Every day, we are exposed to a blast of information and impressions.
But sometimes you just want to put this never-ending flow of stimuli on hold, if only for a little while, so you could catch your breath and feel your own heartbeat again. You shut your eyes and ears. Only to find that the images continue to reappear on the inside of your eyelids while echoes of voices and sounds keep on resonating inside your head.
In ‘Almost Alive’, her third solo, Sabine Molenaar wonders what would happen when you withdraw yourself from the turmoil of the outside world and enter a timeless and boundless inner world.
So she moves further away from reality and towards that dark place, where shelter and true peace of mind await her. Yet chaos and disorientation are also lurking.
Slowly pulsating basses invite you into this shadowy universe. The black colour palette symbolizes both an end and a beginning: an atmosphere where Molenaar and the spectators can once again coincide with themselves.
20, 21, 22 Mrt Almost Alive Première NL: Cement festival, ‘s Hertogenbosch (NL)
14 april Première BE: CC Berchem, Antwerpen (BE)
19 april De NweVorst, Tilburg (NL)
23 july TanzFaktur, Keulen (DE)
7, 8 aug Festival Boulevard, Den Bosch (NL)
1, 2 sept Les Brigittines (BE, Brussel) extract!! first 20 min of the show without decor!
2 dec Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
12 dec Lux, Nijmegen (NL)
17 jan De Warande, Turnhout (BE)
1 febr Edinburg Manipulate (UK)
22 march Aarschot (BE)
28 march Theatre Olympics, New Delhi (India)
30 march Theatre Olympics, Mumbai (India)
21 april Corrosia, Almere (NL)
28 april De Werft Geel DvDD (BE)
1 may Bellevue Amsterdam (NL)
13 may Korzo, Den Haag (NL)
18 may Heilbronn (DE)
18 oktober Zwolle (NL)
25 oktober Groningen (NL)
28 maart Chassé Theater, Breda (NL)
Concept, choreography, dance: Sabine Molenaar
Dramaturgical advice: Lena Meckler
Scenography, light: Amber Vandenhoeck
Decor: Gertjan Biasino en Amber Vandenhoeck
Video & animatronics: Gertjan Biasino
Camera: Gael Maleux
Music: Jochem Baelus
Costume: Joke Van de Casteele
Production Sandman & Kosmonaut
Special thanks to Mike van Alfen and Arjuna Borsetti
Coproduction Festival Cement, DansBrabant
With the support of PLAN talentontwikkeling Brabant, TAKT Dommelhof, BUDA, De Warande, ccBe, Théâtre de Vanves