Works

Hartstocht

Hartstocht is a theatrical bus tour allowing the spectators to experience an inverted world. They are transported through the city in a VW bus with blacked-out windows and an open roof. Mirrors are attached at waist height of spectators, and produces the effect of a city ‘sliding by underneath them’. The visitors see the bottom of buildings, churches, trees and clouds passing by. A text delivered through headphones makes it an associative performance about releasing control.

Hartstocht is a theatrical bus tour allowing the spectators to experience an inverted world. They are transported through the city in a VW bus with blacked-out windows and an open roof. Mirrors are attached at waist height of spectators, and produces the effect of a city ‘sliding by underneath them’. The visitors see the bottom of buildings, churches, trees and clouds passing by. A text delivered through headphones makes it an associative performance about releasing control.

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Press

"Hartstocht is as original as it is breath-taking."

'Een dagje koteren in Brugge’ ('A day pottering around in Bruges'), Annelies De Waele in De Morgen (03-04-2002)read the review (in Dutch)

"It is wonderful that in a time when everything has already been thought of someone can offer the audience such a totally new experience with such a simple intervention."

'Hartstocht. Een theatrale bustocht' ('Hartstocht. A theatrical bustour'), Marian Buijs in De Volkskrant (15-08-2004)read the review (in Dutch)

"It shows you the essence of what art is about, the insight that the world can be viewed in a way you have never decided to do yourself. You must continually review that decision."

‘Hartstocht - Van Geffen & Verhoeven’ ('Passion – Van Geffen & Verhoeven'), AdV on www.moose.nl (13-08-2003)read the review (in Dutch)

Credits

concept Roos van Geffen en Dries Verhoeven

co-director (edition 2011) Marjolein Frijling

bus driver Ronny Lambrechts

photography René Louman

co-commissioned by Villanella, Brugge Culturele Hoofdstad (2002), Theaterfestival Boulevard (2003), Festival a/d Werf (2004), Frascati (2008) and Antwerpen Open (2011)