Theatre producer Marjolijn van Heemstra and musical rebel collective Pynarello bring us Voyagers, in which we learn about the message that the unmanned space probes Voyager I & II carried into space with them.
Starting time 7:30 p.m.
Duration 90 minutes
Location Grote Zaal
Price 5th rank from €10.00 – 1st rank from €34.50
About the performance
Besides being a scientific mission, the Voyager I & II project was also undeniably a romantic mission. The Voyagers carried with them the ‘best of humanity’, in the form of ninety minutes of music and just over a hundred images. A photo of a Chinese school classroom, an oak leaf, a man licking his ice cream. -|-Senegalese drums, Peruvian pan flutes, Mozart and Louis Armstrong. Engraved on a golden plate, made to last a billion years. Ready to be found by something or someone. Who decided what would be included and why? And what does this unique mission say about how we, the human race, want to be remembered?
In the press
‘The melancholic music is a perfect partner for Van Heemstra and her poetic story’, – De Volkskrant ★★★★
‘Voyagers impresses through Van Heemstra's restrained yet passionate tone’, – NRC ★★★★
‘Marjolijn van Heemstra knows how to make the universe a bit more beautiful, smaller, more reflective, more poetic and humorous every time’, – Milo Grootjes, Head of ARTIS Planetarium
text and play Marjolijn van Heemstra
music Pyranello: Remco Menting, Kika Sprangers, Teis Semey, Thomas Pol, Emma Kroon, Geerten Feller, Merel Vercammen, Lonneke van Straalen
direction Erik Whien
costume design and execution Erik Bosman, Karin van der Leeuw
a co-production of stg. Marjolijn van Heemstra & Theater Rotterdam
campaign photo Bowie Verschuren
scene photos Sanne Peper
WITH COVID ADMISSION TICKET
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