Brave New World – Bosjongeren
Brave new world was a performance made by Rachel Schuit and Diede Daalman, performed by sixteen teenagers at the Amsterdam Forest Theatre, inspired by The Eagle from Tjechov. The starting point was the question: How to renew? Should the older generation make way for a new one? And do these young people really know better?
Imagine a perfect world. Youngsters live together in this green, clean society. They exercise and recycle together. They were chosen for this. But how perfect is this plastic city? What happens when actual green nature enters? Or when somebody tries the escape the communistic regime?
‘Imagine: You are reading four books about the history of life on earth.
Thousand pages each.
The first three are mainly about bacteria. A bit boring actually.
But halfway through the fourth you are reading about plants.. About forests..
Not much later about fish and birds and then about dinosaurs.
And then – on the very last page, there we are.
‘Hairy bipedal takes over earth’ it says.
We arrived, we took over, we destroyed.
Or you actually. You destroyed her.”