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" With Chaïm, THERE THERE Company brings a production that, in all its simplicity and purity, connects dance, acrobatics, singing, playfulness and breathing aesthetically and at times movingly." 
Tuur Devens, De Theaterkrant.  

CHAÏM  An ode to breathing

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And those who expected lightning

and thunder are disappointed.

And those who expected signs and archangels’ trumps 

do not believe it is happening now.

As long as the sun and the moon are above,

as long as the bumblebee visits a rose, 

as long as rosy infants are born

no one believes it is happening now.

There will be no other end of the world,

there will be no other end of the world.             


- From ‘A Song on the End of the World’  

    by Czeslaw Milosz


In Chaim, acrobatics and classical singing meet.

Both are a form of physical virtuosity, controlled by breath. The performance is created to the rhythm of a breath. Breath becomes voice, becomes movement, becomes music. Three performers on stage – a vocalist, a circus artist and a young acrobat.

Production: THERE THERE Company
Direction and choreography: Hanna Mampuys en Toon Van Gramberen
Performers: Maria Madeira, Fran Van Lysebettens, Robine Lerouge / Ran Couvreur
Dramaturgy: Marie Peeters
Technicians: Casper Van Overschee, Jeroen Wuyts
Light design: David Carney
Scenographic advise: Saskia Louwaard
Theatrical advise: Hanne Vandersteene
Musicology en compositions: Tom Permentier, Fran Van Lysebettens
Sound design /recording: Gert De Cooman
Costumes: Oona Mampuys
Coproducenten: Perpodium, Cirklabo,Circuswerkplaats Dommelhof, PERPLX, Miramiro 
With the support of: De Vlaamse overheid, Kunstencentrum STUK, deRUIMTE

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