What we leave behind

wed 30 october till sat 02 november

What we leave behind

Theater Utrecht / Davy Pieters



Major changes are often deeply rooted in the past.

We won’t see the effect of our deeds until much later. To see into the future, we have to look to the past. What we leave behind is like a time lapse, a cinematic portrait of time. What lives on, what is lost? What do we leave behind and what do we bring along?

In this visually strong physical show, featuring 16 talented Mime players and performers, Davy Pieters allows us to zoom in and zoom out on the endless chain of big events and minute actions. A chain that continues across the generations and that defines our perspective on the world.

Christiaan Verbeek composes the score: a cinematic mix of acoustic sounds and analogue synth. Visually strong, physical shows Davy Pieters (1988) completed the Theatre Director course at the Maastricht Institute of Performing Arts. Over the past few years she has developed a uniquely personal style that is instantly recognisable. Her work explores how humans are influenced by technological developments and the (visual) culture we live in. Pieters transforms her findings into physical, cinematic, and visually strong performances that are a playful mix of different media and genres such as television, film, visual art, games, and science fiction.

concept & direction Davy Pieters van & met Kim Amankwaa, Gerindo Kartadinata, Tashi Iwaoka, e.a. 

Davy Pieters

After her critically acclaimed, apocalyptic site-specific show Re-enactment of the Now with Theater Utrecht in 2016, Davy Pieters joined Theater Rotterdam to create the shows The Unpleasant Surprise (2017) and How to Build a Universe (2018). With Frascati Producties she made the ‘murder reconstruction’ How did I die (2014) (Young Directors Audience Award in Braunschweig) as well as the dizzying monologue The Truth About Kate (2014) (Official Jury Selection Nederlands Theaterfestival 2014 and nominated for the BNG Nieuwe Theatermakers Prize). Last summer, two of her shows, How did I die and The Unpleasant Surprise, were selected for the Venice Biennale. With Nastaran Razawi Khorasani she founded the performance collective KOBE, which develops spectacular, theatrical performances for widely differing scenes.


Na haar lovend ontvangen apocalyptische locatievoorstelling Re-enactment of the Now in 2016 bij Theater Utrecht, maakte Davy Pieters bij Theater Rotterdam de voorstellingen The Unpleasant Surprise (2017) en How to Build a Universe (2018).

Bij Frascati Producties maakte zij o.a. de ‘reconstructie van een moord’ How did I die (2014) (Young Directors Audience Award in Braunschweig) en de duizelingwekkende monoloog The Truth About Kate (2014) (Officiële Juryselectie Nederlands Theaterfestival 2014 en nominatie BNG Nieuwe Theatermakersprijs).
Afgelopen zomer werden twee van haar voorstellingen, How did I die en The Unpleasant Surprise, geselecteerd voor de Biënnale van Venetië. Met Nastaran Razawi Khorasani richtte ze het performance collectief KOBE op waarmee ze spectaculaire, theatrale performances ontwikkelt voor de meest uiteenlopende scenes.

De pers over Davy Pieters 'Regisseur Davy Pieters is een talent om te koesteren. De combinatie van haar beeldende theatertaal en haar multimediale interessepalet (popcultuur, (social) media, nieuwsbeelden, true crime) levert producties op die visueel oogstrelend en inhoudelijk vaak prettig ontregelend zijn. In haar vorige productie Re-enactment of the now bood ze het publiek een blik op de toekomst. In What we leave behind draait ze de telescoop om: nu kijkt ze, met 16 jonge performers, naar hoe beelden uit het verleden onze kijk op vandaag vormen.'  Volkskrant 

€17 / €13,50
Frascati 1
Tickets online €1 goedkoper