates

27/10/2021 20:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

28/10/2021 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€ 17 / € 14*

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe Zaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2021 

Info

Duration: 60 minutes

Language no problem

Accessible:

Please note: this performance contains one loud noise, accompanied with stroboscopic light.

*online price, €2 addition at the Box Office

This performance is accessible with a COVID Certificate. Read more about this.

 
 

L'Haal (cancelled)

Khalid Benghrib
 
' A hypnotic whirlwind of dance and rhythmic ecstasy '
 

CANCELLED - Due to new COVID measures taken by the Moroccan government, the company of Khalid Benghrib cannot fly to the Netherlands. Unfortunately, it was also not possible to travel via an alternative route. To our great regret, we therefore had to cancel the L'Haal performance. Ticket buyers will be informed by email.

As a child in Casablanca, from under the skirts of his two grandmothers, choreographer Khalid Benghrib watched lilas, ritual gatherings of the Moroccan Sufis. This mysterious world of ancient trance ceremonies, dance, music, spirits, fairies, and devils made a deep impression on him. In L'Haal, Benghrib revives his childlike excitement. Together with nine dancers and four percussionists, led by Hassan Boussou, the famous guembri player and master of the Gnawa genre, he gives a contemporary twist to Moroccan sacred music and Sufi dance. This is a performance in which both dancers and audience are enraptured.

Khalid Bengrib was born in the suburb of Casablanca, and lives between Morocco and France. Initiated to classical dance by Lahcen Zinoun and Colette Milner and to contemporary dance by Karin Weiner, Christine Gérard, Bertrand Papillon, Régine Chopinot and Didier Deschamps. Previous presentations of Benghrib in The Netherlands had been produced by Dancing on the Edge festival.

 


Interview with choreographer Khalid Benghrib
“The connection with my child-life is very important. I want to share my childhood memories of the lilas and how I experienced them as magical. I want to share that story, but I won’t just tell it to you… I’ll show it to you. During my childhood, the door to the lila ceremony was always open. So, if you want to come to this ritual, come. Whatever your beliefs, you are welcome. The door is open.“

Read the entire interview in the digital magazine of SPRING in Autumn.

Concept, choreography Khalid Benghrib
Music director Hassan Boussou
Technical director Zouheir Atbane
Design Sonore Zouheir Atbane & Youness Abolakoul
Production director Henri Jules Julien
National production and communication Zineb Ennajem
Dancers Zineb Boujemaa, Melen Cazenave, Romane Piffaut, Kamal Adissa, Mouad Aissi, Yassine Khyar, Soufiane Faouzi Mrani, Nabil Najihi, Mehdi Reffoue
Music performance Driss Aidar, Salaheddine Azzouggagh, Mohamed El Gasmi
Coproduction Ministère De La Culture Du Maroc, Arab Fund For Arts And Culture / Afac, Théâtre National Med V / Maroc
Partners Fondation Hiba-Lab, Fondation Touria & Abdelaziz Tazi / L’uzine

 

Dates

Price

€ 26 / € 17*

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-Zaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2021 

Info

Duration: 85 minutes (openings speech included)

Language no problem

Accessible: 

*online price, €2 addition at the Box Office

This performance is accessible with a COVID Certificate. Read more about this.

 
 

any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones

Jan Martens
 
' A loving ode to civil disobedience '
 

Chinese leader Xi Jinping warned that the demonstrations in Hong Kong during the summer of 2019 would end in 'crushed bodies and shattered bones'. He believed that harsh language would keep the protests in check. Rhetorical violence seems to have become normal in the Trump era. Words are used as weapons, and may turn into real violence. At the same time, concerned citizens loudly make themselves heard with sit-ins, kiss-ins, climate actions, and school strikes. Belgian choreographer Jan Martens (b. 1984), whose work focuses on the beautiful, crazy, poignant aspects of humans, stages a protest with seventeen performers aged 15 to 68. He uses a different, perhaps much more telling language than words – that of the body.

Choreography Jan Martens

Dance Ty Boomershine, Truus Bronkhorst, Jim Buskens, Baptiste Cazaux, Zoë Chungong, Piet Defrancq, Naomi Gibson, Kimmy Ligtvoet, Cherish Menzo, Steven Michel, Gesine Moog, Dan Mussett, Wolf Overmeire, Tim Persent, Courtney May Robertson, Laura Vanborm en Loeka Willems

Understudy's Pierre Bastin, Georgia Boddez, Lia Witjes Poole Zora Westbroek

Artistic assistant Anne-Lise Brevers

Light design Jan Fedinger

Assistant ligt desing Vito Walter

Costume design Cédric Charlier

Assistant costume design Alexandra Sebbag en Thibault Kuhn

Outside eyes  Marc Vanrunxt, Renée Copraij, Rudi Meulemans en Siska Baeck

Tekst fragment in SPRING from Ali Smith. Copyright © 2019, Ali Smith, gebruikt met toestemming van The Wylie Agency (UK) Limited
Muziek “Concerto pour Clavecin et Cordes Op 40” Réf Im: 108884 Musique de Henryk Mikolaj Górecki © PWM Editions représenté par Alphonse Leduc Editions Musicales, “People’s Faces” written by Kae Tempest and Dan Carey © Published and Administered by Domino Publishing Company Limited (50%) and MANATA LTD Administrated by Warner/Chappell Music Belgium N.V. (50%), “Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace” written by Maxwell Roach © Published by Milma Publishing Company Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Limited.

Technical direction Michel Spang

Touring technicians Valentijn Weyn/Bennert Vancottem

Production Sylvie Svanberg

Production assistance Marie Luyten (intern) en Saskia Vervoort

Business management Klaartje Oerlemans

Business support Ruud Van Moorleghem en Lotte De Mont

Communications Sam Loncke

Fotography Phile Deprez

Graphic design Luis Xertu

Teasers and trailers Stanislav Dobak and Jan Fedinger

Production GRIP

In collaboration with Dance On Ensemble

International distribuion A Propic / Line Rousseau en Marion Gauvent

Coproduction deSingel internationale kunstcampus (Antwerpen, BE), Theater Freiburg (DE), Sadler’s Wells (London, UK), Julidans (Amsterdam, NL), Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix Hauts-de-France (FR), Norrlandsoperan (Umeå, SE), La Bâtie - Festival de Genève & l’ADC - Association pour la Danse Contemporaine Genève (CH), tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf, DE), Le Parvis Scène Nationale Tarbes-Pyrénéés (Tarbes, FR), La Danse en grande forme (CNDC - Angers, Malandain Ballet Biarritz, La Manufacture - CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux - La Rochelle, CCN de Caen en Normandie, L’échangeur - CDCN Hauts-de-France, CCN de Nantes, CCN d’Orléans, Atelier de Paris / CDCN, Collectif Fair-e / CCN de Rennes et de Bretagne, Le Gymnase | CDCN Roubaix | Hauts-de-France, POLE-SUD CDCN / Strasbourg en La Place de La Danse - CDCN Toulouse Occitanie) en Perpodium en December Dance (Concertgebouw en CC Brugge) (BE)

With support from De Grote Post (Oostende, BE), Charleroi Danse (BE) en CCNO - Centre Chorégraphique National d'Orléans ism Théâtre d’Orléans (FR)

With financial support from de Vlaamse Overheid, de stad Antwerpen, de taxshelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid en Cronos Invest

Met dank aan Mr. Jean Chabert (STANLEY/STELLA)

 

Dates

28/10/2021 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€ 26 / € 17*

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-Zaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2021 

Info

Duration: 90 minutes

Language no problem.

Toegankelijk:


Please note: contains light stroboscopic effect

*online price, €2 addition at the Box Office

This performance is accessible with a COVID Certificate. Read more about this.

 
 

Common Ground

Anouk van Dijk
 
' A breathtaking game of chess with a powerful impact '
 

Dance should be surprising and adventurous, according to choreographer Anouk van Dijk. Her acclaimed dance jewel Common Ground, her farewell performance created for Australian dance group Chunky Move,  is certainly that. Magical lighting, phenomenal dancers, and inventive use of the stage floor (which we’re not going to reveal here!) provide a unique theatrical language with a powerful impact. Tara Jade Samaya and Javier Monzon dance, spin, fight, and sacrifice themselves in the arena like pawns in a game of chess. In this breathtaking duet Anouk van Dijk shows the battle between power and surrender and how we always search for a common ground.

Concept en Choreography Anouk van Dijk
Created for and with Tara Jade Samaya & Richard Cilli
Cast tournee 2021 Tara Jade Samaya & Javier Monzon
Composition & Sound design Jethro Woodward
Music Jean Baptiste Lully, Johann Sebastian Bach
Decor & Costumes Marg Horwell
Lightdesign Paul Jackson
Lighttechnic/ operator Claus den Hartog
Dramaturgic advice Jerry Remkes
Created en produced by Chunky Move
Financial support Chunky Move Australia Council for the Arts en Creative Victoria
Management Anouk van Dijk Patrick Marin / Stepping Grounds
Producer Nederland Alles voor de Kunsten

 

Dates

30/10/2021 19:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€ 26 / € 17*

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-Zaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2021 

Info

Duration: 62 minutes

Language no problem

Accessible:

*online price, €2 addition at the Box Office

This performance is accessible with a COVID Certificate. Read more about this.

After the performance there will be an artist talk: 10 minutes 10 questions.

 
 

Together

Leja Jurišić & Marko Mandić
 
' “The intense magic of being together for six hours” – RTV Slovenia ***** '
 

In this six-hour performance, the terrific acting duo Leja Jurišić & Marko Mandić addresses the eternal ideal in the performing arts, which doubles as the one great unsolvable political issue: what does it mean to be together and how should we be together? Set to a soundtrack that encompasses the entire history of music, from classical to pop, we witness an intense yet light-hearted show about two characters being together. The show is daring, funny, human, intelligent and political and never gets boring. A must-see in these individualistic times. Come and go as you please!


Interview with Leja Jurišić and Marko Mandić
"So I’d like to pass on this feeling: being together in the theatre transforms us. I’d like our show to change our perspective on everything around us. We challenge ourselves with new desires and new ideas for the future out there.“

Read the entire interview in the digital magazine van SPRING in Autumn.

Created by Leja Jurišić and Marko Mandić in cooperation with director Bojan Jablanovec and writer Semira Osmanagić
Performed by Leja Jurišič & Marko Mandić
Production manager: Žiga Predan
Made by/ Produced by: Pekinpah and Via Negativa
Co-producer: Kino Šiška
Tour manager: Žiga Predan
Technical director: Igor Remeta
Marketing & communication: Sara Horžen

 

Dates

31/10/2021 16:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€ 17 / € 14*

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe Zaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2021 

Info

Duration: 6 hours (durational performance, entry and re-entry is possible at all times). It is recommended to watch the whole performance, from the start.

Live written comment in Slovenian, with translation in English and Dutch

Accessible:

*online price, €2 addition at the Box Office

This performance is accessible with a COVID Certificate. Read more about this.

 
 

The Ecstatic

Jeremy Nedd & Impilo Mapantsula
 
' A virtuoso and high-energy combo of two dance styles '
 

The energetic dance form pantsula arose during the Apartheid era in South Africa. A new subculture quickly arose around the extremely fast footwork involved in this dance. Today, pantsula culture is still a visual presence, as reflected in clothing, language, music and outlook on life. In The Ecstatic Jeremy Nedd and the Impilo Mapantsula company intertwine pantsula dancing with the spiritual dance tradition of the praise break. Onstage, time seems to come to a standstill as six pantsula dancers reach a point of extasy in an explosion of energy.

Concept, Choreography: Jeremy Nedd & Impilo Mapantsula
Performance, Choreography: Kgotsofalang Moshe Mavundla, Tommy Tee Motsapi, Bonakele Mambotjie Masethi, Sicelo Malume ka Xaba, Sello Zilo Modiga, Vusi 2.2 Mdoyi
Light and Technic: Thomas Giger
Stage: Laura Knüsel
Music, Composition: Xzavier Stone & Modulaw
Audio design: Fabrizio Di Salvo
Head of production Switzerland & Touring: Ursula Haas, Pascal Moor
Head of production South Africa: Daniela Goeller
Dramaturgy: Anta Helena Recke
Production assistance: Kihako Narisawa, Lucas Del Rio Estevez
Outside Eye: Deborah Joyce Holman, Maximilian Hanisch
Co-production: Kaserne Basel, Arsenic Lausanne, Theater Tuchlaube Aarau
Supported by: Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council, Südkulturfonds, Migros Kulturprozent, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Jacqueline Spengler-Stiftung, Schweizer Interpretenstiftung, Wilhelm und Ida Hertner-Strasser Stiftung

 

Dates

29/10/2021 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

30/10/2021 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€ 17 / € 14*

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe Zaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2021 

Info

Duration: 70 min

Language no problem

Accessible:

*online price, €2 addition at the Box Office

This performance is accessible with a COVID Certificate. Read more about this.

After the performance there will be an artist talk: 10 minutes 10 questions.

 
 

Ensaio Para Uma Cartografia

Mónica Calle / Casa Conveniente e Zona Não Vigiada
 
' A spellbinding plea for imperfection and collectivity '
 

Resilience. Courage. Triumph. In this show created by the Portuguese theatre maker Mónica Calle we bear witness to the strength of women, to human strength and the power of imperfection. Twelve actresses – a cast that reflects the diversity of humankind and of womankind – attempt to execute classical dance routines and perform a complex symphony. Set to music such as Ravel’s Bolero they obsessively repeat their routines. Working hard, they begin to sweat profusely. Delicate, powerful and spellbindingly good.

Podcastseries SPRING in het diepe
After the first series of the podcast SPRING in het diepe (JUMP in the Deep), art journalist Luuk Heezen gives for the second time a digital, but very intimate exploration of the weird and wonderful ways of thinking of the artists featured at SPRING. Immerse yourself in their world.

Listen to the conversation with Monica Calle below and find the other podcasts here.

Director, performer: Mónica Calle
Assistant director: José Miguel Vitorino
Performers: (tbc)
Full cast: Sofia Vitória, Mónica Garnel, Mafalda Jara, Silvia Barbeiro, Lucília Raimundo, Eufrosina Makengo, Ana Água, Roxana Lugojan, Cleo Tavares, Maria Inês Roque, Miu Lapin, Inês Vaz, Sofia Dinger, Carolina Varela, Marta Félix, Joana de Verona, Brígida Sousa, Inês Pereira, Joana Campelo
Photography: Bruno Simão
Video: Marcelo Pereira
Light design: José Álvaro Pereira
Light technician: Renato Marinho
Sound design: Vasco Gomes
Production director: Sérgio Azevedo
Production: Casa Conveniente and Zona Não Vigiada
Co-production: Teatro Nacional D. Maria II
Partnership: Mise En Scene club

 

Dates

29/10/2021 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€ 26 / € 17*

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-Zaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2021 

Info

Duration: 120 min

Language no problem

Accessible:

*online price, €2 addition at the Box Office

This performance is accessible with a COVID Certificate. Read more about this.

 

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De artistieke routekaart van Mónica Calle Mónica Calle’s Roadmap

The map doesn’t really make sense until you set off on the road. In Portuguese theatre maker Mónica Calle’s case, this cliché became a reality when she abandoned her original roadmap during the...

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Wanaset Yodit

Laila Soliman
 
' Impressive stories in an intimate online coffee ceremony '
 

The Egyptian stage director Laila Soliman believes the power of theatre can help people process their traumatic experiences. Like Yodit Akbalat and Abir Omer, who fled from Sudan to seek refuge in Germany. In Wanaset Yodit the two friends share their stories with their audience, with cups of coffee to hand. Their deeply human journey will move you to more than tears alone – with Yodit’s sense of humour and her lust for life she is sure to make you laugh. Due to the corona situation, the show takes on a different form. Instead of taking place in a small live coffee ceremony, the two friends will now share their stories via an intimate video call. With the package you will receive you can prepare a coffee ceremony at home. To be able to connect with Abir and Yodit despite current restrictions makes the experience equally impressive. 

About:

Laila Soliman is an independent Egyptian theatre director and playwright, living and working in Cairo. She studied the American University in Cairo and obtained her MA in theater at Dasarts (AHK) in Amsterdam. Her work results from her interest in the state of change in the current socio-political climate and its influence on individuals, relationships and power structures. It draws on collective memories and personal stories to bridge the gap between official versions of events and intimate, individual experiences.

By and with Yodit Akbalat . Abir Omer Concept . Direction Laila Soliman Concept . Stage Design Moïra Gilliéron Concept . Sound design. Camera Nancy Mounir Video editing Ahmed Al Saaty Translation Kahlda Yagoob . Katherine Halls . Panthea Production Management  Franziska Schmidt Production produktionsDOCK Co-production Festival Theaterformen . Kaserne Basel . Theater Bremen Thanks to Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater Basel-Stadt und Basel-Land

 

Dates

27/05/2021 15:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

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Price

€12,50, inclusief pakket met ingrediënten voor de voorstelling en de bijbehorende verzendkosten. Deze wordt thuisbezorgd, vul dus je adresgegevens in!

Location

SPRING@home

Edition

SPRING 2021 

Info

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: The Netherlands

Language: English/Arabic with subtitles

Three days before the scheduled time and date on your ticket at the latest you will receive a small package that you will need for the performance. So make sure you fill out your address and mobile phone number when you order your ticket, in view of the time it costs for the package to arrive at your address (NL only).
There are no extra telephone costs involved in participating.

To make sure you'll get access to the programmes of SPRING@home, we ask for your phonenumber, e-mailaddress or postaddress. When necessary we share this information with the producer of the performance. These data will only be used for this purpose and will destroyed by us and the producer after the performance.

 
 

Body of Knowledge - At Home

Samara Hersch
 
' An invitation to join a conversation with teenagers on different continents '
 

Please note this performance is only available to people living in the Netherlands. The conversation will be in English.

How much closeness is possible between people who live far away from each other, who are separated by continents, cultures and generations? What happens when adults in Holland talk over the phone to teenagers in Australia and Singapore about vital and intimate topics such as sexuality, shame, sorrow, age, death and the future of the planet? And how does theatre work in the absence of physical presence?

Body of Knowledge - At Home is an invitation to engage in conversation, to participate in an exchange between far away bodies about things regarding the body. The phone line becomes the stage, the teenagers calling from their rooms in Australia and Singapore become the performers and the adults in the Netherlands – answering the calls from their home – the audience asked to respond to the teenagers’ burning questions. At the beginning and end of the performance, the participants meet on screen in a virtual foyer where they receive an introduction and can subsequently exchange their experiences.

About
The works of the Australian theatre maker Samara Hersch are at the interface between performance and social engagement. They touch on political and social taboos and raise issues that are usually hushed up. Body of Knowledge - At Home also deals with the dialogue between generations and the exchange of knowledge. And again, Samara Hersch works with amateurs. During workshops, the teenagers practised to find a language to express and discuss their ignorance, fears, desires and hopes with self-confidence. Their curiosity, vigour and straightforwardness are a gift to the audience, which has the power to shake convictions, shift perceptions and to reposition one’s own biography.

Lead Artist: Samara Hersch
Creative Technology: Fred Rodrigues, Nathan Fain
Artistic Associate : Cassandra Fumi
Dramaturgy: Maria Rößler
Production Support: Bec Reid

 

Dates

22/05/2021 12:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

23/05/2021 13:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

24/05/2021 12:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€12,50, inclusief pakket met ingrediënten voor de voorstelling en de bijbehorende verzendkosten. Deze wordt thuisbezorgd, vul dus je adresgegevens in!

Location

SPRING@home

Edition

SPRING 2021 

Info

Duration: 75 minutes

Language: English

Please note: The audience must have a phone with WhatsApp, a laptop with Zoom and both of these connected to good internet in a quiet space. We do not recommend multiple audience members joining from the same room, however the same house in different rooms is OK. There are no extra telephone costs involved in participating.

Please note that this performance can only be attended by people living in the Netherlands. The package with ingredients needed for the performance will be sent 72 hours beforehand (at the latest) to your address in the Netherlands so that you will receive it in time.

To make sure you'll get access to the programmes of SPRING@home, we ask for your phonenumber, e-mailaddress or postaddress. When necessary we share this information with the producer of the performance. These data will only be used for this purpose and will destroyed by us and the producer after the performance.

 
 

Allegedly

Mallika Taneja
 
' Dynamic, interactive online performance, taking place live from New Delhi, India '
 
Zoom with us and take part in this dynamic, interactive online performance, taking place live from New Delhi, India. Two lead characters and fifteen other actors come together to spark conversations with each other and their audience about sexual violence and justice. Using personal stories, experiences and musings, the piece asks questions about what ‘consent’ means and the language that is used to discuss sexual violence. Allegedly also opens up the contradictions, confusions and irregularities of our own behaviour. The audience members’ thoughts and decisions will also play a role in the direction the play takes, trying to ‘make sense of it all’. Or at least the closest we can get to!
 
About:
Theatre maker Mallika Taneja lives in Delhi walks with Women Walk at Midnigh, talks in Sex Chat Room, is interested in questions and conversations about mental health, gender, city, justice, trauma, healing and more. The piece was first commissioned by Zubaan, an independent feminist publishing house based in New Delhi, as part of their project ‘Stepping Stones’, that looked at sexual violence and impunity all over India. The piece has been performing in universities and other contexts in India since 2018. Now, Allegedly has been reshaped as a live interactive performance online.

Performed by:
Aditee Biswas & Mallika Taneja
with
Aman Mohammadi
Anahita Sarabhai
Anomita Sen
Bonita Rajpurohit
Dipali
Drishti Chawla
Gunjan Gupta
Hansa Thapliyal
Katyayini Pant
Ritika Singh
Rituparna Pal
Shweta Pasricha
Tanima
Thinley Chodon
Design and Direction: Mallika Taneja

Production Manager: Meghna Singh Bhadauria
Executive Producer: Khoya Paya
Scripting Associate: Rajesh Nirmal with Meghna Singh Bhadauria
Music: Samar Grewal
Project Advisor - Hansa Thapliyal
Legal Advisor: Mini Saxena, The Consent Project

 

Dates

25/05/2021 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

12,50

Location

SPRING@home - ZOOM

Edition

SPRING 2021 

Info

Duration: 90 minutes

Language: English

Location: Zoom

After purchasing your ticket we will send you a unique, secure Zoom-link by e-mail. Twenty minutes before the performance starts you can log in. We will send you a short instruction in case you are not familiar with using Zoom.

You can buy a ticket up to 15 minutes before the start of the show.

Voor voorstellingen in het SPRING@home programma vragen we je om meer gegevens zoals telefoonnummer, e-mailadres en/of adres. Waar het nodig is om de voorstelling mogelijk te maken delen we deze gegevens met de producent van de voorstelling. De gegevens worden alleen voor dit doel gebruikt en na de voorstelling vernietigd door ons en de producent.

 
 

A THOUSAND WAYS (Part One): A Phone Call

600 Highwaymen
 
' An unique, unexpected encounter with a stranger '
 

Please note, this experience is for native Dutch speakers only!

Someone is on the line. You don’t know their name, and you still won’t when the hour is over. But through this exchange – as you both follow a thread of questions, instructions and clues by an unknown voice – a portrait of your partner will emerge through fleeting moments of exposure. Will you take this challenge?

In our SPRING@home programme we present part one of A Thousand Ways, an enthralling, imaginative and social experiment that delivers you from isolation to congregation, strangeness and kinship. This encounter is designed around social distancing rules to meet participants where they are and when they are.

A Thousand Ways is presented in cooperation with Noorderzon. SPRING presents part one of this series, Noorderzon Part Two: An Encounter this summer. We highly recommend you to participate in part two. Each part will give you the opportunity to experience a new encounter with a stranger.

About
Since 2009, 600 HIGHWAYMEN (Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone) have been making live art that exists at the intersection of theater, dance, contemporary performance, and civic encounter. Though the processes are varied, each project revolves around the same curiosity: what occurs in the live encounter between people. 600 HIGHWAYMEN has been called the “the standard-bearers of contemporary theater-making” by Le Monde, and “one of New York’s best nontraditional theater companies” by The New Yorker. They have received many international awards and commissions in Europe as well as the US.

Written & created by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone

Executive Producer: Thomas O. Kriegsmann / ArKtype
Line Producer: Cynthia J. Tong
Dramaturg & Project Design: Andrew Kircher
Part One: A Phone Call Sound Design: Stanley Mathabane
Dutch translation: Merel Eigenhuis.

This production was commissioned by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, Stanford Live at Stanford University, Festival Theaterformen, and The Public Theater, and was originally commissioned and co-conceived by Temple Contemporary at Temple University. Part One: A Phone Call was developed in partnership with On the Boards production and technical teams.

Original support for the production was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.

Photo: Maria Baranova (@photo_by_baranova)
Illustrations: Cass Sachs-Michaels (@ok.cass)

 

Dates

20/05/2021 14:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

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Price

€ 12,50

Location

SPRING@home

Edition

SPRING 2021 

Info

Language: Dutch, this experience is for native Dutch speakers only!

FAQ:

This experience cannot take place without you
This is an experience for two people – just you and another ticket holder. The other person is counting on your attendance. If you do not attend, the experience cannot take place.

How does it work?
After a standard confirmation of your ticket we will send you an e-mail asking for the information we need and with further instructions and shortly after. 24 hours before the scheduled performance time, we will send you a phone number to call and your personal entry and security codes. Please call this number at your scheduled performance time. No extra telephone costs are involved.

Can I attend the experience with another member of my household?
This ticket is for one person only. Members of the same household must have their own ticket and separate devices to join the event.

Where should I call from?
Your place of current residence, in a quiet indoor space with a strong telephone signal, and by yourself.

What kind of phone do I need?
Any phone will work. All that matters is that it’s charged, cordless, and gets good reception.

Can I use headphones or speakerphone?
Corded headphones are fine. Bluetooth/wireless headphones are not recommended. Please do not use speakerphone.

I’m calling from another country, what should I do?
Please note that this experience is for Dutch native speakers only. Please reach out to the box office (kassa@springutrecht.nl) if you have any questions.

What else do I need to know?
Make sure you make your call on time! Due to the intimate nature of this experience, we cannot accommodate late arrivals.

To make sure you'll get access to the programmes of SPRING@home, we ask for your phonenumber, e-mailaddress or postaddress. When necessary we share this information with the producer of the performance. These data will only be used for this purpose and will destroyed by us and the producer after the performance.

 
 

In Other Words

Ingrid Berger Myhre
 
' Playful and poetic performance about language and dance '
 

Is dance a language? And if it is, how does it speak? In Other Words is a show about the shared characteristics of dance and language. The stage is an empty page that gives rise to a physical language with a grammar and sentence structure of its own. What does it mean to read dance? For, if we aren’t looking for meaning, how do we see this show?

With great skill and charm, Ingrid Berger Myhre places dance in perspective. She continues her inquisitive game with language, with all the possibilities it offers and its shortcomings, in this unpretentious show with humorous overtones.

Choreography: Ingrid Berger Myhre in collaboration with Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld, Chloe Chignell and Thomas Bîrzan
Performed by Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld, Chloe Chignell, Thomas Bîrzan and Ingrid Berger Myhre
In conversation with Bojana Cvejić
Sound design: Lasse Passage
Light design: Dominique Pollet 
Scenography: Edwin Kolpa
Funded by: Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde
Co-production: BUDA Kortrijk (BE), Black Box Teater (NO), MDT Stockholm (SE), Regional Arena for Samtidsdans (NO), Dansateliers Rotterdam (NL)
Supported by: P.A.R.T.S. Research Studios ’17-’18.

 

Dates

21/05/2021 20:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

22/05/2021 20:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€ 17 / € 14

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe zaal

Edition

SPRING 2021 

Info

Duration: 60 Minutes

Language: English

Accessibility:

For more information about our corona measures see springutrecht.nl/corona

SPRING will be an official test event. Read here all about this.

 

& more

Blog over In Other Words

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Autoplay

Moritz Ostruschnjak
 
' A fantastic dance mash-up from 1000 different sources '
 

In AUTOPLAY, the copy & paste button becomes the leitmotif. Every movement, every sound, every image is an "objet trouvé" taken from the World Wide Web. From contemporary choreography to the Harlem Shake, from the video game Fortnite to shampoo commercials, from the selfie style on Instagram to the globally marketed pose of Michelangelo's David – everything is recombined, reorganized and intermixed. Choreographer Moritz Ostruschnjak sends you off into a space of hyperlinks that amalgamate into an image of (digital) existence in the 21st century where utopia, consumer terror, subculture and populism are always just one click away from each other.

A production by: Moritz Ostruschnjak.
Supported by: the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich and the BLZT, Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance with funding from the Bavarian State Ministry
for Science and Arts. 
Realised by:
a residency of the Theater Freiburg.
The artist is supported by: Grand Luxe network 2019/20 an is a member of Tanztendenz München e. V.

 

Dates

24/05/2021 20:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

25/05/2021 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€ 17 / € 14

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe zaal

Edition

SPRING 2021 

Info

Duration: 70 Minutes

Language no problem

Accessibility:

please note: contains strobe light, hard sound and smoke

SPRING will be an official test event this year. Read here all about this.

For more information about our corona measures see springutrecht.nl/corona

 

& more

Blog over Autoplay

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Guided Choreography for the Living and the Dead

Faye Driscoll
 
' “Shape[s] a choreography for a moment that demands rethinking the stakes of human contact at both the molecular and the systemic level.” —Miriam Felton-Dansky '
 

States of longing and desire. This is what Faye Driscoll’s voice conjures up in this intimate guided
meditation in a the four parts of this series of audio works. Each of the works in the series offers a
distinct set of directions, akin to those she might give to a performer on stage. First presented to
audiences live in a theater as a collective experience and as part of her solo exhibition Come On In at
Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the series of four audio works can now also be listened to at
home. As she takes listeners and participants on a journey that reflects upon power and presence,
yearning and absence, Driscoll invites you to reconceive your body and its limits in these audio
experiences that lead you into a private dance.


About:
Faye Driscoll is a performance maker and artist who has been hailed as a ‘startlingly original talent’
(The New York Times) and whose most recent exhibition was celebrated as ‘experiential training in
how to inhabit this unbearable new world’ by theatre critic Miriam Felton-Dansky. She has received
many prestigious awards, including the United States Artist Fellowship and the Guggenheim
Fellowship. Her work has been presented nationally at a.o. Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MCA in
Chicago and at international festivals like La Biennale di Venezia and Tanz im August Berlin . Driscoll
also choreographs for plays and films.

Created and Performed by Faye Driscoll
Audio Engineering by Duncan Woodbury
Production and Management by George Lugg
 

Dates

25/05/2021 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

12,50

Location

SPRING@home

Edition

SPRING 2021 

Info

Duration: five till ten minutes

Language: English

After purchasing your ticket from May 25 during the SPRING festival we will send a new link to you daily for four days at 8am. We will send this to the same e-mail address you purchased your ticket with. Each link is valid for 48 hours, after which it will expire.

The Tickets Sales close on Monday, 24 May on 8 PM.

To make sure you'll get access to the programmes of SPRING@home, we ask for your phonenumber, e-mailaddress or postaddress. When necessary we share this information with the producer of the performance. These data will only be used for this purpose and will destroyed by us and the producer after the performance.

 
 

R for Resonance

Ho Tzu Nyen
 
' Wonderfull VR-installation on South-East Asia '
 

SPRING will be an official test event this year. Read here all about this.

Embraced by the warm sounds of a gong, you become part of a visual storm of objects in this word 3D-installation. The Singaporean artist Ho Tzu Nyen wonders what unites Southeast Asia, a region that was never unified by language, religion or political power. He is working on the Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia, a glossary of terms that brings the region together in strange and unexpected ways. The R represents resonance. The accompanying installation tells the story of the gong. An instrument that resonates throughout Southeast Asia’s 3000-year history.

Concept: Ho Tzu Nyen

From ‘Critical Dictionary of South East Asia’, 2012– ongoing

Installation with VR 360-degree video, ambisonic sound through headphones, single-channel HD video projection, 5-channel sound, dimensions variable.

Production manager: Yap Seok Hui

Tour manager: Yap Seok Hui

Technical director: Andy Lim

Marketing & communication: Ella Liao

Co-producer: Sharjah Art Foundation, Rockbund Art Museum Shanghai and Edouard Malingue Gallery

Thanks to: The Artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery

 

Dates

26/05/2021 12:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

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Price

Pay-as-you-like

Location

Theater Kikker, Kleine Zaal

Edition

SPRING 2021 

Info

Duration: 15 Minutes

Language No Problem

Accessibility:

SPRING will be an official test event this year. Read here all about this.

For more information about our corona measures see springutrecht.nl/corona

 
 

land[e]scapes 4 – redistribution of wealth by nature [working title]

Jan Fedinger / Standplaats Utrecht
 
' Experience an hallucinating trip '
 

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There is no-one on stage. Suspended above the empty floorboards, there is nothing but a coloured cloud. You are sitting inside a special space where your mind is free to roam. A space where we are not distracted by the everyday, but where we can dream reality.

land[e]scapes 4 is part of a series of art works made by visual artist Jan Fedinger about the relationship between mankind and nature. In this work Fedinger asks what we consider to be wealth. What is the nature of wealth? And where can we find wealth in our surroundings, in nature?

A performance by: Jan Fedinger / studio Jan Fedinger

Dramaturgy: Christina Flick

Sound-dramaturgy: David Kiers

Produced by: Standplaats Utrecht

Thanks to: Gaudeamus festival Utrecht, BUDA Kortrijk, Centre Choréographique National de Caen en Normandie, Stamsund internasjonale Teaterfestival

 

Dates

28/05/2021 19:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

29/05/2021 16:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€ 17 / € 14

Location

Het Huis, Theaterzaal

Edition

SPRING 2021 

Info

Duration: 50 Minutes

Language no problem

Accessibility:

Please note: contains smoke

SPRING will be an official test event this year. Read here all about this.

For more information about our corona measures see springutrecht.nl/corona

 
 

Fionde

Chiara Bersani
 
' Become the leading character in this poetic premiere in your own living room '
 

Please note that packages can only be sent to addresses in the Netherlands

The premiere of the performance Fionde will take place in your own living room! Everything you need is in this package that you will receive by post. With the poetic script, the musical score and several objects it contains, you will get to perform yourself at home and you and your housemates become the leading characters. In a time where celebrations are hardly possible and with limited options to commemorate key moments in life, the creators of this work of art composed a kit for you to find ways to adapt to these new circumstances. With the ingredients you can generate and manipulate your own private environment. Unpack, read the directions and discover new rituals to process emotions, memories and experiences.

About
Chiara Bersani
is an Italian performing artist and choreographer whose work in theatre and contemporary dance explores the politics of the body and how the images we create interact with society’s narratives. As an activist Chiara works on the inclusivity of disabled artists in the performing arts scene. Ilaria Lemmo — is a composer and sound researcher in the field of electronic and experimental music, also a sound designer working for theater and audiovisual arts. She’s currently attending a master degree in Electronic Music Composition at the Conservatory of Turin.

words: Chiara Bersani.
sounds: Ilaria Lemmo.
dramaturgical advice: Giulia Traversi and Marco D’Agostin .
vibration research: Federico Primavera and Attila Farvelli.
desert Stories: Marta Montanini and Francesco Cerza.
sounds advice: Edoardo Bonavires
special thanks to our first performers: Silvia Calderoni, Attila Faravelli, Elena Griggio, Viola Lo Moro, Enrico Malatesta, Irene Pessino and Silvia Jill Léa Curreli
produced by: Samara Editions & Black Box teater
with the support of: Kone Foundation and The Finnish Cultural Foundation

 

Dates

29/05/2021 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€ 12,50 inclusief verzendkosten

Location

SPRING@home

Edition

SPRING 2021 

Info

In order to receive the box with the home performance we need your address details (NL only!). So don’t forget to fill this out when you order your ticket. We will send the package two days before the festival starts at the latest so that you become part of SPRING at home. You can order this performance until 29 May.

When you receive your box we suggest to first read the instructions before you start.

To make sure you'll get access to the programmes of SPRING@home, we ask for your phonenumber, e-mailaddress or postaddress. When necessary we share this information with the producer of the performance. These data will only be used for this purpose and will destroyed by us and the producer after the performance.

 
 

Cosmic A*

Charlie Prince
 
' A charismatic duet between a dancer and a drummer about Arab Identity.  '
 

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Beirut 2020: site of demonstrations, revolts and devastating explosions. The Lebanese artist Charlie Prince now lives in Europe, but in his body he still feels the vibrations of his homeland. A country that moves back and forth between its potential and its tragedy. Is he feeling the truth or is it just projection? In search of new stories, he looks at the body as an archaeological site and thereby exposes new rituals and myths. The charismatic performer Prince creates a dance solo about limitless freedom of choice in how you show yourself to the world and to which place you connect. He will be joined on stage by Joss Turnbull, who combines traditional percussion with electronic soundscapes.

Cosmic A*
Choreography & Performance : Charlie Prince
Live Music: Joss Turnbull
with the voices of: Mouneer Saeed, Mustafa Said
Dramaturgy: Erin Hill
Light Design : Manon Bongeot
Assistant to Light Design: Thierry Meyer
Costume: Dala Eido
Coproduction : Charleroi Danse (BE) Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationale Seine-Saint-Denis (FR) VIADANSE Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort (FR), Omar Rajeh - Maqamat (LB),   Tanz! Heilbronn (DE)

 

Dates

28/05/2021 19:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

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Price

€ 17 / € 14

Location

Theater Kikker, Grote Zaal

Edition

SPRING 2021 

Info

Duration: 45 Minutes

Language No Problem

Accessibility:

Please note: contains strobe light

SPRING will be an official test event this year. Read here all about this.

For more information about our corona measures see springutrecht.nl/corona

 
 

The Village Utrecht (2021)

Nieuwe Helden
 
' Join the brainstorm about the city of the future '
 

During SPRING, Stichting Nieuwe Helden will be conducting a research as part of the development phase for The Village Utrecht, a large-scale citywide project to celebrate 9th centenary of the city of Utrecht’s charter. In The Village, visitors take centre stage in a journey across the fastest growing city in the Netherlands. An app provides an itinerary that takes them along a series of shows and art works dotted around the city in an alternative take on an introduction to Utrecht. The app offers questions about the future city: what will your living arrangements be? Who will you be living with? What role does the city have for you?

Stichting Nieuwe Helden is planning two afternoons to discuss these themes with visitors. There will be inspiring performances and local guests who will share their opinions. The insights gathered here will form part of the creative process for The Village Utrecht. Grab a chair and join the brainstorm about your city of the future.

 

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Location

Stadschouwburg Utrecht

Edition

SPRING 2021 

Info

Duration: 75 - 90 Minutes

Language: Dutch

Admission free. Registration is required and possible from end of April.

 
 

The History of Korean Western Theatre

Jaha Koo / Campo
 
' Documentary theatre about fighting for your own cultural identity '
 

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During the celebrations for 100 years of Korean theatre, the South Korean theatre maker Jaha Koo realised there is no real Korean stage tradition. What is considered theatre in Korea, is largely drawn from the Western theatre canons. Why is this? What makes South Koreans so proud of the Westernized interpretation of their theatre? The History of Korean Western Theatre is an intelligent piece of documentary theatre, a tapestry of interwoven historical, political, sociological and personal stories. With a unique starring role for the electronic soundtrack that Koo composed himself.

By & with: Jaha Koo
Production: CAMPO
Co-produced by: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Münchner Kammerspiele, Frascati Producties, Veem House for Performance, SPRING performing arts festival Utrecht, Zürcher Theaterspektakel, Black Box teater (Oslo), International Summer Festival Kampnagel, Tanzquartier Wien & wpZimmer 
With the support of: Beursschouwburg

 

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Price

€ 17 / € 14

Location

Theater Kikker, Grote zaal

Edition

SPRING 2021 

Info

Duration: 75 Minutes

Korean and English spoken, Dutch and English surtitled

Accessibility:

Please note: contains strobe light, hard sound and smoke

SPRING will be an official test event this year. Read here all about this.

For more information about our corona measures see springutrecht.nl/corona

 
 

Cow is a Cow is a Cow

Abhishek Thapar / Standplaats Utrecht
 
' A storytelling performance on the booming economy of the export of the holy cow '
 

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While enjoying freshly cooked biryani, Thapar takes you through the brand launch of cows-based products. Has the time come for the export of the holy cow? Cow is a Cow is a Cow is a storytelling performance, dinner, documentary and political satire all rolled into one. An unfathomable domestic cow chase located within the web of religion and rationality, violence and economy, historical narratives and future speculations.

Concept, text, performance: Abhishek Thapar
All Visual Design: Himanshi Parmar
Text Editor & Advisor: Divya Nadkarni
Dramaturgical Advice: Maria Roessler
Food: Rinku Kalsy
Video Editing: Rinku Kalsy, Abhishek Thapar
Music: Irene Sorozabal Moreno
Technical Operation: Alex Thinius
Co-Produced Support: Standplaats Utrecht

 

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Price

€ 17 / € 14

Location

Stadsschouwburg, Blauwe zaal

Edition

SPRING 2021 

Info

Duration: 90 Minutes, including diner

Language: English

Accessibility:

SPRING will be an official test event this year. Read here all about this.

For more information about our corona measures see springutrecht.nl/corona

 
 

TANZ

Florentina Holzinger
 
' "TANZ is Florentina Holzingers masterpiece" – Der Standard '
 

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Florentina Holzinger’s work straddles the line between performance art, choreography, ritual and stunt show. She is best known for her overwhelming and raw brand of total theatre that links art and dance history with pop culture and entertainment.

TANZ is a study of the female body as a special effects machine. The show starts with a ballet class led by a famous retired ballerina Beatrice Schönherr. The dancers are undergoing a rigorous training in "action ballet". We witness their transformation from ballerinas to stunt women, from plié to piercing and from dancers to witches on broomsticks. It is a search for perfection in a world on the run and turns the raw into the sublime.

Concept, performance, choreography: Florentina Holzinger

Performance by and with: Renée Copraij, Beatrice Cordua, Evelyn Frantti, Lucifire, Annina Machaz, Netti Nüganen, Suzn Pasyon, Laura Stokes, Veronica Thompson, Lydia Darling

Video design, Live camera: Josefin Arnell

Sound design, Live sound: Stefan Schneider

Light design, Technical director: Anne Meeussen

Stage design: Nikola Knezevic

Stage assistant: Camilla Smolders

Technical assistant: Koen Vanneste

Dramaturgy: Renée Copraij, Sara Ostertag

Coaching: Ghani Minne, Dave Tusk

Music coach: Almut Lustig

Outside eye: Michele Rizzo, Fernando Belfiore

Theory, research: Anna Leon

Costume advisor, tailor: Mael Blau

Prosthetic, mask: Students of Wigs, Make-up and Special Make-up Effects for Stage and Screen, Theaterakademie August Everding (Munich), Marianne Meinl

Stunt support: Haeger Stunt & Wireworks

Stunt instructors: Stunt Cloud GmbH (Leo Plank, Phong Giang, Sandra Barger)

Management: Something Great (Berlin) & DANSCO (Amsterdam)

International distribution: Something Great (Berlin)

Executiveproduction: Laura Andreß

Financial administration: Julia Haas/SMART (Vienna)

A coproduction by: Spirit and Tanzquartier Wien, Spring Festival (Utrecht), Theatre Rotterdam, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Arsenic (Lausanne), Münchner Kammerspiele, Take Me Somewhere Festival (Glasgow), Beursschouwburg (Brussels), deSingel (Antwerp), Sophiensaele (Berlin), Frascati Productions (Amsterdam), Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster), asphalt Festival (Düsseldorf)

Supported by: O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), Fondation LUMA (Arles) and De Châtel Award (NL)

Thanks to: CAMPO Gent, ImPulsTanz, Eva Beresin, Stefanie Leitner, Tanz-Archiv MUK Wien, Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industries, Mochi Catering (Vienna), Andres Stirn

Funded by: Cultural Department of the City of Vienna, Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria and Performing Arts Fund NL

 

Dates

28/05/2021 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

29/05/2021 20:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€ 26 / € 17

Location

Stadsschouwburg, DE-Zaal

Edition

SPRING 2021 

Info

Duration: 120 Minutes

Language No Problem

Accessibility:

 

Please note: contains strobe light, hard sound and smoke

SPRING will be an official test event this year. Read here all about this.

For more information about our corona measures see springutrecht.nl/corona

 
 

BLOOS de mannen

Marte Boneschansker
 
' Lichamelijk, sensueel en open: een theatrale ervaring zonder gêne '
 

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Tough men. Sweet men. Horny men. Crying men. Dancing men. Angry men. Brooding men. Frightened men. Caring men. Laughing men. Blushing men. All men.   

For BLOOS de mannen, Marte Boneschansker had conversations with men aged between 10 and 100. They talked to her about intimacy, sensuality and desire. How do men define their manhood? When do they love their bodies, and who are they beyond their physical self? Lying inside your own personal cocoon you listen to their titillating stories. Each cocoon takes you along inside the mysterious realm of another man’s private emotions. The cocoon moves, turns and vibrates: in BLOOS de mannen you surrender to a sensuous, sensory experience.

In 2018 Marte made BLOOS: an audio performance in bed about intimacy from a female perspective. BLOOS de mannen is the long-awaited sequel.

Concept: Marte Boneschansker

Scenography: Geartsje van der Zee 
Performance: Marley Braaf, Nick Deroo, Levi Middendorp, Reno van Rijsewijk, Anton van der Sluis, Adhadi Achref, Simon Kleinhesselink, Perry Gits 
With text from: Carlos Drummond de Andrade 
Music: Matthìas Sigurðsson 
Sound Design: Dennis Slot 
Mixage: Arno Peeters 
Assistant Director: Nina-Elisa Euson 
Scenography Assistant: Katrijn Westland 
Interview Assistant: Vincent Brons
Dramaturgy: Katharina Smets
Coupeuse: Syl van Duyn 
Graphic Design: Zuzanna Loch 
Beeld: Martin Sweers 
Production: Angela van Kalsbeek 
Publicity: WildChild Agency 
Business leader: Koosje Laan 

Thanks to: alle mannen die ik sprak, Damani Leidsman, Theater Malpertuis. Hannegijs Jonker

 

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Price

€ 12,50

Location

De LiK

Edition

SPRING 2021 

Info

Duration: 45 Minutes

Language: Dutch

Accessibility:

One of the stories mentions transgressive sexual behaviour. If you do not want to be confronted with this, please let us know beforehand so we can place you with another story. Please send us an email at kassa@springutrecht.nl

One of the stories is English. If you're interested in this experience, please contact us at kassa@springutrecht.nl. The story is being told each day at the following timeslots: 14:10 | 14:45 | 15:20 | 16:00 | 16:35 | 17:10.

Specific corona measures: because it is necessary during this performance that the audience is within 1.5 meters of each other, measures have been taken to visit this performance safely. In a few stories some touching can take place; the performer will take the necessary precautions and will keep as much distance as possible. Touching will only happen after consultation with the visitor.

SPRING will be an official test event this year. Read here all about this.

For more information about our corona measures see springutrecht.nl/corona

 
 

Broeders verheft u ter vrijheid

Studio Dries Verhoeven
 
' A visual requiem for human labour. '
 

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What purpose do our labouring bodies serve these days? Asparagus growers replace their Dutch labour force with labour people from Eastern Europe. Tech giants employ algorithms to find the biggest possible profit margins 24/7. Jobs are taken over by robots and various forms of AI. Do we still serve any purpose? Will there be a revival of the labour movement, or is the best thing for us to accept the inevitable computerisation?

In his latest work, Dries Verhoeven shows us humans as stowaways inside an enormous distribution centre. Working with Bulgarian performers with experience as labour migrants 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.

The performers will stay at art institute West Den Haag (The Hague) where an exhibition will be presented regarding this work from May 26. The exhibition includes a documentary about the realization of this work in Sofia, Bulgaria, and video portraits that give an insight into the thinking of the performers.

concept: Dries Verhoeven
production: Studio Dries Verhoeven
dramaturgy: Hella Godee & Miguel Melgares
AGV robotics: Tom Dalhuisen
programmer robotarms: Casper Wortmann
programmer systems control: Sylvain Vriens
sound design: Peer Thielen
intern technical production: Titus Duitshof
casting & production: Sofia, Bulgarije Christian Bakalov
video: Wouter van Elderen

cast: Irina Angelova, Rilka Charovna, Boryana Dzhivdzhan, Petyo Gyudyulev, Blagovest Ilchevski, Kalin Kupenov, Miroslav Mihov, Valentina Panova, Valentin Stankov, Antonia Tochka

photo: Stephen Wilkes

Broeders verheft u ter vrijheid is made possible with the support of Fonds Podiumkunsten, Gemeente Utrecht, Fonds 21, Cultuur Innovatiefonds Provincie Utrecht and BankGiro Loterij Fonds.

 

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Price

€ 17 / € 14 / €12,50

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-zaal

Edition

SPRING 2021 

Info

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SPRING will be an official test event this year. Read here all about this.

For more information about our corona measures see springutrecht.nl/corona

 
 

Motus Mori: meeting the archive

Katja Heitmann
 
' “Een van de meest indrukwekkende tentoonstellingen die ik ooit heb bezocht” - Tubelight '
 

SPRING will be an official test event this year. Read here all about this.

Meet your fellow humans through the body of a dancer. With Motus Mori, choreographer Katja Heitmann is compiling an archive of human movement. More than 700 people have donated their movements to it. A stooped back that wants to straighten, a wink by way of a greeting, a nervous index finger twisting a lock of hair, a sudden shake of the head during a laugh; all of these personal, everyday movements that are stored away inside a dancer’s body. Especially for SPRING, Heitmann and her dancers are going in search of the personal encounter within the archive.

A dancer will conduct a ‘movement-interview’ with you to find out what constitutes your personal motor skills. Next, the dancer presents you with a ‘movement portrait’ in which you will meet your fellow humans; the dancer indexes your movement and connects it to others inside the archive. A unique one-on-one experience, especially in these times when our physical encounters with other people are few and far between.

choreography & concept: Katja Heitmann
music & production: Sander van der Schaaf
artistic assistence: Moene Roovers
movement coach: Wies Berkhout
artistic advice: Christina Flick, Ingrid de Rond, Liesbeth Groot Nibbelink
video & photography; Hanneke Wetzer
performer-team; Wies Berkhout, Lea Christensen, Rebecca Collins, Eleni Ploumi, Ornella Prieto, Karolien Wauters, Manou Koreman, Julia Drittij (intern)
with thanks to: Merle Schiebergen, Anne Roeper, Leanne Hekkert, Dorothea Mende, Rachel Rijsdijk, Cynthia Verpoorten, Myrthe Marchal, Ines Pona

co-production: tanzhaus nrw (DE), Marres house for contemporary culture (NL), STRP Festival for art and technology (NL), DansBrabant (NL)

partners: SPRING Performing Arts Festival (NL), Theaterfestival Boulevard (NL), December Dance Brugge (BE), CaDance/ Korzo (NL), Theater De Nieuwe Vorst (NL)

supported by: Fonds Podiumkunsten, Provincie Noord Brabant, Gemeente Tilburg, Grensverleggers-De Buren, Bündins Internationaler Produktionshäuser, Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Stichting Dioraphte