Schwalbe Till We Die

2008 - 2015 - 2020

choreography, performance Christina Flick, Melih Gençboyaci, Marie Groothof, Hilde Labadie, Floor van Leeuwen, Kimmy Ligtvoet, Ariadna Rubio Lleó, Bas van Rijnsoever, Daan Simons | music Bas van Rijnsoever | lightdesign Joost Giesken and Dave Staring | end direction Lotte van den Berg | video Fanny Hagmeier | production Jasper Hupkens | publicity Karin van de Wiel | image Van Honing | business leade Anneke Tonen | produced by Schwalbe | co produced by Mimeschool ATD, Productiehuis Rotterdam | performed at Theater Frascati, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Theater Kikker, Theater a/h Spui, Kaaitheater Brussel, Theater Ins Blau, Grand Theatre Groningen, Buda Kortrijk, STUK Leuven |

Till We Die is the promise that we, the mime graduation class of 2008, the group of people who founded Schwalbe, will perform our first performance once in every five years, until the last one of us has died. We jump on the same beat, together alone, with our aging bodies. The meaning of the performance will change. Because the world changes, because we get older and eventually have to deal with each other's absence.

‘From the global economic crisis in 2008 to the pandemic in 2020, the one thing we can count on is the body, these legs that carry us. If our instinct is to run, where should we go? We would lose sight of each other. Schwalbe has committed itself to not running. They get together, drop that beat and jump. Till we die.’