Lotte van den Berg: Dying Together

Theater Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Oktober 11-13, 2018

What happens if a plane full of people, who don’t know each other, know they plane is going to crash? What is the connection between the people at that moment? Is it everyone to it’s own or will they form a collective? Does it matter if you are a Christian, Islam or atheist?

The diptych Dying Together/Orgy Alone will be produced by performers as spectators. The audience will be invited to participate to mind-performance wherein contemporary situations and images will be experienced from within. The collective dying and the lonely orgy are central and shine new light on the way we see ourselves.

The moment of dying
In Dying Together researches Lotte van den Berg together with a group of young performers a couple of situations, in which dying together is getting new meaning. The participants, de people who died, but also the relatives, the bystanders and the spectators are getting together in changing constellations of each other. Around the moment of dying, before, during and after there will be a lot of visible relations and connections visible. With respect for the true stories, who are inspirations for the scenes, will connections be researched and unraveled.

photo: Maarten van den Abeele

Concept and director: Lotte van den Berg
In cooperation with: Floor van Leeuwen (performer), Gerindo Kamid Kartadinata (performer), Justyna Wielgus (performer), Matteo Bifulco (performer), Lukas von der Lühe (performer), Polly Lapkovskaya (composition),Breg Horemans (scenography),Vinny Jones (light design), Tobias Staab (dramaturgy) en Salome Mooij (director-assistent)
Produced by: Third Space

More about the event on Theater Rotterdam website.