Freedom Festival 2023
30 Aug - 19:30
31 Aug - 19:30
1 Sept - 19:30
This city is home to hundreds of thousands of people.
And all those people are bubbling over with millions, if not billions, of dreams.
And somewhere along the way, most of those countless dreams run aground.
That’s not a bad thing. On the contrary, suppose all dreams came true, and became realities. A catastrophe.
Of all those hundreds of thousands of people with their billions of unfulfilled dreams, many feel deeply inadequate and lonely.
What are we to do with that mass grave of expectations?
How can a person learn to cope with loss, disappointment and loneliness?
Instant Loneliness is a musical theatre production that takes us from loneliness to connection. A remarkable guide leads you through a landscape of dreams to an intimate musical concert of life, performed by eight cellists, an actor, and a dancer.
For fourteen years, the Dutch musical theatre ensemble Via Berlin has been mounting unique productions about burning social issues, interpreted through profoundly moving images, music and choreography. Instant Loneliness is the final instalment of Via Berlin and Cello Octet Amsterdam’s Instant trilogy, in cooperation with the Dutch dance studio Korzo.
Concept Via Berlin & Cello Octet Amsterdam
Director Dagmar Slagmolen & Pim Veulings
Composer Kate Moore
Choreographer Pim Veulings
Music and performance Cello Octet Amsterdam
Dance and voices Pedro Ricardo Henry & Dagmar Slagmolen
Design Dieuweke van Reij
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