A performance without scenery and without text. With pantomime as a starting point. (Yes, pantomime. That art form that urgently needs an update.)
Children play in a pantomimic way every day. They devour imaginary plates of pasta. They lead invisible armies of up to a thousand soldiers across the coffee table. They defeat monsters hiding under the bed. Because in pantomime anything is possible! The largest long-haired mammoth could be standing in the room.
But can pantomime work in a contemporary way? And how can it be used meaningfully, as a statement today? And can we give children that little push to keep playing invisibly?
Wanda Eyckerman and Katrien Pierlet went looking for answers to these questions. Because the fact that you can depict anything with nothing is an incredible strength in today's over-stimulated world. Expect a performance without decor, sparse in words, rich in images. Images that are not there, but that you do see. A call to play, and to do so freely. The encouragement to keep looking at something that is not there.