Reverse
With Reverse Johannes Bellinkx invites you to enter the world in a different way. Looking ahead makes way for retrospect. The purposeful changes in the unforeseen. By turning our literal direction around, Reverse makes us aware in a confrontational way how we enter our world. A hypnotic soundtrack and the fusion of fiction and reality makes Reverse a unique physical and mental experience.

Reverse forces the spectators to be present in their bodies in a completely different way. In many Eastern and African cultures, there is no 'past' or 'future': a principle that replaces the linear, Western concept of time with simultaneity. What would our existence mean without the goal we constantly take as our measure – if past, present and future made up a single entity? This work, like Bellinkx's performance 'Framing', is also about perception. In Reverse too, your view and frame of mind is lashed.
Credits
Concept and direction - Johannes Bellinkx
Audio Composition - Dennis van Tilburg
App developer - Teackele Soepboer
Installation - Thijs Wieman
Instructors - Eva Kijlstra, Santino Slootweg
Bags - Merel Kamp
Producer - SoAP Maastricht
Co-producer - C-TAKT
Touring schedule
2022
March 25th - 27th
Lieux Publics - Marseille (France)
May 19th - 21st
Budapest (Hungary)
June 3rd - 6th
Bildstörung - Detmold (Germany)
2021
May
Window to Bartók Boulevard (Hungary)
June 3rd - 6th
Bildstörung - Detmold (Germany) Covid-19 cancellation
June 2021
Cirq' Aarau (Switserland)
July 30th - August 1st
Stockton Riverside Festival - Stockton-on-Tees (England) Covid-19 cancellation
September 10th - 12th
Ostfold Internasjonale Teater - Ostfold (Norway)
November 5th - 7th
Lieux Publics - Marseille (France) Covid-19 cancellation
2020
October 23rd - 25th
Lieux Publics - Marseille (France) Covid-19 cancellation
2019
May
Norfolk & Norwich Festival - Norwich (England)
June
København Internationale Teater- Metropolis - Copenhagen (Denmark)
August
La Strada - Graz (Austria)
2018
June (Try out)
Karavaan - Alkmaar (The Netherlands)
June (Premiere)
Oerol - Terschelling (The Netherlands)
July
Over het IJ Festival - Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
August
Theater op de Markt - Hasselt (Belgium)
August
Noorderzon Festival - Groningen (The Netherlands)
September
Over de Plas Festival - Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
2017
April (Try out)
Open Domijn - Weesp (The Netherlands)
July
Over het IJ Festival - Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
2016
October (Try Out)
24h Noord - Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
December (Try out)
Winternights - Maastricht (The Netherlands)
Touring Schedule
2022
June 3rd - 6th // Reverse - Bildstörung Detmold (Germany)
May 19th - 21st // Reverse - Budapest Spring Festival (Hungary)
March 25th - 27 th // Reverse - Lieux Publics, Marseille (France, option)
2021
July 9th - 18th // Over het IJ Festival - Amsterdam (Netherlands)
April 22nd - 24th // Theater Kikker / Het Huis Utrecht - Utrecht (Netherlands)
February 11th - 13th // Beyond the Black Box - Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2020
August 14th - 16th // Noorderzon festival - Groningen (Netherlands)
July 10th - 12th // Second Preview - Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2019
December 13rd, 14th // Winternights Festival - Maastricht (Netherlands)
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