Glimpses in Turbid Water (2015)

Glimpses in Turbid Water (2015)

A man and a woman circle each other, reaching around in the dark. In a loveless and mechanic life, they're aware of each other's presence despite never truly making contact. They're trapped in a surreal world, lonely and with great desire.

An invisible force demands their attention, plays them and occupies them. A force or world that might just as well be God as Satan, a lost love, their conscience or Big Brother.

The performers explore their limits, always searching for more and better, for freedom and happiness, for their personals ideals even when they clash with the reality of the present: it's swim or sink, make it to the stars or fail.

Through a complex stream of associations and fantasies, they bring back up what they had long forgotten but their bodies had remembered. Only once in a blue moon, as by coincidence, everything falls right into place.

'Glimpses in Turbid Water' offers deeply human images, firmly rooted emotion, and overwhelmingly sad beauty.

“Beautiful and vulnerable, with a remarkable calm and simplicity for our time.” -Heleen Volman (Dansbrabant)
concerning a try-out on July 9th in theatre NWE Vorst, Tilburg. 

Inspired by 'Not I' by Samuel Beckett and Michel Houellebecq's 'The Possibility of an Island'.


Performers: Miguel do Vale and Meri Pajunpää
Creation: Sarah Bostoen
Music: Ralph Timmermans
Dramaturgy: Lise Surmont
Light design and technique: Pieter Verhoeve
Coaching: Justine Maxelon
Co-production: De Spil
With the support from: Province West- Vlaanderen, Schouwburg Kortrijk, Le Bateau Feu Scene nationale Dunkerque (FR), theater de NWE Vorst (NL), DansBrabant (NL), summerstudios 2014, Flanders Inshape and DeAuteurs. Thanks to United-C, Campo and les ballets C de la B.


  • 16/01/2015 at 17:00 @ Campo Victoria (OPEN REHEARSAL)
  • 17/01/2015 at 20:00 @ Schouwburg Kortrijk, Arenatheater (OPEN REHEARSAL)
  • 09/07/2015 at 15:00 @ Theater de NWE Vorst, Tilburg (NL) (PREVIEW)
  • 05/11/2015 at 15:00 en 20:00 @ S18, les ballets C de la B (TRY-OUT)
  • 21/11/2015 at 20:00 @ De Spil (PREMIERE)
  • 25/03/2016 at 20:30 @ Cement Festival Verkadefabriek 's Hertogenbosch (NL)
  • 26/03/2016 at 22:00 @ Cement Festival Verkadefabriek 's Hertogenbosch (NL)
  • 30/09/2016 at 20:00 @ cc De Schakel Waregem
  • 08/10/2016 at 20:30 @ Theater De NWE Vorst Tilburg (NL)
  • 18/11/2016 at 20:30 @ cc Westrand Dilbeek
  • 26/11/2016 at 20:00 @ cc Casino Koksijde
  • 18/12/2016 at 20:00 @ cc Het Perron Ieper
  • 16/03/2017 at 20:15 @ Schouwburg Kortrijk
  • 03/03/2018 at 20:15 @ cc Lokeren
  • 25/05/2018 at 20:00 @ festival Lost Paradise, De Figuranten, Menen