BL!NDMAN Akenkaai 2, B-1000 Brussels +32 (0)2 201 59 47
 
 

line-up

Wim Henderickx > composition
Paul Verrept > text
Wouter Van Looy > concept and direction

VOCAALLAB
Reut Rivka (De koningin zonder land), Natasha Young (Marja), Els Mondelaers (Koningin Moeder), Frank Wörner (Koning) > vocalists

BL!NDMAN [drums]
Ruben Cooman, Tom De Cock, Christiaan Saris > percussion

Marie Vink > voice
Freija Van Esbroeck > decor
Freija Van Esbroeck en Paul Delissen > video
Bart Celis > sound design
Jorrit Tamminga > electronics
Peter Quasters > video technique and lighting design

A production of Muziektheater Transparant in coproduction with Zomer van Antwerpen,
Concertgebouw Brugge, Parktheater Eindhoven, Acht Brücken Festival Köln, VOCAALLAB.

BL!NDMAN is supported by the Arts Administration of the Ministry of the Flemish Community and the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels-Capital Region. BL!NDMAN [sax] play Selmer Paris Saxophones. BL!NDMAN [drums] is supported by Muremo, distributor of Bergerault Percusssion Instruments.

De koningin zonder land

A devastating storm is tearing through the realm, a wall of water forces the king and queen out of their castle. And what’s more, out of their country. Their daughter does not feel at home anywhere, and in this new no man’s land she does not set a foot on the ground. Not even a toe. When her parents die, she crowns herself queen of a country that does not exist: a country only of words. ‘I am a living memory, a remnant, a last specimen.’
Following Porcelain and The girl the boy the river, the director Wouter Van Looy is once again collaborating with the writer Paul Verrept. Queen without a country is a surprising contemporary fairytale about love and loss. To hide in an imagined past? Or set foot on alien soil after all? Any homeless person will recognize the young queen’s dilemma.
The resident composer Wim Henderickx translates her homesickness into a blistering score. The percussionists of BL!NDMAN [drums] and vocalists of VOCAALLAB carry you through the story of the queen without a country.


De koningin zonder land played among others on the following locations:

2015
GENT - Vlaamse Opera
ROTTERDAM (NL) - Operadagen
TER SCHELLING (NL) - oerol festival
2014
Zomer van ANTWERPEN
EINDHOVEN (NL) - stadsschouwburg eindhoven
BRUGGE - concertgebouw
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BL!NDMAN       contact info

Sainctelettesquare 18-19
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
+32 2 201 59 47

contact:

general and artistic direction:
management:   M +32 485 30 98 01
technical coordination & sound engineer:   M +32 485 53 68 16
production manager:   M +32 498 54 96 81

BL!NDMAN is supported by the Arts Administration of the Ministry of the Flemish Community and the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels-Capital Region. BL!NDMAN [sax] play Selmer Paris Saxophones. BL!NDMAN [drums] is supported by Muremo, distributor of Bergerault Percusssion Instruments.