A performance about the feasibility of the future and the power of fate
From 26 August through 19 September Maas Theater and Dance will present the special site-specific performance “When we set sail from Rotterdam,” directed by Floris van Delft, creator of the successful Maas performance CASH.
On a moving boat, with Delfshaven as the stage-set, we meet five characters. They tell their exceptional stories and how their existence has been influenced by the harbour. Sail along and see their lives unfold and become intertwined with each other before your eyes.
“When we set sail from Rotterdam” is a performance based on interviews with people and enterprises from Delfshaven. How much one we shape our own future and how much is a question of fate? Here in the harbour the future lies before you, and can do with it as you wish. Or can you?
Floris van Delft about When we set sail from Rotterdam:
When I was 14 I wanted to study tropical forestry and go to South America to work in a plantation. Now I am 39 and make theater in the Netherlands. Every time I see the harbour I think how my life somewhere far away from here would have been if I had really left. How is it possible that life proceeds so differently than you dream or think it will? And how much influence do you have on your future? The harbour is the perfect place for a performance about these thoughts because here you have the choice. Go or stay?
Coproduction: Floris van Delft/ WAT WE DOEN (before Stichting De Verlichting)
Direction, text: Floris van Delft
Assistant director: Chyramain van Kempen
Cast: Anne Prakke, Dionisio Matias, Jaike Belfor, Simon Heijmans, Laurien van Rijswijk, Carmen Pereira Stolle and interns of the MBO theaterschool of Hofplein Rotterdam: Aldaïr Pieters, Britt Buntenbach, Fabienne Strooband, Rick van Werd
Research & dramaturgy: Wieke ten Cate
Costume design: Sara Hakkenberg
Sound Design: Frans Baudoin
Image: Lenny Oosterwijk
Photography: Phile Deprez
Video: Huub Laurens
Partners: MBO Theaterschool van Hofplein Rotterdam