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The New Forest – The coming of Xia

The New Forest – The coming of Xia

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The New Forest – The coming of Xia
From 17 May 2013, on location in Rotterdam.

Xia is coming! Welcome the new leader! Following the exposure of the old democracy, actors’ group Wunderbaum has started an alternative society: The New Forest.

In the heart of Rotterdam, a new power base is arising. During a ceremony of Olympic proportions, the new authority will be welcomed: Xia, a Chinese girl. During the inauguration, Xia’s most loyal adherents are torn between hope and fear, allegiance and treason, good intentions and secret plans.

On the roof of the former Hofplein Station, Wunderbaum presents the music theatre performance The New Forest – The coming of Xia. The construction of this power base is guided by the architects of Bureau ZUS.

The New Forest
This performance forms part of The New Forest: a large-scale project during which alternatives for a future society will be investigated over the coming four years. The New Forest will take various forms, such as a series of performances, an interactive online platform and an extensive mechanism of cooperation between various social sections.

The New Forest – The coming of Xia
Data 17 May until 22 June
Location former Hofplein Station. Entrance via Mini Mall, Raampoortstraat 20 Rotterdam
Time 8.30 p.m.

Actors/makers Walter Bart, Wine Dierickx, Matijs Jansen, Hannah van Lunteren, Gijs Naber, Maartje Remmers, Marleen Scholten
Musical composition Florentijn Boddendijk, Remco de Jong
Design Bureau ZUS
Lighting design Maarten van Otterdijk
Costume design Lotte Goos
Graphic design KesselsKramer
Co-producers Ro Theater, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Operadagen Rotterdam

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