Carrousel

Noord Nederlands Toneel, Club Guy & Roni and Asko|Schönbergs K[h]AOS

Carrousel is a performance where theatre, dance and music come together in a spectacular arena. It tells the story of an exhausting and fatal dance marathon, inspired by Horace McCoy’s 1935 novel ‘They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?’, and Sydney Pollack’s famous film adaption of the book in 1969. Why is it that we often like to watch the suffering of others? In sports, reality shows, films, social media or the theatre. Maybe we feel more alive? Or see that our own lives are not that bad? Whatever happens, the wheels of life keep on turning. The Carrousel won’t stop. Or will it? Seven actors of Noord Nederlands Toneel, four dancers of Club Guy & Roni and six musicians of Asko|Schönbergs K[h]AOS battle to win the public’s attention in a poetic and comic play. With an original text by Belgian poet and playwright Bernard Dewulf.

Credits
Directed by: Guy Weizman | text: Bernard Dewulf | choreography: Roni Haver | director music: Fedor Teunisse | music composition: Mátyás Wettl | dramaturgy: Robbert van Heuven | cast: Bram van der Heijden, Fabian Jansen, Veerle van Overloop, Hendrik Aerts, Bien De Moor, Nadia Amin, Mariana Aparicio Torres, Igor Podsiadły, Angela Herenda, Sofiko Nachkebiya, Adam Peterson, Daan Van Koppen (saxophone), Arno Bakker (sousaphone), Tim Sabel (piano) Martin van Hees (guitar), Diamanda La Berge Dramm (violin), Maya Fridman (cello) | stage design: Ascon de Nijs | visuals: WERC | costumes: Slavna Martinovic | light: Wil Frikken | sound: Peter Zwart | assistant to the director: Wim de Vries

 

Parool ★★★★★
“With his physical, associative and poetic theatre language, he makes NNT one of the most exciting theatermakers in the grand hall.” >> 

NRC ★★★★

“Carrousel is true theatrical poetry”
“The most beautiful is the infinite tenderness and vulnerability shown by the dancers and actors.” >>

Trouw ★★★★
“Carrousel is a cannonade of images, words, music and movement, totally in your face.”  >>

de Volkskrant ★★★★
“In this stage adaptation of the film ‘They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?’ dancers and actors lift each other to great heights. Director Guy Weizman makes a beautiful first impression as the new director of theatre company NNT.”   >>

Dagblad van het Noorden ★★★★
“Guy Weizman succeeded. And how! Carrousel, Weizman’s first performance as artistic director of the Noord Nederlands Toneel, is a sophisticated blend of dance, music and visual art, of spectacle and modesty, of humour and compassion… This is great total theatre.”

Scènes Magazine ★★★★
“It is very nice to watch seventeen people on stage providing a theatrical performance where dance, text, movement and music are completely equivalent to each other”.   >>


More press (Dutch):

Pijn als spektakel – Scènes (Jos Schuring) >> 
Dansen tot je er (niet) bij neervalt
– Dagblad van het Noorden (Eric Nederkoorn) >>
Weizman wil bij NNT weer theater ‘met lef’ maken – de Volkskrant (Karin Veraart) >>

Mechanical Ecstasy

July 21 at Welcome to The Village

In Mechanical Ecstasy the repetitive beats and hypnotizing dance will make you forget about the world. Club Guy & Roni and Slagwerk Den Haag create a Club Night in which the boundaries between performance and party dissolve. The beats become a mantra, on the way to ecstasy. The public and performers can experience the timeless feeling of freedom in a mix of stimulating drums and hypnotizing dance. Or at least for a little while. With music by Jan-Bas Bollen and NOISIA’s Thijs de Vlieger, performed live by the men of Slagwerk Den Haag.

 

Trailer Mechanical Ecstasy (made by Lex Vesseur)

 

Credits

Concept and choreography: Guy Weizman and Roni Haver | Music Composition: Jan-Bas Bollen and Thijs de Vlieger (NOISIA) | Chef music: Fedor Teunisse | Text and dramaturgy: Veerle van Overloop | Performance: Cast of Club Guy & Roni | Musicians: Salgwerk Den Haag. Sound: Martin J. A. Lambeek. Light: Maarten van Rossem | Costumes: Slavna Martinovic.

Happiness

At times it almost feels like happiness is a must… But you can also disover great beauty in sadness. Happiness is an absurd and bittersweet comedy about a family who aren’t exactly what you would call conventional. Sweet, weird, and eccentric people who choose their own bumpy road in life. They are awkward, maladjusted and do things other people would consider perverse. Their desire to find happiness is grand and colorful. They’d rather find their own path, wherever it may lead.

The dancers and musicians of Club Guy & Roni and Slagwerk Den Haag are accompanied on stage by six real people, aged 8 to 71 years old. The music for this performance is written by Frank Wienk (Binkbeats, Slagwerk Den Haag) and Niels Broos (The Kyteman Orchestra). Happiness is a tragical comedy in the tradition of films like Todd Solondz’s ‘Happiness’ and Wes Anderson’s ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’. Stories about dysfunctional families that catch you off guard and leave you wondering whether you should laugh or cry…

Trailer

Happiness in the press

de Volkskrant ★★★★
“Tense, coarse, daring, well timed.” (Annette Embrechts)

Het Parool ★★★★ 
“Happiness is solid as a rock.” (Fritz de Jong)

Theaterkrant ★★★★
“Stands out for the maladjusted.” (Luuk Verpaalen)

Dagblad van het Noorden ★★★★
“The way Weizman and Haver have represented these feelings and desires is impressive” (Joep van Ruiten)

NRC Handelsblad ★★★
“Strong piece by choreographers Weizman and Haver about the beauty of imperfection.” (Francine van der Wiel)

Column NRC Handelsblad
“When dance ís good, it beats all. Like Happiness by Club Guy & Roni.” (Joyce Roodnat)

 

Credits
Directed and choreographed by: Guy Weizman and Roni Haver | dramaturgy: Veerle van Overloop | music composition: Frank Wienk and Niels Broos | musical director: Fedor Teunisse | dance: Camilo Chapela, Roni Haver, Angela Herenda, Sofiko Nachkebiya, Adam Peterson and Igor Podsiadły | live music: Jonathan Bonny, Niels Meliefste/Enric Monfort, Frank Wienk | extra’s: Joanne van den Bos, Albert Delfos, Kevin Duurken, Jonne Glasbeek/Noah Halsema, Carin Halsema, Martijn Veldman | stage design: Ascon de Nijs | costumes: Slavna Martinovic | light: Wil Frikken | sound: Simon Derks.

Penthesilea

Coproduction NNT and Club Guy & Roni

Frantic and headstrong site-specific theatre

Two people, belligerent battlers Penthesilea and Achilles, meet on the battlefield in front of the gates of Troy. Their mutual electric attraction is overwhelming. Penthesilea, queen of the women’s state of the Amazons, risks everything – against all rules – to abduct Achilles to be her date at the glorious Rose Festival. At the crossroads of reason and emotion Penthesilea becomes prey to doubt between completely surrendering to her passion and protecting her community. The choices she makes have major consequences and, in the heat of battle, result in an irretrievable, heinous deed no one foresaw.

Van den Berghe previously entertained Oerol, with Salomé, which was applauded by the press. Dagblad van het Noorden, for example, wrote: “Oerol, seize your opportunity!” and: “Salomé deserves a lot more playing time.” Penthesilea is Julie Van den Berghe’s first play being artistic theatre director at the Noord Nederlands Toneel. With Hannah van Wieringen’s new text adaptation Van den Berghe revives Von Kleist’s mythical story on the island of Terschelling during Oerol. Van den Berghe’s production focuses on the economisation malleability of identity and gender, on human shame, and on the strong lure of nature. And it questions, during these turbulent times, the concept of “the enemy”.

‘You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.’ – Genesis 2:16-17


Credits:
Direction: Julie Van den Berghe | Story: Heinrich von Kleist | Text adaptation: Hannah van Wieringen | Cast: Marit Hooijschuur, Camilo Miguel Chapela, Nadia Amin, Veerle van Overloop, Bram van der Heijden, Bien de Moor, Tim Linde, Ali Zijlstra, Angela Herenda, Sofiko Nachkebiya, Freek Nieuwdorp (intern) | Dramaturgy: Julie Peters | Scenery: Bettina Pommer | Costume design: Maison the Faux | Musical composition: Berny Kloos

 

On tour

Fri 09 Jun 2017 Oerol | Terschelling Tickets
Sat 10 Jun 2017 Oerol | Terschelling Tickets
Sun 11 Jun 2017 Oerol | Terschelling Tickets
Mon 12 Jun 2017 Oerol | Terschelling Tickets
Tue 13 Jun 2017 Oerol | Terschelling Tickets
Wed 14 Jun 2017 Oerol | Terschelling Tickets
Thu 15 Jun 2017 Oerol | Terschelling Tickets
Fri 16 Jun 2017 Oerol | Terschelling Tickets
Sat 17 Jun 2017 Oerol | Terschelling Tickets

Self-Accusation

Club Guy & Roni’s Poetic Disasters Club

“I have not become, what I should have become.”
What expectations should you meet? And who decides that? In ‘Self-Accusation’, a piece by Austrian playwright Peter Handke, the main character accuses himself, in a way to challenge the oppressive morality and his so-called free will. Does that actually exist, free will? Actor and theatre maker Hendrik Aerts turns this play into a sly and ironic performance, with explosive dance, live music, video and text. About desires that are never fulfilled. Club Guy & Roni’s Poetic Disasters Club already adapted plays by Handke and performed the successful pieces ‘offending the audience’ and ‘KASPAR’ on former editions of the Parade.

Credits

Director: Hendrik Aerts | Dance: Agnese Fiocchi, Patrick de Haan, Tatiana Matveeva, Manuel Paolini, Milan Schudel, Sonia Zwolska | Music: Jonathan Bonny, Andy Smart | Video/light: Satu Leskinen | Costumes: Marrit van der Burgt and Camille Bodin (internship) | Make-up: Anna de Vriend | Image: Marloes Meiborg (internship) | Technique: Martin Lambeek | Thanks to: Tom Jansen, Karin Deden.
Coproduction: Club Guy & Roni’s Poetic Disasters Club, Grand Theater Groningen, Percussion The Hague

 

 

TETRIS Mon Amour

Club Guy & Roni and Slagwerk Den Haag

 

The computer game Tetris conquered the world in 1984. Also choreographer Roni Haver was once addicted to the game. Now she creates an explosive performance together with the prize-winning dancers of Club Guy & Roni and the ingenious musicians of Slagwerk Den Haag. With music composed by Thijs de Vlieger, part of the world famous electronic music trio NOISIA. TETRIS Mon Amour is a metaphor for real life. If you push yourself harder, your life score can increase. The only way to master the game is to play with self control at the highest speed. You need to find a way to fit into an existing structure, before its ‘Game Over’…

 

Credits
choreography: Roni Haver | dramaturgy: Guy Weizman | music composition: Thijs de Vlieger (NOISIA) – director music: Fedor Teunisse | dance: Camilo Chapela, Angela Herenda, Tatiana Matveeva, Sofiko Nachkebiya, Adam Peterson, Igor Podsiadly, Lewis Seivwright | Live music: Jonathan Bonny,Pepe Garcia/Enric Monfort, Niels Meliefste | Decor: Ascon de Nijs | Costumes: Evgeniia Shalimova | Light: Maarten van Rossem | Sound: Simon Derks

On tour

Fri 20 Oct 2017 Stadsschouwburg | Groningen
Sat 21 Oct 2017 Stadsschouwburg | Groningen
Fri 27 Oct 2017 Theater aan het Vrijthof | Maastricht Tickets
Sat 28 Oct 2017 Theaters Tilburg | Tilburg Tickets
Wed 01 Nov 2017 Schouwburg Ogterop | Meppel Tickets
Thu 02 Nov 2017 Atlastheater | Emmen Tickets
Fri 03 Nov 2017 Rabotheater Hengelo | Hengelo Tickets
Wed 08 Nov 2017 Schouwburg Arnhem | Arnhem Tickets
Thu 09 Nov 2017 Theater a/d Slinger | Houten Tickets
Fri 10 Nov 2017 Theater aan het Spui | Den Haag Tickets
Tue 14 Nov 2017 Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam | Amsterdam Tickets
Wed 15 Nov 2017 Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam | Amsterdam Tickets
Thu 16 Nov 2017 Parktheater | Eindhoven Tickets
Sat 18 Nov 2017 Zwolse theaters | Zwolle
Wed 22 Nov 2017 Schouwburg De Lawei | Drachten
Thu 23 Nov 2017 Goudse Schouwburg | Gouda Tickets
Fri 24 Nov 2017 Stadspodia | Leiden Tickets
Sat 25 Nov 2017 Energiehuis Dordrecht | Dordrecht
Tue 28 Nov 2017 Limburg Parkstad Theaters | Kerkrade Tickets
Thu 30 Nov 2017 Rotterdamse Schouwburg | Rotterdam
Fri 01 Dec 2017 Stadsschouwburg Utrecht | Utrecht Tickets
Sat 02 Dec 2017 Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie | Leeuwarden
Wed 13 Dec 2017 Theater De Veste | Delft Tickets
Thu 14 Dec 2017 Chassé Theater | Breda
Fri 15 Dec 2017 Stadsgehoorzaal | Kampen
Tue 19 Dec 2017 Toneelschuur | Haarlem
Thu 21 Dec 2017 Podium Hoge Woerd | Utrecht Tickets
Tue 09 Jan 2018 De Maaspoort | Venlo
Wed 10 Jan 2018 Theater Speelhuis | Helmond Tickets
Thu 11 Jan 2018 Stadsschouwburg Groningen | Groningen
Thu 18 Jan 2018 Stadsschouwburg Brugge | Brugge

Salam

Joint production: Noord Nederlands Toneel, Club Guy & Roni and Asko|Schönberg


Major, religious and societal conflicts are brought back to human stories

All major stories develop from a small story. And practically all world conflicts from disappointment or pain. Now that the tensions between the Western and the Arabic world are mounting more and more, the Noord Nederlands Toneel (NNT), Club Guy & Roni and Asko|Schönberg take the theatregoer back to where it all started: a father who does not know how to show his fatherly love and two brothers who are driven away from each other. This is Abraham’s story.

Both in the Koran and the Bible the story of Abraham and his sons Isaac and Ishmael is recorded. Ishmael is Abraham’s first son, fathered with slave Hagar. Isaac is the first son of Abraham’s wife Sarah. Both brothers are equally close to Abraham’s heart. For fear of Isaac not being recognised as her husband’s first son, Sarah forces Abraham to cast away Ishmael and his mother and send them to the desert. Isaac becomes one of the founders of Judaism and Christianity, whereas Ishmael becomes ancestor to the Muslims.

Moroccan-Flemish author Fikry El Azzouzi wrote the script for Salam. Through three dialogues – between Isaac and Ishmael, between Sarah and Hagar, and between Abraham (played by Jack Wouterse) and God – the NNT, together with Club Guy & Roni and Asko|Schönberg, brings major religious and societal conflicts back to a human story about love, regret, jealousy, growing old, the pain of being childless, and struggling with parenthood. Those who are familiar with Guy Weizman’s work know that this will not be a historical Bible drama. With regard to atmosphere and energy, Weizman chose to be inspired by Tarantino’s From dusk Till Dawn. Just as in other productions, music plays an important part: five young composers write, especially for this play, new folk songs that suit a new, more humane world.

Credits:
Direction: Guy Weizman | Script: Fikry El Azzouzi | Choreography: Roni Haver | Music: Asko|Schönberg’s K(h)AOS | Cast: among others Jack Wouterse, Bien De Moor, Bram van der Heijden, Nadia Amin, Veerle van Overloop, Hendrik Aerts, Igor Podsiadly, Angela Herenda, Adam Peterson, Sofiko Nachkebiya and Camilo Chapela | Dramaturgy: Robbert van Heuven | Images: Ascon de Nijs

On tour

Tour archive
Wed 22 Mar 2017 Schouwburg Almere | Almere
Thu 08 Mar 2018 Stadschouwburg Groningen | Groningen
Fri 09 Mar 2018 Stadschouwburg Groningen | Groningen
Sat 10 Mar 2018 Stadschouwburg Groningen | Groningen
Wed 14 Mar 2018 Stadschouwburg Groningen | Groningen
Thu 15 Mar 2018 Stadschouwburg Groningen | Groningen
Fri 16 Mar 2018 Stadschouwburg Groningen | Groningen
Sat 17 Mar 2018 Rotterdamse Schouwburg | Rotterdam
Wed 21 Mar 2018 Schouwburg Arnhem | Arnhem
Thu 22 Mar 2018 KAF | Almere
Sat 24 Mar 2018 Stadsschouwburg Haarlem | Haarlem
Tue 27 Mar 2018 Theaters Tilburg | Tilburg
Sat 31 Mar 2018 Chassé Theater | Breda
Wed 04 Apr 2018 Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie | Leeuwarden
Thu 05 Apr 2018 Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie | Leeuwarden
Fri 06 Apr 2018 Atlastheater | Emmen
Wed 11 Apr 2018 Stadsschouwburg | Groningen
Thu 12 Apr 2018 Stadsschouwburg | Groningen
Fri 13 Apr 2018 Stadsschouwburg | Groningen
Wed 18 Apr 2018 Koninklijke Schouwburg | Den Haag
Fri 20 Apr 2018 Agoratheater Lelystad | Lelystad
Sat 21 Apr 2018 Stadsschouwburg Utrecht | Utrecht
Wed 25 Apr 2018 Theater De Nieuwe Kolk | Assen
Sat 28 Apr 2018 Kunstmin | Dordrecht
Thu 03 May 2018 De Voorvegter | Hardenberg
Fri 04 May 2018 Schouwburg De Lawei, Drachten | Drachten
Sat 05 May 2018 De Purmaryn | Purmerend
Mon 07 May 2018 Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam | Amsterdam
Tue 08 May 2018 Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam | Amsterdam
Wed 09 May 2018 Zwolse theaters | Zwolle
Fri 11 May 2018 Deventer Schouwburg | Deventer
Thu 17 May 2018 Wilminktheater | Enschede
Fri 18 May 2018 Theater De Veste | Delft

The Jungle is our House

Calais, 2013. A group of men is holding up a banner with the text: ‘The Jungle is our house, plz do not destroy it, if you do so then where is the place to go’. It was their protest against the clearing of an illegal camp at an abandoned site which they called ‘the Jungle’. Shortly after a new ‘Jungle’ arises in the dunes, which mid-2015 has grown into the largest slum in Western Europe.

‘The Jungle is our House’ is about Lebensraum. About eating or being eaten, the arrogance of power and the law of the strongest. Musician Bert Dockx (from the band Flying Horseman), actress Veerle van Overloop and dancer and Swan winner Igor Podsiadły are performing in a piece based on documentary material, edited into a collage with its own voice, music and rhythm. A performance between heaven and hell in a confined space.

Credits
direction and acting: Veerle van Overloop ∙ composition and live music: Bert Dockx (Flying Horseman / Dans Dans / Strand)  ∙ choreography and dance: Igor Podsiadły ∙ video and light: Satu Leskinen ∙ scenography: Caroline van de Meent
coproduction Club Guy & Roni and Arenbergschouwburg Antwerp.

 

Phobia

The award winning Club Guy & Roni often surprises the audience, with explosive dancing, intense acting, innovative live music, and humour. In ‘Phobia’ Club Guy & Roni and the Slovenian dance company EnKnapGroup grab fear by its throat. What happens when you try to keep an open mind, despite your fear of the unknown? To open up to another and meet each other as equals, at a time were conflicts and xenophobia lurk in every corner? The theatre text by Martijn de Rijk will be based on texts from international thinkers, like Bas Heijne. Slagwerk Den Haag performs the music live. ‘Phobia’ is an ode to courage and puts fear back in its place.

Choreography: Guy Weizman and Roni Haver | Composition: Hugo Morales and Pepe Garcia | Chef music: Fedor Teunisse | Text/dramaturgy: Martijn de Rijk and Bas Heijne | Performers: Camilo Chapela, Angela Herenda, Dunja Jocic, Veerle van Overloop, Adam Peterson, Luke Thomas Dunne, Ana Štefanec, Tamás Tuza, Ida Hellsten, Bence Mezei, Nik Rajšek | Musicians: Pepe Garcia, Niels Meliefste, Enric Monfort | Light: Wil Frikken | Sound: Martin J.A. Lambeek | Costumes: Slavna Martinovic | Scenographic advisor: Ascon de Nijs | Co-production: Club Guy & Roni in collaboration with EN-KNAP and Slagwerk Den Haag.

 

The press on Phobia (Dutch):
“a roaring explosion of movement” (NRC Handelsblad – ‘Club Guy & Roni danst de angst’) >>
“Who are these globetrotters with their abundant style that are finally winning over the Netherlands?” (de Volkskrant – ‘Wervelwinden, profiel Guy Weizman en Roni Haver’) >>
“powerful scenes with phenomenal dance” (Dagblad van het Noorden – ‘De dans om het ganzenei’) >>
“an extreme visual spectacle” (de Volkskrant – ‘Kiezen tussen een bom of een vuistslag’) >>
“Whether it is a thrilling love duet or a dynamic group dance, everything convinces. Also the music by Slagwerk Den Haag is incredibly rich” (Theaterkrant) >>

Midnight Rising

‘Midnight Rising’ was rewarded with a Swan, the most important Dutch dance award, for best dance production 2013. According to the jury, the piece might be one of the most intriguing choreographies made by Guy Weizman and Roni Haver to date. ‘A performance in which the explosive dynamic dance seems to interact effortlessly with the electric and enervating music of the Israeli composer Ehud Banai. (…) It creates a choreography that allows the dancers to rise above themselves.” The dancers tap into serious topics, but never loose humour and entertainment out of sight. The performance shows in seven different ways how the soul can escape itself and this world. It is a search for grace, understanding and enlightenment. It is a piece about freedom of the mind, even when the body is trapped. Weightless, but not light-hearted, like the moment during a concert, when the band starts to play that one song that drives the crowd wild.

Ehud Banai is a very successful Israeli composer and singer songwriter. Ehud is born in Jerusalem (1953) within the legendary Banai family, with many famous film stars and musicians. He is regarded as the Israeli Bob Dylan with his fusion of folk, electro rock and religious music. His concerts are always surprising and visited by young and old, religious and not religious.

Elad Cohen Bonen explores as a composer and percussionist the boundaries between conceptual and commercial music. Elad studied at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and he makes soundscapes, theatre music and film music.

During the performance, the music will not be played live.

 

 

Credits

Choreography: Guy Weizman and Roni Haver | Music: Ehud Banai en Elad Cohen Bonen | Live Music: Ehud Banai: guitar and vocals, Elad Cohen Bonen: percussion and electronics, Maya Belsitzman: cello and vocals | Dance: Dunja Jocic, Roni Haver, Camilo Chapela, Adam Peterson, Igor Podsiadly, Edan Gorlicki, Bojana Mitrovic | Dramaturgy: Veerle van Overloop | Costume Design: Slavna Martinovic | Stage Design: Ascon de Nijs | Light Design: Wil Frikken | Sound Design: Jannes Noorman | Technicians: Nico Wijnberg, Robert van Delft

 

On tour

Tour archive
Thu 19 Feb 2015 Stadsschouwburg | Groningen
Thu 26 Mar 2015 Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam | Amsterdam
Tue 07 Apr 2015 Theater De Veste | Delft
Fri 10 Apr 2015 Schouwburg Arnhem | Arnhem
Wed 15 Apr 2015 Zwolse theaters | Zwolle
Fri 17 Apr 2015 Posthuis Theater | Heerenveen
No performances scheduled

Naked Lunch

The ground-breaking masterpiece by the American author William Burroughs, Naked Lunch, was an inspiration for Guy Weizman and Roni Haver to create a performance by the same title. Burroughs’ anything goes approach to literature was their starting point to explore ‘freedom of being’.

Guy Weizman about Naked Lunch: “In the midst of the crisis, all we seem to be worried about are terms like success and purchasing power. Our fear of stepping out of line seems to outweigh our desire to embark on new adventures and our freedom to dare. Naked Lunch is my bible for individualistic thinking and creativity. Burroughs writes about the interzone, a place where dreams come true, hope thrives but your greatest fears also surface. We created such a place on stage.”

The performers of Club Guy & Roni are joined on stage by three singers from VOCAALLAB, and three percussionists from Slagwerk Den Haag. Yannis Kyriakides composed the music, Oscar van Woensel wrote the text.

We welcome you to our ADHD world of psychotic poetry, vulgar humor and the credo of our times: I say what I think, so I exist.

 

Credits

Choreography: Guy Weizman and Roni Haver | Music: Yannis Kyriakides | Text: Oscar van Woensel | Live Music: Slagwerk Den Haag and VocaalLAB | Dance: Dunja Jocic, Roni Haver, Amy Josh, Camilo Chapela, Adam Peterson, Igor Podsiadly | Acting and Dramaturgy: Veerle van Overloop | Percussion: Pepe Garcia, Enric Monfort, Frank Wienk | Singing: Steven van Gils, Tiemo Wang, Maciej Straburzynski | Costume Design: Slavna Martinovic | Stage Design: Ascon de Nijs | Light Design: Wil Frikken | Decor Construction: Douwe Ket | Technical Coordinator: Maarten Otten | Sound Design: Jannes Noorman | Visuals: Rinnert Veldman | Thanks to: Grand Theatre Groningen

Alpha Boys

Alpha Boys is based on a piece originally created for women, the Language of Walls. This new version is performed entirely by MEN!

Alpha Boys tells the story of a band of 7 men, as they hang around in a bar and dream of their breakthrough. Until that day arrives, this band of anti-heroes is dealing with the ‘joy’ of maturing, and waking up from their ‘college dreams’.

As an experiment in trespassing gender barriers, Alpha Boys is a wonderful chance to see the freedom men discover, when allowed to walk around with red pumps and blonde wigs. With all clichés involved: guns, alcohol, and a cupboard, the performance tries to explore the concept of the new ‘metrosexual’ man.

These guys would do A LOT for you to like them. Self respect and shame are left far outside the door of their world.

 

Credits

Choreography: Guy Weizman and Roni Haver | Music: Elad Cohen Bonen | Live Music: Jens Bouttery | Dance: Igor Podsiadly, Jorge Morro, Adam Peterson, Camilo Chapela, Victor Rottier, Davey Bakker, Arad Inbar | Costume Design: Slavna Martinovic | Stage Design: Ascon de Nijs | Light Design: Wil Frikken | Co-Production with Grand Theatre Groningen