In the forest where ‘Waterwolf’ was staged, Dutch water engineers build large scale models of harbors, rivers, canals and delta’s from all over the world to study how to manage the tides and the dangers of water. When the engineers left, among many more the models of sites of Bangkok, Libia, Nigeria, Zeeland, and Hamburg remained as ruines.
In our performance an old Waterwolf lived in the Waterloopbos. It was said that he was a successful engineer in his younger years. By experiments and calculations he tamed the water until the computer took over his work. Then the Hydraulics Laboratory moved into a large hall in the Randstad, and the engineer was fired. He took a radical decision; as soon as the last moving truck had left the forest, he took up residence in one of the abandoned measurement buildings. To single-handed continue his experiments.
‘Armed with a light, the audience follows a guide through the Waterloopbos. He talks about the past, about famous hydraulic experiments. Zealand, the New Waterway, the Port of Bangkok, Lagos, Denmark. Suddenly he stops. Crackling in the distance. A shadow. Nocturnal sounds. The guide quickly leaves you at the stands and hares away. It’s dark. Flowing water, low growls.’
Rutger Bergboer: concept en projectleiding
Liset Moerdijk: concept en lichttechniek
Jeannette van Steen: regie
Marijn van der Jagt: dramaturgie
Marinus Vroom: spel
Laura Beuze: spel
Etienne Borgers: composities
Piet Nieuwint: geluidsadvies
Remy van Tilburg: spel en begeleiding amateurspelers
Léonie Dijkema: begeleiding amateurspelers
Linda Anneveld: kostuums
Arjan van Drunen: watertechniek en effecten
Wilfred de Zoete: geluidstechniek
Truus Vlaming: catering
Silas Neumann: educatie (stage ArtEz)
Eppie Plat, Marianne van der Ploeg, Henri Willemsma, Thijs Tromp Meesters, Anneke de Vries, Arnd Ruitenbeek, Linda Hofman, Betty Koekkoek-Gorlee, Norbert Kwint, Sonja Winters, Vincent Vermeulen, Marijke Demoet, Judith Schraal, Pieter Jan Vlaming, Henry Gaast, Annemarie Dam, Marlous Holster, Seine Snippe, Wim Mastebroek.
Klaas Kamphuis, Ton van Wolde, Bob Wisse, Paul op den Kamp, Teunis Ruiten, Edgar Waiboer, Remon Kappers, Wim Mastebroek, Stefan Davids, Peter Santing, Erwin Schemmekes, Joost Moerdijk, Marinus Bergboer, Ernst Bergboer, Danielle de Vet, Arne van Druten, Afke Moerdijk, Roelina Lensen, Kasparus, Ilse van Zijp, Bas Klaui, Hanneke van Middelaar, Ester Vlaming, Annemiek Vlaming, Schouwburg de Meerse, Luimes AV, Vis a Vis, Martijn van der Riet|lab13, Debora Boomsma|Bode media, Omroep Flevoland, Arie Mulder, Dok Decorbouw, Fokko de Jager, Firma Oosterlaan, Aron Wisse, Ria, Martijn, bewoners Waterlab, Silke