Natives I & II

Variations in doom-mongering.

In a flat in Rotterdam-Zuid (South Rotterdam), which is on the verge of being broken down, Wunderbaum depicts the consequences of the crisis, but is the crisis real? Is the world really going down badly, or are we just telling ourselves that it is? How do we behave when we are plagued by disasters beyond our imagination?

Natives I & II is social physical music theatre about a fantasy world in decline, and the pain of feeling displaced. Remco de Jong and Florentijn Boddendijk compose live music based on films about the end of time.

By and with

  • Walter Bart
  • Wine Dierickx
  • Matijs Jansen
  • Maartje Remmers
  • Marleen Scholten

Music

  • Florentijn Boddendijk
  • Remco de Jong 

Design

  • Maarten van Otterdijk

Text

  • Frank
  • Hennie
  • Inge
  • Jan
  • Michael
  • geïnterviewd door Lex Bohlmeijer 

Photography

  • Sofie Knijff (scenes)
  • Fred Debrock (scenes)
  • Maarten Van Otterdijk

Past dates

  • February 2011

    09

    NTGent
    Gent (BE)

  • February 2011

    05

    NTGent
    Gent (BE)

  • February 2011

    04

    NTGent
    Gent (BE)

  • February 2011

    03

    NTGent
    Gent (BE)

  • January 2011

    08

    Theater de Maaspoort
    Venlo (NL)

  • January 2011

    05

    Toneelschuur
    Haarlem (NL)

  • December 2010

    17

    Theater aan het Spui
    Den Haag (NL)

  • December 2010

    16

    Musis Sacrum, Schouwburg
    Arnhem (NL)

  • December 2010

    14

    De Kortrijkse Schouwburg
    Kortrijk (BE)

  • December 2010

    11

    Monty
    Antwerpen (BE)

  • December 2010

    10

    Monty
    Antwerpen (BE)

  • December 2010

    08

    Stadsschouwburg
    Utrecht (NL)

  • December 2010

    04

    Frascati
    Amsterdam (NL)

  • December 2010

    03

    Frascati
    Amsterdam (NL)

  • December 2010

    02

    Frascati
    Amsterdam (NL)

  • December 2010

    01

    Frascati
    Amsterdam (NL)

  • October 2010

    08

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • October 2010

    07

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • October 2010

    06

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • October 2010

    02

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • October 2010

    01

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2010

    30

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2010

    29

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2010

    25

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2010

    24

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2010

    23

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2010

    22

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2010

    19

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2010

    18

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2010

    17

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2010

    16

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2010

    15

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2010

    10

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2010

    09

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

Natives I plays within the framework of The International Choice of the Rotterdamse Schouwburg (10 Sep - 2 Oct 2010) on location in the Rotterdam district of Pendrecht.

For the sequel Natives II, Wunderbaum interviewed residents of Pendrecht - with whom an intensive contact was established during the creative process - about the changes in their neighbourhood and about Wunderbaum’s presence just before being pulled down. What has changed in the neighbourhood? What is the municipality doing and what is the community doing? What do the citizens think about the crisis? What did they think of the presence of actor group Wunderbaum and their vision of the crisis?

The actors play a portrait of a working-class neighbourhood just before its major renewal. The story of the crisis through the eyes of a heterogeneous community on the outskirts of Rotterdam.

From December 2010, the performance will be on tour in theatres in the Netherlands and Belgium.

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