“In our lives there are princesses who wait for nothing more
but to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage…”
30 fascinating stories, told by children from 21 different countries and in 15 languages. A diverse group that meets the audience sitting at a large table.
Also in Remember the dragons … BERLIN they plunge us into a sea of stories that seem too absurd to be true. A girl from Morocco who is never hungry, feels no pain and hardly feels the need to sleep. A Danish boy who already on his fourth birthday would have liked to become a girl. A South African boy of the same age who made dozens of crop circles with his grandfather. One night, in secret.
True or false? And where did this little spaceman suddenly come from? Remember the dragons… is a performance suitable for children aged 11 and over. A big table with 30 screens and 30 seats for the audience. Each little spectator will bring an adult with whom they can share the adventures. Remember the dragons… shows the same stories to both children and adults from different perspectives, making them experience shared memories and giving them a beautiful glittering moonstone as a gift.
The languages to be heard are: Dutch, Ukrainian, German, Spanish, English, Russian, Arabic, Gujarati, French, Croatian, Chinese, Danish, Italian, Hebrew, Romanian.
A project by ZONA K and Triennale Teatro dell’Arte
c/o Triennale Teatro dell’Arte – viale Alemagna, 6
Perfomance from 11 years old – Running time: 55 min.
conception and creation: BERLIN (Bart Baele, Yves Degryse, Tom Struyf) a production by BERLIN, HETPALEIS, Kopergietery research Frien Leysen music Eric Thielemans video Geert De Vleesschauwer set design BERLIN, Manu Siebens room Geert De Vleesschauwer production Celeste Driesen, Jelte Van Roy set construction Manu Siebens, Robrecht Ghesquière, Bregt Janssens, Koen Ghesquière construction filmset HETPALEIS in co-production with Rotondes, Tweetakt festival with the support of Flemish Government
Founders of BERLIN in 2003, filmmakers Bart Baele and Yves Degryse decided not to choose a particular genre, but to venture into the realm of documentary and let the places of their forays guide their inspiration. This philosophy gave rise to two project cycles: Holocene (the current geological era) where the starting point is always a city or other place on the planet, and Horror Vacui (fear of the void) in which true and touching stories are delicately unravelled around a table. The Holocene cycle includes Jerusalem, Iqaluit, Bonanza, Moscow and Zvizdal. The first three episodes of Horror Vacui are Tagfish, Land’s end and Perhaps all the dragons. BERLIN are still working on both cycles. Holocene will end in the city of Berlin (hence the group’s name) with the creation of a docu-fiction project involving the inhabitants of the cities featured in the previous episodes. The company has worked in 27 different countries in recent years, within various circuits: from theatres to exhibition spaces, from festivals to special locations.