The Rite

18 Feb 2017


4bid presented
The Rite – a performative experiment

Style: participatory performance stage

” The Rite is an performative experiment on how to create a modern ritual that is suit for all of us contemporary people with different believes, backgrounds and cultures, in times in which we have become more and more individualised and less and less involved in old institutions such as visiting church together.
The decor has turned black and white, all symbols random. Eating and experiencing sound, scent, visuals and social impulses, form the core of this one hour durational performance
Why has man, from the start of it’s existence, always been involved in communal rituals? What power does it hold as it comes to celebrating special life events, or just sharing a meal together? And what of it’s power is lost in nowadays modern society in which man tends to live more individualized, and communal traditions such as visiting church has become less popular? ”

Here you can see a short impression of the performance at Arminius:

Jessica van Deursen
Lonneke Jonker

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