What exactly is that dark no-man’s-Land called ‘sleep’? How can you be absolutely sure that the ‘dream world’ is not in fact the real world? Or that waking up is not just a dream? In any case, everything you see during the day comes back in your dreams – only inside out!
Following on from the internationally renowned Staring Girl, Zonzo Compagnie is engaging in a second collaboration with the celebrated film-maker Nathalie Teirlinck for the production Slumberland. Musical partner An Pierlé has created a wonderful world of sound for Slumberland. The gifted keyboard player and improviser Fulco Ottervanger, who previously created Mile(s)tones for Zonzo Compagnie, will be complementing this extraordinary duo.
In a poetic, multi-media musical-theatre performance, Slumberland transports the audience into the world of sleep, with children playing a central role in Nathalie Teirlinck’s evocative film footage. The audience is piloted through the 12 hours of the night with a sensory and associative mix that examines every aspect of our night-time existence.
Slumberland is a beautiful piece of musical theatre with cinematic elements, supported by a live performance from two born musicians with a strong visual appeal. This facilitates an artistic encounter between the creators’ imagination and that of their young audience – an encounter that appeals to children’s rich but often-neglected fantasy world.
Nathalie Teirlinck - Direction & video
An Pierlé & Fulco Ottervanger - Music
Ruimtevaarders - Set designer
Steven Bontinck & Pieter Nys - Technicians
Vanessa Evrard - Costumes
Laura Noben - Make-up
Rik Zang - Camera
A production by Zonzo Compagnie in coproduction with Rataplan Arts Centre, Vooruit Arts Centre and Jeugd & Muziek Vlaanderen. With the support of Flanders and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.