REUNIONS – Charles Pas / Over het IJ

This live fight against dislocation searches for new forms of social interaction.

Reunions is about our current wrestling with connection in a world where detachment and seclusion are everywhere. A great emptiness that needs to be filled.
The physical-theater maker Charles Pas goes in search of new forms of social interaction. His work consists of raw reflections on our role in the world and is characterized by simplicity, melancholy, and humor. Lonely, blocked, and confused individuals try to keep brief moments of connection going as long as possible. Instead, they fall deeper and deeper into a well of ignorance. They have lost something.
What rules do they need to look each other in the eye transparently and empathically? Will they be able to set their own insecurity aside and come together? Reunions is a live investigation into interaction.

Performed from 9 to 18th of July on Over het IJ festival 2021

Concept & director: Charles Pas
Performers: Clara Ottignon, Meghan Dobbelsteijn Bisschops,
Niek Vanoosterweyck, Niels van Heijningen & Pleuni Veen

Director-assistent: Meghan Dobbelsteijn Bisschops
Live composer: Rint Mennes
Technical production: Pieter Kint
Lighting design: Michiel Schnelle
Coach: Jellie Schippers
Outside eyes: Maurice Bogaert, Fabian Santarciel de la Quintana
& Stephen Liebman
Footage and PR: Rafael Romero Peña
Thanks to: Oscar Jan Hoogland, Loes van der Pligt,
Olga Tsyganova & Willem Lenaerts
Reunions is a production from Over het IJ
in collaboration with de Brakke Grond & NBprojects
and is powered by Amarte, Academie voor Theater en Dans,
het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten, Janivo & Woodies.
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