An impassionate plea for change
Take a seat in Botanical Wasteland’s lurid-green testbed. A futuristic habitat full of plastic waste and techno-garbage, in which man no longer holds centre place. In which everything is intertwined and the boundaries separating nature, technology, body and identity have been lifted.
As a result of the destructive way in which mankind has taken control of this planet, we are living in times of mass extinction. So, theatre artists Boogaerdt/VanderSchoot and musicians/performers Touki Delphine together launch a rousing appeal to radically change our relation with the world. Botanical Wasteland is a live performance with music and video-art all-in one. An event which involves the audience. A proposal for a new civilization where the ‘non-humans’ are empowered.
Come along to a new world you’ve never seen before on stage. What you’ll see and discover will go beyond thinking and understanding. So, open up your senses and see what happens.
'... a fascinating spectacle which is a far cry from the habitual gruesomeness of dystopian visions of the future.' De Groene Amsterdammer
'In the fantastic set, a futuristic biotope around which the audience is seated and which is a work of art in itself, all barriers between nature and technology have been lifted.' ★★★★ de Volkskrant
'Botanical Wasteland is a sinister vision of the future, in the shape of a lushly sprouting environment. This paradox renders the show its fascination.' ★★★ NRC
'Botanical Wasteland is a kind of hallucinatory trip.' Het Parool
'Rarely did the Garden of Eden present itself as apocalyptically as in Botanical Wasteland, a new performance by Boogaerdt/VanderSchoot and Touki Delphine.' ★★★★ 8Weekly
co-creation Boogaerdt/VanderSchoot & Touki Delphine direction Bianca van der Schoot musical composition Touki Delphine performers Suzan Boogaerdt, Niels Kuiters, Dalton Jansen en Bo Koek stage dedign advice Marloes en Wikke lighting design Axel Dikkers costumes Lotte Goos direction assistant Koen van Etten production Theater Rotterdam in coproductie with Touki Delphine.