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Mount Average

Julian Hetzel / CAMPO / Standplaats Utrecht
Netherlands/Belgium
 

It is hardly surprising that in reviews, Julian Hetzel is sometimes called a ‘professional provocateur’. In earlier work he placed rubble from Syrian bombsites on display and sold bars of soap made from human fat. The theatre maker/visual artist aims to evoke associations and emotions in response to political and moral issues. It is Hetzel’s way of shaking up our outlook on the world. But his shows are very funny, too.

During the performative journey Mount Average, Julian Hetzel takes us on a factory visit that confronts us with our own ideologies. This time, the theatre maker grinds statues of rulers, dictators and tyrants to dust to give them meaningful new meaning. Mount Average questions acquired rights, traditions, privileges and wealth, ideologies and totalitarian ideas, aspects that every (post-colonial) society carries with it. In this industrial environment, the clash between the static past and the fluid present creates a productive friction that stirs up a lot of controversy.

Pre-sale starts Thursday, Nov 26 at 12:00PM (only available to people who previously had a ticket for Mount Average). Regular sale starts Monday, Nov 30 at 12:00.

By: Julian Hetzel
With: Kristien De Proost, Pitcho Womba Konga & Jana De Kockere
Dramaturge: Miguel Angel Melgares
Artistic advice: Sodja Lotker
Assistant scenographer: Pleun Verhees
Technique: Piet Depoortere, Jannes Dierynck & Anne Meeussen
Production: CAMPO Gent (BE) i.s.m. Ism & Heit Utrecht (NL) 
Coproduction: Frascati Amsterdam, Standplaats Utrecht, SPRING, Schauspiel Leipzig (DE)
With support by: Fonds Podiumkunsten NL, Fonds 21, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, We Are Public, Kickstart Cultuurfonds, Vlaamse Gemeenschap & Stad Gent

 

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Price

€17,- / €14,- / €10,-

Location

Het Huis Utrecht, Theaterzaal

Edition

SPRING nov/dec 

Info

Duration: 70 minutes

Language: Dutch and English

Maximum capacity per slot is 4 persons

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

Pre-sale starts Thursday, Nov 26 at 12:00PM (only available to people who previously had a ticket for Mount Average). Regular sale starts Monday, Nov 30 at 12:00.

 

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Spectrum

Schweigman&
Netherlands
 

The performative light installation Spectrum by Schweigman& washes you in colour, from red to blue. Working with designer and visual artist Cocky Eek, light artist Matthijs Munnik, and composer Yannis Kyriakides, Boukje Schweigman has created a unique immersive experience that needs no performers. With its continuous stream of stimuli and information, this world seems to make us lose touch with what may be our main compass: the body. Spectrum restores the connection by sharpening all the senses. You’ll return to everyday life seeing the world with fresh eyes.

 

Concept en director: Boukje Schweigman  
Concept en design: Cocky Eek 
Concept en light design: Matthijs Munnik 
Sound design: Yannis Kyriakides 
Construction: Merijn Versnel, Hein Drost en Guido Bevers 
Technical production: Jurr van Diggele             
Production: Yola Parie 
Technician: Marco Steenks 
Assistant director: Anemone Oostvriesland  
Business leader: Rachel Feuchtwang 
Head of production: Puck Mathot  
Publicity and marketing: Lonneke Laurant 
Assistant business: Sanne Olijerhoek  

 

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Price

€17,- / €14,- / €10,-

Location

Loods (Locomotiefstraat 8)

Edition

SPRING nov/dec 

Info

Duration: 60 minutes

Please note: not suitable for people with reduced mobility, severe back and neck complaints or serious balance problems. 

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. For example, mouth masks are provided and plexiglass is placed. The installation is in a large empty shed, with adequate ventilation.

Route & location: Public transportation: From station Utrecht Zuilen, it is a 10 minute walk to Locomotiefstraat 8. Private transportation: Park your vehicle just outside the gate of the site and walk 2 minutes from there to the entrance of the Loods. There are no toilet facilities at this location.

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

 

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Overweldigend lichttheater. Over de voorstelling Spectrum Overweldigend lichttheater. Over de voorstelling Spectrum

Floris van den Berg liet zijn gedachten dwalen tijdens Spectrum van Schweigman&. 

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Machine Made Silence (book presentation) (cancelled)

Kris Verdonck, Kristof van Baarle
Belgium
 

We regret to inform you that this book presentation has been cancelled.

Machine Made Silence. The Art of Kris Verdonck brings together an array of essays written by leading scholars in the field of theatre and performance studies and a series of interviews, performance texts, notes on particular works, as well as an extensive overview of Verdonck’s oeuvre. Rich in images, the book also includes drawings and sketches, opening up the creative process. The question that fueled this book is that of how to make work today. How can we characterize ‘today’ and how can art relate to that? Looking at the work of Kris Verdonck, tensions come to the fore between humans and machines, between life and death, between the now and the end, between visual arts and performing arts, between something and nothing.

With Kris Verdonck himself and Kristof van Baarle (dramaturge, researcher)

Machine Made Silence. The Art of Kris Verdonck
Edited by Peter Eckersall and Kristof van Baarle
With a preface by Guy Gypens and texts by Maaike Bleeker, Andy Lavender, Charlotte De Somviele, Peter Eckersall, Edward Scheer, Tawny Andersen, a.o.
Performance Research Books, Aberystwyth, UK 204 p. - 49 color images

 

Dates

08/11/2020 13:30 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

08/11/2020 15:30 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

Price

Gratis toegang / Free entrance

Location

De LiK, De Kerk

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Free entrance

Language: English

Projects by Kris Verdonck at SPRING in Autumn XXXL: EXIT, BRASS, MASS #2, IN

 

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Messages from quarantine (cancelled)

Tim Etchells, Christiane Jatahy e.a.
Various
 
The stricter corona measures by the national government and the RIVM that have been in effect since 14 October have an influence on the program of SPRING in Autumn XXXL. We regret to inform you that the exposition Messages from Quarantine has been cancelled. 

Last May, SPRING asked (former) festival artists what they want to tell the world in this corona era. We showed these “Messages from quarantine” on posters and digital screens in the city of Utrecht to offer inspiration, hope and reflection to all of us. During SPRING in Autumn, the messages can be seen in Stadsschouwburg Utrecht during SPRING in Autumn.

 

Dates

28/10/2020

29/10/2020

30/10/2020

31/10/2020

Price

Gratis toegang / Free entrance

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Hekmanfoyer en Escherfoyer

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

The stricter corona measures by the national government and the RIVM that have been in effect since 14 October have an influence on the program of SPRING in Autumn XXXL. We regret to inform you that this exposition has been cancelled. 

 

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Berichten vanuit quarantaine Messages from quarantine

A poster series offering hope, reflection and inspiration to all of us.

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BRASS (cancelled)

Kris Verdonck
Belgium
 

We regret to inform you that this installation has been cancelled

. The rotating movements intermittently cause the tones to come together, to then diverge again. But while this orchestra may be completely devoid of humans, it does have human characteristics. There’s breathing, blowing, rehearsing and warming up.Ghost in the Shell is a set-up for three sousaphones that appear to be playing all by themselves. You hear compositions by Erik Satie, who is sometimes called the composer of revolutionary simplicity, and fragments from the Japanese animated film BRASS, an orchestra without musicians. BRASSWith his installations, theatre maker and visual artist Kris Verdonck explores what a world without humans would look like. Or, in the case of
    
 

Take note: The installation is free to visit, but you do have to reserve a time slot.

Concept: Kris Verdonck
Dramaturge: Kristof Van Baarle
Technial coordination: Jan Van Gijsel
Sound: Elise Boënnec
Musician: Stijn Aertgeerts
Production: A Two Dogs Company
Coproductone: Kaaitheater (BE), Festival de Keuze (NL)
With support from: de Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie

 

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Price

betaal-wat-je-wil / pay-as-you-like

Location

De LiK, Expeditie

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Continuous between 12:00-22:00

The installation is free to visit, but you do have to reserve a time slot
This reservation grants access to both BRASS and MASS #2.

Accesibility: 

Combine your visit with IN at the same location. 

Wanna know more about Kris Verdonck? Go to Machine Made Silence, a presentation on a book about Kris Verdonck's work. Including an interview with Kris Verdonck by dramaturge and researcher Kristof van Baarle. Free entrance. 

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

 

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“Het einde van de mensheid nadert en dat is oke” "Het einde van de mensheid nadert en dat is oke"

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MASS #2 (cancelled)

Kris Verdonck
Belgium
 
We regret to inform you that this installation has been cancelled. 

Take note: The installation is free to visit, but you do have to reserve a time slot.

The installation MASS #2 shows hundreds of thousands of graphite-grey pebbles slowly sliding alongside each other. In two white containers this mass, heavy yet velvety soft, forms moving landscapes. Peaks and valleys, which disappear as soon as they appear in front of the viewers’ eyes, to make way for something new. In this landscape, nature takes its own course. The endless transformation could allude to the very start of creation, or to the very end. MASS #2 demonstrates the power of nature and shows us just how insignificant humans are.

Concept: Kris Verdonck
Dramaturgy: Kristof van Baarle
Technical coordination: Jan Van Gijsel
Construction: Koen Roggen
Coproduction: Nuit Blanche
With the support of: the Flemish Authorities, the Flemish Community Commission

 

Dates

07/11/2020 12:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

08/11/2020 12:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

09/11/2020 12:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

Price

Betaal-wat-je-wil / Pay-as-you-like

Location

De LiK, Expeditie

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Continuous between 12:00-22:00

The installation is free to visit, but you do have to reserve a time slot
This reservation grants access to both BRASS and MASS #2.

Accessibility: 

Combine your visit with IN and BRASS at the same location. 

Wanna know more about Kris Verdonck? Go to Machine Made Silence, a presentation on a book about Kris Verdonck's work. Including an interview with Kris Verdonck by dramaturge and researcher Kristof van Baarle. Free entrance. 

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

 

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“Het einde van de mensheid nadert en dat is oke” "Het einde van de mensheid nadert en dat is oke"

Mr Motley ging in gesprek met Kris Verdonck.

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EXIT

Kris Verdonck
Belgium
 

Theatre maker and visual artist Kris Verdonck is a magician. His images completely overturn your consciousness, activating the subconscious – the fascinating twilight zone where dreams merge with urges and desires. In EXIT, Verdonck focuses on and extraordinary human twilight zone: sleep. In our busy lives it is often undervalued, when in fact, the dream state is a place of associations where we create connections that help us better understand the hectic world around us. With mesmerising dance by Tale Dolven and the gently swaying sounds created by Rutger Zuydervelt, EXIT pulls you into a trance of light, sound and movement. Feel free to fall asleep.

Concept: Kris Verdonck & Alix Eynaudi
Dance: Tale Dolven
Dramaturge: Marianne Van Kerkhoven
Music: Rutger Zuydervelt / Machinefabriek
Technics: Jan Van Gijsel
Light design & technics: Luc Schaltin
Costumes: An Breugelmans
Production: A Two Dogs Company
Coproduction: Über Lebenskunst, een project geïnitieerd door de Kulturstiftung des Bundes in samenwerking met Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlijn DE
With support from: de Vlaamse Overheid, de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie
Special thanks to: dr. Jan Lehembre

 

Dates

28/10/2020 17:00

28/10/2020 19:00

28/10/2020 21:00

Price

€26,- / €17,- / €10,-

Location

TivoliVredenburg, Pandora

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Duration: 60 min

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

Wanna see more from Kris Verdonck? Visit De LiK, where you can see his other projects IN, BRASS en MASS #2.

Wanna know more about Kris Verdonck? Go to Machine Made Silence, a presentation on a book about Kris Verdonck's work. Including an interview with Kris Verdonck by dramaturge and researcher Kristof van Baarle. Free entrance. 

WAITING LIST METHOD: If your prefered date is sold out, you can put yourself on the waiting list by clicking on TICKETS at your desired date. You can then choose the desired number of tickets and put yourself on the waiting list.

 

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“Het einde van de mensheid nadert en dat is oke” "Het einde van de mensheid nadert en dat is oke"

Mr Motley ging in gesprek met Kris Verdonck.

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IN (cancelled)

Kris Verdonck
Belgium
 
We regret to inform you that this performance has been cancelled. People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

A quest to define the relationship between man and machine, that is how much of the work by theatre maker and visual artist Kris Verdonck may be described. Is our growing dependency on technology making us give up our free will, little by little? IN shows a performer standing still inside a water-filled display cabinet. He enters a trance-like state. As a near-cyborg the performer embodies the transition from man to machine – or is it the other way around? Several microphones amplify the sound of breathing and wavy movement.

Concept & regie: Kris Verdonck
Geluid: Aernoudt Jacobs
Performers: Heike Langsdorf, Gilles Polet
Productie: A Two Dogs Company
Coproductie: Nadine vzw, KC België , Het Net, HISK
Met de steun van: De Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie

 

Dates

07/11/2020 13:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

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Price

€12,- / €9,-

Location

De LiK, Gymzaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Duration: 20 minutes

Toegankelijkheid:

Combine your visit with BRASS and MASS #2 at the same location. 

Wanna know more about Kris Verdonck? Go to Machine Made Silence, a presentation on a book about Kris Verdonck's work. Including an interview with Kris Verdonck by dramaturge and researcher Kristof van Baarle. Free entrance. 

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

 

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“Het einde van de mensheid nadert en dat is oke” "Het einde van de mensheid nadert en dat is oke"

Mr Motley ging in gesprek met Kris Verdonck.

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Relay (cancelled)

Ula Sickle
Belgium
 
The stricter corona measures by the national government and the RIVM that have been in effect since 14 October have an influence on the program of SPRING in Autumn XXXL. We regret to inform you that the performance Relay by Ula Sickle has been cancelled. People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

A black flag performs the starring role in Relay. A flag that is continually in motion for six hours, not only determining the choreography of the show, but also dictating the sound. Although each performer keeps the motion going separately, ultimately, it takes more – a powerful statement can only be made through a collective effort.

The Polish-Canadian choreographer Ula Sickle drew inspiration from the worldwide protest marches, like the Polish Czarny Protest to defend the rights of women. This thrilling endurance test, running back and forth between hope and surrender, defiance and powerlessness, will leave you breathless. Relay will be performed twice: once in a church in Utrecht, and once in Neude square.

Concept & choreography: Ula Sickle
Created with: Popol Amisi, Liza Baliasnaja, Sidney Barnes, Amanda Barrio Charmelo, Wei-Da Chen (DaDa Jv), Ashley Ho, Edward Lloyd, Cherish Menzo, Nathan Ooms, Ula Sickle, Mohamed Toukabri, Mavi Veloso
Performers in Utrecht: Amanda Barrio Charmelo, Ashley Ho, Camilo Meija Cortés, Liza Baliasnaja, Sidney Barnes, Ula Sickle
With the support of: Nuit Blanche 2018, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek
Executive production & diffusion: Caravan Production, Brussels

 

Dates

13/11/2020 16:00

13/11/2020 16:30

13/11/2020 17:00

13/11/2020 17:30

13/11/2020 18:00

13/11/2020 18:30

13/11/2020 19:00

13/11/2020 19:30

13/11/2020 20:00

13/11/2020 20:30

13/11/2020 21:00

13/11/2020 21:30

Price

Gratis toegang / Free entrance

Location

Janskerk / Neude

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Fri 13 Nov, Janskerk:
continuous between 16:00-22:00, access granted per time slot

Please note: performance uses stroboscopic effects

Accessibility:

The stricter corona measures by the national government and the RIVM that have been in effect since 14 October have an influence on the program of SPRING in Autumn XXXL. We regret to inform you that the performance Relay by Ula Sickle has been canceled.

People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

 

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Wanaset Yodit (cancelled)

Laila Soliman
Egypt
 

We regret to inform you that this performance has been cancelled. People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

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. Visitors take a seat at the coffee table, where Yodith and Abir tell them their stories via iPod and iPad. It makes the experience perhaps all the more intimate and impressive.

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

07/11/2020 15:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

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Price

€12,50 / €9,-

Location

Het Huis Utrecht, Studio 2

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Duration: 30 minuten

Language: German or English

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

We regret to inform you that this performance has been cancelled. People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

 

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Womb m/f/x (cancelled)

Ulrike Quade Company
The Netherlands
 

We regret to inform you that this performance has been cancelled. People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

Passionate love, lethal jealousy and magical (re)births. What stories are more vivid than those of Isis, Osiris and Seth, the divine triplets from Egyptian mythology? Like all mythical stories, they tell us where we come from and who we are deep on the inside. In Womb m/f/x, versatile theatre maker Ulrike Quade gives the ancient mythology an update for our times. How can we shape our ideas about identity, reproduction and gender into stories? A mix of inventive puppetry, ritualistic dance by the world champion of experimental dance Gil ‘The Grid’ Gomes Leal and others, and enthralling cinematography by The Transketeers collective has resulted in an audio-visual spectacle with a confident shot of gaming culture. 

Direction: Ulrike Quade
Film: The Transketeers
Costumes: Carly Everaert
Music: Arnoud Traa
Performers: Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti, Gil “The Grid” Gomes Leal, Gabriel Casanova Miralda
Supporting roles film: Alidtcha Binazon, Lucia Fernandez Santoro, Tim Hammer, Kenzo Kusuda, Wesley Rommy, Alejandra Zabala Paez
Light: Floriaan Ganzevoort
Assistant Director: Anne van Dorp
Photography campaign image: Anouk van Kalmthout

Thanks to:
Research/Expertise Uterus & Isis: Neske Beks

Womb m/f/x is made possible by the Performing Arts Fund and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts

Photography campaign image: Anouk van Kalmthout
Make-up campaign image: Yokaw Pat
Model campaign image: Gil Gomes Leal

 

Dates

13/11/2020 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

13/11/2020 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

14/11/2020 16:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

14/11/2020 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

14/11/2020 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

Price

€26,- / €17,- / €10,-

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-Zaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Duration: 60 minutes

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

We regret to inform you that this performance has been cancelled. People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

 

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Nieuwe narratieven in het werk van Ulrike Quade Company New narratives in the work of Ulrike Quade Company

During the rehearsals for Womb m/f/x (which will premiere at SPRING in Autumn XXXL), director Ulrike Quade has found the time to discuss her latest work with us from her rehearsal studio. 

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7 (cancelled)

Radouan Mriziga
Morocco / Belgium
 
We regret to inform you that the performance 7 by Radouan Mriziga has been cancelled. People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

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 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)
Distribution and Tour Management: Something Great (Berlin - DE)
Co-production: Kaaitheater (Brussels - BE), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels- BE), Sharjah Art Foundation (Sharjah - UAE), C-Mine cultuurcentrum Genk (Genk - BE), Vooruit (Ghent - BE), Pact Zollverein (Essen - DE) In the context of European Network DNA (Departures and Arrivals) co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union
In collaboration with: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussels - BE), Charleroi Danses Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (Charleroi - BE), STUK - House for Dance, Image & Sound (Leuven - BE)
Thanks to: Jozef Wouters

 

Dates

01/11/2020 15:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

01/11/2020 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

Price

€26,- / €17,- / €10,-

Location

Werkspoorfabriek

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Duration: 77 minutes

Specific corona measures: we kindly request you to wear a mask during this performance. 

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

We regret to inform you that the performance 7 by Radouan Mriziga has been cancelled. People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

 

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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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“Sorry, But I Feel Slightly Disidentified...”

Benjamin Kahn
Belgium
 

In this piece, artist and performer Cherish Menzo singlehandedly takes possession of the stage. She dances, moves and shakes her body, one moment subdued, the next as if her life depended on it. Benjamin Kahn made this solo performance for Menzo as the first piece of a trilogy dedicated to the body, stereotypes, and identity. How do preconceptions passed down from generation to generation influence our world view? How do they shape our identity? And how do they affect us socially and emotionally?

Concept, Direction, Choreography Benjamin Kahn
Creation, Performance Cherish Menzo
Lights, Costumes, Music, Text Benjamin Kahn

 

Dates

29/10/2020 19:00

29/10/2020 21:00

Price

€ 17 / € 14 / € 10

Location

TivoliVredenburg, Cloud Nine

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Duration: 55 minutes

Please note: The performance uses strobe, light smoke and occasionally loud music.

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

 

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 Het dubbele perspectief van Benjamin Kahn The different perspectives of Benjamin Kahn

In this interview dancer, choreographer and theatre maker Benjamin Kahn talks about his performance “Sorry, But I Feel Slightly Disidentified…”, representation and power relations.

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_APOLOGY:DENIED_ (canceled)

SETUP
The Netherlands
 
The stricter corona measures by the national government and the RIVM that have been in effect since 14 October have an influence on the program of SPRING in Autumn XXXL. We regret to inform you that the performance _APOLOGY:DENIED_ by SETUP has been cancelled. People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

What makes making or accepting excuses so difficult is that they are often surrounded by all kinds of unpleasant feelings. Shame, rage and frustration block the way. Whereas an honest and well-received apology could be the key to moving on and starting over. Can we optimize the acceptance of apologies? There is already a therapy that focuses on reprocessing traumatic memories (EMDR). And there are also startups that want to offer this therapy in Virtual Reality. Are the face-to-face apologies outdated when we simply can upgrade our brain for more mercy? 

SETUP has been making the effects of technological developments tangible since it was founded in 2010. Their project _APOLOGY:DENIED_ is part of a bigger investigation into apologies and forgiveness in the tech industry. Come along on this journey through the brain as hard drive, apologies, resentment and the sorry of the future.

Makers: SETUP, SMELT

 

Dates

09/11/2020 17:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

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Price

€12,50 / €9,-

Location

Bibliotheek Neude

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Duration: 30 minutes

Language: Dutch

The stricter corona measures by the national government and the RIVM that have been in effect since 14 October have an influence on the program of SPRING in Autumn XXXL. We regret to inform you that the performance _APOLOGY:DENIED_ by SETUP has been cancelled.

People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

 

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this is for everyone (cancelled)

Marc von Henning
Germany
 

We regret to inform you that this installation has been cancelled. 

The world consists of billions of individuals. Together they form communities, cities and countries. The German artist Marc von Henning makes a video installation for everyone. Take your foot off the gas, step out of your busy life and read this poem, one sentence at a time. They are at times provocative and often deceivingly simple thoughts that make you look at life differently. On display in the beautiful hall of the library in the former post office on the Neude square.

Thanks to: Lottie, Matti & Polly

 

Dates

28/10/2020 14:00

29/10/2020 09:00

30/12/2020 09:00

31/10/2020 09:00

01/11/2020 10:00

02/11/2020 09:00

03/11/2020 09:00

04/11/2020 09:00

05/11/2020 09:00

06/11/2020 09:00

07/11/2020 09:00

08/11/2020 10:00

09/11/2020 09:00

10/11/2020 09:00

11/11/2020 09:00

12/11/2020 09:00

13/11/2020 09:00

14/11/2020 09:00

15/11/2020 10:00

Price

Gratis toegang / Free entrance

Location

De Bibliotheek Neude, Entreehal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Continuous
Mon-Sat 09:00-21:00
Sun 10:00-18:00

Language: Dutch and English

Accessibility: 

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

 

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Hoop en de collectieve ervaring in het werk van Marc von Henning Hope and collective experiences in the work of Marc von Henning

In a Thursday-afternoon conversation with German/British theatre-director, writer and artist Marc von Henning, he talked about his video-installation/moving poem this is for everyone, which will be presented at SPRING in Autumn XXXL at the renewed library in Utrecht.

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Le Départ (cancelled)

Zora Snake
Cameroon
 

We regret to inform you that this performance has been cancelled. People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

The Cameroonian dancer Zora Snake made quite an impression at last year’s SPRING 2019 with his cross-border, incisive performance Transfrontalier. Snake is back in Utrecht this year with his latest piece Le Départ (the departure). Not in the sense of departing to travel to a different place, but a call to join in the action, to create hope and a new future for the African continent. Snake is using hip hop, folk dance and trance-elements to create a new dance vocabulary for a new vision on African policy.

Concept, Choreography: Zora Snake
Production: Compagnie Zora Snake Cameroun
Co-production: Institut français de Paris, Centre culturel le Triangle à Rennes, Centre chorégraphique Val de Marne à Paris
Music design: Pidj BoomBoomdistortion
Light design: Triangle- Etienne Talk / Herman Coulibaly
Scenography: Zora Snake
Text & image: Zora Snake et Alice Carré
Video editing & Original idea: Matt Serna / Zora Snake
Residence and support: Cie Acétés, Le Triangle à Rennes, Le Centre de développement chorégraphique la Briqueterie (Val de Marne), dans l’espace public à la villette.
Supporters: Ecole des sables, centre chorégraphique la termintière, Ateliers Frappaz, Institut Français, Festival sens Interdit, studio Ankata, capcamac.
Media & Communication: TV5Monde, Médiapart, Le rêve africain, culture prime, Viva africa.

 

Dates

07/11/2020 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

08/11/2020 14:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

08/11/2020 20:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

Price

€17,- / €14,- / €10,-

Location

Theater Kikker, Grote zaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Duration: 45 minutes

Language: French, with English and Dutch surtitles

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

We regret to inform you that this performance has been cancelled. People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

 

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The History of Korean Western Theatre (cancelled)

Jaha Koo
South Korea
 

We regret to inform you that this performance has been cancelled. People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

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 Westernised 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.

concept, text, direction, music & video Jaha Koo 
performance Jaha Koo, Seri & Toad 
dramaturgy Dries Douibi 
scenography & drawing Eunkyung Jeong 
artistic advisor Pol Heyvaert 
technical Korneel Coessens, Koen Goossens, Anne Meeussen & Philippe Digneffe 
hardware hacking Idella Craddock 
research Eunkyung Jeong & Jaha Koo 
research assistance Sang Ok Kim 
interview Jooyoung Koh, Kiran Kim & Kyungmi Lee 

production CAMPO co-produced by Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Münchner Kammerspiele, Frascati Producties (Amsterdam), Veem House for Performance (Amsterdam), SPRING performing arts festival (Utrecht), Zürcher Theaterspektakel, Black Box teater (Oslo), International Summer Festival Kampnagel (Hamburg), Tanzquartier Wien, wpZimmer (Antwerp), Théâtre de la Bastille (Paris) & Festival d’Automne à Paris residencies Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), wpZimmer (Antwerp), Decoratelier Jozef Wouters (Brussels), Doosan Art Center (Seoul) with the support of Beursschouwburg, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie & Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

 

Dates

10/11/2020 20:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

11/11/2020 18:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

11/11/2020 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

Price

€17,- / €14,-

Location

Theater Kikker, Grote zaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Duration: 75 minuten

Language: Korean and English spoken, Dutch and English surtitled
Accessibility: 

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

We regret to inform you that this performance has been cancelled. People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

 

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R for Resonance (cancelled)

Ho Tzu Nyen
Singapore
 

We regret to inform you that this installation has been cancelled. 

Take note: The installation is free to visit, but you do have to reserve a time slot.

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 a Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia, a glossary of 26 terms (one for each letter in the alphabet) that ties 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

07/11/2020 12:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

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Price

betaal-wat-je-wil / pay-as-you-like

Location

Theater Kikker, Kleine zaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

The installation is free to visit, but you do have to reserve a time slot

Duration: 15 minutes 

Accessibility:

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

 

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I Don't Want To Be An Individual All On My Own

Genevieve Murphy / Nicole Beutler Projects / Standplaats Utrecht
The Netherlands
 

From an early age, composer and performer Genevieve Murphy developed a fascination for psychology and how people create emotional bonds. Through her carefully composed works she brings to our awareness how we behave and respond. I Don’t Want To Be An Individual All On My Own is a search for real connection in an individualized world. Balancing between fear and curiosity for the unknown, Genevieve investigates the power of empathy by reflecting on an ordinary birthday party from her youth. Telling the story through a sonic narrative of pop, spoken word and sound sculptures, she invites you to listen to the soundscape of her mind.

Music video 
How relatable should one be in order to be seen and understood? Your Feeling is the first single of I Don’t Want To Be An Individual All On My Own, a new album by Genevieve Murphy. In this videoclip Murphy investigates what attracts us and what repels us

Concept, performance, composition, scenography: Genevieve Murphy
Technician: Femke Diemer
Lighting Design: Prem Scholte Albers
Dramaturgy: Nienke Scholts
Dramaturgical advice: Justa ter Haar
Research: Lewis den Hartog, Nienke Scholts
Music Producers: Joel Thurman, Gary Shepherd
Artistic Advice: Nicole Beutler
Final direction consultancy: Keren Levi



Thanks to: Wouter van Veldhoven, Julian Hetzel, Manuel Boutreur
Producttion: Nicole Beutler Projects
In collaboration with: Standplaats Utrecht
Acquisition and tour planning: Theaterzaken Via Rudolphi
Campaign photography: Julian Hetzel, Vera Rijks
Graphic design: studio l&rooth
With the support of: Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

Credits Your Feeling (music video)
Video Director: Julian Hetzel
Music and performance: Genevieve Murphy
Drums: Henning Luther
Electronic Beats: Le Schnigg
Mixing and Mastering: Gary Shepherd
Dramaturg: Nienke Scholts
Commissioners: SPRING Performing Arts Festival, West Den Haag
With the support of: Nicole Beutler Projects

 

Dates

31/10/2020 21:00

01/11/2020 15:00

01/11/2020 19:00

Price

€17,- / €14,- / €10,-

Location

TivoliVredenburg, Pandora

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Duration: 70 minutes
Language: English spoken
Take note: uses 8D-sound
Accessibility: 

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

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HONGER (HUNGER) (cancelled)

Dood Paard
The Netherlands
 
We regret to inform you that this installation has been cancelled. 

Last May, Dood Paard was to play HONGER (HUNGER) in a glass greenhouse in Utrecht Overvecht during the SPRING Performing Arts Festival. Unfortunately, the performances had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 measures. Inspired by HONGER, Manja Topper and Julian Maiwald took photos during wanderings through Utrecht and Amsterdam that depict different aspects of hunger. These photos form a special exhibition in the brand new library at the Neude. The exhibition also includes three podcasts made by Dood Paard in response to the performance with new texts by the makers and work by Laurie Anderson and Daniil Charms, among others. The podcasts are made by Kuno Bakker, Manja Topper, Bart Hollanders, Michael Yallop and Mokhallad Rasem.

 Photo's: Julian Maiwald and Manja Topper

 

Dates

28/10/2020 09:00

29/10/2020 09:00

30/10/2020 09:00

31/10/2020 09:00

01/11/2020 10:00

02/11/2020 09:00

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10/11/2020 09:00

11/11/2020 09:00

12/11/2020 09:00

13/11/2020 09:00

14/11/2020 09:00

15/11/2020 10:00

Price

Gratis toegang / Free entrance

Location

De Bibliotheek Neude, Expositieruimte (2e verdieping)

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Continuous exhibition
Mon-Sat 09:00-21:00
Sun 10:00-18:00

No reservation required

Accessibility:

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

 

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Haptic Installation (cancelled)

Hiroaki Umeda
Japan
 
We regret to inform you that this installation has been cancelled. 

Take note: The installation is free to visit, but you do have to reserve a time slot.

Usually when you close your eyes, the world goes pitch black. Not in this work of art, made by Japanese artist Hiroaki Umeda. In a small, darkened room, you watch the video installation Haptic Installation with your eyes closed. Behind your eyelids you begin to detect lines, in black and white, in colour. Mixed with intense electronic sounds from your headset, the experience is a visceral one. Did you see light in the darkness?

Umeda is a leading choreographer and multidisciplinary artist from the Japanese avant garde art scene. To him, dance is not just something physical, but in his choreographies he also takes on board optical, sensorial and, most importantly, spatial components.

Direction: Hiroaki Umeda
Production manager: Suzuko Tanoiri
Tour manager: Suzuko Tanoiri
Marketing & communication: Suzuko Tanoiri
Sound & image design : S20

 

Dates

07/11/2020 12:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

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Price

betaal-wat-je-wil / pay-as-you-like

Location

Het Huis Utrecht, Studio 1

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

The installation is free to visit, but you do have to reserve a time slot

Duration: 2-4 minutes

Please note: contains bright flashes and loud sounds

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

 

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Zintuigelijke verrassingen in het werk van Hiroaki Umeda Sensorial surprises in Hiroaki Umeda’s work

Hiroaki Umeda’s work is all about haptic experience, or sensorial observations through touch. But Umeda’s aim is to widen the scope of the concept, which leads to some surprising performative installations, such as Haptic Installation...

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TANK durational loop (cancelled)

Doris Uhlich
Austria
 

We regret to inform you that this performance has been cancelled. People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

Is this creature an experiment? Are we looking at some kind of laboratory from a science fiction film? Or some future anthropological museum? At any rate, what we are looking at is an oversized glass tube containing Doris Uhlich’s naked body. To a pounding techno beat this charismatic performer dances a plea for sweat, sex, and humanity in a world that is increasingly focused on new technology. Effortlessly and with a good sense of humour, Uhlich leads us to the existential questions of our human existence and our place in the world. TANK is a performance about technology’s promise of happiness, about the future of the body, its sober nature and its power to act.

Concept: Doris Uhlich, Boris Kopeinig
Choreography, Performance: Doris Uhlich
Dramaturgical collaboration: Adam Czirak, Yoshie Maruoka
Sound: Boris Kopeinig
Text: Boris Kopeinig, Doris Uhlich
Tank: Proper Space (Angela Ribera, Konstanze Grotkopp, Juliette Collas)
Body objects (for Site Specific Version): Devi Saha
Light: Sergio Pessanha
Technical support: Gerald Pappenberger
Production: Marijeta Karlovic-Graf, Margot Wehinger
International Distribution: Something Great
Thanks to: Karin Harrasser and Marian Kaiser Co-production tanzhaus nrw ImPulsTanz and insert (Theaterverein)
 

Insert (Theaterverein) is funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna.

 

Dates

14/11/2020 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

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Price

€17,- / €14,- / €10,-

Location

TivoliVredenburg, Pandora

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Sat 14 Nov - Continuous between 19:00-23:00 
Sun 15 Nov - Continuous between 13:00-17:00 

Access granted per time slot

Please note: contains smoke

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

We regret to inform you that this performance has been cancelled. People who have bought tickets will be informed by email.

 

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“Is this body out of date?” Een interview met Doris Uhlich en Boris Kopeinig "Is this body out of date?" An interview with Doris Uhlich and Boris Kopeinig

Choreographer Doris Uhlich and media-artist Boris Kopeinig talk about their durational performance TANK, and the themes related to technology and the human body that it contains. 

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my shadow used to have density (cancelled)

Francesca Lazzeri
The Nederlands
 
The stricter corona measures by the national government and the RIVM that have been in effect since 14 October have an influence on the program of SPRING in Autumn XXXL. We regret to inform you that the performance my shadow used to have a density by Francesca Lazzeri has been cancelled. People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email 

In these times when social distancing is the new norm, while what we crave most is real contact, Francesca Lazzeri creates encounters between strangers. Separated by a screen, visitor and performer meet in the installation/performance my shadow used to have a density. How does this impact their way of communicating? Will they feel free to drop their guard?

Lazzeri was influenced by the unnerving photographs of vacuumized couples made by the Japanese photographer Hal. Each encounter, for a single visitor, lasts twenty minutes. Being alone in the room with the work gives you a sense of closeness, while also stressing the loneliness.

Concept: Francesca Lazzeri
Performance (alternately) Charlotte Gillain, Anna Bentivegna, Gerben Vaillant, Esther Snelder, Dennis Tiecken
Production manager: Vera Andeweg
Creative producer: Job Rietvelt
Communication & PR: Femke de Graaf
Technical design: Neal Groot
Sound composition: Luke Deane
Dramaturgy: Elowise Vandenbroecke
Artististic advice: Loes van der Pligt
Technical director: Krzysztof Burdzy, Wikke Andeweg  

 

Dates

07/11/2020 12:40

07/11/2020 13:00

07/11/2020 13:20

07/11/2020 14:00

07/11/2020 14:20

07/11/2020 14:40

07/11/2020 15:20

07/11/2020 15:40

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08/11/2020 11:00

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08/11/2020 22:20

09/11/2020 11:00

09/11/2020 11:20

09/11/2020 11:40

09/11/2020 12:20

09/11/2020 12:40

09/11/2020 13:00

09/11/2020 14:20

09/11/2020 14:40

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09/11/2020 16:20

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09/11/2020 19:00

09/11/2020 19:20

09/11/2020 19:40

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09/11/2020 20:40

09/11/2020 21:00

09/11/2020 21:40

09/11/2020 22:00

09/11/2020 22:20

Price

€12,50 / €9,-

Location

De LiK, Kerk

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Duration: 20 minutes

Seated place available on request at the venue

Language no problem

Accessibility: 

The stricter corona measures by the national government and the RIVM that have been in effect since 14 October have an influence on the program of SPRING in Autumn XXXL. We regret to inform you that the performance my shadow used to have a density by Francesca Lazzeri has been cancelled.

People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

 

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Ensaio para uma Cartografia (cancelled)

Mónica Calle / Casa Conveniente e Zona Não Vigiada
Portugal
 
The stricter corona measures by the national government and the RIVM that have been in effect since 14 October have an influence on the program of SPRING in Autumn XXXL. We regret to inform you that the performance Ensaio para uma Cartografia by Mónica Calle has been cancelled. People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

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.

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

31/10/2020 17:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

31/10/2020 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

Price

€26,- / €17,- / €10,-

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-Zaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2020 

Info

Duration: 120 min

The stricter corona measures by the national government and the RIVM that have been in effect since 14 October have an influence on the program of SPRING in Autumn XXXL. We regret to inform you that the performance Ensaio para uma Cartografia by Mónica Calle has been cancelled.

People who have bought tickets for this performance will be informed by email.

 

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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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U bevindt zich hier (You are here)

Studio Dries Verhoeven
The Netherlands
 

All around us are people we don’t know, living, walking, moving around us. What happens when you watch and listen to them quietly and carefully? If you show yourself to them? In a large-scale installation, reminiscent of a hotel, each visitor is assigned their own bedroom. Inside, they are alone and anonymous. Until the people on the other side of the wall come into view. After months of self-isolation, the collection of rooms emphasizes our need for contact even more.

U bevindt zich hier (You are here) was a breakthrough performance for theatre maker Dries Verhoeven in 2007. The work straddles the line between the private and the public domains. Thirteen years ago, the work dealt with anonymity in big cities, where people may lead very similar lives alongside each other. The current pandemic transforms the performance in a reflection on our time of self-isolation, a time when proximity to strangers is seen as a threat.

“A moving statement about loneliness and contact” - Het Parool

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Safety measures related to coronavirus
Each performance can be visited by a maximum of 30 visitors. We ask visitors to keep 1.5 meters away from each other at all times. In the performance, each visitor is allocated their own room. Before each performance the rooms will be disinfected and bed sheets will be changed. When performers can’t stay 1.5 meters away from the visitor, appropriate measures are taken.

Stay at home if you have cold-like symptoms, such as a sore throat, a runny nose, sneezing, a mild cough, a mild fever or fever. Tickets can only be purchased online, no tickets are sold at the door. If you develop cold-like symptoms after purchasing your ticket, you can unsubscribe up to 4 hours before the start of the performance and get a refund on the ticket. We would prefer if you cancel a day before the start of the performance so we can approach people on the waiting list and make someone else happy with your ticket(s).

The performance is performed within the corona protocol of the trade association NAPK.

Concept Dries Verhoeven
Cast Emma Hanekroot, Meghan Dobbelsteijn, Alidtcha Binazon, Marly Brouwer, Annet de Ruiter, Aleksej Ovsiannikov, Annelotte van Aarst, Myrthe Boersma, Levi Middendorp en Guido Hoek
Head of production Angela van Kalsbeek
Production assistant Nikki Kracht
Technical coördination Roel Evenhuis
Technique Peer Thielen, Niklas van Woerden, Marko Meijer, Barend Blom, Stach Evenhuis, Paul Hoogeboom, Jeroen de Goeij, Eelke Slooten
Thanks to Kas van Huisstede (STS), Maarten Smids (man met de Hamer), Paul Hoogeboom (rigging Amsterdam), Robert van Hoof (rigging Box), Liesbeth Buisman (showtex), Ruud Lucas Luyckx (flashlight), Peter Scheunhage (peak Audio), Pieter Smit, Joeri, Juliëtte & Hanneke
With the support of KF Hein Fonds
Coproduction Theaterfestival Boulevard, SPRING Performing Arts Festival
Photography Anna van Kooij, René den Engelsman

 

Dates

08/07/2020 17:00

08/07/2020 19:30

08/07/2020 21:30

09/07/2020 17:00

09/07/2020 19:30

09/07/2020 21:30

10/07/2020 17:00

10/07/2020 19:30

10/07/2020 21:30

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11/07/2020 17:00

11/07/2020 19:30

11/07/2020 21:30

12/07/2020 15:00

12/07/2020 17:00

12/07/2020 19:30

12/07/2020 21:30

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14/07/2020 17:00

14/07/2020 19:30

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15/07/2020 19:30

15/07/2020 21:30

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16/07/2020 19:30

16/07/2020 21:30

17/07/2020 15:00

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17/07/2020 19:30

17/07/2020 21:30

18/07/2020 15:00

18/07/2020 17:00

18/07/2020 19:30

18/07/2020 21:30

Price

€17,- / €14,-

Location

Werkspoorkathedraal

Edition

SPRING 2020 

Info

Duration: 75 minutes

Language: the performance is spoken in Dutch, English-speaking visitors are taken into account

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Your Feeling

Genevieve Murphy
United Kingdom/Netherlands
 

Composer and theatre maker Genevieve Murphy was supposed to present her new music theatre performance I Don’t Want To Be An Individual All On My Own at SPRING. Genevieve Murphy is one of the artists of the talent development platform Standplaats Utrecht and a 'Nieuwe Maker' at Nicole Beutler Projects. Triggered by experiences growing up with a brother who has autism, her show is about empathy. It asks how empathy could work in times when a lot of our communication takes place on distance via social media. It is obvious how this topic got more urgent in times of lockdown. The rehearsals got interrupted and Genevieve Murphy concentrated on the musical aspect of the performance. She is now releasing an album in the fall and we premiere the first video-clip from this album here.


(this video is no longer available)

Video Director: Julian Hetzel

Music and performance: Genevieve Murphy

Drums: Henning Luther

Electronic Beats: Le Schnigg 

Mixing and Mastering: Gary Shepherd

Dramaturg: Nienke Scholts

Portrait photo: Vera Rijks

Commissioners: SPRING Performing Arts Festival, West Den Haag

With the support of: Nicole Beutler Projects

 

The music album will be released on the Unsounds label for contemporaray sound art, with the support of Gaudeamus. The theatre performance I Don’t Want To Be An Individual All On My Own was scheduled to premiere at SPRING Performing Arts Festival this May and will hopefully be rescheduled to open this fall. The performance is a Nicole Beutler Projects production, with the support of Standplaats Utrecht and Fonds Podiumkunsten.

 

Dates

15/05/2020 11:00

Price

gratis / free

Location

online

Edition

SPRING on Screen 

Info

Available until 31 May 2020

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Une lutte contre la crise

Zora Snake
Cameroon
 

Cameroonian dancer-choreographer Zora Snake made quite an impression at last year’s SPRING with his cross-border, incisive performance Transfrontalier. This year he would have returned to Utrecht with his latest work Le Départ. For this performance he moved from public space back to the black box, but as always this work was also inspired by politics and a series of political figures in Africa. The video work that Zora Snake makes for SPRING on Screen continues on this topic. He combines his strong global political commitment and criticism of the local African rulers with powerful contemporary and urban dance. And he adapts it to these corona times.

(the video is no longer available)

choreography and dance: Zora Snake
text: Narcisse Slam
translation: Het Vertaalcollectief

 

Dates

18/05/2020 11:00

Price

gratis / free

Location

online

Edition

SPRING on Screen 

Info

Available until 31 May 2020

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this is for everyone

Marc von Henning
Germany/United Kingdom
 

For SPRING Marc von Henning created a video installation titled this is for everyone. It is a moving poem showing that a society is not an anonymous mass of people, but that it consists of many individuals. We were planning to present this permanently changing poem on a big screen in the entrance hall of the new library at the Neude, the former post office. For our online programme the German-British writer made a new and shorter version of it referring to the current situation we are living in and offering some hope to us as a community.

(the video is no longer available)

by: Marc von Henning

 

Dates

19/05/2020 11:00

Price

gratis / free

Location

online

Edition

SPRING on Screen 

Info

Available until 31 May 2020

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Things For My House

Sonia Hughes
United Kingdom
 

The British writer and theatre maker Sonia Hughes was preparing a city project for Utrecht: I am from Reykjavik. With the help of passers-by, she wanted to build a house every day on a different square in Utrecht. She wanted to talk with people about feeling of belonging, about feeling at home, about being part of a society. Now she cannot come. She still wants to talk with people, but in a different medium. She will write live and you can be her guest and read her thoughts on global citizenship, race, territory and home at 11.00, 16.00 and 21.00 on the 21st of May for 30 minutes. All the texts will disappear after 24 hours. Be a witness.

(this event was in the past)

by: Sonia Hughes

 

Dates

21/05/2020 11:00

21/05/2020 16:00

21/05/2020 21:00

Price

gratis / free

Location

online

Edition

SPRING on Screen 

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Duration: 30 minutes
Texts will disappear after 24 hours

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The Walking Forest (home and utopia)

Christiane Jatahy
Bazil
 

Renowned Brazilian theater maker Christiane Jatahy would present The Lingering Now at SPRING 2020. Jatahy based this wonderful documentary theater on the Homer’s Odysseus and on his dream of returning home. Jatahy links his desire to the dreams of modern-day Odysseus; people in exile in Brazil and South Africa, in refugee camps in Lebanon, Palestine and Greece. This performance is the most recent result of years of research into refugees and what the concept of hope and utopia means to them. For SPRING on Screen, Jatahy shows us a short documentary about Prosper, a young man from Congo who ended up as a refugee in Brazil.

(the video is no longer available)

by: Christiane Jatahy

 

Dates

17/05/2020 11:00

Price

gratis / free

Location

online

Edition

SPRING on Screen 

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Available until 31 May 2020

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The Bohemian Rhapsody Project

Ho Tzu Nyen
Singapore
 

The Singaporean artist Ho Tzu Nyen would have presented R for Resonance, a 15-minute virtual reality experience. For this installation Ho Tzu Nyen started from the gong, a ritual instrument in Southeast Asia to encompass 5000 years of history: from the discovery of copper to the most advanced developments in technology. This renowned media artist creates videos which explore historical and philosophical themes, religion and the colonial legacy of Southeast Asia, as well as their underlying contradictions and ambiguity. For the film The Bohemian Rhapsody Project (2006), he chooses the setting of the Supreme Court of Singapore and uses the lyrics of Queen's eponymous hit. In doing so, Ho Tzu Nyen questions the theatrical character of a courtroom as we see it represented in the popular media, in a country where the death penalty is still in force.

(the video is no longer available)

The Bohemian Rhapsody Project (2006)
6min 20sec
Courtesy the Artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery

 

Dates

18/05/2020 11:00

Price

gratis / free

Location

online

Edition

SPRING on Screen 

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Opening speech

Rainer Hofmann
 

The performances of SPRING 2020 have been cancelled, but there will still be an opening speech. There’s a lot to say. Artistic director Rainer Hofmann will talk via Zoom on Thursday 14 May at 8 pm, when SPRING would originally have opened, and everyone is welcome. The first SPRING on Screen programme will be available online immediately after this, and new contributions will follow on a daily basis.

 

Dates

14/05/2020 20:00

Price

Gratis toegang / free admission

Location

Zoom

Edition

SPRING on Screen 

Info

This event is in the past. You can read the speech here

 

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Opening speech SPRING on Screen Opening speech SPRING on Screen

From an empty Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Rainer Hofmann opened the SPRING on Screen programme on Thursday 14 May with a speech via Zoom. Read the speech here.

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my shadow used to have a density

Francesca Lazzeri / no time for commas
Netherlands/Italy
 

Francesca Lazzeri was member of the young Dutch theatre company Wild Vlees. Her show My shadow used to have a density was meant to have a try-out at SPRING. The performance is about our relationship with smartphones and social media, on the spotlight we put ourselves in permanently. It puts the potential of darkness against our digital over-exposure.

The rehearsals got interrupted by Covid-19. Since then our online-life got more intense, on the other hand life as we knew it got heavily interrupted. Maybe this break is a chance for the digital shade that Francesca was aiming for, for a realm of many possibilities? She wrote an essay about it and shows us the film amorphous by Alexei Ovsiannikov which evokes the unfinished.

(essay and video are no longer available)

Essay: Francesca Lazzeri / no time for commas
Video: Alexei Ovsiannikov

 

Dates

17/05/2020 11:00

Price

gratis / free

Location

online

Edition

SPRING on Screen 

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land[e]scapes 4 - redistribution of wealth by nature [working title] (video version)

Jan Fedinger
Netherlands/Germany
 

Jan Fedinger adapted his show ‘for an electronic reality’. Land[e]scapes 4 is also in its original stage version, which was supposed to premiere at SPRING, a performance without human performers. The Utrecht-based theatre maker, who is connected with the talent development organisation Standplaats Utrecht, works with light, sound, space and smoke. In this performance he creates an artificial nature and takes audiences on a hypnotic trip. A new reality emerges in this immersive art work. Usually on stage, now on screen.

(the video is no longer available)

concept / creation: Jan Fedinger
musical composition: invader_rui
dramaturgy: Christina Flick
sound dramaturgy: David Kiers

 

Dates

16/05/2020 11:00

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Location

online

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SPRING on Screen 

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JANELAÇO DA ALMA

Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo
Brazil/Argentina
 

Choreographers Marcela Levi (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Lucía Russo (Patagonia, Argentina) explore different dance forms and traditions in their oeuvre. In one work, they delve into the rave culture of certain neighborhoods in Brazil, in the next, they tackle the historical and current stereotypes of the black body in dance in response to the domestication of people of African descent in Brazil who are told not to be too visible in public space.

Here, Levi and Russo film the animated screams and shouting during the daily “Casserolle protests” (the “pots and pans protests”) that rise every evening at 8.30 pm from the balconies in Brazil. The population hereby protests against the rule of Bolsonaro and his government as they largely ignore the recommendations of the World Health Organization WHO to prevent the spread of Covid-19. In this video, they combine images of the protests with fragments of one of their performances HARM — ONY. They also wrote an essay about it.

(essay and video are no longer available)

Essay: by Marcela Levi & Lucia Russo

Video: JANELAÇO DA ALMA: a homemade video conceived and created by Marcela Levi and Lucía Russo. Performance: Dana Martínez Cazaña, Helena Neheme, Ícaro Gaya, Kharlos Villanueva, Lucas Fonseca, Lucía Russo, José Urrea Silva, Matteo De Blasio, Martim Gueller, Marisabel Dávila Lobo and Tamires Costa. Drawings: Lucía Russo. Camera: Breno Romeiro (HARM-ONY at Sala Hiroshima, Barcelona) and Lucía Russo (Janelaços). Edition: Marcela Levi. Vídeo insert: Babel by Cildo Meireles. Production and artistic realization: Improvável Produções

Bio: Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo are choreographers. In 2010, they founded Improvável Produções (Improbable Productions) in Rio de Janeiro, a space for training, research and creation responsible for the conception, creation and production of dance projects presented in inumerous art centers, museums, festivals and theatres in Latin America and Europe. Levi & Russo are committed to a polyphonic artistic direction in which different inventive positions intertwine in a process that embraces deviant lines, dissent and internal differences as a constructive critical force and not as self-exclusive polarities.

marcelalevi.com/wr/
facebook.com/ImprovavelProducoes/
instagram.com/improvavelproducoes/

 

Dates

16/05/2020 11:00

Price

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Location

online

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In Other Words

Ingrid Berger Myhre
Norway/Netherlands
 

The Norwegian choreographer was in the final rehearsal period for the premiere of In Other Words when she had to interrupt her creation process head over heels due to the pandemic. Language and semiotics are central elements in her work. For SPRING on Screen, she decided to give us an insight into the rehearsal process of In Other Words. In addition to language, semiotics and dance, humor is also never far away in her work. Discover Ingrid Berger Myrhe and her In Other Words here.

(video is no longer available)

by: Ingrid Berger Myhre

 

Dates

21/05/2020 11:00

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gratis / free

Location

online

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SPRING on Screen 

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HONGER (HUNGER)

Dood Paard
Netherlands
 

Theatre company Dood Paard was rehearsing their new show HONGER. They were looking for the reasons of poverty in the Netherlands. In their research they were co-operating with several cultural and social organisations in Overvecht. They tried to understand what living in poverty means. Covid-19 interrupted their creation process. As a reaction they changed the medium and produced a podcast on hunger but also on a life interrupted.

(the podcast is no longer available here)

By: Kuno Bakker, Bart Hollanders, Manja Topper, Ramses van den Hurk, Marcel Kranendonk, Julian Maiwald, Michael Yallop
Production: Dood Paard in collaboration with Frascati Theater, De Meervaart, ZIMIHC, SPRING Performing Arts Festival

 

Dates

22/05/2020 11:00

Price

gratis / free

Location

online

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SPRING on Screen 

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Holistic Strata Screen

Hiroaki Umeda
Japan
 

Screens play a crucial role in Hiroaki Umeda’s work. The Japanese choreographer connects the analogue body with digital visuals and sounds as no one else in contemporary choreography. At SPRING you could have seen his Haptic Installation where the closed eyelids of the spectator serve as screen for a projection. The film that we now present online, Holistic Strata Screen, is a whirlwind of pixels. All elements – light, body, space, movement – are turned into pixels. The whole world can be regarded and conceived as an endless storm of pixels in Umeda’s posthuman understanding of nature.

(the video is no longer available)

Direction: Hiroaki Umeda
Video Editting: Gravier Guillaume
Video Shooting: LRAK (Alain Kantarjian - Ludovic Rivalan)
Sound: S20

 

Dates

14/05/2020 20:00

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Location

online

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SPRING on Screen 

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Fat Dance

Doris Uhlich
Austria
 

In her work, the Austrian choreographer and dancer Doris Uhlich focuses on atypical bodies in the performing arts. Too tall and slightly bigger than the standard androgynous dancers she was always confronted with, this choreographer saw no option than to deliberately show other body types on stage. Uhlich works with dancers with a disability or dances herself sweaty, with sticking hair, in her performances. The recognizable, universally human imperfection of bodies can also be seen in Fat Dance, a dance video she made while in quarantine.

(the video is no longer available)

by: Doris Uhlich

 

Dates

15/05/2020 11:00

Price

gratis / free

Location

online

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SPRING on Screen 

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dot-sorry (teaser)

SETUP
Netherlands
 

SETUP is a platform for a technology-critical society, based in Utrecht. For SPRING they were working on a lecture performance called dot-sorry. The tech industry has lost its innocence. Public apologies from developers and major tech companies for not protecting data is an everyday part of the game. But was there a follow-up action to saying sorry? What would real responsibility look like? Is there a different form of ownership thinkable for the internet and our data? In their short film presented here SETUP give with great humour a glimpse of their project, which is intended to cause changes in the real (digital) world. Enjoy famous people saying sorry. Or not.

(the video is no longer available)

By: SETUP

 

Dates

20/05/2020 11:00

Price

gratis / free

Location

online

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SPRING on Screen 

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Digital Silence

Building Conversation / Lotte van den Berg e.a.
Netherlands
 

Digital Silence is an online performance developed during the first Corona Lockdown in april 2020. Performed via zoom, by everybody who chooses to join. During the performance the participants play with their own presence and absence, in their rooms and on the web. Looking for a third space, a hybrith space, that is both physical and virtual. 'Where am I if I’m both in my room and on the screen? And where are you?' Digital Silence connects rooms and people in one big multidimensional apartment block, floating between bricks and pixels, neither present nor absent. 

Guided by Lotte van den Berg Developed by Peter Aers, Lotte van den Berg en Daan ’t Sas in collaboration with Mara van Nes, Bram Vreeswijk and all the people who participated during the online experiments we did. 

 

Dates

23/05/2020 20:30

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gratis / free

Location

Zoom

Edition

SPRING on Screen 

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Duration: 90 minutes

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Casa Conveniente

Mónica Calle / Casa Conveniente e Zona Não Vigiada
Portugal
 

Theatre director Mónica Calle from Portugal, seems to be “the best kept secret of the international performing arts". She has been a celebrated artist in Portugal for decades, but her fame did not extend beyond the country's borders until a year ago, not even amongst international artists and programmers of her generation. Fortunately, those days are behind us. In the film Casa Conveniente we get a picture of the neighborhood project and the new theater space she has developed since 2013, out of a multi-year prison project (started in 2009), set up in a disadvantaged district of Lisbon, Zona J of Chelas. This marks a return to the founding idea of Casa Conveniente, her company with the same name: working from the margins.

(the video is no longer available)

 

Dates

20/05/2020 11:00

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Location

online

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SPRING on Screen 

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Messages out of quarantine

various artists
 

SPRING asked (former) festival artists what they want to tell the world in this corona era. We show this "Messages from quarantine" here on springutrecht.nl and on posters and digital screens in the city of Utrecht to offer inspiration, hope and reflection to all of us.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contributions by: Christiane Jatahy, Dries Verhoeven, Ho Tzu Nyen, Ingrid Berger Myhre, Julian Hetzel, Marc von Henning, Milo Rau, Nicole Beutler, Philippe Quesne, Quarantine, Tim Etchells, Toshiki Okada, Yasmeen Godder

 

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A Robot Walked into the Theatre...

Acting Like a Robot
Netherlands
 

Acting Like a Robot is a long-term co-operation project between Ulrike Quade Company, the University of Utrecht, VU (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), HKU (University of the Arts Utrecht) and SPRING. Core of the project is the collaboration of theatre and robotics. What can robots learn from theatre? How can theatres include robots? How can robots and humans interact? Renowned object and puppet theatre maker Ulrike Quade will create a new show in this context. During the research period SPRING will host conferences and work-in-progress presentations every year. Instead of the planned expert meeting, SPRING shows a film created for SPRING on screen. Watch the robots visit the empty Stadsschouwburg Utrecht.

For more information about Acting Like a Robot visit performingrobots.sites.uu.nl 

(the video is no longer available)

“A robot walked into the theatre…” is the virtual kick-off of Acting Like a Robot: Theatre as Testbed for the Robot Revolution. This project brings together experts from the theatre and robotics for four years of joint explorations.

Acting Like a Robot is a collaboration between Utrecht University, Ulrike Quade Company, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and SPRING, and is financially supported by NWO (SMART Culture CISC.KC.205) and Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, through an innovation grant issued to Ulrike Quade Company.

Foto: Gabriel Casanova Miralda
Video: Transketeers

 

Dates

22/05/2020

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gratis / free

Location

online

Edition

SPRING on Screen 

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A Fossil of Force / Cosmic A*

Charlie Prince
Lebanon/Netherlands
 

SPRING consciously chooses to support young and emerging talents and gives them an international platform. For example, the new creation Cosmic A* by the young Lebanese dancer / choreographer Charlie Prince was on the programme. In it, he observes the body as an archaeological fact, exposes rituals and new mythologies while actively dealing with the representation of his own body as a young man from Lebanon. For this he enters new fields (of centaurs and hybrid creatures) and creates new myths and makes the link with Arab futurism. In this short video he gives us a preview of his performance. And he also translated that into a poetic essay A Fossil of Force.

(essay and video are no longer available)

By: Charlie Prince

 

Dates

19/05/2020

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gratis / free

Location

online

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SPRING on Screen 

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IBUIBU BELU: Bodies of Borders

Eko Supriyanto
Indonesia
 

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 traditional dances 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 gives a contemporary twist to 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?

Choreographer Eko Supriyanto

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 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

29/10/2020 19:00

Price

Regulier € 17 / Studenten € 14 / CJP € 12 / Last minute studenten € 10 / t/m 18 jaar € 10

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe Zaal

Edition

Info

Duration: 60 minutes

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Combiticket - Thu 29 October

19:00
IBUIBU BELU: Bodies of Borders
Eko Supriyanto
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe Zaal

20:30
Common Ground
Chunky Move / Anouk van Dijk
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-zaal

Price
Regular € 36 | Student € 25

 

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L'Haal

Khalid Benghrib
Marocco
 

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.

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

30/10/2020 21:00

Price

Regulier € 26 / CJP € 21 / Studenten € 17 / Last minute studenten € 10 / t/m 18 jaar € 10

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-Zaal

Edition

Info

Duration: 80 minutes

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19:30
“Sorry, But I Feel Slightly Disidentified...”
Benjamin Khan en Cherish Menzo
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe Zaal

21:00
L’Haal
Khalid Benghrib
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-zaal

Price
Regular € 36 | Student € 25

 

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Collection of Lovers

Raquel André
Portugal
 

Portuguese artist Raquel André has created a strange collection of encounters, meeting with people of different nationalities in places from Geneva to Rio de Janeiro and spending an hour with each, just long enough to reach a certain intimacy. In this performance, André talks about the meaning of relationships, based on photographs taken during the meetings, and what real intimacy is and isn't, now that our lives seem to be largely played out on social media. What are we actually looking for when we meet someone?

Created by António Pedro Lopes, Bernardo de Almeida, Raquel André
Music noiserv
Lighting designer Rui Monteiro
Lighting designer on tour Carin Geada
Sound Design João Neves
Production Missanga

 

Dates

31/10/2020 19:30

Price

Regulier € 17 / Studenten € 14 / CJP € 12 / Last minute studenten € 10 / t/m 18 jaar € 10

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe Zaal

Edition

Info

Duration: 55 minutes

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contains smoke and stroboscope 

Combiticket Sat 31 October

19:30
Collection of Lovers
Raquel André
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe Zaal

21:00
any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones
Jan Martens
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-zaal

Price
Regular € 36 | Student € 25

 

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any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones

Jan Martens
Belgium
 

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, Wannes Labath en Zora Westbroek

Artistic assistant Anne-Lise Brevers

Light design Jan Fedinger

Costume design Cédric Charlier

Assistant costume design Alexandra Sebbag en Thibault Kuhn

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

Technician Michel Spang en Valentijn Weyn/Bennert Vancottem

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

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

 

Dates

31/10/2020 21:00

Price

Regulier € 26 / CJP € 21 / Studenten € 17 / Last minute studenten € 10 / t/m 18 jaar € 10

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-Zaal

Edition

Info

Duration: 90 minutes

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Combiticket Sat 31 October

19:30
Collection of Lovers
Raquel André
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe Zaal

21:00
any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones
Jan Martens
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-zaal

Price
Regular € 36 | Student € 25

 

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Common Ground

Chunky Move / Anouk van Dijk
Australia / The Netherlands
 

Dance should be surprising and adventurous, according to choreographer Anouk van Dijk of the Australian dance group Chunky Move. Her acclaimed dance jewel Common Ground 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 Richard Cilli dance, spin, fight, and sacrifice themselves in the arena created by Van Dijk, like pawns in a game of chess. Does the will to dominate each other turn out to be too strong? Or is there ground to move forward together? Van Dijk shows how life is marked by power and surrender, but love and hope always triumph in the end.

Concept, Choreography & Direction Anouk van Dijk
Performed by Richard Cilli, Tara Jade Samaya
Composer & Sound Design Jethro Woodward
Additional Music Jean Baptiste Lully, Johann Sebastian Bach
Set & Costume Design Marg Howell
Lighting Design Paul Jackson
Lighting Technician/Operator Claus den Hartog
Dramaturgical advice Jerry Remkes
Production Manager Blair Hart

 

Dates

29/10/2020 20:30

Price

Regulier € 26 / CJP € 21 / Studenten € 17 / Last minute studenten € 10 / t/m 18 jaar € 10

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-Zaal

Edition

Info

Duration: 62 minutes

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Combiticket - Thu 29 October

19:00
IBUIBU BELU: Bodies of Borders 
Eko Supriyanto
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe Zaal

20:30
Common Ground
Chunky Move / Anouk van Dijk
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-zaal

Price
Regular € 36 | Student € 25

 

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Platform Dramatrugy

 
 

Dates

16/05/2020 13:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

Price

Location

Het Huis Utrecht, Studio 3

Edition

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Duration: 4 hours

 

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Acting Like a Robot

 

The project Acting Like a Robot explores how theatre and robotics can collaborate. How can theatre contribute to the development of robots’ behaviour and their communication skills? What does a future with robots look like? As part of this project SPRING will host an expert meeting on theatre and robotics. 

Made in collaboration with: University Utrecht’s Theatre Studies department, Ulrike Quade Company, AI/Robotics at VU Amsterdam, the HKU Readership Performative Processes and SPRING.
Financially supported by: The project receives financial support from NWO – The Dutch research Council.

 

Dates

18/05/2020 14:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

Price

Gratis toegang/ Free entrance

Location

Het Huis Utrecht

Edition

Info

Duration: 120 minutes

 

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SPRING Symposium

 

Every year SPRING, University Utrecht and the Centre for the Humanities invite a thinker who reflects on the festival programme. This year Prof. Chris Salter (Concordia University Montreal) is our Festival Fellow. Chris Salter is an artist and a scholar living and working in both Montreal and Berlin. His work explores the borders between the senses, art, design and new technologies through large-scale installations as well as books, critical writings and lectures on the international scene. His immersive and physically experiential works are informed by theater, architecture, visual art, computer music, perceptual psychology, cultural theory and engineering and are developed in collaboration with anthropologists, historians, philosophers, engineers, artists and designers. The program around Chris Salter’s fellowship will include a keynote lecture at the SPRING Symposium at Het Huis Utrecht.

This year's theme is "Sensing Presence: Dramaturgies of Human and Non-Human sensing". 

 

Dates

15/05/2020 14:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

Price

Gratis toegang/ Free entrance

Location

Het Huis, Theaterzaal

Edition

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Duration: 120 minutes

 

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Let it burn

Marcela Levi & Lucia Russo & Tamires Costa / Improvável Produções
Brazil / Argentina
 

Dancer Tamires Costa takes the stage like a person possessed. What begins as a mix of burlesque and stand-up is turned completely upside down in an unpredictable dance adventure with a soundtrack of funk, jazz and pop music by for instance Dizzy Gillespie, Nina Simone and Michael Jackson. Choreographers Marcela Levi and Lucía Russo take on the battle with the prejudices about the black identity. It is a full-on attack of the historical and current clichés about the black body. The stage is set on fire.

Concept en direction: Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo
Performance: Tamires Costa
Co-creation: Tamires Costa, Ícaro Gaya
Trainees: Taís Almeida and Anne Naukkarinen
Light Design: Catalina Fernández
Sounds: Het hele team
Costumes: marcela Levi & Lucía Russo
Photography: Paula Kossatz and Marcela Levi
Production: Improvável Produções (BR)
Tour producer: Something Great (DE)
Supported by: Centro Coreográfico da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro / Secretaria Municipal de Cultura, Consulado da Argentina no Rio de Janeiro, Espaço Cultural Sítio Canto da Sabiá, Projeto ENTRE and Bisturi Material Hospitalar.

 

Dates

15/05/2020 20:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

16/05/2020 20:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

Price

€12,50,- / €9,-

Location

Theater Kikker, Kleine zaal

Edition

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Duration: 35 minutes
+10 minutes 10 questions (Sat 16 May)

 

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Together

Leja Jurišić & Marko Mandić
Slovenia
 

In this six-hour performance, the terrific acting duo Lleja 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!

Concept, Performance, Choreography: Leja Jurišić and Marko Mandič
Cooperation: Bojan Jablanovec and Semira Osmanagić
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

23/05/2020 17:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

Price

€17,- / €14,-

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe Zaal

Edition

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Duration: 6 hours (durational performance, entry and re-entry is possible at all times)

entry and re-entry is possible

after the start of the performance, you can only buy tickets at the venue

 

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The Lingering Now - Our Odyssey II

Christiane Jatahy
Brazil
 

What can a 3000-year old story tell us about today’s refugee crisis? The Brazilian artist Christiane Jatahy is going in search of a contemporary Odysseus. He is the protagonist from Homer’s epic tale, whose voyage home takes ten long years and who tackles a range of mythical obstacles along the way. Jatahy shot her documentary in Palestine, refugee camps in Lebanon and Greece, South Africa and the Amazon. She met with people who are on an odyssey of their own; people who are living in exile and trying to make their way home. In the show, she works with actors who have had to flee their native country. The video screen is on the stage, and the actors are sitting among the audience. Jatahy weaves all these stories together in a unique combination of theatre and documentary film that goes straight to the heart.

With: Abbas Abdulelah Al’Shukra, Abdul Lanjesi, Abed Aidy, Adnan Ibrahim Nghnghia, Ahmed Tobasi, Bepkapoy, Blessing Opoko, Corina Sabbas, Emilie Franco, Faisal Abu Alhayjaa, Fepa Teixeira, Frank Sithole, Iketi Kayapó, Irengri Kayapó, Ivan Tirtiaux, Jehad Obeid, Joseph Gaylard, Jovial Mbenga, Kroti, Laerte Késsimos, Leon David Salazar, Linda Michael Mkhwanasi, Manuela Afonso, Maria Laura Nogueira, Maroine Amimi, Mbali Ncube, Melina Martin, Mustafa Sheta, Nambulelo Meolongwara, Noji Gaylard, Ojo Kayapó, Omar Al Jbaai, Phana, Pitchou Lambo, Pravinah Nehwati, Pykatire, Ramyar Hussaini, Ranin Odeh, Renata Hardy, Vitor Araújo, Yara Ktaish, Marie-Aurore d’Awans et Banafshe Hourmazdi
Staging, direction and dramaturgy: Christiane Jatahy Artistic, set design and lighting management Thomas Walgrave
Director of photography: Paulo Camacho
Music: Domenico Lancelotti, Vitor Araujo
Sound design: Alex Fostier
Company collaboration and coordination: Henrique Mariano
Production and touring: Daphné Seale, Juliette Thieme
Staging (movie): Christiane Jatahy, Paulo Camacho
Cameraman (movie): Paulo Camacho
Second cameraman (movie): Thomas Walgrave
Mixing (movie): Breno Furtado, Pedro Vituri
Stage manager: Benoît Ausloos
Video direction: Matthieu Bourdon, Alternating with Julio Parente
Light operator: Juan Borrego
Sound operator: David Defour, Alternating with Jeison Pardo Rojas And all Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles' team

Palestine
Local production – Jenin: The Freedom Theatre – Ahmed Tobasi, Mustafa Sheta
Sound operator: Issa J Qumsyeh

Lebanon
Sound operator: Beirut / Beqaa Valley Nour Salman
Local translator: Hiba Hussein

Greece
Local production, Athens: Daphné Tolis
Sound operator: Emmanuil Manousakis

South Africa
Local production, Johannesburg: Outreach Foundation – Linda Michael Mkhwanasi, Malvin Phana Dube, Gérard Bester
Sound operator: Paul Van Zyl

Brazil
Local production, Amazonia: Rafael Cabral, Clara Aruac
Sound operator: Breno Furtado Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Production: Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles (Belgium), SESC (Brazil)
Co-production: Ruhrtriennale (Germany), Comédie de Genève (Zwitserland), Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe (France), Teatro Municipal São Luiz (Portugal), Festival d’Avignon (France), Le Maillon-Théâtre de Strasbourg Scène européenne (France), Riksteatern (Sweden), Temporada Alta – Festival de Tardor de Catalunya (Spain)
Sets construction and costumes: Ateliers du Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles Christiane Jatahy is an international associate artist in CENTQUATRE-PARIS (France), at the l’Odéon- Théâtre de l’Europe (France) and the Schauspielhaus Zürich (Switzerland)
With support of: The Freedom Theatre (Palestine), Outreach Foundation (South Africa)
With international support of: Ambassade du Brésil en France, Ambassade de France au Brésil, Bureau de représentation du Brésil à Ramallah, Ambassade du Brésil au Liban, Ambassade du Brésil en Grèce, Ambassade de Belgique au Liban

 

Dates

14/05/2020 20:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

15/05/2020 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

Price

€26,- / €17,-

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-zaal

Edition

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Duration: 120 minutes
+ After Talk (Fri 15 May)

 

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

Jan Fedinger / Standplaats Utrecht
The Netherlands/ Germany
 

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 pace 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?

Concept, Execution: Jan Fedinger / studio Jan Fedinger
Dramaturgy: Christina Flick
Audio/ visueel dramaturgy: David Kiers
Produced by: Standplaats Utrecht
Co-produced by: tbc, SPRING Utrecht
With help of: Grischa Runge
Thanks to: Gaudeamus festival Utrecht, BUDA Kortrijk, Centre Choréographique National de Caen en Normandie, Stamsund internasjonale Teaterfestival

 

Dates

21/05/2020 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

22/05/2020 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

Price

€17,- / €14,-

Location

Het Huis Utrecht, Theaterzaal

Edition

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Duration: 50 minutes
+ 10 minutes 10 questions (Fri 22 May)

contains extreme darkness, smoke & flashing lights

 

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In Other Words

Ingrid Berger Myhre
Norway / The Netherlands
 

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. But 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
Production manager: Annejon Okhuijsen
Tour manager: Annejon Okhuijsen
Technical director: Dominque Pollet
Marketing & communication: Carolien Verduijn

In conversation with: Bojana Cvejić
Sound design: Lasse Passage
Music design: Dominique Pollet
Scenography: Edwin Kolpa
Funded by: Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde
Co-production: SPRING, BUDA Kortrijk (BE), Black Box Teater (NO), MDT Stockholm (SE), Regional Arena for Samtidsdans (NO), Dansateliers Rotterdam (NL)
Made possible by: P.A.R.T.S. Research Studios ’17-’18.

 

Dates

15/05/2020 19:30 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

16/05/2020 17:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

Price

€17,- / €14,-

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe zaal

Edition

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Duration: 60 minutes
+10 minutes 10 questions (Sat 16 May)

 

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'“De Noorse Berger Myhre, opgeleid in Amsterdam en Brussel, lijkt patent te hebben op dit soort onderkoelde danshumor. (…) Lachwekkend en lief, zoals ze proberen alles (ook elkaars talent) te delen in dit kleine uur vol luchtig uitgevoerde nonsens-spelletjes.” – De Volkskrant over eerder werk Panflutes & Paperwork (2019) “Norwegian-born Berger Myhre, trained in Amsterdam and Brussels, seems to have trademarked this brand of cool dance humour. (…) Hilarious and sweet, the way they try to share everything (down to each other’s talents) in these nearly sixty minutes of light-hearted nonsense games.” – De Volkskrant about earlier piece Panflutes & Paperwork (2019)'
 
 

I am from Reykjavik

Sonia Hughes
United Kingdom
 

How often are you asked ‘where are you from’? Artist Sonia Hughes is often asked, even in her own hometown. And often, the question has a ring to it of ‘you don’t belong here’. A black woman is often associated with a specific class, status and history. Sonia wants to feel welcome anywhere, without all this prejudice holding her back. Every day she will be building a house in a different location somewhere in Utrecht, inviting passers-by to help her. She arrives being a stranger, builds as a guest and ends the day being a host. I am from Reykjavik is Sonia’s attempt to be a post-racial citizen of the world.

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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
Tour managers: Greg Akehurst en Richard Morgan
Technical director: Greg Akehurst
Marketing & communication: Richard Morgan en Sonia Hughes
Producer for Sonia Hughes: Richard Morgan
Producer for Spill/Pacitti Company: Helen Watson
Photographer: Solomon Hughes
Co-commissioners: SPRING (Utrecht), Festspilline i Nord-Norge (Harstad), LIFT (London), Spill (Ipswich), International Living Theatre Festival (Aarhus)
Huge thanks to: Ragnheiður Skúladóttir and Bjarni Jónsson for helping pushing this project up the hill from day one

 

Dates

14/05/2020 12:00

16/05/2020 12:00

17/05/2020 12:00

19/05/2020 12:00

20/05/2020 12:00

22/05/2020 12:00

23/05/2020 12:00

Price

Gratis toegang / Free entrance

Location

Diverse locaties in Utrecht

Edition

Info

Duration: Continuous between 12:00 - 19:00

Thu 14 May - Janskerkhof
Sat 16 May - Janskerkhof
Sun 17 May - lawn at Rooseveltlaan 280
Tue 19 May - lawn at Griftpark 1
Thu 21 May - roundabout across from Station Overvecht
Fri 22 May - Jaarbeursplein
Sat 23 May - square in front of Antoniuskerk

 

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Cosmic A*

Charlie Prince
Lebanon, The Netherlands
 

Lebanese artist Charlie Prince seeks to challenge and confront the Western, colonial gaze that tokenizes, victimizes and villainizes the Arab body. He will be joined onstage by musician Joss Turnbull, who combines traditional percussion with electronic soundscapes. The charismatic performer Prince creates a danced ritual in order to forge his own image in the world.

Concept, Choreography, Performance: Charlie Prince
Composer, Live music: Joss Turnbull
Dramaturge: Erin Hill
Thanks to: Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (FR), Centre Chorégraphique Belfort (FR), TanzHeilbronn (DE), Omar Rajeh - Maqamat (LB) Boghossian Foundation (BE)

 

Dates

22/05/2020 19:30 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

23/05/2020 19:30 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

Price

€17,- / €14,-

Location

Theater Kikker, Grote zaal

Edition

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Duration: 45 minutes
+10 minutes 10 questions (Sat 23 May)

 

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The Ecstatic

Jeremy Nedd & Impilo Mapantsula
Switserland/South Africa
 

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

18/05/2020 19:00

19/05/2020 21:00

Price

€17,- / €14,-

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe Zaal

Edition

Info

Duration: 70 min
+ 10 minutes 10 questions (Tue 19 May)

We regret to announce that SPRING Performing Arts Festival from May 14-23, 2020 cannot take place.

We will contact the people who already bought a ticket for SPRING 2020 soon.

TAKE NOTE: Contains loud sound parts

 

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TANZ

Florentina Holzinger
Austria/The Netherlands
 

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. 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: 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 and research: Anna Leon
Costume advisor, tailor: Mael Blau
Prosthetic and 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 - DE) & DANSCO (Amsterdam - NL)
International distribution: Something Great (Berlin - DE)
Production: Spirit
Executive Production: Laura Andreß
Financial administration: Julia Haas/SMART (Vienna - AT)
Co-producer: Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna - AT), Spring Festival (Utrecht - NL), Theatre Rotterdam (Rotterdam - NL), Mousonturm (Frankfurt - DE), Arsenic (Lausanne - CH), Münchner Kammerspiele (Munich - DE), Take Me Somewhere Festival (Glasgow - UK), Beursschouwburg (Brussels, BE) deSingel (Antwerp - BE), Sophiensaele (Berlin - DE), Frascati Productions (Amsterdam -NL), Theater im Pumpenhaus (Muenster - DE), asphalt Festival (Düsseldorf - DE)
With support of: O Espaço do Tempo (PT), Fondation LUMA (FR) and De Châtel Award (NL)
Thanks to: CAMPO Gent, ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival, Eva Beresin, Stefanie Leitner, Tanz-Archiv MUK Wien, Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industries, Mochi Catering Vienna, Andres Stirn
Funded by: the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna, Performing Arts Fund NL

 

Dates

22/05/2020 21:00

23/05/2020 21:00

Price

€26,- / €17,-

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-Zaal

Edition

Info

Duration: 120 min
+ After Talk (Fr 22 May)

We regret to announce that SPRING Performing Arts Festival from May 14-23, 2020 cannot take place.

We will contact the people who already bought a ticket for SPRING 2020 soon.

TAKE NOTE: Contains live piercing of bodies

 

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Happiness

Dries Verhoeven
Netherlands
 
Installatie

Dries Verhoeven explores the world of artificial happiness that is increasingly available to us in the form of drugs, painkillers and antidepressants. Now that re creational drug use seems mainstream in the club scene, and the taboo on anti depressants is being lifted, our idea of what emotions are, is shifting. On the street stands a small pharmacy. A humanoid—a human-looking robot—works there as a pharmacy assistant. She tells us about the various products we can use to alter our mental state. Are we moving closer to a world in which we can be lyrical on command, and our emotions programmable?

Happiness explores the area where man and artificiality converge, where synthetic substances help us to re-humanise, maxi- humanise or, for a while, abandon our humanness altogether. 

Concept: Dries Verhoeven
Production: Studio Dries Verhoeven
Dramaturgy: Hella Godee
Design and development: Chris Creatures Filmeffects & Nelissen decorbouw
Photography: Willem Popelier

Producer: Studio Dries Verhoeven
Coproducer: SPRING Performing Arts Festival en Stichting NDSM-werf
With support of: BPD Cultuurfonds, Fonds Fentener van Vlissingen, stimuleringsfonds creatieve industrie, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and BNG Cultuurfonds

 

Dates

30/10/2019 14:00

31/10/2019 14:00

01/11/2019 14:00

02/11/2019 14:00

03/11/2019 14:00

06/11/2019 12:00

07/11/2019 12:00

08/11/2019 12:00

09/11/2019 12:00

10/11/2019 12:00

Price

Gratis toegang/free entrance

Location

Zocherpark

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2019 

Info

Happiness is co-presented by IMPAKT Festival (30 okt - 3 nov) and Le Guess Who? (7nov - 10 nov)

Happiness is an ongoing installation which can be visited from 30 October until 3 November between 14:00h and 22:00h and from 6 until 10 November between 12:00h and 20:00h.

 

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Alles anders Everything is different

Reflections on SPRING in Autumn day 1 by philosopher Floris van den Berg

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Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

Miet Warlop
Belgium
 
Dans

Miet Warlop’s fascinating installations, mixed media performances, and concerts are crowded with objects, sculptures and performers. Exuberant visual language and energy are as always present in her work. Splashing colors in contrast with clear and simple black-and-white images. In this performance, the audience is seated around the three performers. Minimal changes in one overwhelming image take the spectators into a trance until they are almost hypnotized by the energy of the dancers and the stimulating live music. “Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break is like a spinning top flying out of my work”, according to Miet Warlop.

Concept and direction: Miet Warlop
Music and performance: Pieter De Meester, Wietse Tanghe, Joppe Tanghe, Miet Warlop, Midas Heuvinck
Lyrics: Raimundas Malasauskas, Miet Warlop, Pieter De Meester
Technique and Production: Arno Truyens
Sound Engineer: Bart Van Hoydonck
Light Design: Henri Emmanuel Doublier
Costumes: Karolien Nuyttens
Produced by: Miet Warlop / Irene Wool vzw & NTGent
Co-produced by: Arts Centre Vooruit Gent, HAU Hebbel am Ufer - Berlin (DE)
Thanks to: Carl Gydé, Jérôme Dupraz, Ian Gyselinck, Michiel Goedertier (LaRoy NV), Janis Van Heesbeke (ongezien), Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Brahim Benhaddou (@coachedbybrahim), Seppe Cosyns, Niels Antonissen, Mathias Batsleer
With the support of: Flemish Authoroties, City of Ghent, Actoral. 17 Marseille (FR)

 

Dates

31/10/2019 19:00

01/11/2019 19:30

Price

€17 / 14

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe zaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2019 

Info

Duration: 45 minutes, no interval
Language: Language no problem

Tickets via ssbu.nl

Combo ticket
Thursday 31 October: Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break & Crash Park
Friday 1 November: Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break & #minaret

Price: € 38 / 24.
Only available by calling the box office of Stadsschouwburg at +31 30 2302023.

 

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Tollen, draaien, wervelen Spinning, Turning, Swirling

A converstation with Miet Warlop about Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break, "it is in fact like a whirlabout that is thrown out of my work and takes its course", according to Miet Warlop.

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Alles anders Everything is different

Reflections on SPRING in Autumn day 1 by philosopher Floris van den Berg

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En wat gebeurt daarna? What happens after?

This article is only available in Dutch

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Crash Park

Philippe Quesne
France
 
Theater

Philippe Quesne is a master at making theatre with a poetic, slightly absurdist twist. In Crash Park the French director and visual artist stages a desert island with palm trees and rare animal species. The peaceful nature is interrupted by the survivors of a plane crash. Is this the end or a new beginning? Can they set up a new, better society? Or will they make the same mistakes as before and destroy their habitat? This virtually wordless version full of loving details shows the lost man, dreaming of a better world with all man’s faults and shortcomings.

Conception, direction and set design: Philippe Quesne
With: Isabelle Angotti, Jean-Charles Dumay, Léo Gobin, Yuika Hokama, Sébastien Jacobs, Thomas Suire, Thérèse Songue, Gaëtan Vourc'h

Assistant: François-Xavier Rouyer
Animals costumes: Corine Petitpierre
Original soundtrack: Pierre Desprats
Musical experts: Shea & Jasha Klebe, Pan Sonic, Frank Martin, Riz Ortolani, Debussy, Daniel Johnston, Chopin, Delinquent Habit, Frank Sinatra…
Lighting: Thomas Laigle, Micakël Nodin
Sound: Samuel Gutman
Stage manager: Marc Chevillon
Stage technician: Joachim Fosset
Dresser: Pauline Jakobiak
Dramaturgic collaboration: Camille Louis
Film: César Vayssié
Assisting camera: Małgorzata Rabczuk
Film extras: Rodolphe Auté, Marc Chevillon, Yvan Clédat, Cyril Gomez-Mathieu, Erwan Ha Kyoon Larcher, Pauline Jakobiak, Thomas Laigle, Nicole Mersey, Mickaël Nodin, Sandra Orain, Perle Palombe, Martine Servain, Emilien Tessier, Carole Zacharewicz

Set and accessories construction: Ateliers Nanterre-Amandiers (Élodie Dauguet, Marie Maresca, Yvan Assael, Jérôme Chrétien)
Production: Nanterre-Amandiers
With support from the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès program “New Settings”

Coproduction: Théâtre National de Bretagne (Rennes), HAU (Berlin), Munchner Kammerspiele (Munich), Onassis Cultural Centre (Athènes)

 

Dates

31/10/2019 20:30

Price

€ 26 / 17

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-zaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2019 

Info

Duration: 100 minutes, no interval
Language: Language no problem

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Price: € 38 / 24.
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Dramaturg of Crash Park, Camille Louis, reflects on the performance. Is the crash in Crash Park the end or a new beginning? 

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#minaret

Omar Rajeh
Libanon
 
Dans

For nearly 1,000 years the minaret of the Great Mosque of Aleppo soared above Syria's largest city. It now lies in ruins, like so many other monuments and historical buildings throughout the world. Choreographer Omar Rajeh from Beirut builds up in #minaret: a visually and musically overwhelming dance performance, a plea for the destroyed cities, their inhabitants, culture, history, value and their future. Using images from a drone floating above the stage and a live soundtrack inspired by the classic musical heritage from Aleppo #minaret makes a human statement against the cruelty of wars and the ideologies behind it.

Concept & choreography: Omar Rajeh
Dancers: Antonia Kruschel, Charlie Prince, Mia Habis, Moonsuk Choi, Yamila Khodr & Omar Rajeh
Music Composition: Mahmoud Turkmani & Pablo Palacio
Live Music by: Mahmoud Turkmani (oud), Pablo Palacio (interactive sonifcation), Ziad El-Ahmadie (oud), Joss Turnbull (percussions)
Real Time Movement Analysis Technology: Instituto Stocos
Voice: Naim Asmar
Lighting: Guy Hoare
Video artist:  Dafne Narvaez Berlfein 
Drone operator: Hadi Bou Ayash
Costumes: Mia Habis
Technical Director: Christian Francois
Sound engineer: Jean-Christophe Batut
Stage manager: M’Hammed Marzouk

A production by: Omar Rajeh | Maqamat (2018)
Co-produced by: HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden, BIPOD Festival, Romaeuropa Festival 
With the support of: Charleroi Danse Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, apap – advanced performing arts project, Tanzfabrik Berlin and Tanzmesse nrw
Dance floor: kindly supplied by Harlequin Flooring 

Photo: Stephan Floss

 

Dates

01/11/2019 21:00

Price

€ 26 / 17

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-zaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2019 

Info

Duration: 60 minutes, no interval
Language: not applicable

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Kan een stad sterven? Can a city die?

Can a city die? And with it the values, ideals, principles, history, and culture that embodied it? Would it be possible to revive its presence? This performance is an act of resistance against the demolition and destruction of one of...

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Cuckoo

Jaha Koo
Korea
 
Theater

"Cuckoo feels like a peculiar kind of dream, a communication from your subconscious, offering some truth you’ll never be able to translate into words." - Exeunt magazine

 

A group of talkative rice cookers takes us through 20 years of Korean history and reflects on the great economic crisis with its huge impact on the young generation including South Korean artist Jaha Koo. Youth unemployment, socio-economic inequality, social isolation, rising suicide rates, acute social isolation and a fixation on appearances are some of the symptoms. Through bittersweet and humorous dialogues Jaha and his rice cookers tell a moving story that combines personal experience with the political events. They reflect on themes such as happiness, economic crisis and death depicting a country that is caught between working pressure and maniacal shop addiction.

Concept, regie, text, music & video: Jaha Koo
Performance: Hana, Duri, Seri & Jaha Koo
Cuckoo hacking: Idella Craddock
Scenografie & digital support: Eunkyung Jeong
Dramaturgy advice: Dries Douibi
Production: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek
Executive producer: CAMPO
Coproduction: Bâtard Festival
Special support: CAMPO, STUK, BUDA, DAS, SFAC & Noorderzon / Grand Theatre Groningen
With support from the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie

 

Dates

02/11/2019 19:30

Price

€ 17 / 14

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe zaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2019 

Info

Duration: 60 minutes, no interval
Language: Korean, with Dutch and English surtitles

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Saturday 2 November: Cuckoo & Chombotrope

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Jaha Koo en zijn praatgrage rijstkokers Jaha Koo and his talkative rice cookers

This article is only available in Dutch.

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Chombotrope

Mouvoir / Stephanie Thiersch & The Jitta Collective
Kenya, Germany
 
Dans

“A fashion concert which breaks in upon the audience like a natural force,” the Westdeutsche Zeitung wrote about Chombotrope, a co-operation of Kenyan Jitta Collective and Cologne choreographer Stephanie Thiersch. This African-European team asks itself: “What is the outfit of the future?” In a playful, subversive way our perspective changes in Chombotrope, that unites voguing, dance, rap, drums and turntables. Tradition and annexed cultural artefacts and symbols are intertwined to create new narratives that lead to a fascinating, inspiring mix of futuristic identities.

Project-initiation & idea: Kefa Oiro, Stephanie Thiersch
Concept: The Jitta Collective

Artists:
Dj Elephant Power (alias Nicolas Baudoux) – music composition, turntablism, Belgium
Marie Zoe (Marie Buchholz) – voguing, singing, choreography, Germany
Alexandra Naudet – dance, performance, choreography, France
Dodo NKishi – music composition, drums, beatboxing/singing, Germany
Kefa Oiro – dance, choreography, concept, Kenya
Georgina Philp – voguing, choreography, Germany
N’deye Seck – music composition, drums, Senegal
Stephanie Thiersch – direction, choreography, text, Germany
Xenson (alias Ssamson Ssenkaaba) – art, fashion design, poetry, Uganda
Musical support: Checkmate Mido alias Mido Dembebe, Kenya and Judith Namacheke Bwire, Kenya
Voguing Support: House of Melody (Berlin/Düsseldorf), artzone dancers (Nairobi)
Dramaturgy/Scientific Support: Alexandra Karentzos Mode & Ästhetik, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Production MOUVOIR e.V. Germany & Tuchangamke Group, Kenya.
In coproduction with Akademie der Künste der Welt / Köln in the frame of PLURIVERSALE VII, tanzhaus nrw, Nairobi Festival of Performance and Media Arts – NFPMA and Goethe Institut – Internationaler Koproduktionsfonds.
Cooperation partner freihandelszone – Ensemblenetzwerk Köln, GoDownArtsCenter, Nairobi.
Funded by: Kunststiftung NRW, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Koproduktionsförderung Tanz aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln.

 

Dates

02/11/2019 21:00

Price

€ 26 / 17

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-zaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2019 

Info

Duration: 60 minutes, no interval
Language: not applicable

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Saturday 2 November: Cuckoo & Chombotrope

Price: € 38 / 24.
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Attractor

Dancenorth, Lucy Guerin Inc, Gideon Obarzanek & Senyawa
Australia
 
Dans/Muziek

Attractor unites two of the best Australian dance companies, Lucy Guerin Inc and Dancenorth, traditional Indonesian folk idioms and heavy metal vocals, virtuoso dancers and audiences. Indonesia’s tour-de-force music duo Senyawa reinterprets the Javanese tradition of entering trance through dance and music as a powerful, secular, present-day ritual.

As the performance unfolds, Senyawa’s unique fusion of hand-made electrified stringed instruments with powerful vocals slowly builds to a euphoric pitch while the dancers are propelled into wild physical abandonment and ecstatic release, creating a visceral, empathic experience for the audience. Audiences and performers unite in a cross-cultural, shared ritual. The show is an ode to the power of music and dance. 

Producer: Dancenorth
Coproducer: Lucy Guerin Inc
Director & Choreographes: Gideon Obarzanek and Lucy Guerin
Music: Senwaya - Rully Shabara & Wukir Suryadi
Dancers: Samantha Hines, Mason Kelly, Jenni Large, Ashley McLellan, Josh Mu, Felix Sampson, Georgia Rudd, and Jack Ziesing

Dancenorth Artistic Director: Kyle Page
Dancenorth Associate Artistic Director: Amber Haines
Lighting Designer: Ben Bosco Shaw
Audio System Designer: Nick Roux
Audio Engineer: Jonathon Duncan
Head Lighting Technician / Operator: Robert Larsen
Costume Designer: Harriet Oxley
Rehearsal Director: Amber Haines
Production Manager: Melanie Stanton


With support of: Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its art funding and advisory body. 
the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its art funding and advisory body.
Thanks to: Arts Centre Melbourne for Asia TOPA through the KMATS Endowment Fund, the Playking Foundation and the Australia-ASEAN Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Brisbane Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne, and WOMADelaide. This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund and the Australia Council for the Arts. 

 

Dates

16/05/2019 20:30 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

17/05/2019 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

Price

€26,- / €17,-

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-zaal

Edition

SPRING 2019 

Info

Duration: 60 minuten
Language: English
+ Short introduction (Fr 17 May)
+ After Talk (Fr 17 May)

A hazer is used continuously
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Transfrontalier

Zora Snake
Cameroon
 
Dans/Theater

How can we escape borders? In Transfrontalier, the Cameroonian artist Zora Snake tackles this question by literally opening himself up to the hope, pain and obstacles that are so characteristic of the long road travelled by refugees. What are real, imagined, geographical or mental borders? Both in Europe and in Africa? Surrounded by political slogans and accompanied by a soundscape that voices the political discourse on migration, Transfrontalier becomes a militant show that wants to cause a shift in thinking with its audience.

Zora Snake is one of the most promising artists of the contemporary dance scene in Cameroon. He questions prejudice and unmasks the deadly ideologies and views of our times. 

Concept, scenography and dramaturgy: Zora Snake
Producer: Compagnie Zora Snake
Coproduction: Ateliers Frappaz
With support of: Festival Pr.avis de d.sordre urbain(Marseille), Institut Fran.ais duCameroun/Yaound., Fesivalles invites de Villeurbanne (Lyon),
Festival sens interdit (Lyon), Festival les r.cr..trales (Burkina-Faso), Festival Mantsina sur sc.ne (Congo-Brazzaville), Association Trait d’union (Cameroun), L’univers des mots (Guin.e Conakry)

 

Dates

16/05/2019 19:00

17/05/2019 17:00

18/05/2019 15:00

Price

Gratis toegang/Free entrance

Location

Binnenstad Utrecht

Edition

SPRING 2019 

Info

Duration: 45 min
Language: Dutch & English
+ After Talk (Sa 18th of May)

Start locations:

Thursday 16th May - Janskerkhof,
Friday 17th May - De Neude,
Saturday 18th May - De Neude 

 

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After Ghostcatching

OpenEndedGroup
United States
 
Installatie

A disembodied dancer is rendered as a moving hand-drawn sketch – and that sketch moves in a projected 3D space that can seem so close as to let the viewer reach out and touch it. Though the work’s imagery comes entirely from a comput er simulation, it bears an unmistakable human trace – that of dancer Bill T. Jones, abstracted from his physical body via a process of optical motion capture that preserves his movement but not his likeness.

After Ghostcatching, a re-envisioning of Ghostcatching (1999), is built up from a larger sam pling of the motions and vocalizations of Bill T. Jones. It explores the themes of disembodiment and identity with the new possibilities opened up by 3D projection and a custom 3D. 

 

Dates

16/05/2019 14:00

17/05/2019 14:00

18/05/2019 14:00

19/05/2019 14:00

20/05/2019 14:00

21/05/2019 14:00

22/05/2019 14:00

23/05/2019 14:00

24/05/2019 14:00

25/05/2019 14:00

Price

Gratis toegang/Free entrance

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Hekmanfoyer

Edition

SPRING 2019 

Info

Time: 14:00 - 0:00
Duration: continuous
Language: English

 

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Happiness

Dries Verhoeven
Netherlands
 

The performance installation Happiness by Dries Verhoeven has been moved to SPRING in Autumn.

Dries Verhoeven explores the world of artificial happiness that is increasingly available to us in the form of drugs, painkillers and antidepressants. Now that re creational drug use seems mainstream in the club scene, and the taboo on anti depressants is being lifted, our idea of what emotions are, is shifting. On the street stands a small pharmacy. A humanoid—a human-looking robot—works there as a pharmacy assistant. She tells us about the various products we can use to alter our mental state. Are we moving closer to a world in which we can be lyrical on command, and our emotions programmable?

Happiness explores the area where man and artificiality converge, where synthetic substances help us to re-humanise, maxi- humanise or, for a while, abandon our humanness altogether. 

Concept: Dries Verhoeven
Dramaturgy: Hella Godee
Design and development: Chris Creatures Filmeffects & Nelissen decorbouw
Photography: Willem Popelier

Producer: Studio Dries Verhoeven
Coproducer: SPRING Performing Arts Festival en Stichting NDSM-werf
With support of: BPD Cultuurfonds, Fonds Fentener van Vlissingen, stimuleringsfonds creatieve industrie, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and BNG Cultuurfonds

 

Dates

30/10/2019 14:00

31/10/2019 14:00

01/11/2019 14:00

02/11/2019 14:00

03/11/2019 14:00

06/11/2019 12:00

07/11/2019 12:00

08/11/2019 12:00

09/11/2019 12:00

10/11/2019 12:00

Price

Gratis toegang/Free entrance

Location

Lucasbolwerk

Edition

SPRING 2019 

Info

Time: 14:00 - 22:00
Duration: continuous
Language: English

Not suitable for wheelchair users

 

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Ephemeral Data

Jeroen van Loon
Netherlands
 
Performance-installatie

The future of the internet is ephemeral. The internet is evolving from a worldwide archive machine into a global performance machine. Temporary, local and unique ephemeral content is becoming the new status quo. Today´s teenagers are already accustomed to this shift in digital culture.

Ephemeral Data is a performance that stretches across the full ten days of SPRING and visualises this shift. Ephemeral Data uses sand, the raw material from which fibre optics are made, to create a gigantic sand mandala representing a Google Maps image of the city of Utrecht. During the festival a group of performers will be creating the mandala inch by inch, grain by grain. On the final day of SPRING at 15:00 the performancers will wipe the sand mandala away. The only thing left will be a heap of sand. 

Producer: Jeroen van Loon
Coproducer: SPRING Performing Arts Festival
With support of: Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Gemeente Utrecht, Stichting Stokroos, Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds

 

Dates

16/05/2019 14:00

17/05/2019 14:00

18/05/2019 14:00

19/05/2019 14:00

20/05/2019 14:00

21/05/2019 14:00

22/05/2019 14:00

23/05/2019 14:00

24/05/2019 14:00

25/05/2019 14:00

Price

Gratis toegang/Free entrance

Location

De Neude

Edition

SPRING 2019 

Info

Time: 14:00 - 22:00
Duration: continuous
Language: language no problem

On the final day of SPRING at
15:00 the performers will wipe
the sand mandala away. The only
thing left will be a heap of sand. 

 

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