Everything is constantly moving. Nothing ever remains the same, even though not every change is visible. We can’t stop the clock. The hours often slip by, but at other times they seem elastic. Mostly, we are afraid of losing time.

But does time pass, do the hours exist outside ourselves?

With The Future is not what it used to be, choreographer Pia Meuthen and her performers create a physical and sensory performance about the mystery of time. They show the desire of man to create cohesion in a fragmented world, not to lose the past, to get a grip on the future and to merge into the moment.

The Future is not what it used to be is an ode to the uncertain and unfinished, to the emerging and not yet determined.

Floating objects form a surreal and poetic universe. The performers balance high in the air on crumbled fragments, solidified in time. Holding each other above the gaping abyss, they unravel the relationship between time and gravity and enter the void. Beyond all certainties, they embrace the risk and play with our perception of time.

Panama Pictures’ work literally moves up in the air in The Future is not what it used to be. With a movement language that combines strength and vulnerability and evokes a physical sensation. You feel the impact of the movements, the risk is real, something is at stake.

Like no other company, Panama Pictures knows how to weave dance with acrobatics and live music into an immersive mix. The movement in The Future is not what it used to be is accompanied live by a new exciting composition by regular composers Strijbos & van Rijswijk in collaboration with musician and performer Davide Bellotta.

Credits

choreografie: Pia Meuthen

dans/acrobatiek: Francesco Barba, Davide Bellotta, Raphaƫl Billet, Tarek Rammo, Nicoloai Untch

livemuziek: Davide Bellotta

compositie: Strijbos & Van Rijswijk

scenografie: Sammy van den Heuvel

kostuumontwerp: Sanne Reichert

lichtontwerp: Bart Verzellenberg

dramaturgie: Angelique Willkie

assistentie & training: Miquel de Jong

dramaturgisch advies: Guido Jansen, Julian Vogel