Mechanical Ecstasy

We’ll build temporary clubs in 20 cities. To lose yourself in dance, music and more.

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.

The trailer for Mechanical Ecstasy was made by Lex Vesseur.



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 | Acting: Maartje van de Wetering | Dancing by Maartje van de Wetering, Adam Richard Peterson, Angela Herenda, Camilo Miguel Chapela Mazariegos, Igor Podsiadly, Sofiko Nachkebiya, Harold Luya, Tania Matveeva, Olympia Kotopoulos, Borna Babic | Musicians by Slagwerk Den Haag: Enric Monfort, Niels Meliefste en Frank Wien | Sound: Simon Derks, Thomas Koopmans | Light: Maarten van Rossem | Light/ first inspiciënt: Tim Vleugel | Sound Design: Martin J.A. Lambeek | Decor: Joshua Lagerwerf  | Production: Siri Klein Robbenhaar


On tour

Tour archive
Tue 24 Mar 2015 De Oosterpoort | Groningen
Fri 27 Mar 2015 Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam | Amsterdam
Fri 10 Jun 2016 Oerol | Terschelling
Sat 11 Jun 2016 Oerol | Terschelling
Sun 12 Jun 2016 Oerol | Terschelling
Mon 13 Jun 2016 Oerol | Terschelling
Wed 15 Jun 2016 Oerol | Terschelling
Thu 16 Jun 2016 Oerol | Terschelling
Fri 17 Jun 2016 Oerol | Terschelling
Sat 18 Jun 2016 Oerol | Terschelling
Fri 17 Mar 2017 Machinefabriek | Groningen
Wed 22 Mar 2017 Théâtre National de Chaillot | Parijs (FR)
Thu 23 Mar 2017 Théâtre National de Chaillot | Parijs (FR)
Fri 24 Mar 2017 Théâtre National de Chaillot | Parijs (FR)
Fri 21 Jul 2017 Welcome to The Village | Leeuwarden
Thu 11 Oct 2018 Stadsschouwburg Groningen | Groningen Tickets
Fri 12 Oct 2018 Stadsschouwburg Groningen | Groningen Tickets
Fri 26 Oct 2018 Parktheater | Eindhoven Tickets
Sat 27 Oct 2018 Parktheater | Eindhoven Tickets
Fri 02 Nov 2018 Poppodium Victorie | Alkmaar Tickets
Tue 06 Nov 2018 November Music | 's-Hertogenbosch Tickets
Wed 07 Nov 2018 Luxor Live | Arnhem Tickets
Fri 09 Nov 2018 Deventer Schouwburg | Deventer Tickets
Wed 14 Nov 2018 Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam | Amsterdam Tickets
Fri 16 Nov 2018 Theater Rotterdam | Rotterdam Tickets
Thu 22 Nov 2018 Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie | Leeuwarden Tickets
Fri 23 Nov 2018 Poppodium Grenswerk | Venlo Tickets
Thu 29 Nov 2018 TivoliVredenburg | Utrecht Tickets
Fri 30 Nov 2018 Theaters Tilburg | Tilburg Tickets
Sat 01 Dec 2018 Chassé Theater | Breda Tickets
Fri 07 Dec 2018 Toneelschuur | Haarlem Tickets
Sat 08 Dec 2018 Theater Heerlen | Heerlen Tickets
Thu 13 Dec 2018 Podium Hoge Woerd | Utrecht Tickets
Fri 14 Dec 2018 Theater Junushoff | Wageningen Tickets
Fri 11 Jan 2019 Theater De Veste | Delft Tickets
Sat 12 Jan 2019 Wilminktheater | Enschede Tickets
Thu 24 Jan 2019 Stadsschouwburg Groningen | Groningen Tickets
Fri 25 Jan 2019 Stadsschouwburg Groningen | Groningen Tickets
Sat 26 Jan 2019 Leidse Schouwburg | Leiden Tickets
Sat 09 Feb 2019 CaDance | Den Haag Tickets


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.

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, Mohammed Azaay, Harold Luya, Igor Podsiadly, Angela Herenda, Adam Peterson, Sofiko Nachkebiya and Camilo Chapela | Dramaturgy: Robbert van Heuven | Images: Ascon de Nijs


Volkskrant ****

“The result is a terrific, unique, loud show that occasionally spins out of control and is thoroughly original, containing familiar Biblical characters that have been brought to life in a refreshing way.”

Trouw ****

“Salam is jam packed, uncomfortable, but innovative total theatre.”

Dagblad van het Noorden ****

“Salam is more than a performance. It’s an experience.”

Scenes magazine ****

“The overwhelming splendour of music, dance, acting and imagery is a true feast for all the senses.”

Theaterkrant ***

“His [Guy Weizman] theatre productions exhibit joy and passion, are a feast for the eyes and ears and moreover demonstrate that race, gender, religious conviction or nationality do not matter to him.”

On tour

Tour archive
Thu 08 Mar 2018 Stadsschouwburg Groningen | Groningen
Fri 09 Mar 2018 Stadsschouwburg Groningen | Groningen
Sat 10 Mar 2018 Stadsschouwburg Groningen | Groningen
Wed 14 Mar 2018 Stadsschouwburg Groningen | Groningen
Thu 15 Mar 2018 Stadsschouwburg Groningen | Groningen
Fri 16 Mar 2018 Stadsschouwburg Groningen | Groningen
Sat 17 Mar 2018 Theater Rotterdam | 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
Thu 12 Apr 2018 Stadsschouwburg Groningen | Groningen
Fri 13 Apr 2018 Stadsschouwburg Groningen | Groningen
Sat 14 Apr 2018 Stadsschouwburg Groningen | Groningen
Tue 17 Apr 2018 KVS Brussel | Brussel
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
Sun 09 Sep 2018 Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam | Amsterdam
Tue 11 Sep 2018 Stadschouwburg Groningen | Groningen Tickets

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 it’s ‘Game Over’…

choreography: Roni Haver | music composition: Thijs de Vlieger (NOISIA) | codirection: Guy Weizman | 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 and Thomas Koopmans | dramaturgy: Robbert van Heuven | musical director: Fedor Teunisse

In the press

de Volkskrant ★★★★
“Roni Haver creates a dynamic universe as in an addictive computer game.” (in Dutch) >> 

Theaterkrant ★★★★
“a super tight created performance” (in Dutch) >>

Dagblad van het Noorden ★★★★
“A captivating dance roller coaster” (in Dutch) >>

NRC ★★★
“everything angles and crochets exactly in one another, perfectly placed and timed” >>

Leeuwarder Courant ★★★★★
“Tetris, Mon Amour is a striking piece of social criticism with a frightening vision on the future. A powerfully danced performance that lasts and gradually creeps further and further under your skin. >>

Read more
Dagblad van het Noorden (Job van Schaik) – interview with Roni Haver and Guy Weizman on TETRIS Mon Amour (in Dutch) >>
Dramaturg Robbert van Heuven – No Game without Rules >>


On tour

Tour archive
Fri 15 Sep 2017 Machinefabriek | Groningen
Thu 19 Oct 2017 |
Fri 20 Oct 2017 |
Sat 21 Oct 2017 |
Fri 27 Oct 2017 Theater aan het Vrijthof | Maastricht
Sat 28 Oct 2017 Theaters Tilburg | Tilburg
Wed 01 Nov 2017 Schouwburg Ogterop | Meppel
Thu 02 Nov 2017 Atlastheater | Emmen
Fri 03 Nov 2017 Rabotheater Hengelo | Hengelo
Wed 08 Nov 2017 Schouwburg Arnhem | Arnhem
Thu 09 Nov 2017 Theater a/d Slinger | Houten
Fri 10 Nov 2017 Theater aan het Spui | Den Haag
Mon 13 Nov 2017 Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam | Amsterdam
Tue 14 Nov 2017 Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam | Amsterdam
Thu 16 Nov 2017 Parktheater | Eindhoven
Sat 18 Nov 2017 Zwolse theaters | Zwolle
Wed 22 Nov 2017 Schouwburg De Lawei | Drachten
Thu 23 Nov 2017 Goudse Schouwburg | Gouda
Fri 24 Nov 2017 Stadspodia | Leiden
Sat 25 Nov 2017 Energiehuis Dordrecht | Dordrecht
Tue 28 Nov 2017 Limburg Parkstad Theaters | Kerkrade
Thu 30 Nov 2017 Theater Rotterdam | Rotterdam
Fri 01 Dec 2017 Stadsschouwburg Utrecht | Utrecht
Sat 02 Dec 2017 Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie | Leeuwarden
Wed 13 Dec 2017 Theater De Veste | Delft
Thu 14 Dec 2017 Chassé Theater | Breda
Tue 19 Dec 2017 Toneelschuur | Haarlem
Thu 21 Dec 2017 Podium Hoge Woerd | Utrecht
Tue 09 Jan 2018 De Maaspoort | Venlo
Wed 10 Jan 2018 Theater Speelhuis | Helmond
Thu 11 Jan 2018 Stadsschouwburg Groningen | Groningen
Thu 18 Jan 2018 Cultuurcentrum Brugge - MaZ | Brugge
Wed 03 Oct 2018 La Rose des Vents | Lille/Villeneuve d'Ascq
Thu 04 Oct 2018 La Rose des Vents | Lille/Villeneuve d'Ascq
Fri 05 Oct 2018 La Rose des Vents | Lille/Villeneuve d'Ascq


Noord Nederlands Toneel + Club Guy & Roni

Faust: Order is therefore more important than justice.
Mefisto: There can only be justice if there is order.

Please notice this show is Dutch spoken with no visual or audible translation. 

This project is supported by Station Noord.


Text: Peter Verhelst / Regie: Hendrik Aerts / Music: Yu Oda / Dramaturgy: Nell Parre en Karin Deden / Scenography: Mark Van Denesse / Costume design: Marrit van der Burgt


Club Guy & Roni and Slagwerk Den Haag

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…


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)


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.

On tour

Naked Lunch

Club Guy & Roni | Slagwerk Den Haag | Silbersee

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.



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.



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