This is Not a Conversation

 

 "How are you today?" "Did you sleep well last night?" "When was last time you were in love?" "Why are you afraid of failing?" "What would you say to your father on his death bed?" 

This is Not Conversation is a performance that is about asking questions. Two performers agree to answer truthfully to each other questions and no topic or line of questioning is forbidden. What begins as a simple and friendly exchange evolves into a dynamic exploration of power, authenticity, perception, and how we question ourselves and others.  

This is Not a Conversation is a performance that resulted out of a period of research at DasArts known as the Individual Trajectory. As such, the piece is not a final conclusion of my research, rather it is a stand-alone performance of elements discovered during the process. Margo Van De Linde and Orion Maxted collaborated with me on the research process. During the process I was advised by Petra Ardai of TGSpace.

Performed by Noah Voelker and Orion Maxted at Frascati Theater in March 2016 

Thanks to the DasArts educational team and staff, my peers for their feedback during the process, and Edit Kaldor. 

Performances

March 25, 26, 2016 - Festival Cement - Den Bosch, The Netherlands

March 3, 4, 5, 2016 - Frascati Nieuwe Werks - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

October 30, 2015 - DasArts Open Days - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

September 5, 2015 - OudeKerk Come Closer - Amsterdam, The Netherlands