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Joachim Robbrecht — The Great Warmachine
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The Great Warmachine
© Isolde Woudstra

“One never escapes the economy of war” (J. Derrida) 

The world commemorates the start of World War I… of course, one can barely imagine how it must have been… mind-blowing. Luckily, the war ended! Or did it? Wasn’t there an update called World War II and another one called The Cold War? And what about Star Wars and Call of Duty? And that other game, the so-called War on Terror?

What’s next? The battlefield has travelled from where the concrete action takes place to the theatre of the mind… War strategies are being utilized in corporate business, marketing and politics. Spam-faced-zombies and bot militias colonize the private sphere. The whole life has turned into a battlefield on which fears need to be managed and exploited.

The Great Warmachine updates perspectives on the current economy of warfare. Covered with pixelcamouflage, and informed by 3D printed history it attempts to lock and load for the future with the wrestling spirit of the deserter. 

Text and direction
Joachim Robbrecht

With
Aitana Cordero, Tashi Iwaoka, Louis van der Waal 

Dramaturgy
Nina Aalders

Advice
Bruno Listopad

Set design
Jan Brokof

Costume design
Rebekka Wörmann

Light design
André Goos

Sound design
Stefan Schneider

Management
Denise Harleman

Marketing
Christel van Schagen

Production manager
Lique van Gerven

Technicians
Aram Visser and Hamza Ghzili

Technical preparation
Aram Visser, André Goos, Peter Swikker

 

Thanks to Julie Vegter, Kees van Leeuwen, J.F Hartle, Anika Schwarzlose, Nienke Terpsma, Sarah Moeremans and Tijmen Hauer.

With the financial support of Gemeente Rotterdam, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Fonds 21, Stichting Ammodo, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds and van Lange fonds.

Tour dates
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03 Mar 2015 – Amsterdam NL
Frascati
04 Mar 2015 – Amsterdam NL
Frascati
05 Mar 2015 – Amsterdam NL
Frascati
06 Mar 2015 – Amsterdam NL
Frascati
07 Mar 2015 – Amsterdam NL
Frascati
11 Mar 2015 – Rotterdam NL
Rotterdamse Schouwburg
12 Mar 2015 – Rotterdam NL
Rotterdamse Schouwburg
13 Mar 2015 – Rotterdam NL
Rotterdamse Schouwburg
14 Mar 2015 – Rotterdam NL
Rotterdamse Schouwburg
18 Mar 2015 – Mechelen BE
Nona
20 Mar 2015 – Almere NL
Corrosia
21 Mar 2015 – Almere NL
Corrosia
26 Mar 2015 – Arnhem NL
Oostpool
27 Mar 2015 – Arnhem NL
Oostpool
09 Apr 2015 – Haarlem NL
Toneelschuur
15 Apr 2015 – The Hague NL
Theater aan het Spui
20 Apr 2015 – Utrecht NL
Theater Kikker
21 Apr 2015 – Utrecht NL
Theater Kikker
29 Apr 2015 – Antwerp BE
Monty
09 Sep 2015 – Amsterdam NL
Bellevue
12 Sep 2015 – Brussels BE
Kaaistudio's
16 Sep 2015 – Rotterdam NL
Erasmus paviljoen
21 Oct 2016 – Eindhoven NL
Pand-P Parktheater
16 Nov 2016 – Den Bosch NL
Verkadefabriek
21 Nov 2016 – Enschede NL
Vrijhof CC universiteit Twente
23 Nov 2016 – Delft NL
Theater de Veste
24 Nov 2016 – Leiden NL
Theater Ins Blau
26 Nov 2016 – Almere NL
Corrosia
08 Dec 2016 – Nijmegen NL
Lux
10 Dec 2016 – Amstelveen NL
Theater Griffioen VU
15 Dec 2016 – Groningen NL
Grand Theatre
16 Dec 2016 – Tilburg NL
de NWE Vorst
17 Dec 2016 – Purmerend NL
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