Sail – The storm called life | Coproduction with Play Productions
A young woman sails alone over the ocean. She sails away from everyday life. Away from the rules, the routines, the politics and worries. With the boat as her home and only possession, she moves into a wide blue world filled with beauty. This is a world where she is on her own, with and against the elements. The sea however is a powerful goddess with unexpected traits. Will this sailer ever return home?
What drives a person to leave everything behind? What drives a person to play with limits and dangers?
Sail is a cross-over performance with theater, dance, film and puppetry with texts based on the journals of blue sea sailers.
Performance and concept: Cat Smits
Puppet: André Mello and Duda Paiva
Direction: Duda Paiva
Visuals: Daniel Patijn
Video and choreography: Ederson Xavier
Light design: Mark Verhoef
Composer: Wim Selles
Dramaturgy: Pol Eggermont
Photography: De Schaapjesfabriek
Costume: Atty Kingma
Production: Rosanne Procee
In the media
"Sail is an exciting play that attacks our vulnerability through a solo sea sailing trip. I see Cat Smits being lonely, becoming exhausted and hallucinating. A storm arises and a sea creature (a living puppet) overwhelms her, almost strangles her, but pulls her eventually out of the waves. "