1. performance
      20 – 21 November 2005

      The Alien - Leiden

      De VeenFabriek, Leiden
    2. At De VeenFabriek in November Matti Braun's The Alien is put on as a play. After two sketches of certain scenes of The Alien, successively presented in Utrecht and ’s-Hertogenbosch, the complete play will be staged in Leiden. Music is performed live by Anna-Karin Korhonen and Matti Braun designed the stage set and props which fluctuate somewhere between a theatrical landscape and an autonomous art work. A full cast of amateur actors gleaned from friends and acquaintances in the art world act in the play.

    3. The Alien
      Concept: Matti Braun
      Choreography: Henrietta Hale
      Music composition: Li Chuan Chong
      Kantele players: Anna-Karin Korhonen

      Actors: Beth Healy – The Alien, Mees Jongema – Haba, the boy, Joris Link – Mohan, the journalist, Nathalie Zonnenberg – Kalyani, Mohan’s wife, Felix Janssens – Devlin, the engineer, Roos Gortzak – Bajoria, the entrepreneur, Lily van Ginniken – Haba’s grandmother, Astrid Schumacher – Sarkar, the homeopath, Joris Brouwers – Govinda, the peasant, Zhana Ivanova – Pramanick, the postmaster, Sander Meijers – Battacharji, the Hindu priest, Jelle Bouwhuis – Biswas, the Christian priest, Jo’o Guerreiro – the Sadhu.

      The Alien is a project by Matti Braun, initiated by The Showroom/Kirsty Ogg, and is a co-production of If I Can't Dance, Project Arts Centre, and The Showroom.

      Special thanks to: Aileen Healy, Marten Jongema, Sanja Mitrovic, Grant Watson, Boost (Amsterdam), Lloyd Hotel (Amsterdam), Imperium (Leiden), BQ Gallery (Cologne).

      1. Matti Braun, 'The Alien', de VeenFabriek, Leiden, 20 & 21 November 2005. Photography: Sal Kroonenberg.
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