Hannah De Meyer/Toneelhuis: Levitations

Date:Sat 25 May
Time:4.15pm
Venue:J2
Price:Festival pass £25 (£10 con)

Levitations is a landscape of thoughts. It’s a darkroom. It’s a remote cabin in the mountains, and everybody’s silent. There’s a shaman hypnotizing everybody, until she gets hypnotized herself, and then lies down on the ground like an animal. It’s a party with people dancing. It’s a concert and the lead singer is a young boy. His face is covered in tattoos, and he mumbles in the microphone: ‘this song is dedicated to the strangers who saved our lives’. You’re warmly invited, to this cabin, and this darkroom, and this party. You’ll hardly find a place as safe as this. Welcome.

Hannah De Meyer creates poetical universes where hope and despair, being and not being, sexuality, love and death rub shoulders. Levitations is a residual space, a gap in time where nothing and everything happens.

'De Meyer avails herself of a vividly written, fairy-tale text full of deep thoughts which she often shares with the audience with a witticism or a wink. In relatively accentless, highly articulated English she envelops the audience in her dream world, in much the same way as she swathes her characters in fabric. A smoke machine called ‘atmosphere’ contributes to the rarefied sphere."
Sara van der Kooi in Theaterkrant , 8 April 2017

Concept, director: Hannah De Meyer With: Hannah De Meyer light design: Peter Missotten Production: Frascati Producties Coproduction: Toneelhuis thanks to: Lut Lievens, Jo D'Hoore, Daan Couzijn, Rik De Meyer, Dries Segers, Marieke De Zwaan, Rosie Sommers

Age: 16+

Duration: 45 mins

This performance contains haze.

Box office and bar open from 11am.

All prices shown include booking fees.