NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER 2
|CHOREOGRAPHY, COSTUMES||IMRE VAN OPSTAL & MARNE VAN OPSTAL|
|MUSIC||NEW COMPOSITION BY AMOS BEN-TAL|
|DECOR||IMRE VAN OPSTAL & MARNE VAN OPSTAL, TOM VISSER (CO-SET DESIGNER)|
|REHEARSAL ASSISTANTS||TAMAKO AKIYAMA, RALITZA MALEHOUNOVA|
|WORLD PREMIERE||FEBRUARY 15, 2021, ZUIDERSTRANDTHEATER, THE HAGUE|
|LENGTH OF THE PRODUCTION||36 MIN|
|ON STAGE||7 DANCERS|
This work originated in the honest attempts by each performer to express an intimate story. Baby don’t hurt me explores how their personal experiences and perspectives become part of their performing roles. Themes of identity, sexuality, love and gender are truthfully delved into and given shape.
But how, when departing from an intimate question, can we express something that considers us all? Can the personal become universal?
Wearing your heart on your sleeve holds the risk of being painfully judged or misunderstood. This vulnerability is one of the things we all have in common.
How much can we share?
What is love?
Imre van Opstal, Marne van Opstal, Fabienne Vegt