Premiere: March 9th 2016, Arenberg Antwerpen
“Belonging is being somewhere where you want to be, and they want you.
Fitting in is being somewhere where you really want to be, but they don’t care one way or another.
Belonging is being accepted for you. Fitting in is being accepted for being like everyone else.”
— Brene Brown
The Jungle is our House is a multi discliplined theatre/dance performance about pride, resistance and resilience, embedded in the world of today. A performance that embodies the untold stories from “ghostpeople” all over the world, refugees who leave behind everything they possess, love and achieved, in order to establish somewhere else a new and more liveable and hopefull life in a strange and unknown place. A performance about human beings who refuse to accept a fate and destiny without any prospect. About people who want to shape a better future for themselves and their children. A performance about jumping, climbing, clinging on, keeping your head above water.
A performance about a reality we all know and experience, a reality which will become our shared history and responsibilty.
A shared history formed by the invisible lines connecting us.
We need to let eachother know we are sharing, despite all the differences.
Even though our reality is geographically situated elsewhere, we can meet eachother through exchanging our shared history.
Through this theatrical exchange, The Jungle is our House tries to bring some consolation, some beauty in the unmercifull jungle called life.
CONCEPT/DIRECTOR/TEXT/PERFORMER Veerle van Overloop | CHOREOGRAPHER/PERFORMER Igor Podsiadly | COMPOSER/PERFORMER Bert Dockx | LIGHT/MULTIMEDIA DESIGN Satu Leskinen | SET DESIGN Caroline van der Meent
A CO-PRODUCTION BETWEEN Club Guy & Roni and Grand Theatre