When people fall asleep, their souls awaken. And when their dreams slowly take shape, their journey begins.
In the dead of night Alma’s soul awakes. She sees the mask prints still lingering on Alma's sleeping face, muscles cramped from a long shift at the hospital and a tear, trailing from her cheek onto the pillow. She feels Alma's longing. The longing for her mother's touch. A comforting hug or an encouraging pat on the back. She knows what to do and goes out to chase the strings that bind them.
In collaboration with a team of film makers Studio Figur brings you Only Strings Apart, a poetic live-cinema performance without words. Taking you on a journey to find consolation without physical contact. A visual and cinematic tale with actors, puppets, miniature worlds and music that you can experience online, from the comfort of your own home.
Performance | Nina-Elisa Euson & Pluck Venema
Artistic director | Noufri Bachdim
Film director | Aidan Vernee
Puppet design | Pluck Venema
Music | Sebastiaan Bax
Production design, Costume design & Lighting | Yannick Verweij
Film technician | Lester Kamstra
Technical production | Marco Steenks
Technician | Allard Vonk
Production manager | Vera Vlot
Publicity | WildChild Agency
Illustration | Djenné Fila
Special thanks to: Het Huis Utrecht, ROSE stories, Feikes Huis, Maloney Amsterdam, Cultuur Innovatiefonds Provincie Utrecht, Heleen van den Reek & Noortje Sanders
Stage photography: Yannick Verweij