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As you lean against the noise - 2021  

The world is changing at an ever-accelerating pace. The natural world shows us, time and time again, how resilience and adaptation drive survival. We ask ourselves an urgent question: can the human species still adapt to the speed at which the planet is transforming? 

In the performance As you lean against the noise, we work together with singer Vita Pagie and use body and voice to break from stability and permanence. Inspired by the wonders of nature, we adapt and evolve in symbiotic relationships. Like flocking birds, growing root-networks and decomposing organisms, we lead you through circular connections and close encounters, showing a hopeful vision of transformation for humankind. 

As you lean against the noise is a co-production with ICK Amsterdam, Over het IJ Festival and LeineRoebana and is made possible by Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Gravin van Bylandt Stichting and Stichting NORMA. 

Duration: 50 minutes
5 performers

Concept and performance: Charlotte Mathiessen, Coralie Merle, Vera Goetzee and Sarah Soethoudt
Live singing: Vita Pagie
Composition: Vita Pagie and Jochem Braat
Light design: Eelke Slooten
Dramaturgy: Jesse Vanhoeck
Video: Jesse Immanuel Bom