Quicksand in troubled times

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.

Presse Transmute

"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)

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Annette Embrechts

"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)

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Francine van der Wiel

"It is precisely this deliberate intangibility that draws the viewer inside in an atmosphere that must have unsolved mystery."

in Het Parool (NL)

Fritz de Jong

"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

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