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Jakop Ahlbom - Lebensraum

For his second production in the Festival’s programme, Ahlbom presents a mix of surreal slapstick and acrobatics.



(2012, 70') Italian Premiere

director Jakop Ahlbom
dramaturge Judith Wendel
cast Jakop Ahlbom/Yannick Greweldinger, Silke Hundertmark, Reinier Schimmel, Leonard Lucieer, Ralph Mulder/Empee Holwerda
music Alamo Race Track
stage design Douwe Hibma and Jakop Ahlbom
lighting design Yuri Schreuders
technicians Tom Vollebregt, Yuri Schreuders, Remco Gianotten, Allard Vonk and Michel van der Weijden
special props Rob Hillenbrink/Robs Propshop
make-up Anabel Urquijo Claveria
management and sales Michiel Nannen
production & tourmanager Sarah Faye van der Ploeg

Description

Two men are living in a small, single-room apartment. Their space-saving solutions are ingenious. Everything is multifunctional: the bed is a piano, and the bookcase also serves as a fridge. But they long for a woman in the house. To compensate for the lack of the feminine touch, they create a mechanical maid. One of the men makes romantic advances; the other sees her in a more practical role. But the doll soon shows there’s more to her than polishing her day away. She has a will of her own and refuses to be bossed around. Things start getting more agitated in the one-room apartment.

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