Brighton Fringe performances of ‘WATCHING, ceci n’est pas de deux’
W A T C H I N G, Ceci n’est pas de deux will be performed at this year’s Brighton Fringe Festival as part of the Dutch Season. This unique solo-duet with a life-size foam puppet is a fascinating mix of puppetry, theatre and dance, the performance is about a woman faced with her fears and desires, carving out a tender, entrancing performance of horror and humor, with an animated and sometimes extremely evil avatar. The Brighton Fringe shows of WATCHING will be performed by Esmee van Liere.
“[A]…mesmerizing, beautifully produced performance that provides different views of what a relationship can be, that shifts perspectives by shifting our view on what is alive and what is not, who is charge of whom? Some called it sublime, some called it surreal, some called it superb.” – Amsterdam Fringe Festival Jury, 2015
“Ester Natzijl performs with a life size foam puppet, choreographed so well that after a while it seems that the puppet is alive and Ester is the puppet. Sound complements the performance perfectly, initially a mix of medical and industrial, developing over the piece to orchestral. What is so impressive is the way that Ester creates the movement of the puppet in tune with her own movements. (…) The piece builds and becomes more physical, faster, more aggressive, technically amazing. At one point the puppet seems to be the only one alive. This is a wonderful engaging piece.” - Flying Solo Review
Dates/Times: 31 May – 2 June at 18:00 and 3 June at 14:00 (50 minutes)
Venue: The Warren Main House, St Peter’s Church North, BN1 4GU
Prices: £11 (£9.50, Students £8.50)
To find out more and book tickets for WATCHING, ceci n’est pas de deux at Brighton Fringe click here.
There are also special puppetry workshops, also at the Warren, on 31 May and 1 June.
To find out more and book tickets for Ester Natzijl’s puppetry workshops at Brighton Fringe click here.
Concept, choreography: Ester Natzijl
Performer: Esmee van Liere
Puppet creation: Evandro Serodio
Light design: Vincent Romijn
Technique: Wouter Moskou
Music: Ryoji Ikeda, Richie Hawtin, Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Image/photo: Richard Tolmeijer