PREMIERE: Bladerunner! // Julio Cesar Iglesias Ungo & Hans van den Broeck // 10/6/22 // Theater im Pumpenhaus
Hey, blinded humans! Did you really think the replicants had disappeared? Just died of a dead battery? Then here’s news: they’ve come to stay. Will constantly optimise themselves. And study human (mis)behaviour very closely. Until they are ready to take over. Good morning, world, give the replicants a smile! Night-side virtuoso Julio Cesar Iglesias Ungo brings the deceptively human androids from Ridley Scott’s science fiction classic to the stage. BLADERUNNER! is the Cuban choreographer’s next visually stunning nightmare play after THE HIDDEN DOOR and THE WELL IN THE LAKE. Together with fellow Belgian artist Hans Van den Broeck, Ungo – rightly celebrated as the David Lynch of theatre – enters a maelstrom-like cosmos of artificiality. Where the copies surpass the original. And the question presses: How much progress is possible before the soul disintegrates?