The first days after performing, after the (for now) last performance of Parallel/Utopia, are always a bit weird. Something you have been working on for months is suddenly over and there is time for new things. What are those new things? What do I want? Where do I go?
Questions that pop up, now that I will have some more free time, I decided to make a list for myself with all the things I want to do. All the things I never have time for when I am rehearsing or performing.
But, first a few impressions of Parallel/Utopia. And a wonderful critique from Kulturfüchsin. When I make a performance I can only hope that my audience experiences and sees what I want to tell them. I love it when they take my performance home, when they think about it the days after. When they see the many layers I put in, when they see my intentions and my thoughts shimmer through.
I am not done yet with Parallel/Utopia. So, now it is time to find other places where I can perform this piece. It would be great to also go back to the Netherlands with this, let's see.
A few things are concrete: I will be teaching theatre at the Vienna English Theatre's youth performance school until the end of June.
In August I will start rehearsing again with the Bernhard Ensemble.
In November we will create a performance for Netzzeit, something with classical music pieces turning into electro music. It is going to be fun for sure!
Now, the time in between. Like I said, doing the things I normally don't have time for. One of those things is my big big love and something I always did, but went a little bit to the background since I live in Vienna; writing poetry. In Dutch of course, my mother tongue, I think the only language I can write poetry in is the language I am intertwined with, the language I can play with, the language I can be totally poetic in and make the words come to life like dancers on the paper.
On and off I kept on writing poetry, but before I moved to Vienna it was something I did every day.
And now I miss it, I miss my language. I miss my poetry.
Oh, and planning a holiday. Also on my to do list. Write poetry somewhere overlooking a sea with a glass of wine and some great food, not a bad idea :)