Performers/devisers Anne Gehring and Vera Ketelaars present their Amsterdam Fringe 2011 award winning show 'Bye Bye World' at the Edinburgh Fringe. Director: Marlojein Frijling
Best of Amsterdam Fringe 2011 'Bye bye world' now strikes down at Edinburgh soil!
With nothing but ourselves, two stools and our story to tell, we will enter the Edinburgh Fringe..
The performance is about two women who are longing to disappear from their everyday lifes.
With a good portion of humor, Dutch down-to-earthiness, and the toughness of Thelma and Louise we will reconstruct the upheaval in the lifes of these two completely different women.
We are a company fascinated by the unknown, always trying to balance on the thin line between fiction and non-fiction. This performance was made by performers Anne Gehring, Vera Ketelaars, director Frijling and dramaturg Nienke Scholts and already went to Perth World Festival and Praque Fringe Festival (on both festivals nominated for the theatre award).
For more information please check: www.gehringketelaars.nl. You can also find us on facebook and twitter!
How quickly does one get used to a new environment? Here, in the Scottish capital, hundreds of thousands of people roam the streets slipping in and out of shows that seem to be going on day and night, literally (almost) anywhere. On every street corner you find artists - singers, mimes, painters, just name it.
It's light again. Only just, but still, morning has irrevocably broken. Upstairs, where the festival's closing party is in full swing, many are still dancing. For us, the party is over, we need to leave for the airport in two hours.
We are those two girls on the floor, and we have been nominated for a theatre award.
A month earlier we took a plane, then still three rather than two of us, to fly 14127 kilometres to escape the crunchy snow of Amsterdam.
For weeks we had gathered in the kitchen of our director Marjolein Frijling who, at that time, lived in an abandoned monastery, next to the Red Light District. There we worked on our performance about two women who decide to break free from their everyday lives, and imprison themselves in a basement.
27/07/2012 14:24 BST
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