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Almost Alive

About

Every day, we are exposed to a blast of information and impressions.

But sometimes you just want to put this never-ending flow of stimuli on hold, if only for a little while, so you could catch your breath and feel your own heartbeat again. You shut your eyes and ears. Only to find that the images continue to reappear on the inside of your eyelids while echoes of voices and sounds keep on resonating inside your head.

In Almost Alive, her third solo, Sabine Molenaar wonders what would happen when you withdraw yourself from the turmoil of the outside world and enter a timeless and boundless inner world.

So she moves further away from reality and towards that dark place, where shelter and true peace of mind await her. Yet chaos and disorientation are also lurking. 

Slowly pulsating basses invite you into this shadowy universe. The black colour palette symbolizes both an end and a beginning: an atmosphere where Molenaar and the spectators can once again coincide with themselves.

Quotes

'Delightful, and sometimes gruesome scary (...) Almost Alive is a dark, sensory dancetrip that reassures and tickles the imagination.'

De Standaard, BE

'If threat, depth and emptiness would make their own sounds, they are audible in Almost Alive, the strong, new dance show of Sabine Molenaar.'

Brabants Dagblad, NL

Credits

Concept, choreography, dance: Sabine Molenaar  Dramaturgical advice: Lena Meckler  Scenography, light: Amber Vandenhoeck  Decor: Gertjan Biasino en Amber Vandenhoeck  Video & animatronics: Gertjan Biasino  Camera: Gael Maleux  Music: Jochem Baelus  Costume: Joke Van de Casteele  Production: Sandman & Kosmonaut  Special thanks to: Mike van Alfen and Arjuna Borsetti  Coproduction: Festival Cement, DansBrabant  With the support of: PLAN talentontwikkeling Brabant, TAKT Dommelhof, BUDA, De Warande, ccBe, Théâtre de Vanves

Upcoming

28.03.2019
Chassé Theater
Breda (NL)

Archive

21.03.2017
Festival Cement
's-Hertogenbosch (NL)
22.03.2017
Festival Cement
's-Hertogenbosch (NL)
24.03.2017
Festival Cement
's-Hertogenbosch (NL)
14.04.2017
CC Berchem
Antwerp (BE)
19.04.2017
De NWE Vorst
Tilburg (NL)
23.07.2017
Tanzfaktur
Cologne (DE)
07.08.2017
Theaterfestival Boulevard
's-Hertogenbosch (NL)
08.08.2017
Theaterfestival Boulevard
's-Hertogenbosch (NL)
01.09.2017
International Festival Les Brigittines
Brussels (BE)
02.09.2017
International Festival Les Brigittines
Brussels (BE)
02.12.2017
Theater Kikker
Utrecht (NL)
16.12.2017
LUX
Nijmegen (NL)
17.01.2018
De Warande
Turnhout (BE)
01.02.2018
Manipulate Festival
Edinburg (UK)
22.03.2018
Het Gasthuis
Aarschot (BE)
28.03.2018
Theatre Olympics
New Delhi (IN)
30.03.2018
Theatre Olympics
Mumbai (IN)
21.04.2018
Corrosia
Almere (NL)
28.04.2018
De Werft
Geel DvDD (BE)
01.05.2018
Theater Bellevue
Amsterdam (NL)
13.05.2018
Korzo
The Hague (NL)
18.05.2018
Theater Heilbronn
Heilbronn (D)
18.10.2018
Schouwburg Odeon
Zwolle (NL)
25.10.2018
Stadsschouwburg De Oosterpoort
Groningen (NL)
16.12.2018
Parktheater
Eindhoven (NL)
10.10.2018
Stadstheater
Arhnem (NL)

Partners

Dans Brabant
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