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The Magic Mountain

The Magic Mountain
13 Apr '22 to 01 May '22
ITA-ensemble / Stef Aerts en Marie Vinck (FC Bergman)
1+rank € 41.50 / 1st rank € 38.50 / 2nd rank € 36 / 3rd rank € 31 / 4th rank € 25.50 / 5th rank € 13 / (try-out € 29)

At the beginning of the twentieth century, young Hans Castorp goes to a sanatorium in Davos, Switzerland, to visit his cousin. He plans to spend three weeks with him there, but will end up staying for seven years. During Castorp’s stay, he meets a collection of eccentric figures. Through these encounters with the other residents at the sanatorium, he slowly acquires a layered image of contradicting views on life. Stef Aerts en Marie Vinck (FC Bergman) create a new version of The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann.

Starting time 7.30 p.m. / 2.30 p.m.
Location Grote Zaal
Duration tba
Language Dutch, with English surtitles on Thursday 21 & 28 April
Premiere 16 April 2022

Stef Aerts and Marie Vinck (FC Bergman) on The Magic Mountain
“With his magnum opus, Thomas Mann desired to reformulate himself and the world around him, after that world had been turned upside down by the First World War. Perhaps our world today – with its fast-changing behavioural codes, fragmented ideologies, and ambiguous morals – is equally in need of a reformulation of definitions and of ourselves. In the sanatorium at the top of the mountain, Hans Castorp dissects and discusses the world which he essentially is scared to participate in, and from which he is increasingly alienated.

More and more, the next generation is calling us to account. They accuse us of being indifferent, of having a lack of engagement and an excess of irony. It is something that Hans Castorp easily could have been accused of too. How is it that we are so like him? -|- Have we too locked ourselves away, hidden ourselves behind thoughts and contemplations? Have we spent too much time on doubt and put off our commitment for too long? Is there something huge waiting for us that we did not see coming? Or is it already so close that it’s blinding us?”

The Magic Mountain (De Toverberg) is adapted and directed for the ITA ensemble by Stef Aerts and Marie Vinck of FC Bergman. They acquired great international fame with their highly visual and poetic performances, often on location in immense spaces, where they portrayed the struggling human lost in a world that is too big. In 2018, the Holland Festival presented their spectacular adaptation of William Gaddis' cult novel JR, a visionary satire on capitalism from the 1970s.

Johannes Vermeer Award

The Magic Mountain was created with the support of the Johannes Vermeer Award.

Credits

direction and adaptation Stef Aerts en Marie Vinck (FC Bergman)
by Thomas Mann
translation Hans Driessen
dramaturgy Koen Tachelet, Rixt Bilker (intern)
scenography and video design Stef Aerts en Marie Vinck (FC Bergman)
costume design An D’Huys
lighting design Ken Hioco
music Guy van Nueten
sound design Dennis Slot
private producer Joost en Marcelle Kuiper, Esther Kwaks en Anna Wouters, Helga Lasschuijt en Dirk Raes

with Ozan Aydogan (intern), Pierre Bokma, Hélène Devos, Aus Greidanus jr., Maarten Heijmans, Majd Mardo, Frieda Pittoors, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Noa van der Vorst (intern), Steven Van Watermeulen

assistant director Daniël ’t Hoen, Lore Mechelaere (intern)
assistant scenography Roel van Berckelaer, Renee Faveere
assistant video design Mark Thewessen
assistant costume design Rosa Schuetzendorf
head technical departmentReyer Meeter
head artistic bureau Ulrike Bürger-Bruijs
casting advice Hans Kemna
production Michiel van Schijndel, Eva Sol, Inge Zeilinga
technical department Sebastiaan Kruijs (stage manager)
set construction Kloosterboer, Levtec en Django Walon (maquettes)
camera Boris de Ruijter
costume department Farida Bouhbouh, Wim van Vliet (head)
hair and make-up David Verswijveren
photography Dim Balsem
publicity Joris van den Ring-Bax

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