Dance

Nicole Beutler Projects

GINKGO or: 56 million years ago there were palm trees on the North Pole

Saturday

3

December
2022

20:30 - 22:00 uur
Geen pauze

Middenzaal

Prijs € 22,50
incl. garderobe en pauzedrankje

19:30 uur | inleiding gratis, wel reserveren

LNP

20:00 uur | dansvoorafje

Saturday

3

December
2022

20:30 - 22:00 uur
Geen pauze



Middenzaal

Prijs € 22,50
incl. garderobe en pauzedrankje

19:30 uur | inleiding gratis, wel reserveren

LNP

20:00 uur | dansvoorafje

After the great success of 8: METAMORPHOSIS , visual theatre-maker Nicole Beutler is once again creating a unique and total experience about the end of humanity on planet Earth. In this dance opera, five dancers, one thereminist, and the choir of Consensus Vocalis bid adieu to the world as we know it. GINKGO is a ritual exercise of the future. A last ecstatic dance driven by a passionate, committed and furious fight for survival, a search of space for new perspectives.

What if everything really goes down.
When man drowns in his own garbage.
When the earth reclaims its place.

GINKGO or: 56 million years there were palm trees on the North Pole is a visual dance opera in which pieces from Mozart's requiem resound through a mountain of rubbish and Le Cygne by Camille Saint-Saens recalls a beautiful past. While melancholy pieces of music deform and evaporate, humanity is headed for destruction, dancing on the rubbish heaps of civilization. Master of the ceremony is thereminist Dorit Chrysler, touching invisible strings with her hands. The chorus of Consensus Vocalis lends its body and voice to our sorrows. In a musical cinematic landscape composed by Gary Shepherd, five artists perform one last ecstatic dance on a set which consists entirely of collected bulky waste. Together and alone, individuals filled with committed and furious passion fight for the survival of humans in an impossible world. Only the Ginkgo tree, the Japanese walnut tree that survived even the nuclear explosion in Hiroshima, remains. Let yourself be taken along in this exercise of the future in search of space for new perspectives.

With the successful performances 8: METAMORPHOSIS (2019) and DIDO DIDO (2017), Beutler proved to be a master in shaping a joint process of change, mourning, letting go and discharge. GINKGO or: 56 million years ago there were palm trees on the North Pole is a swan song on humanity, a reflection on death and what comes after. Visually, physically and musically.

With the trilogy RITUALS OF TRANSFORMATION for the main hall, Beutler invites the spectators to practice the future: what if everything changes and the man-made world falls? What if the earth catches its breath again? Will there be a new balance between survivors, animal, mycelium and technology? GINKGO or: 56 million years there were palm trees on the North Pole is the first installation. In part two, ATEM/ Evolution is silently unfolding, nature will breathe again and turns the theater into a park (season 2023/2024). The last part GAIA/ An orchestra, a vision of a new balance between humans, animals, plants, fungi and technology, will follow in 2025.


Concept, regie, choreografie: Nicole Beutler
Door en met: Melyn Chow, Hillary Blake Firestone, Felix Schellekens, Cesirhe Sedney, Marjolein Vogels Muziek: Gary Shepherd, W.A. Mozart, Camille Saint-Saens Theremin
Composition + performance: Dorit Chrysler
Dramaturgie: Igor Dobričić
Koor: Consensus Vocalis
Instudering koor: Béni Csillag
Scenografie: Marloes & Wikke
Lichtontwerp: Minna Tiikkainen
Kostuum: Jessica Helbach
Tekst: adaptaties van Tim Morton, Bruce Lipton, Sogyal Rinpoche, Alan Weisman, rouwadvertenties, moiroloi uit Guy Cools Performing Mourning (uit Loring Danforth, The Death Rituals of Rural Greece (1982), pp. 110-111)
Repetitor: João Dinis Pinho
Regie-assistent: Caterina Ferreira de Silva
Tweede cast: Rob Polmann, Djamila Ploeg
Fotograaf: Anja Beutler

Dansvoorafje
Om 20.00 uur is een dansvoorafje in de Foyer met 8 dansers en 4 fluitisten. Ze laten een fragment uit de voorstelling Contemplatie zien. Dit was een samenwerking tussen het Noord Nederlands Fluitcollectief en dansmaker Pim Steemers. In dit dansvoorafje is een choreografie te zien op het muziekstuk 'Bataclan' van componist Egbert Jan Louwerse. Dit is geïnspireerd op de aanslagen in Parijs in 2015. De groep dansers wordt speciaal voor deze opvoering samengesteld. 

 

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