U bevindt zich hier
Studio Dries Verhoeven | NL
Thirteen years ago theatermaker Dries Verhoeven  made an instant name for himself with U bevindt zich hier (You are here). This installation/performance earned him the VSCD Mime Prize 2008 and the Montblanc Young Directors Award 2009 [Austria].
Where you were thirteen years ago? We can only guess. But perhaps you visited Boulevard that year, where U bevindt zich hier drew big crowds. For those who yearn wistfully for this highly acclaimed installation/performance - or for those who missed it then: during the Bossche Zomer (summer in ‘s-Hertogenbosch) you get a second chance!
As a visitor you step into a somewhat barren hotel room. All alone. Yes, that bed: just lie down. Nobody sees you. And vice versa: you see nobody. Or do you? And who slides that note under the door? What is within the private domain and what is public?
Restaging U bevindt zich hier in ‘times of corona’ gives it an extra dimension. Dries Verhoeven: “Due to the current pandemic it becomes a reflection on our time of self-isolation, on a time in which the proximity of strangers is seen as a threat.”
In recent years Verhoeven made his appearance on Boulevard with the live video installation Guilty Landscapes, a lunapark of fear in Phobiarama and his apothecary of happiness called…Happiness.
P.S. During this performance the general Covid-19 guidelines will be followed. Each visitor will be assigned an individual room. These rooms will be cleaned thorougly before each performance and provided with clean bedsheets. If the performers cannot maintain the 1,5 meter distance, suitable measures will be taken.
Concept and direction: Dries Verhoeven
Cast: Emma Hanekroot, Meghan Dobbelsteijn, Alidtcha Binazon, Marly Brouwer, Annet de Ruiter, Alësha Ovsiannikov, Annelotte van Aarst, Myrthe Boersma, Levi Middendorp and Guido Hoek
Production manager: Angela van Kalsbeek
Co-production with SPRING Performing Arts Festival