In Newbodies two dancers alongside two actors portray the choreography of Pia Meuthen and the text of playwright/director Dirk Groeneveld in a story inspired by the novel The Body from Hanif Kureishi.
Newbodies is situated on a chic island in the Mediterranean Sea. An older, successful writer and his wife have relocated there, so that he can work undisturbed on his new novel. It is a novel about the desire to be young, vital, sexual, unrestrained. He invents a second chance: the purchase of a ‘Newbody’.
His wife, who has always supported and adored him, asks herself: Who am I in your theatre of illusion? Let me take part. This once.
The dance, that penetrates this story is volatile, charged and dangerous. What the writer thinks, says and writes is expressed in the score of the movement. The dance deliberates. The dance delves deeper. As the pulse of the passion and imagination. As desire striving to take form.
‘Text and dance interact with the utmost inventiveness. A passage about pleasure is accompanied by an intimate duet on the floor. At that moment the married couple are standing apart and suddenly the dance is more than their fantasy alone but also their memory.’ (De Volkskrant).
‘The dance images are precise qua idea, realization and performance… Beautiful how the dance conveys the erotic to a, for most of us, unreachable level of unrestrained abandonment’ (Brabants Dagblad).
Signal bij de Rotte
During this landscape opera, the audience walks along the Rotte in Prinsenmolenpark: a narrow green strip and a unique urban nature reserve close to Rotte in Hillegersberg.
Signal at Dusk
Cryptic connect land and sea with sound in Signal at Dusk, a captivating, boundary-crossing coastal opera set against the transitioning sunset sky by Dutch duo Strijbos & Van Rijswijk.
Your Trembling Mile
This summer we will guide the audience through sound installations in the city of 'S Hertogenbosch NL during Festival Boulevard. Our soundtrack and walkscape 'Your Trembling Mile' takes you past parks, buildings and other public spaces that we literally cover with sounds.
Signal in Graz
Based on our landscape opera Signal and in preparation for a large-scale project together with La Strada Graz and the Festival of Regions in Upper Austria next year, we are developing a sound art work especially for our city in this time of challenges due to corona.