Brave New World 2.0
Performance about love, life and suffering at the time of algorithms
11 Feb — 20 May 2019
Language No Problem, English surtitles
“Something remarkable is happening in Groningen, at least in the theatre.” (De Volkskrant)
“One of the most exciting big theatre performance groups.” (Parool)
“Innovative total theatre.” (Trouw)
“This is not a show, but an experience” (Dagblad van het Noorden)
After terrific reactions from the audience, excellent reviews for the productions Carrousel and Salam, and winning the Director’s Award 2018, we are looking forward to the next project by director Guy Weizman. In both style and substance, Weizman’s productions are urgent, entertaining and inspiring.
Brave New World 2.0 examines the future of humanity. The divided society predicted by Aldous Huxley in his 1932 novel, Brave New World, was meant as a warning but already seems recognizable to the modern day reader. Artificial intelligence, robots and hyper-intelligent algorithms create opportunities but also raise an important question: is the world becoming a better place through these technological developments, or do they only increase an already existing inequality between the haves and have-nots?
Inspired by Brave New World, but also by the works of Naomi Klein (This changes everything, No is not enough), Thomas Picketty (Capital in the Twenty-First Century) and Yuval Harari (Sapiens, Homo Deus), director Guy Weizman and writer Rik van den Bos create an arresting, in your face Brave New World 2.0 that’s relevant to our modern times. A production with 23 actors, dancers and musicians that will force the audience to think and act.
Compositions supported by The Performing Arts Fund NL.
NITE is a structural collaboration between the Noord Nederlands Toneel + Club Guy & Roni + Asko | Schönberg + Slagwerk Den Haag. Together we make at least one large hall production per year that goes on tour through the Netherlands and Flanders. We form an interdisciplinary ensemble with dancers who act, musicians who dance, actors who sing …
NITE = NOORDNEDERLANDS TONEEL+
CLUB GUY & RONI +
ASKO|SCHÖNBERGS K[h]AOS +
slagwerk den haag
direction Guy Weizman
text Rik van den Bos (after Aldous Huxley)
choreography Roni Haver
composition Jonathan Reus
music dramaturge David Dramm
play, dance, music Angela Herenda, Annemieke Mooij, Arno Verbruggen, Bien De Moor, Bram van der Heijden, Camilo Chapela, Georgia Lyell, Harold Luya, Igor Podsiadly, Jeroen Kimman, Jonathan Reus, Joost Bolt, Judith Schuur, Julia Akkermans, Lodewijk de Boer, Maya Fridman, Momo Samwel, Noa Eyl, Niels Meliefste Olaf Ait Tami, Sofiko Nachkebiya, Terencio Douw, Vitaly Medvedev