AIR4+
Making something from nothing

What is air?
Two little creatures try to figure it out.
From breathing and whistling to farting.
But who does the air actually belong to?
And can you take hold of it?
And then the air that had been so invisible is suddenly there very tangibly between them. And each goes for it!

AIR is about making something out of nothing and having the world believe that it has a value. It is a wordless and dancing show about everything and nothing. Two sprightly creatures try to trap air, hold it and cherish it. Until they start to get attached to it and themselves become the plaything of the forces of AIR...

In 2017 maker Merel Denie was nominated for the Henriette Hustinx Prize. With AIR she graduated with a Master’s in Theatre from the Institute of Performative Arts in Maastricht.

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Laika and Merel Denie  |  CONCEPT AND DIRECTOR Merel Denie CAST Gytha Parmentier and Arend Pinoy MUSIC Kaspar Schellingerhout SET Peter De Bie and Manuela Lauwers DRAMATURGY Mieke Versyp LIGHT DESIGN Rik Van Gysegem SOUND Tom Van den Brande PRODUCTION Robin Angst and Pieter Smet COACHING Michai Geyzen and Jo Roets
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January 2022
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De Studio
Studio Zwart 03 202 46 46
Sa08/0115:00
Su09/0115:00
Mo10/0110:00, 13:30
Tu11/0110:00, 13:30
August 2022
Genk
C-mine Cultuurcentrum Genk
Zomerslag 089 65 44 90
Su28/0815:00
September 2022
Heerlen
Cultura Nova
Theater Heerlen +31 (0)45 5716607
Su04/0913:00, 16:00
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De Studio
Studio Zwart 03 202 46 46
Su25/0915:00
Mo26/0910:00, 13:30
Tu27/0910:00, 13:30
We28/0910:00
Th29/0910:00
October 2022
Tervuren
De Warandepoort
Sa01/1015:00
Sint-Niklaas
Cultuurcentrum Sint-Niklaas
Schouwburg 03 778 33 66
Su02/1015:00
Tu04/1010:00, 14:00
Tessenderlo
cultuurhuis Tessenderlo
Het Loo 013 35 53 20
Th06/1013:30
Heist-op-den-Berg
Cultuurcentrum Zwaneberg
Blauwe Zaal 015 25 07 70
Su09/1015:00
Eeklo
Cultuurhuis Herbakker
pop-uptheater 09 218 27 27
Mo10/1013:45
Tu11/1010:00, 13:45
Deinze
Leietheater 09 381 95 00
Th13/1010:00, 13:30
Hasselt
Fr14/1013:30
Merksem
Schouwburg Noord 03 641 62 10
Su16/1014:00
Mo17/1010:30, 13:30
Oostende
CC De Grote Post 059 56 85 00
Tu18/1010:30, 13:30
Temse
CC Temse
Roxy 03 710 12 71
Th20/1010:15, 13:45
Gent
Kopergietery
Rabot 09 233 70 00
Sa22/1015:00
Aalst
Su23/1015:00
Brussel
Bronks 02 219 99 21
Mo24/1013:30
Tu25/1010:30, 13:30
Anderlecht
GC De Rinck
Zinnema 02 524 32 35
Th27/1010:30, 13:30
Heusden-Zolder
CC MUZE 011 80 80 98
Su30/1015:00
November 2022
Mechelen
Tu01/1115:00
Mol
Cultuurcentrum Mol 014 33 09 00
Th03/1114:30
Zaventem
Cultuurcentrum De Factorij
Su06/1115:00
Haren
Gc De Linde 02 242 31 47
We09/1113:30
Th10/1110:00, 13:30
January 2023
Mechelen
PodVis - Festival voor Beeldend Theater
De Maan - Gouden Zaal
Sa07/0115:00
Kortrijk
Schouwburg Kortrijk
Arenatheater 056 23 98 55
Su08/0115:00
July 2023
Oostende
Theater aan Zee
GO! Athena Oostende Campus Centrum 059 33 90 00
Su30/0714:00, 17:00
Mo31/0714:00, 17:00
August 2023
's Hertogenbosch
Theaterfestival Boulevard +31 (0)73 6124505
Fr04/0814:30
Sa05/0814:30
November 2023
Zürich
We01/1110:00, 15:00
Th02/1110:00
Fr03/1110:00, 13:30
December 2023
Brugge
Cultuurcentrum Brugge
Daverlo 050 44 30 60
Tu05/1210:00, 14:00
Dendermonde
We06/1215:00
Tienen
CC De Kruisboog 016 80 56 96
Th07/1213:30
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coStA 03 260 80 50
Fr08/1210:00, 13:30
Tongeren
De Velinx 012 80 00 40
Su10/1215:00
Mo11/1210:30, 13:30
Torhout
Tu12/1214:00
Bornem
Th14/1210:00, 14:00
Boom
Sa16/1214:30
Aarschot
CC Het Gasthuis 016 56 48 24
Su17/1215:00
Heusden-Zolder
CC MUZE 011 80 80 98
Mo18/1213:30
Tu19/1213:30
Peer
Th21/1210:30, 13:30
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De Studio
Grote Zaal 03 202 46 46
Fr29/1215:00
Sa30/1215:00
January 2024
Merelbeke
Th04/0115:00
Dilbeek
CC Westrand 02 466 20 30
Fr05/0115:00
May 2024
Recklinghausen
Th16/0510:00
Fr17/0510:00
Sa18/0511:00, 15:00
December 2024
Basel
Sa14/1217:00
Su15/1211:00
Mo16/1210:30
Eindhoven
Parktheater Eindhoven (0)40/211.11.22
Sa21/1214:00
March 2025
Starke Stücke
Th13/03
Fr14/03
Press
02/08/2023
"Two creatures and the air play with each other, intuitively interacting, making objects of play out of each other. In this wordless, dancerly show by Merel Denie, we are treated to a delightful blend of excitement and humor, a visually enchanting performance."
31/07/2023
"A production that shows in a wonderfully imaginative way just what air is capable of. […] Though intended for children aged 4 and over, children aged up to 77 will enjoy it too."
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