DO NOT LOOK BACK WITH REGRET

Davy Pieters/Theater Rotterdam

In DO NOT LOOK BACK WITH REGRET, Pieters explores the vulnerability of the body and life on earth with her distinctive signature. In this visual and cinematic performance, we see two women (played by Irene Schaltegger and Klára Alexová) in a process of farewell, grief, and in search for comfort. What if you are confronted with loss? Where is your refuge if the end is in sight?

DO NOT LOOK BACK WITH REGRET offers the opportunity to pause and reflect on loss and the finitude of everything.

DO NOT LOOK BACK WITH REGRET is nominated for the VSCD Mime award 2021. The jury writes ” The visual language is as sublimated as it is overwhelming. Blackouts separate the scenes into cinematic shots, in which time seems to jump forward or backward. All the while black ashes are falling down steadily, Varja Klosse’s sparse lighting design is magical, and Jimi Zoet’s soundscape tingles and thunders. The stillness of the closing scene speaks of both an intimate togetherness, and a farewell. Here a grand, universal story is told with minimal resources.”

concept, direction & stage design: Davy Pieters
performance: Klára Alexová, Marlies Heuer
music: Jimi Zoet
lighting design: Varja Klosse
costumes: Erik Bosman, Karin van der Leeuw
technical: Peter Leeuwenburgh, Andi Krijgsman and John Thijssen
advice: Anoek Nuyens
production: Andrea van Bussel, Anne van Buren
marketing: Dieke van der Spek, Robin Laurens
scenery sponsorship: Stout Perspex

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now on tour:

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    Wed 08 May 2024
    Frascati Amsterdam
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    Thu 09 May 2024
    Frascati Amsterdam
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    Fri 10 May 2024
    Frascati Amsterdam
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    Sat 11 May 2024
    Frascati Amsterdam
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    Tue 14 May 2024
    Theater Kikker Utrecht
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    Wed 15 May 2024
    Theater Kikker Utrecht
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    Thu 16 May 2024
    Het Nationale Theater Den Haag
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    Fri 17 May 2024
    De Lawei Drachten
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    Sat 18 May 2024
    Lux Nijmegen

Played earlier on:

  • Thu 17 Jun 2021 - Theater Rotterdam - try-out
  • Fri 18 Jun 2021 - Theater Rotterdam - try-out
  • Sat 19 Jun 2021 - Theater Rotterdam - première
  • Tue 22 Jun 2021 - Theater de Vest Alkmaar
  • Wed 23 Jun 2021 - De Maaspoort Venlo
  • Thu 24 Jun 2021 - Theater Kikker Utrecht
  • Fri 25 Jun 2021 - Theater Kikker Utrecht
  • Sat 26 Jun 2021 - Lux Nijmegen
  • Tue 29 Jun 2021 - Ins Blau Leiden
  • Thu 01 Jul 2021 - Odeon Zwolle
  • Tue 06 Jul 2021 - Frascati Amsterdam
  • Wed 07 Jul 2021 - Frascati Amsterdam
  • Thu 08 Jul 2021 - Frascati Amsterdam
  • Fri 09 Jul 2021 - Frascati Amsterdam
  • Sat 10 Jul 2021 - Frascati Amsterdam
  • Sat 02 Oct 2021 - Festival Actoral Marseille (FR)
  • Sun 03 Oct 2021 - Festival Actoral Marseille (FR)
  • Wed 17 Nov 2021 - Theater Rotterdam
  • Thu 18 Nov 2021 - Theater Rotterdam
  • Fri 19 Nov 2021 - Theater Rotterdam
  • Sat 20 Nov 2021 - Theater Rotterdam
  • Fri 26 Nov 2021 - Theater Kikker Utrecht
  • Tue 02 May 2023 - De Nieuwe Vorst Tilburg
  • Sun 07 May 2023 - Frascati Amsterdam
  • Sat 20 Apr 2024 - Theater Rotterdam
  • Sun 21 Apr 2024 - Theater Rotterdam