'The Players' is a dance theater production that questions social status, manipulation and peoples’ intentions. It is a test of power through the form of a game. However, “playing” the game is not always what it seems. Inspired by the horrifying yet magnetic charisma of psychopaths The Players explores the cruel but often effective force of manipulation strategies.
Winner of the Dance and Theater prize for best production in 2017 from the city of Stuttgart and the land of Baden-Württemberg.
Winner of the critics prize and the public prize during the 6TageFrei festival in Stuttgart 2017.
Concept and choreography: Edan Gorlicki
Performers & Co-creators: Mayke van Kruchten, Evandro Pedroni, Jasmine Ellis
Lighting Design: Jan Fedinger
Musical advice: Amos Ben-Tal
Dramaturgy: Eva-Maria Steinel
Technique: Loeki Wiefferink
Video & post production: Erik Spruijt
Co-creators: Helena Volkov, Pasquale Lombardi, Zoe Gyssler, Moreno Perna, Francesco Barba
Production: Edan Gorlicki in collaboration with Choreographisches Centrum Heidelberg, Grand Theatre Groningen & Theater Felina-Areal Mannheim
World Premiere April, 9th 2016, Grand Theatre Groningen
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
'The Players' is supported by: Choreographisches Centrum Heidelberg, Kunstraad Groningen, Stadt Mannheim / Kulturamt, Esser Stiftung
The Players was made possible with the kind help and support of:
Emma Wolf, Jai Gonzales, Nanine Linning, Rosemary Helliwell, Sebastian Geiger, Ray Demski, Arie Wink, Jola Meijer, Kirsten Krans, Andre Pronk, Charlotte Peterson, Jamie de Groot, Myrthe Weehuizen, Mohamed Yusuf Boss and Brecht Bovijn