De Gabber Opera
“Come into our midst now, Thumper, o, Thumper, Shake the Earth, mighty Jolter” (from The Bacchae by Euripides, 406 B.C.)
Performance collective URLAND is shaving their heads and taking a hardcore trip for anyone yearning for a theatrical extravaganza. The Gabber Opera is inspired by Euripides’ The Bacchae, and portrays man’s timeless inclination to sedate, and to see ecstasy. In a God forsaken landscape we see four bald nymphs; while intoxicated, finding what they’d lost, and losing what was theirs. A Grand Story about ritual, intoxication, and all-consuming Nothingness.
De Gabber Opera is a remake of the very first URLAND performance in 2010. In the context of De Ur-triënnale 2021, the performance got a reboot and won the VSCD Mime/Performance Award at the Nederlands Theater Festival 2022.
Special thanks to
URLAND is made possible by the City of Rotterdam and Fonds Podiumkunsten.
ITA (Rabozaal), Nederlands Theaterfestival, Kunstmin, Theater Rotterdam, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, ITA (Grote zaal), Koninklijke Schouwburg, Theater de Veste