In cooperation with Frans Brood Productions we will be presenting Alain Platel’s Nicht Schlafen.
The company will be performing Nicht Schlafen on the 3rd of October in Theater Rotterdam and the 5th of October in Stadsschouwburg Utrecht.
In Nicht Schlafen a group of men gathers around some dead horses to perform a ritual. Summarized in one sentence like this, Nicht schlafen might retain the semblance of a story. But everything instantly contradicts this notion. The area of the archaic cult is bounded by a giant blanket. And amongst the men there is one woman. Is this the staging of a new Rite of Spring? Will a woman be sacrifices once more to atone for failing masculinity?