“An exciting combination of razor-sharp lyrics and energetic dance takes the performance to great heights.” - NRC. ★★★★★
Just as an earthquake can cause a tidal wave thousands of miles away, we are a product of the wave of our history. Eight young performers talk passionately and honestly about the earthquake that shaped them.
start time 19:30
Quake is an energetic musical (dance) performance directed by Casper Vandeputte. Theater Utrecht collaborated with the youth group DOX, a platform for theatre, urban arts and all (sub) cultures of today. Together they investigate how our past lives on in us. This search sometimes raises difficult questions. Can we break the shock waves of the past?
Director Casper Vandeputte: “There seems to be a social trend in which more and more people are looking into where they come from, whether that is by finding out their family tree, taking a DNA test or by delving into our national history again. We want to know what we are made of and what shaped us. This knowledge is enriching but also raises questions. Are we nothing more than particles that transmit the tremors? Or can we break free from what has happened before our time?”
Theater Utrecht, the city company of Utrecht, collaborated for this performance with youth company DOX, a platform for theatre, urban arts and all (sub) cultures of today. Quake is a disarming performance in which eight young dancing, talking, singing, professional and self-made talents come together on stage.
direction Casper Vandeputte
cast Ali Zanad, Daniel Kolf, Giovanni Pisas, Isabelle Houdtzagers, Isabelle Kafando, Juan Zyad, Melisa Diktas, Noah van der Burgt
choreography Melvin Fraenk (Artbeat) en Cagdas Gülum (Artbeat)
music Tom van Wee (Artbeat)
set design Marc Warning
costume design Daphne de Winkel
coproduction Theater Utrecht en DOX