(Stef Aerts, Joé Agemans, Thomas Verstraeten, Marie Vinck)
Dries De Win
A sheep wants to rise up above its own species, it wants to become human. Is this hubris or the all too understandable desire to improve oneself and to keep growing? This is a tour de force through the human realms of experience - experiencing a body that, despite all of its efforts, nobody has serviced, which is ready for absolute integration, but nonetheless can’t quite connect properly.
In this modern fable, Belgian collective FC Bergman, who previously performed at the 2016 Lessingtage Festival, have sacrificed words and created an opulent and captivating visual language with music and dance, confronting us with an original drama about what it is to be human. How can you fit in with everyone else without losing yourself or becoming ill from loneliness? What happens when God is no longer available as a reference point, and you fail in your wish to change your own life?
Guest Performance Toneelhuis, Belgien
A Coproduction with: Holland Festival, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Piccolo Teatro di Milano - Teatro d'Europa
With the support of: the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius
German premiere 29th and 30th january 2022, Thalia Theater
29th January after the premiere: Hamburger Formation We don’t suck, we blow! live at Nachtasyl: jazz, fusion, rock, hip-hop, electro arrangements and improvisations
The performance on 30th January will be followed by a Q&A with FC Bergman, chaired by Maike Schiller (Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper)