Wannaplayground

Wannaplayground, by Henk Veldman
  • event type:Classical:NEXT 15 showcase
  • date:21 May 2015
  • time:13:00 - 14:00
  • city/area:Rotterdam
  • venue:De Doelen - Van Beuningen Zaal
  • country:Netherlands
  • event submitted by:Piranha Arts

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Presented by: Jan Boiten and Caecilia Thunnissen (The Netherlands)

In order to take the passiveness out of the audience, stage director Caecilia Thunnissen and scenographer Jan Boiten worked with sound designer Mark Thur to create an interactive playground for adults in which music, light, landscape and public merge. By connecting 16 swings to an instrument, each time someone ‘experiences’ the playground, the participants become both the musician and composer. As George Bernard Shaw said: “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.”