Urland - The Klingon Hamlet Machine

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The Klingon Hamlet Machine URLAND

Performance collective URLAND brings a Dadaistic ode to the Word via Hamlet, Star Trek and Heiner Müller.

The existence of "The Klingon Hamlet" was a discovery for URLAND. The iconic primal piece of Shakespeare was translated into Klingon in 1996 (the world's most successful artificial language from the science-fiction TV series Star Trek). It is an archaic-futuristic bizarrity that stimulates the collective's imagination. 

URLAND went to Indianapolis, USA to attend the 25th anniversary of The Klingon Language Institute. There they met the inventor of the language, possessed linguists, and other sweet extremists looking for like-minded people. 

URLAND spontaneously became lovingly extremist and now makes a visual performance about language. URLAND wants to make language tangible: the confusion, the (de) construction, the beauty and the ugliness. 

"Words, words, words." William Shakespeare
"Mu", mu ", mu". Wil’yem Sheq’spir
"My words have nothing to say to me anymore." Heiner Müller
"Everything has already been said except this." URLAND 

From and with: Ludwig BindervoetThomas DudkiewiczMarijn Alexander de JongJimi Zoet.

NB Spoken in Klingon or Dutch, with English surtitles.

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Students€ 5,-
Employees University of Twente€ 7,50
Others€ 12,50
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