Slumberland is a breathtaking film-like musical journey into the world of the night. The point at which everything is overturned and the dream outstrips reality. It is the children themselves who with their astonishing imagination take you to a fascinating world. They tell us about how they sleep, what happens in their dreams and why day turns to night. The songs, performed live by An Pierlé and Fulco Ottervanger, and the film images by Nathalie Teirlinck portray in sounds and pictures a series of wondrous figures who meet each other in a nocturnal world.
When An Pierlé sings, you float between dream and reality (Knack Focus *****)
The Moongirl who lands on earth, the Sandman who leaves his sand cave, the Sleep professional who makes sleep into a science, the Bat-boy who prefers to sleep upside-down. Each one is a magical, moving and comical figure balancing on the rope stretched loosely between what is real and what isn’t, and each lives on enduringly in your memory.
Winner of the Music Theatre Now Prize 2016
Selected for the Theaterfestival 2015
NATHALIE TEIRLINCK direction & video AN PIERLÉ & FULCO OTTERVANGER music AN PIERLÉ & FULCO OTTERVANGER or ALINE GOFFIN & ARNE LEURENTOP musical performance RUIMTEVAARDERS set design STEVEN BONTINCK & PIETER NYS technicians VANESSA EVRARD costumes LAURA NOBEN make-up RIK ZANG camera
Actors & actresses film: Juno Peeters, Egon Peeters, Mathis Schellekens, Nina van den Heuvel, Esra Vandenbussche, Arthur van Ranst, Ananke Indigne, Tobe Leemans, Tijl Peirsman, Lio Bertier, Lily Clignett, Jente Claus, Isadora Gisen, Frank Wens, Storm Wens
A production by Zonzo Compagnie in coproduction with Rataplan Arts Centre, Vooruit Arts Centre and Jeugd & Muziek Vlaanderen. With the support of Flanders and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.