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  • Duration: 1 h
  • Netherlands
  • For all
  • 809 vues

A superb homage to the burlesque joys of silent cinema combining music, theatre of movement, acrobatics, comedy and illusions.

Two men live in a cramped, dilapidated room in which they are totally “immersed” (their clothes even match the wallpaper). Since they’re both rather ingenious, the lack of space isn’t a problem. Each object serves multiple purposes: the bed doubles as a piano, the bookshelf is also a fridge. And to make up for the lack of female company, the two friends have built themselves a robotic maid. But they soon realise that this servant has a mind of her own, and it’s out of their control...
Performed by three actors and two musicians from rock band Alamo Race Track, Lebensraum sets out to explore the unconscious and the complexities of human life, revealing its tensions and reminding us of the hidden meaning of our favourite fairy tales… Inspired by the work of Buster Keaton (“Lebensraum” is set in the location of the first scene in his film The Scarecrow), this show is a vibrant homage to the burlesque joys of silent cinema. The result is a show of vibrant imagery and boundless imagination, dramatic power and deceptive appearances, bringing the magic of silent movies to the stage.

Distribution and legal informations

  • Concept/Performance: Jakop Ahlbom, Reinier, Schimmel, Silke Hundertmark, Leonard Lucieer, Ralph Mulder
  • Music written and performed by: Alamo Race Track
  • Set design: Douwe Hibma, Jakop Ahlbom
  • Story by: Judith Wendel
  • Puppets: Robs Propshop
  • Distribution: DdD en accord avec Global Performing Arts Group
  • Management production: Wilma Kuite/Alles voor de Kunsten
  • With thanks to: Daniël Ament ; Manuel Boutreur ; Cees Debets/Theater aan het Spui ; Sanders Pianio's Amsterdam ; Veenfabriek ; voordekunst ; Woedy Woet ; Eye Film Instituut
  • Supported by: the company has been an official partner of the Performing Arts Fund since 2009

More informations

  • Place of capture : Le Théâtre
  • Collection : Mimos 2013