The gym looks like every other school gym. Dancers seem to be ordinary dancers. Feet look like normal feet. Hands resembling ordinary hands. Until: look at that tongue! It is very long, isn’t it? I'm sure you can gobble down a lot with it!
Bodies become different, limb by limb. One body looks like a woman, the other one looks like a man, the next one is also a man, but different. Different from that first man. Different to that first man. Or to the other one. Who is who in 'GOBBLING DOWN!' ? Who is normal? And who decides? Can the differences be bridged?
A performance that makes a warm plea to notice difference but to pretend you don't see it.
After ‘How to Make a Living', young Lola Bogaert presents her second performance at DE MAAN. This time her theme is inclusion: one Venezuelan dancer, one Brussels-Moroccan performer and one dancer with Down syndrome.
GOBBLING DOWN! is performed in front of school audiences in the school gyms.
The Mechelen premiere will exceptionally take place at DE MAAN.
Director: Lola Bogaert | Performers: Sophia Rodríguez, Adnane Lamarti, Giel Roels | Coach: Stef De Paepe | Dramaturge: Sara Vanderieck | Scenography: Anouk van Kolfschoten | Figures: Paul Contryn | Soundscape : Sam Serruys | Jobcoach Giel Griet Dehamers | Production manager: Simon Monbaliu | Production: beeldsmederij DE MAAN in co-production with Het Huis Hasselt, De Grote Post, d e t h e a t e r m a k e r and C-TAKT