In troubled times it feels reassuring to be able to say that we have solid ground under our feet. When you lose that ground from under your feet, the self-image gets out of balance. In Transmute familiar soil suddenly turns into quicksand and we slowly sink into a world unknown.
Is a person an authentic human being? Are you truly free to make your own choices? Or do environment, time and space determine who you are? What you choose? Are you you? Or are you subject to the dreams of others? In this new performance by Sandman, choreographer Sabine Molenaar and her four wonderful dancers deconstruct the reality we experience. Sabine peels off the layers and shows them. She adds her dream universe as an extra truth. Time, space and role seem interchangeable. Between dream and quicksand even authenticity seems fluid.
As part of TB² Festival.
Concept, direction : Sabine Molenaar // Danse, performance : Marcia Liu, Lisa Bless, Janosch Horn, Joséphine Terme // Stage design : Amber Vandenhoeck // Music : Jochem Baelus // Light design : Lucas Van Haesbroeck // Animatronix : Gertjan Biasino // Costume : Joke Van de Casteele // Trailer : Tessel Schmidt
Production : Sandman // Co-prodution : DansBrabant // Executive producer : Kosmonaut // Supported by : Performing Arts Fund NL - Nieuwe Makers Regeling, ccBe, De Warande, C-Takt // This initiative was made possible by : Grensverleggers, an arrangement to support cultural collaborations between parties in Flanders, the Province of Noord-Brabant, the Province of Limburg and the Province of Zeeland
Sandman/Sabine Molenaar works in a collaboration with : DansBrabant & Kosmonaut
Photos : William van der Voort