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About feeling loss and taking leave
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Whether big things or small, sadness and loss are part of life.

There is a girl.
And there was a father.
But she has lost him now.
And when you’ve lost something, then you have to go look for it, the girl is convinced.

So she takes to the road. An adventurous quest takes the girl all over the world. But her father is nowhere to be found. Not at sea, not in China, or with the upstairs neighbours. Until she arrives at a wise someone who gives her on difficult task. Will succeed at getting her father back? Lost is about feeling loss, saying farewell, being brave and perservering.

Lost has since 2014 toured with much success in theaters and schools in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Daniëlle van de Ven about Lost:
”When Moniek Merkx (artistic director of Maas) asked me to make a performance for children, I knew at once what it had to be about. My father passed away in March 2012. I wanted to make something about grief and the process of letting go of someone who you very much love. I had discovered, in the first period of my mourning, that the realisation that my father was dead and gone forever was too much for me. So I preferred to imagine that he had gone on a long journey and that I would see him again afterwards. I knew I was just fooling myself, but it helped me to slowly accept the unavoidable. The journey inward that I took was the point of departure for Lost. I find it important that children learn to talk about sadness and learn to deal with loss. Whether it be about large or small things, grief and loss are part of life. Also a child’s life. Lost is a performance in which profound grief is displayed in a light-hearted way, and after which we talk and practise and giving in to grief but also letting go of it.”

  • Practical information

    Touring period: 2015/2016
    Age: 5 years and up
    Duration: 50 Minutes
    Performance Area: 4 m x 4 m 
    Bookings: Dana Kibbelaar / dana@MAAStd.nl

  • Credits

    Concept/acting: Daniëlle van de Ven
    Text: Rogier Schippers
    Guidance: Paul van der Laan
    Director: Moniek Merkx

1 reactie op Kwijt

  1. Wát een uniek stuk! Kwijt wordt gespeeld met fantasie, humor en veel energie. De voorstelling is gelaagd en raakt diepe emoties van verdriet. Erg knap hoe Daniëlle balanceerd op ernst en ontspanning. Leuk voor de kids. Een ‘must see’ voor ouders en jonge kinderen!

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