14 April 2016 to 17 April 2016
14 April 2016 to 17 April 2016

Schwalbe Cheats - Schwalbe


We see the game as a framed reality in which different rules apply than in daily life. It starts as fun, but ends in a grim battle, in which facets of people come to the surface that we wouldn’t normally witness in day-to-day life. It questions how fragile our civilization is. We created civilization, but that doesn’t mean that we have actually became civilized ourselves.

Genre: Physical theatre

You can purchase your tickets here.
Discount code: IETM2016 (only valid in combination with your IETM Amsterdam badge)


Concept and Performance: Christina Flick, Melih Gençboyaci, Marie Groothof, Hilde Labadie, Floor van Leeuwen, Kimmy Ligtvoet, Ariadna Rubio Lleó, Daan Simons
End Direction: Tim Etchells
Costumes: Sarah Hakkenberg
Co-producers: NXTSTP, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Baltoscandal (EST), Alkantara Festival (PRT), OMSK

Press quotes

Very slowly, more aggression creeps into the fanaticism, the lightness disappears, and lines are crossed, generating fury and meanness. Everyone, both in the audience and on stage, know that it is just a game. But the question is: who will be the first to forget this?” Marijn van der Jagt

Beginning as something reminiscent of a child’s play, the game gradually turns into a gladiatorial combat - where one’s survival is at stake, there is no quarter, no mercy.” Theaterkrant.nl

The small layer of culture appeared again disturbingly thin in this beautiful performance ‘Schwalbe cheats’.” Trouw


De Brakke Grond
Nes 45, 1012 KD


Public transport:
Tram 4, 9, 16, 24 & 25 stop Spui (plus 5 min walk)
Cross the bridge next to boat company Kooij, straight ahead into Lange Brugsteeg. Take the first to the left into Nes.

Number of seats reserved for IETM: 40

Nes 45
1012 KD
14 April, 2016 - 19:00 to 20:00

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