Vers (*Fresh) is about growing and about being seen or not seen. About being watched and being part of something or not yet. Vers is about the inevitable and innocence, but also about inner conflicts between body and mind.
Three girls of twelve, fourteen and sixteen years old are performing. They portray their inner world outside. The viewer gains unsolicited access to it and sees the many thoughts and feelings that live there. The girls also see the audience and directly address the spectators. How does the viewer see these girls, but especially how do these girls see us spectators?
“WELCOME TO MY HEAD!
STAY SECURED AT ALL TIMES AND AWAY FROM THE EDGE. PLEASE IGNORE THE VOICE OVER. THERE IS NO EMERGENCY EXIT.
ONCEMORE, WELCOME. ”
Vers was my graduation performance at the Academy for Theater and Dance in Amsterdam.