Schwalbe [NL]

Schwalbe zoekt massa

Schwalbe zoekt massa
Schwalbe zoekt massa

16.01 – 17.01.2014

A larger whole

Schwalbe zoekt massa reveals the dilemma inherent in man. On the one hand there is the euphoria an individual may feel when he merges with the crowd, at a concert, a pilgrimage or a demonstration. On the other hand there is the fear of the uncontrolled power of the masses. Masses that can be destructive. That strike out in panic. That trample, and see an enemy in everything that is outside it. Schwalbe zoekt massa is about the desire to be and fear of being part of a larger whole.

• Schwalbe is a theatre collective consisting of seven actors and theatre-makers. Their work lies on the boundary between theatre and performance. Each performance starts out from the body. The physical is carried to an extreme and reveals itself to be erratic and unpredictable in extreme conditions. The live aspect and the unexpected are caught in a theatrical setting. The Dutch magazine Theatermaker proclaimed Schwalbe speelt vals to be the best mime performance of 2012.

Wanted: 60 extras

Schwalbe is looking for 60 enthusiastic volunteers (m/f) to perform in Schwalbe zoekt massa (Schwalbe seeks mass). Age and experience are of no importance. The first rehearsal/workshop is from 7 to 10 pm at the Kaaitheater Studios on Friday 10 January (not compulsary but a lot of fun). On Thursday the 16th it’s from 3 pm, leading up to the performance at 8.30 pm. On Friday 17th you are expected at 6 pm.

Enrol at, giving your name, address, telephone number and age.

concept en spel Christina Flick, Melih Gençboyaci, Marie Groothof, Floor van Leeuwen, Kimmy Ligtvoet, Ariadna Rubio Lleó, Daan Simons | decor, techniek Joost Giesken, Dave Staring | dramaturgie Anoek Nuyens | productieleiding Joost Allema | productie Productiehuis Rotterdam | coproductie De Coproducers en Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin)
a House on Fire project; with the support of the culture program of the European Union