1. performance
      20 – 21 May 2005

      The Alien - Utrecht

      Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht
    2. On 20 and 21 May at Festival a/d Werf, Braun presents two choreographed sketches of The Alien featuring the meeting of the alien and the young boy Haba.

      Matti Braun develops his project The Alien as a series of stages in which elements of dance, acting and music are explored and framed within the context of Braun’s wider practice. Inviting the composer Li-Chuan Chong and the Kantele player Timo Väänänen to come to the Netherlands to compose the music for the play, the first public performance of the music took place at the Lloyd Hotel in April, 2005.

      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', Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht, 20 & 21 May, 2005. Photography: Sal Kroonenberg.
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