17 till 19 August 2021


Sandman | BE

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In troubled times, it feels reassuring to say that we feel solid ground beneath our feet. But when the ground is knocked out from under our feet, our self-image wavers. In this dance performance, the familiar ground suddenly becomes quicksand and we slowly sink into an unknown world. Under the name Sandman, Sabine Molenaar from Brabant-Brussels makes visual choreographies with a flexible red cord: dreams, nightmares, and metamorphoses. Transmute resembles a feverish dream on an ominous sound set full of rolling iron and swelling hammer blows, with which Sabine tries to open a new beginning.

Note: We recommend that you come by bike as much as possible. Would you rather come by car? Then we will ensure that you receive a parking ticket.

Location MAINSTAGE Brabanthallen (hal 4)
Running time 65 min.
Genre Dance, Performance

Transmute was created just before the COVID-19 pandemic. Sabine's first group work, with which she hopes we can create an opening to rewrite ourselves. Time, space, and role seem interchangeable: being or becoming the other. Between dream and quicksand, even our individuality appears to be fluid.

Expeditie Cement

This performance is part of Expeditie Cement, the summer program in which Festival Cement presents its selection of makers visiting a number of hospitable partners: Theaterfestival Boulevard, Theater De Nieuwe Vorst, Verkadefabriek and MU. Check out the complete program at www.festivalcement.nl.


'Sensational 75-minute performance, feet stamping approvingly.'

- Volksblatt

'Conclusion: an evening like a long, surreal dream.'

- Nachrichten

concept & choreography Sabine Molenaar
dance by and with Marcia Liu, Lisa Bless, Janosch Horn, Joséphine Terme
scenography Amber Vandenhoeck
lighting design Lucas Van Haesbroeck
animatronix Gertjan Biasino
music Jochem Baelus
costumes Joke Van de Casteele
photos Britt Guns & William van der Voort

trailer iconoclasm
production Sandman
co-production Dans Brabant
executive producer Kosmonaut
with the support of the Performing Arts Fund – Nieuwe Makers Regeling, ccBe, De Warande, C-Takt

This initiative was made possible in part by Grensverleggers, a scheme to support cultural collaborations between parties in Flanders, the province of North Brabant, the Province of Limburg and the Province of Zeeland.

Sandman/Sabine Molenaar works in a multi-year partnership with DansBrabant & Kosmonaut.

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