12 till 13 August 2022

Landing on Feathers

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In may 2021 we began a creative research together with Elmer Kouwenberg, a visual artist, whose body had been paralyzed due to a car accident 28 years ago.
As artists and care-workers we took our practices into this physical research to explore movement, from and with limitations.


Location Zuiderpark/De Dom
Running time Free
Genre Context

Landing on Feathers, is a poetic short film, portraying human relationships. The film allows us to see vulnerability and care within most intimate and close surroundings.
The film opens up the question towards the polarity between ability/disability,  caretaker and care-receiver, and where self-care takes its position. What empowers our sense of togetherness? How could we experience our different bodies and identities beyond their status quo?

After the film we invite you to an embodied conversation in which we offer simple and playful exercises to support reflections and questions.

The aftertalk will be in English, but you can also contribute in Dutch. 

Concept: Jija Sohn, Alexandra Lemm & Julia Reist
Movement research: Jija Sohn & Alexandra Lemm in collaboration with Elmer Kouwenberg, Nica Roses & Lorenzo Bacchin
Videography, editing and coloring: Lorenzo Bacchin 
Assistants: Eori Wakakuwa, Jija Sohn & Alexandra Lemm
Music composition: Abel kroon
Advisor: Nienke rooijakkers
Light advisor: Vinny jones
Production: Plan talentontwikkeling Brabant & Dansbrabant

In the frame of virtual residency by de nederlandse dansdagen 
Residency de brakke grond
Special thanks to Perry Scipio, entire care team of Elmer,  Julia Reist/arp.works & de brakke grond

Theaterfestival Boulevard thanks:
  • Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch
  • Provincie Noord-Brabant
  • Fonds Podiumkunsten
  • Brabant C
  • VSBfonds
  • Fonds21
  • BankGiro Loterij
  • Cultuurfonds
  • Creative Europe Programme (EU)
  • De Versterking
  • Verkadefabriek
  • Theater aan de Parade
  • Apap
  • Performing Gender
  • Feminist Futures