8 till 9 August 2019

nesten | 4+


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Three bodies and some cardboard and paper. These are the plain elements with which the family show nesten renders the world. Its three characters seem to be looking for something. A friend? A roof? A home? Cardboard boxes offer a solution: the three find each other in constructing a startling universe. The poignant nesten is ‘Fragile’ but not ‘This side up’: its creators keep shifting their perspective and that of their audience. Moreover, nesten is testimony to the timelessness of the oldest line of Dutch love poetry, which translates as: ‘All the birds have built their nests, except for you and me. What are we waiting for?’ The slightly surrealist, richly imagined nesten was made under the colours of fABULEUS from Leuven.

Concept and perfromance: Anna Bentivegna, Zoë Demoustier, Ayrton Fraenk
Final direction: Jef Van gestel

Theaterkrant: “Nesten is geen glimmend spektakel, maar een ingetogen zoektocht naar beschutting. Zo lief, en ook zo leuk en grappig. Ook voor 
oudere kinderen en grote mensen.”

Location Festivalplein/ BLVRD Theater
Running time 45 min.
Theaterfestival Boulevard thanks:
  • Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch
  • Den Bosch Partners
  • Provincie Noord-Brabant
  • Fonds Podiumkunsten
  • VSBfonds
  • Fonds21
  • Vriendenloterij Fonds
  • Creative Europe Programme (EU)
  • Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds
  • Dioraphte
  • VandenEnde Foundation
  • Fonds ZOZ
  • Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur
  • Jan van Hoof Galerie
  • Apap
  • Feminist Futures
  • Performing Gender