De tijger eet de zebra en de vogel vliegt verschrikt weg
(The tiger eats the zebra and the bird, alarmed, takes off)

Premiere on 20 February 2020

“…
I am planning to make
a big planetarium out of tape, wire and cardboard
in which not only stars and planets will fly by
but also a few objects and animals
and who knows, maybe even a real human being

because it used to be possible to distinguish
the activities of human beings
from the rest
without much difficulty
just like in theatre
where you can forget about
the building and the wings
in order to concentrate on the intrigue

but nowadays the set, the wings,
the back stage, the fly tower, the entire building
has climbed onto the stage and is contesting
the actor’s leading role.

we are gradually realizing
that we cannot go on like this
but then how?
because taking a different road
within the bounds of our present system
invariably means
going backwards
and we will not garner much enthusiasm
with the prospect of less

maybe
we should no longer think about progress
but something like prosperity
… ”

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a peep show
of the whole wide world
a big magic box
an opening dance

a human being an animal an object
side by side
an animal an object
an object a human being an animal
side by side

a last waltz
a room, another room
a tunnel, a narrow vista, a hole
a door
of course also a door
hatches that open and shut, colours that glide by,
surfaces that disappear
and strings, always strings

becoming a shape, a line, a point, a colour
becoming change,
hesitating, halting, starting over
becoming everything
we are the world we are the world we are the world

the show is a sad song
about human beings and the things that surround them
although the moon
(which also plays a role)
remains quite indifferent to it all

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Tour dates 2020 here
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