Two top talents from different production houses – director Michiel de Regt and choreographer Iván Pérez – make a modern adaptation of the classic Waiting for the Barbarians by Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee. This realistic fable is about totalitarian regimes and their impact on the life of the individual. The moral and existential questions that arise from this are very familiar and topical. An intriguing combination of theatre and dance.
text: J.M. Coetzee
directed by: Michiel de Regt
choreography: Iván Pérez
performers: Jan-Paul Buijs, Inés Belda Nácher, Majon Schot, Orla Mc Carthy
dramaturgy: Janine Brogt
sound design: Wilko Sterke
stage design: Janne Sterke
costumes: Jorine van Beek
light design: Bernie van Velzen
Wachten op de Barbaren is produced by Toneelschuur Producties and Korzo Productions.
"Current issues on the stage adaptation Waiting for the Barbarians" Wachten op de barbaren, Volkskrant ****
"Coetzee´s novel Waiting for the barbarians made into relevant literary theater. The unspeakable is translated into dance." Wachten op de barbaren, NRC ****
"Waiting for the barbarians grabs you by the throat." Wachten op de barbaren, Theaterkrant ****