BALTHAZAR is a performance for an animal and human performers. The piece was inspired by the film "Au Hazard Balthazar" (1966) by Robert Bresson, which tells the biography of a donkey. This artistic choice is now being placed within the context of a performance. The donkey - Balthazar - forms the cloudy center of the action. The animal is the protagonist of the piece, while the nameless human performers come and go.
By developing and modifying performative constellations between a donkey and human performers on stage, BALTHAZAR unfolds a series of theatrical experiments. By giving various cultural takes on animals and the otherness of nature, the strategies and capacities of theatre are pushed to their boundaries. The spectator witnesses a naturalistic experimental play, that offers a direct and complex experience with an animal.
thu. 31.03 21.00
fr. 01.04 21.00
sa. 02.04 16.00
direction david weber-krebs
dramaturgy maximilian haas
performance johannes bellinkx, sanne de wit, tim senders, dionne verwey, abdelkarim el baz, sus verbruggen
research marie urban
technique jeroen de boer, bart van den heuvel, tim van het hof
production tim nieburg, petra ponte, yvonne guis
thanks to stefan rosinski, stella van leeuwen, rik van der zouwen and family.