Muur by Floor van Leeuwen
29 September 2018, 20.00; 30 September 2018, 15.00; 2 October 2018, 20.00
Floor van Leeuwen
In collaboration with performers
Koen van der Heijden, Petra Steindl, Elliot Dehaspe, Hali Neto, Floor van Leeuwen, Petra Eikelenboom, Levi de Kleer, Margot Rijven, Renier Leenders, Jasmijn Obispo, Marie Groothof, Hendrik van Maele, Josse De Broeck, Felix Zech, Maria Madeira, Petra Roelfzema, Silbe Mijnlieff, and Hennie Spronk
Elizabet van der Kooij
Oscar van der Kruis and Bauke Lievens
TENT circustheater producties en Veem Huis voor Performance
Grand Theatre, Theater Ins Blau, and Festival Cement
With thanks to
Anneke Tonen, Wikke van Houwelingen, Remco de Wit, Hans Logtenberg, Circuscentrum Vlaanderen, Dave Hogenboom, Evelien van Arkel, Loes van der Pligt, Ellen Walraven, Liesbeth Huiberts, Rob de Graaf, Tim Etchells, T.I.M.E., Stijn de Boecke, Lisa Chudalla, Minke Dreef, Vincent Focquet, Anna Gehlin, Joost Giesken, Lena Hermann, Charlie Hession, Joris de Jong, Arend de Jonge, Gerindo Kartadinata, Jim Klinkhamer, and Maayke van der Kroft
Collaboration with Bauke Lievens in the framework of the artistic research project The Circus Dialogues, financed by the Arts Research Fund of University College Ghent (BE).
A movement piece by Floor van Leeuwen
Produced by TENT circustheater producties and Veem House for Performance
In this first production by theatre-maker Floor van Leeuwen (Schwalbe, among others), 16 performers spend 2 hours moving towards the back wall of a theatre. With a light step, but also with determination. Some are young, others quite a bit older. Others still, somewhere in between. Each performer runs, steps and jumps at his or her own pace, but above all in unison with the others – in a collective rhythm, as a single billowing body. Along the way, a polyphonic conversation between man and wall unspools. We, the audience, see the wall and the backs of the performers. We hear the rhythm of their feet. We feel the energy of the group. Sometimes wild, sometimes calm – but always with the same sense of determination.
Muur is not so much a tragic metaphor for the smallness of man as a joint attempt at hope in the face of what threatens to take away our courage.
Floor van Leeuwen creates and performs with theatre collective Schwalbe, part of Theater Rotterdam and winner in 2014 of the BNG Nieuwe Makersprijs [New Makers’ Award] for their production Schwalbe zoekt Massa. Floor also performs in Lotte van den Berg and Boogaerdt & van der Schoot’s Third Space, she directed Rare Birds by Un Loup pour l’Homme and has previously worked with theatre-makers including Tim Etchells and Lucas de Man.