Creator Sjaron Minailo returns this year with a music theatre production about the idea of time in the modern world; about slowness, inspired by 'Kundera's law': the slower an event takes place, the more intense its memory will be. And vice versa. Would you like to enjoy even more Slowness in addition to the performance? There's a Special Saturday arrangement!
Following performances of Orpheus staged under the Van Brienenoordbrug, De Cornet in the port of Rotterdam and Container at the NAi, theatre producer Sjaron Minailo returns this year with a music theatre production about the notion of time in our modern world, in other words: about slowness. This production is based on the novel of the Czech writer Milan Kundera called Slowness. Kundera's ode to sensuous pleasure has inspired the producers to create this performance. Kundera's law is as follows: the more slowly we live, the more intense our memories will be. And vice versa: the faster we live, the more easily we will forget. The world premiere will be on Tuesday 29 May followed by an after-talk with the producers, singers and musicians of Slowness.
Special Saturday arrangement
Would you like to enjoy even more Slowness in addition to the performance? On Saturday 2 June at 7 pm you are welcome in Kunsthal Rotterdam where Krystian Lada, opera dramaturg interviews the Czech-Dutch poet and Kundera translator Jana Beranová. She was Rotterdam City Poet in 2009-2010. Traagheid will be performed after the interview at 8.30 pm and followed by a Czech drinks party with the producers, singers and musicians of Slowness. This after-party is organised by the Czech Centre in The Hague/Rotterdam. The Saturday arrangement is free of charge if you have a ticket for the performance of Slowness.