Premiere: August 27th 2018, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen
One Million People And Me is a multidisciplinary project in two parts on a subject that is perhaps the biggest taboo in the world: suicide. Every year more people die from suicide than from murder and war combined.
The first part, And Me, is a short film about the search of eight ambitious young adults for their identity. For this, theater maker Veerle van Overloop collaborated with choreographer Adam Peterson, filmmaker Lex Vesseur and the dancers and actors of the Poetic Disasters Club 2017 – 2018.
For the second part, the audio tour One Million People, Van Overloop made an audio adaptation of the book Suicide by French photographer and writer Edouard Levé. The text about the absurd fragility of our existence is accompanied by a soundscape by singer, guitarist and composer Bert Dockx.
CONCEPT/DIRECTOR/VOICE Veerle van Overloop | SOUNDSCAPE Bert Dockx | MASK FOR THE GUIDE Christophe Coppens | DRAMATURGY/CREATIVE PRODUCER Milan van der Zwaan | ARTISTIC MENTORSHIP Richard Gregory | PERFORMER Merel Kotterer
CONCEPT/DIRECTOR Veerle van Overloop | CHOREOGRAPHY Adam Peterson | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Lex Vesseur | PERFORMERS Olympia Kotopoulos, Eliana Stragapede, Tim Stomer, Louis Thuriot, Borna Babic, Ayisha Siddiqi, Phoenix Chase- Meares, Matija Franjes
A COPRODUCTION BY ShELFISH Productions, Grand Theatre, Noord Nederlands Toneel, Club Guy & Roni | WITH THE SUPPORT OF Station Noord, Kunstraad Groningen