MUUR (lighting design)

MUUR (2018)

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A movement piece by Floor van Leeuwen. 16 performers spend 2 hours moving towards the back wall of a theatre. With a light step, but also with determination. Some are young, others quite a bit older. Others still, somewhere in between. Each performer runs, steps and jumps at his or her own pace, but above all in unison with the others – in a collective rhythm, as a single billowing body. Along the way, a polyphonic conversation between man and wall unspools. We, the audience, see the wall and the backs of the performers. We hear the rhythm of their feet. We feel the energy of the group. Sometimes wild, sometimes calm – but always with the same sense of determination.
MUUR is not so much a tragic metaphor for the smallness of man as a joint attempt at hope in the face of what threatens to take away our courage.

Floor van Leeuwen

in collaboration with the performers
Koen van der Heijden, Petra Steindl, Elliot Dehaspe, Hali Neto, Floor van Leeuwen, Petra Eikelenboom, Levi de Kleer, Margot Rijven, Renier Leenders, Jasmijn Obispo, Marie Groothof, Hendrik van Maele, Josse De Broeck, Felix Zech, Maria Madeira, Petra Roelfzema, Silbe Mijnlieff, and Hennie Spronk

lighting design
Pablo Fontdevila

technical producer
Elizabet van der Kooij

dramaturgical advice
Oscar van der Kruis and Bauke Lievens

assistand director
Louis Janssens

Lotte Sterringa

Jasper Hupkens

produced by
TENT circustheater producties en Veem Huis voor Performance

Grand Theatre, Theater Ins Blau, and Festival Cement

– Julidans/Why Not Festival (Amsterdam, NL)
– Theater Kikker (Utrecht, NL)
– Festival Cement (Den Bosch, NL)
– Korzo (Den Haag, NL)
– Maas TD (Rotterdam, NL)
– Theater de Nwe Vorst (Tilburg, NL)
– Veem House for Performance (Amsterdam, NL)
– Ins Blau (Leiden, NL)
– Grand Theater (Groningen, NL) – premiere