A new adaptation by Rik van den Bos of Ibsen’s classic The Master Builder. The successful project developer Halvard Solness loses control of the steering wheel. In a flash between life and death, Hilde Wangel – the angel who comes to get him –appears. Before his eyes, she plays for him the film of his life. A hallucinating night ride in ten scenes.
A solidified explosion. A car hangs on the stage, a total loss. Its parts hang throughout the space, and depict the paused image of a car smashing apart. There is tension in the dynamics of the image: it is standing still, but your brain is constantly turning it into movement. This also applies to the suspended objects; a car tyre that should not be floating in space defies gravity. A concrete, everyday object takes on a poetic dimension when it is hanging, and rises above itself, as it were. The thorough opening up of the car is like dissecting a body, with special materials and shapes emerging, hanging puzzlingly in space.
Toneelschuur Producties 2012
text Rik van den Bos naar Henrik Ibsen
director Joost van Hezik
costumes Esmee Thomassen
set, light M\W