Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert (BE)
Earth – Table Dialogues
Table Dialogues is a long-term project by visual theatre makers Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert for which they are designing five interactive performances that correspond to the elements of Chinese Wu Xing: earth, fire, water, wood and metal. The artists are immersing themselves in the concept of theatre production as a modular entity, analogous to an anthology of short stories. In this way, Table Dialogues will be a collection of intimate performances centred on dialogue, wonder and the joy of playing.
“Earth”, which was presented as a tryout during the festival in 2021, is an experience for two people in three parts: analogue, virtual reality and drawing. The audience is divided into pairs, with one person sitting across from the other at long tables. From here they are invited to breathe life into a cosmos which may hold hidden truths about themselves and their table partner. As they talk and draw they create a gift for each other.
Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert employ the same dialectic they experience as a duo when they play, create and develop projects together. What is important to them is, that they want to share not only the result, but also the process and the experience itself with the audiences.