Shel(l)ter
scénographie

mise en scène : Nathalie Teirlinck
Zonzo Compagnie
Création : Het Paleis, Anvers, février 2020

à partir de 7 ans.
Following the internationally acclaimed productions Staring Girl and Slumberland, Zonzo Compagnie and the Ghent-based filmmaker Nathalie Teirlinck are teaming up again for a new production featuring film, music and theatre in a challenging combination. This time Liesa Van der Aa will be providing the music along with the conch shell ensemble Spiral Consort.

One night a boy with no memories washes up onto the shore. Encounters on the beach teach him the rules of the game. Or maybe it is those he meets who have the most to learn from him.

SHEL(L)TER is a modern fairytale to enjoy with your heart and your head, tackling issues such as ‘being different’, caring for other people and self-esteem.

When the lights go down, you find yourself submerged in a sensory world where first the music, then the film or the actors’ voices guide you through the feelings and experiences of the strange child who washed ashore. We experience his wonder as he discovers everything for the first time and we share his encounters with colourful figures on the beach.

SHEL(L)TER is a modern fairytale to enjoy with your heart and your head, tackling issues such as ‘being different’, caring for other people and self-esteem. It is about what it means to be a child or simply a human being, and above all about the universal longing for protection, a home, ‘to belong’.

This is a production that never underestimates children’s ability to understand, stimulating them to think and challenging them rather than talking down to them. As a production that is sometimes playful, sometimes moving, it is a source of wonder and pleasure that also asks fundamental questions.

© Karolina Maruszak

© Karolina Maruszak

© Karolina Maruszak

© Karolina Maruszak

© Karolina Maruszak

© Karolina Maruszak