Running dance performance. In Wildmenspark we see ten employees in the rush of the contemporary life. To reach the top position it is running or standing still. Can the human body survive the requested speed and efficiency? Who wins what in this mutual career struggle?

Wildmenspark is danced in a special form: the audience sits in the middle of a circle around which it all happens.

Ten times good morning during the first cup of coffee rushing to the meeting room > heartburn > the director does not look happy > sort the papers quickly > things go bad > the sweat keeps flowing > that makes a bad impression > a pinch > even more papers > tie off > coat off > a quickly comb through the thin hair > where does that hand go > keep smiling ...

Performance premiered in 2007 and was (among others) shown at: De Karavaan, Vondelpark Openluchttheater, En plein Public Breda, Axisfestival, Citadelarte, Festival Etcetera, etc. and reached more than 20,000 spectators. The film (camera and edit by Gonny Jüngst) was shown at Cinedans (Amsterdam), Montage Festival (Johannesburg), Actfestival (Bilbao) Videodance (Athens & Thessaloniki) Dance Camera West (Los Angeles) Temps d'Image Festival (Lissabon), Frame Research (Porto).

video impression part 1

video impression part 2

Photo: Gemma van der Linden, Lidi de Boer, Bob Driessen, Petra Stavast