Lost Is My Quiet Forever

2008

We will be abstract, bestial, cruel, perverse, ridiculous, subtle, vulgar and fraudulent. We will reject our mortality and stay. This is a momentary pleasure. Life is here and now. We are here, and now we live. Excessively, until we drop. This has everything and nothing to do with paradise. Ecstasy, vanity and erotic surrender. Everything is artifice, everything is real.

The Performance

Lost is My Quiet Forever is my conscious misinterpretation of a possible baroque opera. For the first time I work with singers on stage: the countertenor Maurits Musch and the (pop-soprano) singer Monica Page. This is the last part of a trilogy, after The Exact Position of Things (2005) and Enter Ghost (2006). In this new work I examine qualities associated with the baroque period in their relevance for my fascinations in theatre today. Theatricality, abundance, overflow, celebration, sorrow and mainly the contradiction between reason and passion is at the base of this work. We are attempting to distort the edges of a reflective distance and attempt to deviate beyond rational boundaries. Together with five performers and two singers I am searching for bodily forms to express ideas of instability, unpredictability, struggle and extreme emotions in relation to their function and effect on both performer and spectator.

credits

Idea/Choreography
Nicole Beutler
Dramaturgy
Igor Dobricic
Made in collaboration with the performers and singers
Katy Hernan, Hester van Hasselt, Pedro Ines, Niels Kuiters, Aimar Perez Gali, Monica Page (soprano), Maurits Musch (countertenor)
Artistic assistance
Esther Snelder
Intern
Giulio D'Anna
Music
Gary Shepherd
Costume
Jessica Helbach
Lighting design
Minna Tiikkainen
Licht assistance and technique
Martin Kaffarnik
Graphic design
Connie Nijman
Photography
Anja Beutler
Video
Videomachas(Susanna Brenner, Helle Lyshoj)

Production
Nadine Zijp, Dorothea Sinnema(tot 2008), Josta Obbink(van 2009)

Publicity
Eline Groeneweg
Management
Inge Koks(tot 2008), Janine Dijkmeijer(van 2009)
Thanks to
David Weber-Krebs, Steve Green, nina Hitz, Cora Schmeiser
Supported by
AFK, NFPK, Norma Fonds

premiere 16 September 2008
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2008
Sep16
Lost Is My Quiet Forever
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL) Brakke Grond
Premiere (NL)
Sep17
Lost Is My Quiet Forever
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL) Brakke Grond
Sep18
Lost Is My Quiet Forever
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL) Brakke Grond
Sep19
Lost Is My Quiet Forever
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL) Brakke Grond
Sep20
Lost Is My Quiet Forever
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL) Brakke Grond
2009
Aug25
Lost Is My Quiet Forever
Tanz im August Tanz im August, Berlijn (DE)
Sep22
Lost Is My Quiet Forever
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
Sep23
Lost Is My Quiet Forever
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
Sep24
Lost Is My Quiet Forever
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
2010
Jan10
Lost Is My Quiet Forever
Corrosia Theater, Expo & Film Corrosia Theater, Expo & Film, Almere (NL)
Jan12
Lost Is My Quiet Forever
Brut Brut, Vienna (AT)
Jan13
Lost Is My Quiet Forever
Brut Brut, Vienna (AT)
Jan14
Lost Is My Quiet Forever
Brut Brut, Vienna (AT)

reviews

Particularly noteworthy is the way Nicole Beutler has exploited her performers. How realistic Hester van Hasselt cries; it gives a rhythm, it gives the goosebumps and combined with the movements create a beautiful image.
(Leonie Kuipers, 2/10/2008, 8weekly.nl)

Beutler knows well the essences and how to translate them in subtle movements and images. it is remarkable how precisely Purcell's music touches the heart with reflections on passion, lost love and loneliness. ****
(Mirjam van der Linden, 22/9/2008, Volkskrant)