The tours of both Happy Together and Zwarte Lente were cut short by the lockdown starting on December the 15th. I am sad to inform you that the cancelled shows will not be rescheduled. But I'm happy and grateful that we managed to create these performances and to share them with an actual, live audience in the past year. And what a year it has been...
It is time to focus on new work. My next project is witchmacbethforest, scheduled to premiere in Theater Kikker on November the 4th, 2021. I'm very excited to 'return' to Shakespeare five years after Hamlet and to build on the theme's of Zwarte Lente: the relationship between human beings and our planet is to me the most urgent issue of our time.
In the meantime, I'm also developing brand new work with Mees Borgman, investigating human-stone relations and the possibility of collaborating with non-human artists: STONEwork is set to premiere in the fall of 2022.
Together with Irish composer Seán ó Dálaigh I am working on an an ambitious site-specific performance happening for the island Blasket (An Bhlascaod Mór) off the southwest coast of Ireland. More news on this project, with the working title Talamh, will follow soon.
More information on these projects, and more, will follow in January!
2020 has been a tough year in many ways. I wish everyone - friends, colleagues, member of the audience, strangers - all the best for the new year and I hope to meet you there!