Shorelines (co-production with Cryptic).
Inspired by the North Sea Flood of 1953—which left the Netherlands devastated and took many lives in the UK and Belgium—this new music-theatre work explores the beauty and catastrophic power of the sea at a time of increased risk from climate change. Centred on a rare eyewitness testimony of a survivor from Canvey Island, Essex (UK), Shorelines follows the moments after the flood, as hope is tattered by the cold isolation of the torrents that overwhelm.
Promo clip about Shorelines: https://vimeo.com/153768984
Composed by Oliver Coates | Performed by the Ragazze Quartet
Directed by Josh Armstrong | Designed by Christophe Coppens
Lighting Design by Nich Smith
Shorelines is produced by Cryptic en Ragazze Quartet
with the financial support of Fast Forward, Performing Arts Fund NL; Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Kersjes Fonds en de Eduard van Beinum Stichting (EVBS)
in collaboration with: deSingel, Antwerp & Grand Theatre Groningen
photo: Charlie de Keersmaecker