Marloes van der Hoek
Wikke van Houwelingen

studio
Marcusstraat 52
Amsterdam

tel: 06 1683 2203
info@marloesenwikke.nl

management: Fleur Feij
fleur@marloesenwikke.nl

 

 

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performance
Hoog is the graduation performance of director Natasha Schulte, inspired by the story of the Tower of Babel. A group of five players walk around the mountain, climb up to the top, and wait there at the peak. In the absence of a communal summit, they all choose their own way back down. On the way they lose sight of each other. When they have arrived back at the bottom, they no longer even recognize each other. They continue to move along, but now alone. This is a physical performance with a meditative and hypnotic character, a fantasy about the beginning of time, about evolution, and the smallness of mankind.

design
The audience sits in a large circle around a mountain of pressed paper. The mountain is 5.5 m high and weighs 20,000 kilos. The players wildly climb from the bottom to the top and then back again, creating worn spots and paths, as would happen on a real mountain. There are several holes that the players disappear into, and the paper mass shifts as they climb atop it. In the large bale of paper, we find birth announcements and death reports, scientific articles and scripts from the Dutch soap opera GTST. From architectural drawings to diaries, the whole world in shredders.

director Natasha Schulte

light Tosja Zuyderhoff

costumes Daphne de Winkel

sound Wilko Alkema

photo courtesy Thijme Breukers

set Wikke van Houwelingen

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