IVANA MÜLLER - WE ARE STILL WATCHING

made by

Ivana Müller

 

in collaboration with

Andrea Bozic,

David Weber Krebs,

Jonas Rutgeerts

 

lighting design &

technical coordination

Martin Kaffarnik

 

production

I'M'COMPANY

 

with the financial support of

Performing Arts Fund NL, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and SNS Reaal Fonds.

 

with kind support of

Het Veem theatre,

Amsterdam (NL)

 

duration approx. 60 minutes
 

available languages English, French, German, Croatian, Italian, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Hungarian, Estonian, Romanian / new translations on request

 

performance space

flexible, cf technical rider

availability open


touring party 2 pax

freight none

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Are Still Watching is performed by spectators; by an instant community of "audience members" that changes every evening of the show. And as they change, the piece also radically changes every time it is performed. 

 

We Are Still Watching has the form of a “reading rehearsal” in which spectators encounter each other while reading a script together. During approximately an hour spent in company of each other, spectators create and perform a community, making decisions individually and collectively while « simply » reading a text that someone else has written for them.

 

In the “mini-society” that’s being created each evening of the show, everybody slowly but surely gets his or her role… Everybody speaks in the "I-form", everybody reads badly and everybody engages one way or another although no one ever read the script before and no one knows what will happen next. We Are Still Watching is a piece in which the idea of “spectacle” slowly shifts to where we least expect it. Something that for a moment could look like a bad theatre play, becomes an invitation to look beyond what is being scripted. While still staying in the realm of theatre and representation We Are Still Watching leaves place for something "real" to happen.

 

« If you're just comfortably assuming you have all the agency in your life, you should go get shaken by this play. »

Portland Mercury, 2013

« The excellent ‘We Are Still Watching’ is an exception to the rule’ (…) Let’s pass on the finesse of the writing (it requires quite some talent to imagine the reactions of the different spectator profiles when facing such a dilemma), it’s the device itself of this smart and self-reflective piece that surprises by its evocative  power ». Libération, 2014

 

We Are Still Watching was made by Ivana Müller in collaboration with Amsterdam based choreographer Andrea Bozic, Brussels based artist and theatre director David Weber-Krebs & Brussels based dramaturge Jonas Rutgeerts. The piece was developed within the framework of Ivana Müller's Encounters project (Frascati, Amsterdam 2012) and created in English. At this moment the piece exists in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Croatian, Spanish, Hungarian, Estonian and Slovak translations.

DATES

3 October 2019

Hellerau, Dresden (DE)

16 September 2019

Lafayette Anticipations / Festival d'Automne, Paris (FR)

5, 6 and 7 April 2019

TEN Teatro Eliseo Nuoro, Nuoro, Sardegna (IT)

20 October 2018

eXplore Festival, Bucarest (RO)

14 and 15 May 2018

Danse de tous les sens, Falaise (FR)

1 February 2018

Festival Pharenheit (CCN du Havre Normandie), Le Havre (FR)

18 and 19 November 2017

Festival Contemporanea de Dança / SESC 24 de Maio, Sao Paulo (BR)

8 and 9 November 2017

TAP / Rencontres Michel Foucault, Poitiers (FR)

13 and 14 October 2017

Schauspiel Leipzig / Residenz, Leipzig (DE)

7 October 2017

Nuit Blanche 2017, Paris (FR)

20 May 2017

Ménagerie de verre, Paris (FR)

26 January 2017

WIELS, La nuit des idées, Bruxelles (FR)

10 December 2016

Le Rive Gauche, Scène conventionnée, Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray (FR)

25 November 2016

OPEN Festival, SIN Culture Centre, Budapest (HU)

12 and 13 November 2016

La Casa Encendida, Madrid (ES)

15 October 2016

L'Échangeur, CDCN, Château-Thierry (FR)

7, 8 and 9 July 2016

Baltoscandal International Festival, Rakvere (Estonia)

28 May 2016

Festival Extrapôle / Pôle Sud, CDCN, Strasbourg (FR)

26, 27 and 28 January 2016

Le Carré - Les Colonnes, Saint-Médard-en-Jalles (FR)

27 September 2015

Divadelna Nitra International Theatre Festival, Nitra (Slovakia)

25 and 26 September 2015

Theater Freiburg, Freiburg-am-Brisgau (DE)

20 and 21 September 2015

Ganz Novi Festival, Zagreb (HR)

7 June 2015

Festival Latitudes Contemporaines, Lille (FR)

5 May - 22 November 2015

La Biennale di Venezia, Venice (IT)

24 April 2015

Le Carreau du Temple, Paris (FR)

24 and 25 March 2015

La Villette, Salle Boris Vian, Paris (FR)

25 October 2014

Carovana S.M.I., Caglieri (IT)

3 and 4 October 2014

brut, Vienna (AT)

30 Sep, 1 and 3 October 2014

Crossing The Line Festival (FIAF), New York (USA)

30 September 2014

Teatro Metastasio, Contemporanea Festival, Prato (IT)

26 September 2014

Terni International Performing Arts Festival, Terni (IT)

10 September 2014

Short Theatre, Rome (IT)

28 and 29 August 2014

OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa (IT)

25 and 26 August 2014

Festival Castel dei Mondi, Andria (IT)

23 May 2014

Staatsschauspielhaus, Dresden (DE)

28 February 2014

Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE)

25, 26 and 27 September 2013

STUK, Leuven (BE)

21 and 22 September 2013

TBA-Festival, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland (USA)

21 September 2013

Teatro Maria Matos, Lisbon (PT)

29 and 30 April 2013

HAU / Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (DE)

11 January 2013

Chassé Theater, Breda (NL)

19 and 20 December 2012

Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)

14 and 15 December 2012

Grand Theater, Groningen (NL)

5 December 2012

Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)

27, 28 and 29 November 2012

Frascati, Amsterdam (NL) premiere

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