Quarantine

Spring

Manchester, United Kingdom

Dutch premiere

Spring

Manchester, United Kingdom

Dutch premiere

Quarantine | Spring

Looking at someone not here yet filled with hope
Babies are crawling across the stage. Their mothers are keeping a close eye on them. They share the stage with a number of pregnant women from in and around Groningen. In their bellies, babies are bobbing around who are not here yet. What will the lives of these tenderly aged human beings be like when we are no longer here? With a never-ending stream of karaoke songs at its foundation, and a text crafted from hundreds of questions, with Spring Quarantine investigates what it means to be hopeful for a life that is not yet here and about a future world not yet knowable. The English group Quarantine are frequent guests at Noorderzon and are always warmly welcomed with their special performances featuring everyday people and their special lives. Spring is part of a tetralogy on the course of life, with Winter also being played at Noorderzon this year. Noorderzon coproduces this performance in the framework of NXTSTP. 

 

“Quietly, determinedly brilliant… a vital reminder that we’re not all so very different, or so very separate after all…”

- The Stage

Credits

Concept and director | Richard Gregory
Design | Simon Banham
Makers and performers | Sonia Hughes, Lisa Mattocks en Leentje Van de Cruys
Maker | Caroline Dubois
Codirector and choreography | Jane Mason
Light | Mike Brookes
Dramaturgy | Renny O’Shea
Stage production | Greg Akehurst
Technology | Rory Howson
Stage | Aileen Ging
Producer | Ali Dunican
Scientific advice | Professor Michael Brady en Dr. John Troyer
Coproduction | NXTSTP
With the support of | The Wellcome Trust
Special thanks to | Grand Theatre and all participants 

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