In an hour and a quarter, Tussentijd races from the Big Bang to now. From both a personal and a futuristic perspective, two researchers look back at the history of mankind, and at the special creatures that we human beings are.
Seeing the space as a reversed big bang is an opposite track that also characterizes the exceptional creative process of this performance. Lotte Dunselman and Anna Schoen make a point of starting with image, rather than words. They gave us carte blanche to create a theatrical image, to which the writer, director, and players would then react. We came up with a tight cube of 250 square meters of aluminium foil, with the basic idea of a total transformation: start as large and spatially as possible, in order to end up in a compressed, concentrated ball. The players use it to create props and scenes. For example, pieces of silver paper become twigs, flint, spear, bow, baby, bag, crown, and machine gun. Every creation causes destruction; the more they create, the more the space crumbles. In the end, they squeeze all the props together into a big ball that is then presented to the audience.
TG Echo/Generale Oost 2013
concept, performance Anna Schoen
text Jibbe Willems
director Roeland Hofman
set, light, costumes M\W