A conceptual space is created in which we are invited to imagine the moment before life is breathed into a being for the first time.
The anatomical bodies of creatures have been evolving through time - with no clear path to guide their development. The last challenge before stepping through to the world of the living? To survive.
Bluebird shows the fragility of pure naivety; instinct in these beings brings forth playfulness, but also questions the importance and the birthplace of our will to survive. As a reminder of their impermanence, the presence of a blue sun - a dazzling energy - lingers above their heads, calling them.
For Bluebird, the D.N.A. collective has created an immersive experience in which the movements, sounds, senses, emotions, and thoughts of our characters will be blurred artistically through the use of dance, electronics, light, and fabric. We look to play between these media in the theatre space, as a means of narrating a story within the multidimensional mind and body.
Composer and Creative Director:
Ana Francisca Costa
Nina van Rossem
Mariana Anacleto, Ana Francisca Costa
Patrícia G. Rodrigues, Emmily van Horssen, Orlando Rosado, Sergio Oñate G., Nano P. Alonso & Luciano Varela
Audio Tech Team:
Lighting Design Team:
Erik Brinkhorst, Joep de Jong
Poster Design by:
Nina van Rossem
Special Thanks: Erika Bordon and Martijn Padding – for allowing for this project to happen and nurturing the environment that allowed our performance
Bluebird (2019) - In One Act
Pictures by: Nina van Rossem