According to the myth, Pandora couldn’t contain her curiosity and opened a barrel that held all the sickness and woe in the world. Ever since then, life has been a struggle – although the one thing left inside was hope. Katja Heitmann [Hamburg, 1987] wonders what Pandora’s barrel/box/cloud looks like today. What is the meaning of adversity and hope in our society that is so preoccupied with control and prevention? And what does a modern Pandora, the flawless human, look like?
In the movement performance Pandora’s Dropbox six dancers are on a mission to keep the balance at all times. Can a human become a perfect machine? Or is hyper-control not enough to stop the flow of sweat, tears and other traces of humanity?
Pandora’s DropBox is a serene but alarming search for the limits of our control.
There are free shuttle busses available from the festivalsquare to the location of the show. These busses leave half an hour before the show starts.
concept: Katja Heitmann, Sander van der Schaaf
choreography: Katja Heitmann
performers: Eleni Ploumi, Celine Werkhoven, Tommy Pham, Lorenzo Capodieci, Anna Zurkirchen, Merle Schiebergen, Hannah Rogerson, Wies Berkhout
a coproduction with: DansBrabant, SPRING Festival, tanzhaus-nrw
- Entrance price € 16
- Friend price € 14
- Genre Dance, Installation/ Visual arts
- Running time 120 min.
- Type Nieuwe makers
- Attainability Shuttle bus and walking distance
- Location Verkadefabriek/ Grote Zaal
Toilet facilities available
- Accessibility Language no problem, Hearing impairment, Induction loops/infra red system available, Wheelchair accessible