Lotte Van den Berg/Third Space

[Cancelled] Dying Together / Futures

[Cancelled] Dying Together / Futures
[Cancelled] Dying Together / Futures

18.09 – 19.09.2020

CANCELLED: due to corona, Lotte van de Berg and her company are unable to travel to Brussels. We are looking for a date to present the production later this season.

You are part of a group of about 35 people, and together you reflect on our times. A flexible script – both directly inspired by current affairs but also open to whatever comes up – determines the rhythm of the performance. Dying Together / Futures is an intense experience and an enlightening though experience in which you become conscious of the many connections and alliances that already exist between us.

What can we learn from a moment of collective dying? What would such a hypothetical situation tell us about the way we relate to one another in life? Dying Together is a physically performed thought exercise in which performers and the audience explore and unravel situations of collective dying. The latest instalment, Futures, focuses on the prevailing pandemic, in which people, animals, and visions of the future are dying.

• The way in which we talk to each other influences the future that we make together. Based in this conviction, Lotte van den Berg, Peter Aers and Daan ’t Sas explore new ways of dialoguing with one another under the title Building Conversation. They have appeared at Kaaitheater before, for example with a series of performative conversations (including Parliament of Things and Agonistic Conversation) and the earlier version of Dying Together (as part of Performatik). The border between the performers and audience members always blurs very quickly.


concept & development Lotte van den Berg (performer) | in collaboration with Floor van Leeuwen (performer), Gerindo Kamid Kartadinata (performer), Matteo Bifulco (performer), Nahuel Cano (performer), Salomé Mooij (performer), Polly Lapkovskaya (composition), Vinny Jones & Breg Horemans (light & set design), Tobias Staab (dramaturgy), Jakob Proyer (head of production), Vincent Beune (head of technique), Julien McHardy (research)

 

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We need a collective space for reflection

a conversation with Lotte van den Berg on Dying Together/Futures

We need a collective space for reflection
We need a collective space for reflection

Interview

Tue 15.09.20

In her series Dying Together, Lotte van den Berg focuses on the moment of collective death not only of people, but also of animals, plants or ideas. Dying Together/Futures is a work-in-progress that is based on current events: the corona crisis. Lotte van den Berg: ‘Reflecting on something when you are in the midst of it is very complicated but also necessary.’