In 2021 music theatre company BOT present the new touring performance KLAP (CRASH).
It’s going well! It’s getting better and better! Nowadays, we like to think everything is running smoothly: the engine is purring, the stove is hot, the show can go on. But there’s always room for a bit more. Time to step it up a gear. Full speed ahead, straight towards our goal. No one knows exactly what that is, but never mind: we can do it! It’s all going well, so let’s go for it!
The crash. The shock. The standstill.
A second becomes a minute, a minute a day, a day a lifetime.
Someone threw a spanner in the works. The emergency brake kicked in. Where are we? What just happened? What was going on? Is anybody there? Hello?
Now we have to hide away, have a good cry and start again. But how? And with whom?
At the moment when certainties suddenly all become relative, BOT create CRASH. We were all rushing forward at an ever-increasing speed, but now everything has suddenly come to a standstill. Nothing is what it used to be. We aren’t. You aren’t. Nothing is.
In theatrical machines, catchy compositions and evocative images, BOT capture the desperation and the weighty questions this raises. Where do we go from here? Are we setting a new course? And who, in fact, are we now?
In CRASH the imagination provides a welcome quarantine zone, in the hope that there is still some comfort or perspective to be found among all the wreckage. CRASH is an evocative visual and musical adventure, with deceptively simple special effects and physical acting.
Acting / music: Job van Gorkum, Doan Hendriks, Geert Jonkers, Tomas Postema
Direction: Craig Weston
Technicians: Jan Aike Luchtenberg, Chieljan van der Hoek
Production: Linde Légat