The Poetic Disasters Club is an initiative of Club Guy & Roni and the Noord Nederlands Toneel. It is a breeding ground for young talented makers, dancers, actors and musicians. In this experimental garden, they can completely develop themselves. Experiment is key, with a constant focus on research and development. The Poetic Disasters Club performs in theatres and on location throughout the Netherlands and beyond. (See original text)
OFFENDING THE AUDIENCE
Offending the Audience is based on the play, of the same title, by Austrian writer Peter Handke. Six dancers, two actresses and one musician come together to denounce traditional theatre etiquette and the attempt to subvert the audience's expectations. Named an ‘anti-play’, the performers shift the focus from themselves onto the visitors, making the audience members aware of how they are breathing, sitting and thinking. In opposition to the original play's minimalistic production, this version uses an over-saturation of sound, text, dance, light, video and costume. It is an eclectic composition of, sometimes absurd, scenarios where the mood can suddenly switch from providing light-hearted entertainment to launching violent insults.
Offending the Audience was performed at the Grand Theatre Groningen, Korzo Den Haag, Julidans and De Parade Amsterdam, Den Haag and Utrecht.
DIRECTOR: Hendrik Aerts, CHOREOGRAPHY: Adam Peterson, SOUND: Dionys Breukers, LIGHT: Hans Hof, VISUALS: Joachim Rümke, PERFORMERS: Davey Bakker, Rozanne de Bont, Ada Daniele, Arad Inbar, Ruta Van Hoof, Maxime Landstra, Courtney May Robertson, Victor Rottier PRODUCTION: Eva Puschendorf
Niemandsland was a co-production between Theater De Steeg and Club Guy & Roni's Poetic Disasters Club. A dazzling dance-theater performance in which young dancers and actors tell an appealing story about freedom. Central to the performance were stories about the period during and just after the liberation. It was a period of hope and joy, but also a period in which things happened that people preferred not to talk about later. Revenge, shame, desperation, grief. That was also the liberation. That is also how freedom looked. Freedom is not always easy. It is not only the question of how you acquire freedom, but also what you do with it. Niemandsland was performed at a number of schools, as well as at De Nieuwe Kolk Assen and Oosterpoort Groningen. (See original text)
SCRIPT: Nico van der Wijk, DIRECTOR: Karin Noeken CHOREOGRAPHY: Roni Haver, SOUND: Renger King, LIGHT: Wil Frikken, TECHNITIAN: Jelle Bosmans, ACTRESS: Liesbeth Groenwold, PERFORMERS: Davey Bakker, Ada Daniele, Arad Inbar, Maxime Landstra, Courtney May Robertson, Victor Rottier