FREE TO BE FREE
How free are you to be free?
The answer to this question is different for everyone.
Free to be Free is Sites of Memory's latest site-specific performance about freedom and resistance, to be performed in Utrecht between October 7 and 14. After successful performances in Amersfoort and Deventer, the performance will be further developed to focus on stories from Utrecht. The audience will be taken on a theatrical route through the city, starting at Museum Speelklok and ending at Pandhof Sinte Marie (Utrechts Conservatorium).
We can learn a lot from the freedom fighters of the past and from the people who are fighting for freedom today. How was freedom fought then and now? What forms of revolt and resistance are known? In this performance, local stories about freedom and resistance in the past, present and future come to life through dance, theatre, poetry and music.
Intended for audiences ages 15+
UTRECHT - starting point Museum Speelklok - duration 50 min
Saturday, October 7, 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 8, 8:00 pm (premiere; 19:30 – introduction by Nancy Jouwe)
Thursday, October 12, 8:00 pm
Friday, October 13, 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 14, 8:00 pm (19:30 – introduction by Sites of Memory)
Past performance dates:
Amersfoort, Flint, Sint Aegtenkapel (Friday, June 16 - Sunday, June 18)
Deventer, Festival Deventer op Stelten (Saturday, July 8 - Sunday, July 9)
Credit: Bowie Verschuuren
Concept & artistic direction Jennifer Tosch, Katy Streek
Makers & performers Jomecia Oosterwolde, Jörgen Gario, Michael Wanga, Jeannie Zuiderwijk
Script & text Jomecia Oosterwolde, Jörgen Gario, Michael Wanga, Juan-Carlos Goilo, Katy Streek, Jennifer Tosch, Jeannie Zuiderwijk
Directing Katy Streek
Choreography Jomecia Oosterwolde, Mohamed Yusuf Boss
Composition & music Jörgen Gario, Michael Wanga
Scenography & costume design Alejita
Flag design Raul Balai, Jarrett Erasmus
Research Mapping Slavery Project, Kosmopolis Utrecht, Black Heritage Tours Amsterdam
Creative producer Gina Alina Patilea
Business manager Kimberley Smit
Marketing & communications Hahae Son
PARTNERS & FUNDING
Free to be Free is made in collaboration with Committee 30 June - 1 July Utrecht & Amersfoort, Theater Flint, Museum Flehite, Deventer op Stelten, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Museum Speelklok, Kosmopolis Utrecht, Black Heritage Tours Amsterdam, Mapping Slavery Project, and Poetry Circle Nowhere.