Kop in het Zand (Head in the sand)

The changing climate poses great dangers to humanity and we must no longer bury our heads in the sand. This is how this dance performance was born.
What does climate change mean for a small country on the North Sea that should have disappeared into the waves long ago? How does ignorance work and what happens when you become aware of a threat? Magnezy responds to the common reaction of people during a crisis: do you do something about it, or do you bury your head in the sand?
Six dancers and two musicians encourage the audience to think about the urgency of ‘being kind to the earth’. Because of its absurd humour, playfulness, and use of text, the performance is suitable for everyone from 8 years old. Tickets for Kop in het Zand are free. The performance can be seen several times at public outdoor locations.

Concept & Choreography: Liat Magnezy and dancers
Dance: Ruben Alkema, Alice Gioria, Catarina Ferreira Da Silva, Federica Panariello, Rowy Tebeest and Mayke van Veldhuizen
Music: Philipp Ernsting and Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva
Dramaturgy: Hans Timmerman
Costumes and Graphic Design: Martina Kiselichka
Production & Communication: Robby Holmer
Management: Glenn Westphal
Photographer: Richard Beukelaar
Thanks to: Jolanda Keurentjes, Anka Majcher, Rob van der Ven, Swati Sen Gupta, Stacz Wilhelm and Ilona Wamelink

Dates & locations:

September 26 | Musica Sacra festival, Maastricht

October 16 | Grote Sint-Janskerk

October 23 | Dirk Zwagers Loods

November 21 | Suiker Zoet Film Festival, Schiedam – canceled!

December 9 | Opgelicht festival, Schiedam, Schiedam – canceled!

Made possible by: Gemeente Schiedam, Fonds Schiedam Vlaardingen, Stichting Elise Mathilde and Prins Bernhards Cultuur Fonds.

Partners: Ruimte in Beweging, Grote of Sint Janskerk Schiedam, Het Schiedams Boekhuis, Stichting Kunstwerkt, Suikerzoet filmfestival, Van Wijnen, Atelier Ruim Denkers.