site specific theater

Leaving Normal

“Leaving Normal. Hilarious, tragically dance theater, which is finger licking good”. Michaela de Groot – reporter of Tweetakt Festival (NL)

After an extensive movement research on theme of ‘encounters’, Leaving Normal developed into a site-specific dance performance, suited for all kinds of sites: a prison, museums, forests, parks, city centers and neighborhoods.

It’s a story colored by absurd interactions and intriguing characters. A performance on the border between theatre and dance, between humor and tragedy. Equipped with a music box in your hands, Cie. Woest takes you on a journey from an apparently normal situation all the way to an absurd one. You’ll change from

The greatness, brutality, absurdity and quality which Woest plays their shows, is very well present in their newest piece ‘Leaving Normal’. The performers dance and move not only good, but also their acting skills are high quality. The performance is for a small audience, yes, but it makes it even more special.

Anjo De Bont – Festival Deventer Op Stelten (NL)

• Direction: Manon Avermaete • Performance: Paulien Truijen, Wannes de Porre, Toon van Gramberen, Hanna Mampuys, Lorenzo Capodieci, Melanie Weijters, Piet van Dycke, Kim Jomi Fisher, Marta Alstadsæter a.o. • Soundscape: Steven Holsbeeks • Design music boxes: Indianen • Production / video edits: Paulien Truijen • Photography: Joris Hol, Amaury Avermaete, Jeroen Trispel, Mark Frissen, Sake Elzinga, Gert Daemen • Special thanks to: Michael Wälti, Paul Truijen, Joep Kessels • Realised with the support from: Amsterdam Arts Fund, Dansmakers