Premiere: April 22 2022, Grand Theatre Groningen
How do you stand up in a world you don’t understand? With Life & Times, Veerle van Overloop takes a look behind the walls of closed youth care. An important guideline for this installation performance is the main character from J.M. Coetzee’s novel Life & Times of Michael K. Michael is a lonely young man with social limitations who spent his entire youth in institutions. When he has to stand on his own two feet, he finds it difficult to find his way. In a radical adaptation of Coetzee’s text in combination with dance, spoken word, electronic music, film and visuals, Van Overloop goes in search of the reasons why some young people get so dramatically stuck in today’s society.
CONCEPT/DIRECTION Veerle Van Overloop | PERFORMERS Olympia Kotopoulos, Matija Franjes/Nik Rasjzek | SCENOGRAPHY/VISUALS WERCcollective | COMPOSITION Niels van Dam | DRAMATURGY Judith Blankenberg