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It happens in small groups, at an outdoor location. You will be given a series of assignments — say, focusing on a given object, or watching a certain person walk down the street. It’s not nearly as simple as it sounds and, as they say, results may vary. You may gain a sense of how your sight has been conditioned over a lifetime. You may realize, with dismay, how little you actually notice of what crosses your eyes every day. You may discover something beautiful, even revelatory, that you’d ignored a thousand times in your life. What van den Berg gives us is a sensory adventure, a reminder of how much our perception can be altered, and, on a simpler level, a reintroduction to the pleasures of the senses. There’s beauty all around us — all you have to do is look. Please note: This performance involves walking, and takes place in part outdoors, rain or shine.
Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
Creator: Lotte van den Berg | Dramaturg: Sodja Lotker | Guide: Howard Lotker | Producer: Antwan Cornelissen Publicity: Karin van de Wiel | Manager: Anneke Tonen Location Scouts: Other Sites Developed in collaboration with Het Huis Utrecht and part of Festivals in Transition / Global City Local City with support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.
Funded by the City of Utrecht and the KfHeinfun. Supported by Performing Arts Fund NL.
Lotte van den Berg works in the realms of theatre, cinema and dance, performing in North America, Europe and Africa. Her work is defined by its concern for everyday reality and for uniting theatre and audiences. Her current projects are Cinema Imaginaire and Building Conversation; in both works audience members become active participants. Past works include* Les Spectateurs* (2010) and Agoraphobia (2011–2012).