Clémentine Vanlerberghe

A beginning

Tonight is the premiere of "mensch" from Anouk van Dijk in the Festival Over 't IJ (Amsterdam). The piece will play until the 17th of July.

It is my last day as an apprentice-assistant of Anouk, and thus my last day as a student !
An end, a beginning...

Have a nice summer !

From the website
The production Mensch will take shape at two extremely Dutch locations: first amidst the nature of the island of Terschelling and then in a shed of the former Dutch Dock and Shipbuilding Company in Amsterdam. The third and final part will be performed in Dutch theatres in the autumn.

‘The more I travelled the world and worked with people from many different cultures, the more I became interested in what ‘being different’ actually means. Identity is an elusive thing, yet many people feel called upon to safeguard it. Just look at the Netherlands, with its tradition of being tolerant and open to the outside world, though in recent years suddenly fearful and closed off. In our daily lives, too, we are continually drawing boundaries between who belongs to us and who doesn’t; boundaries that can often shift again from one minute to the next. Mensch is about human behaviour; about exposing yourself and adapting, and about feeling small in big surroundings and making yourself big in your own small world. The production Mensch is a quest for what makes us who we are, and for what connects us, divides us and makes us unique.‘
Anouk van Dijk


 ‘In the dance production Mensch by Anouk van Dijk, people are vulnerable creatures in overwhelming surroundings. ... Mensch has the clenched force of a thundery shower.’ NRC Handelsblad

‘An exceptional performance.’ De Volkskrant