EXIT (2011) - A Two Dogs Company / Kris Verdonck
“To be or not to be, (…)
To die, to sleep, no more (…)
To sleep! Perchance to dream (…)”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III, Scene I
EXIT is the title of a research project that Kris Verdonck and dancer and choreographer Alix Eynaudi carried out together, in collaboration with Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek). The basis of this project is a question: in a traditional theatre set-up, using all the media at the theatre’s disposal (lighting, sound, movement, language, images, stage design, etc.), what influence can we have on the sensory perceptions of an audience? To what extent are artists capable of manipulating the spectator’s consciousness (and subconscious) using these theatrical means?