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PERMANENT DESTRUCTION - THE HM CONCERT

Naomi Velissariou / Theater Utrecht
19.12.2019
20:30

Following the succes of their first show, Permanent Destruction - The SK Concert, shortlisted for both the Dutch and Flemish theatre festivals and awarded with a prize for best direction at the Louis d'Or Awards - theatre-maker / performer Naomi Velissariou and sound producer Joost Maaskant continue their theatrical concert series. The codeword this time is feminist terrorism. 

Permanent Destruction - The HM Concert is inspired by and based on the work of German playwright Heiner Müller. Visuals are by photographer / sculptor Jan Hoek. The show has won countless accolades in the press for its bold combination of biting lyrics, danceable tunes and pounding beats. 

This performance confronts the uncompromising work of German writer and director Heiner Müller. Velissariou finds a radical manner to express what for her is the essence of Müller's work - dissecting themes of misogyny, sexism and feminist extremism. To her, a theatrical concert offers the ultimate means for shining a light on them. 

Permanent Destruction - The HM Concert is the second part of a post-dystopian music theatre trilogy that tackles taboos in our current image culture. We avoid things like heartbreak and misogyny because they’re not sexy or Instagram-worthy. You can't build a profile on an expression of pain. Or, can you? 

Naomi Velissariou shows us that you can diffuse fear by honouring it; that if you want the weight to fall of your shoulders you just have to dance to the tune and rhythm of your pain. The music - which ranges from techno to rap, hardcore and punk - is a pounding embodiment of a dark message - or as the band calls it, "melodrama on speed". 

NB: Strobe lighting is used in this performance. 

Credits

TEKST & LIEDTEKST / TEXTE & PAROLES / TEXT & LYRICS Heiner Müller, Naomi Velissariou CONCEPT & REGIE / CONCEPT & MISE EN SCÈNE / CONCEPTION & DIRECTION Naomi Velissariou UITVOERING / EXÉCUTION / PERFORMANCE Permanent Destruction (Joost Maaskant & Naomi Velissariou), Valentijn Bernard & Gary Gravenbeek GELUIDSONTWERP / CONCEPTION SON / SOUNDDESIGN Joost Maaskant VISUALS Jan Hoek LICHTONTWERP & VIDEOPROGRAMMERING / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRE & PROGRAMMATION VIDÉO / LIGHT DESIGN & VIDEO PROGRAMMING Bart Van Den Heuvel KOSTUUMS / COSTUMES Bibi Trompetter MET STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF Fonds 21, Fonds Podiumkunsten, St. Naomi Velissariou, Likeminds, C-Takt REGIE-ASSISTENT / ASSISTANT MISE EN SCÈNE / DIRECTORS ASSISTANT Floor Houweling Ten Cate PRODUCTIELEIDING / DIRECTION DE PRODUCTION / PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Paulien Van Der Avoird, Suzan Slinger CAMPAGNEFOTOGRAAF / PHOTOGRAPHE DE CAMPAGNE / CAMPAIGN PHOTOGRAPHER Jan Hoek STYLING CAMPAGNEFOTOGRAFIE / STYLING PHOTOGRAPHIE DE CAMPAGNE / STYLING CAMPAIGN PHOTOGRAPHY Duran Lantink KAPSEL / COIFFURE / HAIR Hester Beek MAKE-UP / MAQUILLAGE Joyce Clerkx ACHTERGROND / TOILE DE FOND/ BACKDROP Guillaume Roux (Rouxcoucou) SCEPTER / SCEPTRE Benedikt Fischer GRAFISCHE VORMGEVING / GRAPHISME / GRAPHIC DESIGN Attak, Casper Herselman

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