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Exit Comfortzone!

Expect the Unexpected: You’ll be Surprised! 

BB & Friends 

Location: Theater Bellevue – Klein Bellevue, Meervaart Theater – Blauwe Zaal

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duration of the performance: 30 min

So they say to me: ‘Ooh isn’t it great: an interpreter at the News and the ‘Troonrede’!’ Yes, of course this kind of accessibility is great, but sign language offers more! 

Sign language is often viewed from a social perspective. In ‘Exit Comfortzone’ we reverse that image: we approach sign language as an art form and inspiration.  

Boaz Blume and Brendan Lodder are two deaf performers. Dutch Sign Language is their native language. In ‘Exit Comfortzone’ they search for the possibilities offered by encounters between apparently different worlds: sign language – the silent language of the deaf -, the language of dance and the language of music. What can they do together? To find out, ‘exit the comfort zone’ is a prerequisite for everyone involved. How do they come to a fluid form that shows equality and mutual inspiration?

 

THIS PERFORMANCE IS PART OF FRINGE X MEERVAART ON 13 SEPTEMBER. 

Biography

Boaz Blume and Brendan Lodder are both members of the deaf poets’ collective Kitchen’s Light and also perform their own work in Dutch Sign Language. Both were performing at Poetry International 2022 and Oerol Festival 2023 and 2024 as in the short film Imaginings (2022, Anja Hiddinga). 

credits

Concept and Artistic support: Erika Zeegers | Development and Performance Sign Language as art form: Boaz Blume and Brendan Lodder I Choreography and Dance: Shanice Mitchell | Music: Thijme Ebskamp | Director: Alicia Sort Leal I Coach and Artistic Support: Sanne Van der Bruggen | Project support-fundraising: Sharon Schelvis | Photography: Gerda Kreeft