ba dum tss, kablam, boink, clang, auch.
In this superb dance duet, two girls humorously keep bumping into each other. They giggle, roar, splutter, play, misbehave, chat, dance, frolic, ambush each other, fight and make up. Inseparable and then apart again…
Charlotte Goesaert and Karolien Verlinden play two toddler friends in ChitChat. Like two peas in a pod they move around, imitate each other, do everything together, before they bicker and split up again. The two are reckless against each other and the world, but all on a sandbox level. They create a duet with self-made sounds, linked to movements, varying from very wild to very soft. De sounds and music by Joost Maaskant start out as sound poetry and end in a rock opera.
Karolien and Charlotte about ChitChat
“We are rather wild and clumsy ourselves, and we have noticed that our impulsive behaviour is sometimes addressed. We therefore think it would be nice to be able to do all those things we are not allowed to do in real life. There is no barrier on stage. In a playful manner we create a way of release for all our crazy impulses. It is a good thing to be surprised by something unexpected, and being able to let it happen.”
Moniek Merkx about the preview of ChitChat
“Their fast tonal language is brilliant, as are their simultaneous movements. They are masters in doing exactly the same and then switch very fast. With repetitive patterns and sounds they are able to perform in a funny way. While watching, you want to join in, hop and jump.”
Location: small venue
Period: BE: fall 2018 (première Maaspodium October 2018) / NL: February – April/May 2019
Duration: 50 minutes (provisional), max 2 performances per day
Performance area: 8 m b x 8 m d x 4,5 m h / zwevende vloer vereist
Choreography/dance: Charlotte Goesaert, Karolien Verlinden
Music/sounds: Joost Maaskant
Direction: Jef van Gestel
Costumes: Maartje van Bourgognie
Light: Gé Wegman
Coproduction: Maas Theatre and Dance / Tuning People
Campaign image: Roosmarijn Knijnenburg
Charlotte Goesaert en Karolien Verlinden
Charlotte Goesaert graduated in 2009 as a dancer at the Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg. She danced, among others, at the Ro Theatre, Meekers, Tuning People, Theatre group Skagen, Romeo Castelucci, Olga Roriz and Bodytalk. As a choreographer, Charlotte worked for the Ro Theatre, Likeminds and Productiehuis Rotterdam. Karolien Verlinden studied dance and choreography at Dance Academy Rotterdam (CODARTS). She has danced and played, among others, for Meekers and Theatre group Max.. Together with Wannes Deneer and Jef van Gestel, she forms the collective Tuning People, with whom she made Yvod/Robot, Tape voor kleuters, DaDaKaKa, Bonte nacht and many more. For FABULEUS / Tuning People, she created Pitsers and dUb.
“The creators fall back on Dadaism, using their absurdist sound games. As well as classical cartoons as La Linea, where sound and image are often well-balanced.” – Parool
“An ode to sound poetry, [they are] sounds in movement, a delightful collection of sounds and images, made by voice and bodies. All coming together in a game of dance with lines and shapes. It’s precious, how all those experiments from a century ago are now fused in such a beautiful and original way for the youngest audience.” – Theaterkrant
“An incredible duet that causes big smiles for almost an hour. The repeating movements, the outstanding timing, the contagious energy – it all fits to the T, forming an outstanding and harmonious result with Joost Maaskant’s ingenious sound mix.” – Ons Erfdeel