Frank&Robbert Robbert&Frank are working on an ambitious long-term project called Table Dialogues, in which they are designing five interactive performances according to the elements of Chinese WuXing: earth, fire, water, wood and metal.
They try to move the focus of the artwork from the stage to the mind and body of the viewer. The same dialectic that the artists experience as a duo when they play, create and develop together, they try to transmit to the audience. It is not only the result that the creators want to share, but also the process and experience itself.
In doing so, they explore the concept of theatre production as a modular whole – analogous to a collection of short stories. In this way, Table Dialogues becomes a collection of intimate performances in which dialogue, wonder and the joy of acting are central.
In 2021 they realized station EARTH, in which two people bring a cosmos to life in which they can discover hidden truths and learn more about each other. The goal is to create a gift for each other while talking and drawing.
Since January 2022, Frank&Robbert Robbert&Frank are creating the station FIRE. This is a group session around a symbolic campfire. Personal stories are evoked and a spontaneous oral tradition is created. This station was first tested at Puppet Playground Festival (De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam) in April '22 and is part of a long-term VAF trajectory. During the CAMPO presentation you will be able to experience the FIRE station for the first time in its entirety.