In residence: Astrid De Haes & Mona Thijs

In the trilingual (Dutch, English, French) dance-theatre performance Blueberries leave bruises on the skin, three actors ask themselves: in what ways can we immortalise ourselves? And whence comes the urge to do so?

In an infinite-looking white space, they search for ways to be remembered, from heroic to small, from kitsch to painfully honest. Silently the questions arise: why is this immortalisation so important? Isn’t living an sich enough? And can you immortalise yourself if you don’t even know who you are now?Blueberries leave bruises on the skin is a colourful collection of attempts to find and transcend yourself, a celebration of human hubris, an ode to life, a party where no one wants to be the first to leave, an increasingly shaky interplay of three characters in search of themselves.