nikè moens en vick verachtert
ism frieda en feikes huis
about a granny
and a granny
and a kettle
and a buffet
and a thermos
and a stove
and a clocka
and a vacuum cleaner
and the newspaper.
about a dance
and a knife
and a knitting needle
and fairy dreft
and lots of coffee
and lots of whipped cream.
in the grannies you meet two old ladies who love each other, hate each other, but live together despite of it all.
nikè moens and vick verachtert bring an intruiging performance in a lifelike setting, packed with bits and bobs. through carefully chosen items, furniture and acts they paint the residents and their lives. aach granny has her own task. everything is harmonious. until one day it all changes...
this wordless performance is loosely based on the book two old ladies by toon tellegen.
“the grannies is no performance to laugh out loud, but a story that makes you smile. it’s a performance asking for intense concentration and complete dedication of the public. only then the small gestures and minimal changes will be noticed. […] a great performance.” (marla kleine) (complete article in dutch)
“magical moments and fascinating speechlessness in this theatre festival.” (complete article in german)
patrick vervueren on the evolution of objects through different frieda projects for www.corps-objet-image.com. (complete article)
concept, format and play: nikè moens and vick verachtert
dramaturgy: ruth mariën
direction: eva binon
décor: bram soli
technique: olmo claessens and bram soli
special thanks to: wanda eykerman and bart kalkhoven
production: feikes huis
coproduction: frieda en scheld'apen
with the support of: city of antwerp