In troubled times it feels reassuring to be able to say that we have solid ground under our feet. When you lose that ground from under your feet, the self-image gets out of balance. In Transmute familiar soil suddenly turns into quicksand and we slowly sink into a world unknown.
Is a person an authentic human being? Are you truly free to make your own choices? Or do environment, time and space determine who you are? What you choose? Are you you? Or are you subject to the dreams of others? In this new performance by Sandman, choreographer Sabine Molenaar and her four wonderful dancers deconstruct the reality we experience. Sabine peels off the layers and shows them. She adds her dream universe as an extra truth. Time, space and role seem interchangeable. Between dream and quicksand even authenticity seems fluid.
Concept et mise en scène: Sabine Molenaar
Création et interprétation: Marcia Liu, Lisa Bless, Janosch Horn, Joséphine Terme
Conception décor: Amber Vandenhoeck
Musique: Jochem Baelus
Lumière: Lucas Van Haesbroeck
Animatronix: Gertjan Biasino
Costume: Joke Van de Casteele
Photos: Britt Guns & William van der Voort
Trailer: Tessel Schmidt, Beeldstorm
Production: Sandman Coprodution: DansBrabant Executive producer: Kosmonaut
Avec le soutien de: Performing Arts Fund NL - Nieuwe Makers Regeling, ccBe, De Warande, C-Takt, VGC
Cette initiative a été rendue possible par Grensverleggers, un arrangement pour soutenir les collaborations culturelles entre les parties en Flandre, dans la province de Noord-Brabant, dans la province de Limbourg et dans la province de Zélande
Sandman / Sabine Molenaar travaille en collaboration avec DansBrabant & Kosmonaut.
"Sensationelle 75-minütige Performance, Füße stampften zustimmend."
in Volksblatt (AT)
"Fazit: Ein Abend wie ein langer, surrealer Traum."
in Nachrichten (AT)
"But it is certainly not everyday in this setting of the mystical dance performance Transmute, made by Sandman (...) In fact, the painted walls already form a silent harbinger of the surreal tableaus that will take place in this room for an hour."
in Theaterkrant (NL)
"At this performance by Molenaar, that unpredictability is embodied by three woman and one man. Each has his own style of movement, one silent, the other jerky, the next hyper-flexible."
in het NRC (NL)
"It is precisely this deliberate intangibility that draws the viewer inside in an atmosphere that must have unsolved mystery."
in Het Parool (NL)
"Sometimes music in dance performances sets the mood, sometimes it brings cohesion. The musical soundscape Jochem Baelus has made for Transmute by Sandman – seen 11 February at Theater Bellevue – does both."
in Movement Exposed Critical Space