A music-theatre production for children.
A musical spectacle about space and time, about to enjoy what someone else can do better than you.
Direction: Erik Wouters
Music: Flor Verschueren
Set: Stef Van Eyck
Costumes: Lies Van Assche
Photos: Luc Van Der Spiegel
Nadine Van Miert
Veerle Dierckx (violin)
Rik Verheyen (cello)
De Bond December 1996
The queen can't sleep. Together with her music making lackey and the story telling Me she starts on a quest for lullabies and sleep. The play is simple and playful, floating on music. And the young children ... they love it.
De Standaard October 1996
Because so much in the performances of Stap depends on silence and stillness, as a consequence every wink of an eye, each sound has the force of an explosion. Sometimes predictable, sometimes surprising, but always beautiful. 'Op Zoek' is one of Stap's smaller productions. Because it invites intimacy, the public is on stage, surrounded by bells, drums, xylophones. The instruments are on wheels, wheelbarrow and bycicle parts, rickety and ramshackle things that sound the moment you touch them.
The company again succeeds in surprising its audience with its beauty and poetry.