Once in a while something raises the hair on the back of your neck. Something incredibly minimal, beautiful and breakable. This is that show. Small in approach, big in ideas.
When he was a child Nick Steur balanced rocks on top of each other. At a crucial time in his artistic career, he rediscovered this skill and created a performance with mindboggling stone sculpturing. No glue, cement or any other trick is involved.
Share some of his focus and realize that true happiness lies in the luxury of being occupied with one thing only.
“A performance rarely demands the commitment, concentration and heartbeat of an audience to this degree” (De morgen (Belgium))
“Nick Steur’s remarkable piece of performance art is one of those rare and beautiful shows – unlike anything else on the fringe” (The Scotsman)
Winner of Laureate Young Theatre Award at Belgium’s Theater at Sea Festival 2012.
Winner of Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2013.
Presented by Theater Aan Zee, Richard Jordan Productions, Big in Belgium and Theatre Royal Plymouth.
Fri 23: 7.30pm
Sat 24: 2pm, 4.30pm, 7.30pm
Sun 25: 2pm, 4.30pm, 7.30pm
Nick Steur graduated at the Theatre Academy in Maastricht as a ‘theatrical performer’. Though many think of him primarily as a visual artist, he is keen on the ‘live’ aspect of performance. Rather than grand gestures, his actions are very functional; connecting a cable, moving an object or changing the sunlight. This approach succeeds in communicating subtle changes in time and space, and perhaps people.