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Eurydice

a descent into infinity

An individual journey to an interspace, between matter and eternity, in which time fades and the laws of space become obsolete.

For centuries we have mused on the infinity of our soul, which after death leaves our body behind as a temporary shell to continuesly wander. Whether reincarnating, ascending to a heaven or being uploaded to the cloud. They are all desires based on the contradiction between the deceptive material world and a higher eternal reality in which we acquiesce. 

 

Eurydice, a descent into infinity is a Virtual Reality opera inspired by the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. An individual journey to an inbetween space, between matter and eternity, in which time fades and the laws of space become obsolete. 'Where do you belong? Between wandering, disembodied souls or with both feet on the ground?' 

 

Eurydice's hypnotic singing draws you deeper and deeper into the labyrinth of corridors, ruins and balustrades, beyond which dizzying depths and vistas open up. Your curiosity is the best compass in this fascinating interspace full of VR, poetry, and enchanting music.

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Credits

Concept and Direction Celine Daemen — Virtual Art Direction Aron Fels — Libretto Charlotte Van den Broeck — Composition Kate Moore — Sound Design and Composition Wouter Snoei — Vocals Sterre Konijn
 

Design Physical Space Scott Robin Jun — Modelling Assets Yannick Verweij — Assistant VR Design Eline Oppewal and Tommy Jansen — FX Cyriel Verkuijlen — Technical Development Malou Minkjan — Translation Libretto David McKay

This production is the
 result of a collaboration between Studio Nergens, Silbersee and VIA ZUID within the framework of The Performing Arts Fund NL's New Maker scheme.
 

SILBERSEE — Producer

Artistic Leader Romain Bischoff — Business Leader Katrien Sitters — Creative Producer Dominique Slegers — Project Guidance Jan Van den Bossche — Producer and Tour Manager Isha Plug — PR Imke Muriël van Herk — Sales Jimmy-Pierre de Graaf — Sustainability Manager Stella van Himbergen
 

VIA ZUID — Co-producer
Artistic Director Jackie Smeets — Business Director Ton Driessen — Artistic Developer Joost Segers — PR Maaike Frencken

 

Thanks to coaches Romain Bischoff (mentor), Jan Van den Bossche (dramaturgy and communication), Guido Jansen (dramaturgy), Yannis Kyriakides (music), Ravian van den Hil (context), Elke Müller (philosophy), Toffey (marketing), Roelof Terpstra (technology)
 

Thanks to Luca Meisters, Sanne Smits, Olivier Herter, Josette Daemen, Anna Verkouteren Jansen, Loek Daemen, Ank Aerts, Effenaar Smart Venue
 

Made possible by: Fonds Podiumkunsten, Grensverleggers, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten, Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds, Janivo Stichting, Brand Cultuurfonds

Eurydice, a descent into infinity previously featured on:
 

27.08 > 30.08.2022  PREMIERE CULTURA NOVA, HEERLEN
01.09 > 10.09.2022  INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
22.09 > 25.09.2022 SEPTEMBER ME, AMERSFORT
04.11 > 13.11.2022 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
11.11 > 13.11.2022 NOVEMBER MUSIC, 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH
28.11 > 02.12.2022 FR DAYS, DE GOALS, ROTTERDAM
02.12 > 08.12.2022 RED SEA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, JEDDAH
24.02 > 05.03.2023 EYE FILM MUSEUM, AMSTERDAM

19.05 > 22.05.2023 SPRING, STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT

Read what was written in the media:

https://www.parool.nl/kunst-media/in-vr-opera-op-weg-naar-de-wonderlijk-mooie-hel-van-eurydice~bb3faf12/


https://www.volkskrant.nl/cultuur-media/na-25-minuten-dolen-in-de-vr-opera-eurydice-is-het-concept-oneindheid-niet-meer-zo-abstract~b8725b5b/

 

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2022/08/31/hoe-in-venetie-fysiek-en-virtueel-in-elkaar-kans-overflowen-a4140350

 

https://www.parool.nl/kunst-media/een-wereld-na-de-climatecrisis-het-kan-in-de-vr-experiences-op-filmfestival-venetie~b599eecb/

 

https://filmkrant.nl/artikel/eye-xtended-eurydice-afdaling-oneindheid/

 

https://filmkrant.nl/festivals/venetie-2022-blog-11/

 

https://www.theaterkrant.nl/nieuws/filmfestival-van-geneve-eert-vr-opera-van-celine-daemen/

 

https://www.limburger.nl/cnt/dmf20221230_95665777

 

https://www.1limburg.nl/entertainment/1899614/celine-daemen-pakt-weerm-internationale-prijs

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