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Back to Zero. Harakiri!

“Why do we actually make art?”

In UR performance collective URLAND goes back to the Ursprung, the origin, the very beginning. What is our motive for creating? What is the reason for movement? What is the secret of art? URLAND makes an attempt to unravel the Oer-One. What lies beneath the surface of man? What makes us human?

URLAND clashes with itself, with the world, with expectations and interpretation, with Nietzsche, with tradition, with the Empty Space, and ultimately with art. URLAND sees the theater as the primordial form and at the same time as the art of the future.

THUS THERE WE ARE AGAIN TO PROPAGATE ART TO OUR OWN PARISH! THE MARS OF CIVILIZATION! Aaaaaaah! WE ARE THE BARBARIANS, WE ARE THE CYNIC EUROPE, ENLIGHTENMENT, BLABLAblah CONTRA-ENLIGHTENMENT!

We want UR, we want radicality, we want stories, we want a ritual. Back to zero. Harakiri!

Credits

Concept and performance Ludwig Bindervoet, Thomas Dudkiewicz, Marijn Alexander de Jong and Jimi Zoet
Production URLAND
Coproduction Theater Rotterdam
Costumes Kostuumatelier Theater Rotterdam (Erik Bosman and Karin van der Leeuw)
Technical support Denzo Theaterthechniek (André Goos, Jorg Schellekens) and Mark Kievit
Grafic design Ruben Verkuylen
Made possible by Fonds Podiumkunsten and Gemeente Rotterdam

Special thanks to

Florian Hellwig, Elsemarijn Bruijs

Played Venues

Theater Rotterdam, Theater Kikker, AINSI, De Lawei, De Toneelschuur, Theater Ins Blau, Het Nationale Theater, De NWE Vorst, Chasse Theater, LUX, Frascati Theater, Theater de Lieve Vrouw, Corrosia Theater, Theater aan de Rijn, Vrijhof, Theater Bellevue, Monty

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