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Cry me a river - Katja Dreyer and Karen Kielland

maa 20/01/2020 > zon 26/01/2020

Cry me a River – the Quest for the Source started as an expedition to the source of the River Styx, in Greece. In Greek mythology, Styx is the river that constitutes the border between the earth and the underworld. Achilles was dipped in it, Narcissus fell in love with his own image and drowned in it, the Gods swore oaths by it and memory disappears if you drink it.

Truth and origin do not exist as absolutes, but as longings within us. In their search for truth or answers, Karen Røise Kielland and Katja Dreyer go backwards in time to find the source. Through pictures, objects, motion and words, they reconstruct their journey along the Styx, their meetings with locals with stories about their relationship to the river and the myths linked to it. The performance will attempt to recreate the metamorphosis from a multi-coloured chaos to a silent and monochrome, almost muse-like, order.

Makers & Performers: Karen Røise Kielland and Katja Dreyer | Composer & Performer: Jessica Sligter | Technician: Bjarte Blixt | Production: Kunstenwerkplaats & Blood for roses | Co-production: Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kunstenwerkplaats, Black Box Theater.

Show and tour made possible with the support of: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Danse _og teatersentrum/ Performing Arts Hub Norway, Fond for Lyg og Bilde, Kulturradet/ Arts Council Norway

With thanks to kc nOna, Kaaistudios, PACT Zollverein

2019
June 12-14 - Black Box Theater, Oslo (NO) ++PREMIERE++
June 22 - Almost Summer Festival BUDA, Kortrijk (BE)

2020
January 30 - kunstencentrum nOna, Mechelen (BE)
February 5-6 - Kaaistudios, Brussels (BE)
February 8 - Fest en Fest Festival, London (UK)
February 11 - Fest en Fest Festival, Cambridge (UK)