A performance about preparing for the future. On stage, a small crew is filming a catastrophy survival scene. But the scene gets constantly
interrupted by scenes from other films. Where these other films come from and why remains a mystery. As they try to make sense of what
is going on, the catastrophy they rehearsed seems to have come true already. But is it really a catastrophy? And what is real?
Nothing Can Surprise Us is a self fulfilling prophecy: it plays with strategies of fictionalising one’s life and how these scenarios become
real through the process of rehearsing them. A performance with movement, film, video, music and (a bit of) text.
The initial idea comes from the so called Nothing Can Surprise Us days that used to take place once a year in former Yugoslavia.
On that day, the entire country would rehearse a situation of nationwide catastrophy. Rehearsing a catastrophy turned the
country into a big playground. When the war really started, however, no one really knew what to do.
Based on the scenes from the following movies: Wolfgang Petersen's Das Boot, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner,
Andrei Tarkovsky's Solaris and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds
Concept, choreography Andrea Bozic in collaboration with Video, concept Julia Willms Music Robert Pravda
Performers Guillem Mont del Palol, Hendrik de Smedt, Sarah Vanhee Dramaturgical advice Bram de Sutter
Light design Paul Schimmel Costume Nathalie Pravda
A Frascati production made possible by the financial contribution from the NFPK+ and AFK. In co-production with Sophiensaele, Berlin.
Supported by L'animal a l'esquena, Girona and Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers in the framework of Expedition, Paris