By Collectief dOFt
Our social life is full of unwritten rules. Standing in line when you wait, having a treat when it's your birthday, saying 'bless you' when someone sneezes… It all seems obvious. In DUMMIES we see two individuals who do not know these rules, but who end up in situations where they can be useful. Only their instinct remains. And that could lead to funny, but painful situations... They have an equal chance of understanding each other. Or do they collide in their ignorance? DUMMIES is relevant, recognizable and playfully shows the absurdity of our habits. The movement language of the three dummies is impressive due to the fast, acrobatic partner work and the physical risks. They give us a different perspective on what we consider 'normal'. An accessible and humorous dance performance in which the dummies show the clumsiness of our do-it-yourself society.
Choreography/concept: Piet Van Dycke / Dancers: Julia Van Rooijen, Georgia Begbie and Piet Van Dycke / Music and direction: Jonas Vermeulen / Scenography: Menno Boerdam Research: Diarmuid Armstrong, Laetitia Janssens, Seppe Bauters / Dramaturgy: Marie Peeters / Production: Collectief dOFt / Coproduction: HET LAB Hasselt / Productionmanager: Sam Cunningham