January 2013

Zero

by Nanine Linning

  • for Heidelberg Dance Company

    more info: www.naninelinning.nl

  • Costumes by Iris van Herpen

    Video by Roger Muskee

    Photos by Kalle Kuikkaniemi

ZERO is an exciting cross-over, in which dance, drama, film, music and costumes – by the internationally celebrated designer Iris van Herpen – leave your eyes almost popping out of your head. What will happen if the world were to drastically change; if gravity were to slowly disappear? What do people do in those final hours before everything changes? Do we accept it? Do we say goodbye to one another? Do we fight it?

Linning and her ten dancers fantasise about this intriguing thought on the spherical music by Julia Wolf, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass, among others, but they also travel back through the decades, to the zero point in human history. The forceful music for strings is supported by video images by Roger Muskee and subtle light design of Loes Schakenbos.