mu’ mu’ mu’

mu' mu' mu'

“Words, words, words.” William Shakespeare
“Mu”, mu “, mu”. Wil’yem Sheq’spir
“My words have nothing to say to me anymore.” Heiner Müller
“Everything has already been said except this.” URLAND

Performance collective URLAND makes a Dadaistic hommage to The Word via Hamlet, Star Trek and Heiner Müller.

The existence of “The Klingon Hamlet” was a discovery for URLAND. The iconic centre piece of Shakespeare’s oeuvre was translated into Klingon in 1996 (the world’s most successful artificial language from the science-fiction TV series Star Trek). It is an archaic­­turistic bizarrity that stimulated the imagination of the collective.

URLAND went to Indianapolis, USA to attend the 25th anniversary of The Klingon Language Institute. There they met the inventor of the language, several possessed linguists, and other sweet extremists looking for like-minded people.

URLAND now makes a visual performance about language. URLAND wants to make language tangible: the confusion, the (de-)construction, the beauty and the ugliness.


By and with Ludwig Bindervoet, Thomas Dudkiewicz, Marijn Alexander de Jong, Jimi Zoet
Production URLAND
Coproduction Theater Rotterdam
Costumes Kostuumatelier Theater Rotterdam
Production manager Sarah Steeman
Grafic design Ruben Verkuylen
PR and publicity Esra J. Merkel
Business manager Jens Besse
Dramaturgy Tobias Kokkelmans
Masks Julia Warmerdam, Leo Maliepaard
Technique Denzo Theatertechniek (André Goos), Jaap Schledorn
Translation Klingon Lieven L. Litaer

Played Venues

Theater Rotterdam, Corrosia Theater, Theater aan de Rijn, Vrijhof Cultuur, De Lieve Vrouw, Theater Frascati, Theater Ins Blau, De Lawei, Theater Kikker, Het Nationale Theater, De Nieuwe Vorst, Monty Kultuurfaktorij, Toneelschuur