PAKMAN lives faster than a mouse can click. Drives around the country to deliver packages – always precisely on time. 1 package, 2 forms, 3 stamps, 6 autographs, 450 times a day, 159.750 packages a year and in return 10 holidays. PAKMAN is a sole and invisible man in our virtual economy. On board of his small truck, PAKMAN invites the audience for a rhythmical circus performance.
PAKMAN is a duel between the rhythms of juggler Stijn Grupping and drummer Frederik Meulyzer. Together they explore the hastiness of ‘our’ time. How does this imposed speed oppose our natural rhythms such as breathing and heartbeat? Stijn and Frederik let the rhythms and routines of their bouncing balls and drums dialogue. Their instruments harmonize and clash.
The truck of PAKMAN stops on a square, parking or playground. There, twenty-five spectators may come on board for an intense live music experience.
PAKMAN in the press:
“PAKMAN is without doubt the discovery of the festival. Energetic sweat, rhythm and detail: Post uit Hessdalen has got it all.” *****
“An exciting jam between juggler and drummer. (…) With the power of their imagination they dismantle the gloomy courier service system.”
“Technically intriguing, but also visually artistic, this is a fascinating game played out in space and time.” (Theaterkrant)
“Post uit Hessdalen is the revelation between all that new talent. (…) Juggler Stijn Grupping performs the line worker of this era.”
Created by Stijn Grupping, Frederik Meulyzer and Ine Van Baelen.
Scenography by Reinout Hiel.
Choreography by Karolien Verlinden.
Costumes by Linse Van Gool.
Graphic design by Vildana Memic
Co-produced by Theater op de Markt and MiramirO.
With the support of the Flemish Government Province of Antwerp and the City of Antwerp.