Find the frequency at Borderlight in Het Bethaniënklooster

Find the frequency at Borderlight in Het Bethaniënklooster

Dec 20, 2012 |  by  |  Art, Event, Food
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Some Indian tribe may have predicted the end of an era just before Christmas, Amsterdam residents use this Maya mystery as the ultimate excuse for another unforgettable night. If you’ve not yet bought tickets for an evening with an apocalypse theme, I highly recommend you save it for the home of the holy this Saturday. In Het Bethaniënklooster the theatre collective Nepco will serve you a light searching play, but also finger food and the ‘green muse’, absinthe. With our night mayor, Mirik Milan, opening this ‘psychedelic musical’, it has everything to be something to remember.


I’d try explaining what the performance is about, but Nepco told me they rather work from a loose idea than from locked up scripts and directors, either a ‘manufactory of doubt’. Do you know how fireflies find their one and only? During darkness in their grouped buzz there’s only one partner with the same blinking frequency. In the chaos of sound and light, the ultimate goal for this mini-beetle is to find its equal in behaviour. Having conquered the confusion, they will live happily ever after for about two months. That’s already a beautiful fairy tale, and also a way to get a grip on the story lying underneath.


Psychedelic musical

Besides a plot, a musical also needs songs; there will be a cello, piano, accordion and songstress taking care of this. Reciting poetry is also a facet, and the psychedelic aspect you’ll discover yourself. Make sure your stomach is empty enough to enjoy the creative kitchen of Supper Club’s Chef Thor, and Eaglemen will take care of some danceable tunes until late. Because the successful first edition of ‘Borderlight’ was on the longest day in June, Nepco symbolically decided to continue with the second edition in the longest night. And although I’m not sure we’re going to end up in black holes any time soon, it won’t hurt to find some twinkly light in a monastery this weekend.


When: December 22th, 20:00-04:00 (performance will last 2hrs)
Where: Het Bethaniënklooster, Barndesteeg 6B
Tickets: €25,- (including dinner)

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