About growing and growing up. About thinking about the future and looking back on how things were. Learning, experiencing, changing.

thursday 20 october 2016 – thursday 8 december 2016

Knitting

Knitting is about growing and growing up. About thinking about the future and looking back on how things were. Learning, experiencing, changing. 

A long time ago, somewhere on earth, people thought that life was like a piece of wool. Imagine it was true. What would it be like? A long thread full of thoughts? Or would you simply be able to knit a lovely jumper from it? And what would happen when you grew? Would the jumper get smaller? Or would it grow with you? Would you unravel it to make a new one? A nicer one? And what if that ball of wool gets tangled? Would that mean your thoughts would get tangled too?

Knitting is about this sense of amazement. About growing and growing up. About thinking about the future and looking back on how things  were. Learning, experiencing, changing. Follow your own yarn of wool and see where you end up…

Knitting is a poetical play, with lots of music and only few words. A play in which all young children can understand the language being used, be it imagery, music or words. Frisian words, but also words from the audience’s language.

‘Apart from being very funny, Knitting is also very moving. The infants were as quiet as mice during the touching scene of a small, curled up grandma dying in the arms of her grandchild  (,,Sa’n grutte jongen bisto wurden’’). Their mouths just fell open.’ [Kirsten van Santen about Knitting. Leeuwarder Courant 12 March 2016]

 The role of grandma is played in turn by:  Annie Buma-Froentjes, Els Fongers, Geertrui Schelhaas-Kraak and Gerda de Graaf-Luigjes

Specifications Knitting 

Duration: 40 minutes

Language: Frysian (minimal usage of language) mixed with English.  (Or another requested language)

Crew: 3 actors, 1 technical member

Age: 4 – 6 years

Genre: Theatre

Capacity: 80

Dimensions: 7m L x 8m W x 2,80m H

Costs: 1 performance €600 , 2 performances a day €1000,-  excl. accommodation (negotiable)

Education: available

Credits

Ira Judkovskaja | Elze van den Akker | Jan Bruinsma | Piter Jilles Tjoelker | Breicafé De Steek |
Arnold Dijkstra
Brecht Wassenaar