Spoffin 2016

Thu 25 - Sun 28 August

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Updated: Aug 30, 2016 15:00

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Spoffin offers its audience a compact and up-to-date impression of the best performances in the field of street theatre and site-specific theatre in Europe, with lots of attention for innovative forms of theatre. Spoffin aims at keeping its festival accessible and wants to be an extraordinary good host for both its visitors and its artists and international theatre professionals.

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Organisatie

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Alfred Konijnenbelt artistic director
Maaike Boersma general director
Colin Kassies executive producer
Sigrid Hoogendoorn trainee marketing and production
Jorn Kortooms en Joppe van Dijk technical coordinators
Ida Bromberg PR and communications
Mirte Droogers marketing and sales
Casper de Vries Spoffin PRO coordinator
Joris Postulart volunteers coordinator
Frans van Hartingsveldt assistant volunteers coordinator
Helma Keller office manager
Marije Koelewijn graphic design
Bianca van Varik hospitality coordinator
Marleen Kunst assistant hospitality coordinator
Marc Defares decoration
+ 100 volunteers from the city of Amersfoort

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Appelmarkt 20

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Appelmarkt 20

Binnenstad (mobiel)

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Binnenstad (mobiel)

Burgemeester Brouwersplantsoen

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Burgemeester Brouwersplantsoen

De Gildenplaats

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De Gildenplaats

De Nieuwe Stad (voorm. Prodentfabriek)

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De Nieuwe Stad (voorm. Prodentfabriek)

De Observant (Stadhuisplein 7)

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De Observant (Stadhuisplein 7)

Grand-café Halewijn (Hof 14)

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Grand-café Halewijn (Hof 14)

Groenmarkt

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Groenmarkt

Hof

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Hof

Krankeledenplantsoen

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Krankeledenplantsoen

Langestraat 76

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Langestraat 76

Langestraat/Kortegracht

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Langestraat/Kortegracht

Lieve Vrouwekerkhof

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Lieve Vrouwekerkhof

Mariënhof (Kleine Haag 2)

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Mariënhof (Kleine Haag 2)

Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren

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Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren

Paternosterstraat

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Paternosterstraat

Plantsoen West

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Plantsoen West

Scholen in de Kunst (Eemhuis)

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Scholen in de Kunst (Eemhuis)

Theater Flint

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Theater Flint

Achref Adhadhi (TN/NL)

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World premiere | Discipline: mime | Duration: 30 min | Language: - | Age: AL

Achref Adhadhi (TN/NL) Amboula

Achref Adhadhi
© Hussein Hamid

Amboula a cheerful story about an extraordinary man who goes camping on his own. He has no friends or family and truly loves balloons. Also he likes to make people laugh. On the campsite he is looking for new friends.

Amboula - Tunisian for balloon - a mime show by the Tunisian actor Achref Adhadhi. It's his first performance in the Netherlands, where he is living for one year now.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 19:00-19:30 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 26 20:30-21:00 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 17:30-18:00 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 19:30-20:00 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 15:00-15:30 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 16:30-17:00 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show

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BOD.Y (SK)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: dance | Duration: 55 min | Language: - | Age: 12+

BOD.Y (SK) Imago

BOD.Y
© Vojtěch Brtnický

Production company BOD.Y in Bratislava is an initiative of dancer and choreographer Soňa Ferienčíková, to support young Slovak choreographers creating and producing new shows. Ferienčíková's latest production Imago is an exciting, powerful dance performance. The ambiguity of images and dialogue is key. “We are unique and special human beings. We are solitary, men and women living beside each other. We are fractured creatures, but can also complete ourselves. Man in woman and woman in man. The voice of our antithesis is fighting its way out. The more we push it inside, the more it will scream out, invading our everyday lives and creating an inescapable anxiety.”

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 20:00-20:55 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 20:00-20:55 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Cão à Chuva (PT)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: poetic clown | Duration: 45 min | Language: - | Age: ALL

Cão à Chuva (PT) Lullaby

Cão à Chuva
© Ana Flores (d'Orfeu AC)

Cão à Chuva is a new Portuguese street artistic project, founded by Rui Paixão (performer) and Carlos Reis (musician), born in the desire to find new ways of thinking about street art and explore theatre in the urban space as one opportunity to develop as a contemporary clown. The main aim of Cão à Chuva is to use the public space as the ‘real space’ and transform it with interactive performances. Lullaby is an adventure and sets out in search of laughter, complicity and emotion, while embarking on a poetic atmosphere, fed by live music, towards a new world of playfulness.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 21:00-21:45 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 15:00-15:45 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 19:00-19:45 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 15:45-16:30 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 18:00-18:45 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Cie. Woest (NL/BE)

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World premiere | Discipline: dance | Duration: 30 min | Language: - | Age: 8+

Cie. Woest (NL/BE) Lucky Shots

Cie. Woest
© Cie. Woest

The show 'Lucky Shots' by Cie. Woest will only be performed on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. The show on Saturday evening begins a half hour later than previously announced, so at 19.30.

Lucky Shots is all about gravity, or rather the denial of gravity. The dancers of this company are artists in residence during Spoffin 2016, working on a first version of their newest production in which they try to deny the existence of gravity. Cie. Woest, with their focus on outdoor performances, is one of our most innovative dance companies. They performed during Spoffin 2011 - then under the name Tragic -and returned in 2014 with Leaving Normal. Paulien Truijen, one of the driving forces behind Cie. Woest, also performed with Arch8 in the production Murikamification, one of the highlights of Spoffin last year.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 18:30-19:00 #7 De Gildenplaats Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 15:30-16:00 #7 De Gildenplaats Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 19:30-20:00 #7 De Gildenplaats Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 16:00-16:30 #7 De Gildenplaats Free - decide what you pay after the show

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De Jongens (NL)

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Discipline: site-specific theatre | Duration: 60 min | Language: - | Age: 12+

De Jongens (NL) De Passiefisten

De Jongens
© De Jongens

A tragicomic performance full of slapstick and absurd radical activism in which ordinary citizens decide to no longer watch passively, but choose to run hard action against the injustice in the world. Out of society, three men and a woman transform themselves and each other into unscrupulous activists. Completely unsuitable, but with the fullest conviction. An explosive mixture: awkward fumbling and lack of knowledge together with enthusiasm. The lack of militant talent has irreversible consequences… De Jongens are known for their visual performances full of slapstick with few words and many deeds. With surprises, danger and energy they show how far people will go in their attempt to keep themselves afloat in this world.

When Where Admission
Saturday, August 27 21:00-22:00 #5 Burgemeester Brouwersplantsoen Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 16:00-17:00 #5 Burgemeester Brouwersplantsoen Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 18:00-19:00 #5 Burgemeester Brouwersplantsoen Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Diego Sinniger de Salas (CAT/ES)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: dance | Duration: 8 min | Language: - | Age: ALL

Diego Sinniger de Salas (CAT/ES) Dis-connect

Diego Sinniger de Salas
© Joan Callis

Dancer Diego Sinniger knows like no other how to blend contemporary and urban dance. Dis-connect is a poignant solo about an inner struggle everyone knows: we fight against ourselves in order not to fall into the abyss of fear and desolation. And then there's that one subtle moment of uncertainty in which we are able to choose: to take control or to be controlled only by our negative thoughts where love doesn't have neither voice nor vote.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 19:00-19:08 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 26 21:15-21:23 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 15:00-15:08 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 19:00-19:08 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 21:15-21:23 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 17:00-17:08 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Directie & Co (NL)

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Discipline: street theatre | Duration: 45 min | Language: - | Age: AL

Directie & Co (NL) Multiples

Directie & Co
© Directie & Co

A group of identical office men make their way through the city on their (lunch) break.The men lead the audience on a journey through streets, parks and squares. Multiples zooms in at the absurdities of their existence. But the spectator is the only one laughing. For the men there’s nothing to laugh about. They are lost, fragile and lonely. Multiples gives a voice to this little man.
A critical note to everyday mediocrity; a form of street-art that speaks to our imagination and is subject of conversation.

When Where Admission
Sunday, August 28 14:00-14:45 #20 Binnenstad (mobiel) Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 16:15-17:00 #20 Binnenstad (mobiel) Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Festival Franje (INT)

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Discipline: fringe festival | Duration: continious | Language: NL/EN | Age: div

Festival Franje (INT) 2016

Festival Franje
© Festival Franje

Franje is a parasitic fringe festival. Franje is not part of any established order. Franje focuses on contemporary, new ideas that are not part of the existing order, by providing the opportunity for research and development.

When Where Admission
Saturday, August 27 12:00-18:00 #18 De Observant (Stadhuisplein 7) Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 12:00-18:00 #18 De Observant (Stadhuisplein 7) Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Goma (AR)

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Discipline: street theatre | Duration: 40 min | Language: - | Age: 0-100

Goma (AR) The Atari Show

Goma
© Stefano Chiolo

Goma transforms ordinary situations into unbelievable funny comedy. Using an Android based button loop system that contains sounds from famous movies and cartoons, he interacts with the world that surrounds him. High class contemporary juggling skills, physical comedy, unsynchronized dance moves and up-beat improvisation. Built through years of experience to deliver a highly polished, frequently spontaneous and always hilarious show, it offers the best of both the artistic and skillful. And, usually, all fits in just one suitcase.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 19:30-20:10 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 26 23:30-00:10 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 14:00-14:40 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 16:30-17:10 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 23:40-00:20 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 14:00-14:40 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 15:30-16:10 #9 Langestraat/Kortegracht Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 17:15-17:55 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Guillem Albà & The All In Orchestra (CAT/ES)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: music & comedy | Duration: 75 min | Language: EN | Age: 12+

Guillem Albà & The All In Orchestra (CAT/ES) Marabunta

Guillem Albà & The All In Orchestra
© SilviaPoch.com

Expert madness, live music: a clown’s show, vigorous and energetic, propelled by the best live music. The artists strive to make everything pointless, trying to make nothing understandable.
Original music, absurd jokes. Cabaret. Nothing makes sense and everything is possible. Unplug your phones and your brains. Marabunta is crazy. But it is a classy chaos. You don't want to mess up your hair? Then you're going to lose your pants. But always with a smile on your face.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 22:00-23:15 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 16:00-17:15 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 22:25-23:40 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Héctor Plaza & Agnes Sales (CAT/ES)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: dance | Duration: 13 min | Language: - | Age: ALL

Héctor Plaza & Agnes Sales (CAT/ES) Ehiza

Héctor Plaza & Agnes Sales
© Javi D. Garcia

Ehiza is a power struggle, a constant chase between predator and prey. A continual change of role and interaction between two bodies. A fight between a former gymnast and a kick boxer, which revolves around strategic use of agility, strength and speed. Sales began her career as a gymnast, being champion of Spain several years in balance beam and floor. Later she started with hip hop and gradually entered the world of break dance, becoming winner of the Boty of France in 2015. Héctor Plaza began his career with martial arts (kick boxing), later he turned squarely to break dance. Both are training with Anna Sanchez at Varium in Barcelona als contemporary dancers.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 18:00-18:13 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 14:00-14:13 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 17:30-17:43 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 14:45-14:58 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Het Wilde Oog (NL)

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Discipline: performance | Duration: 60 min | Language: NL | Age: 7+

Het Wilde Oog (NL) Nachtgrond

Het Wilde Oog
© Het Wilde Oog

A theatrical route, presenting the last actions of the Spakenburgse Diva's. A live encounter between monumental women in traditional dresses and vital players of ArtEZ. Cultural traditions shared in a surprising way. With the motto Wild Watching and Agile Thinking, het Wilde Oog stages encounters between cultures, resulting in portraits: series of pictures, theatrical documentaries, performances and publications. With a mixture of triviality and artistry, het Wilde Oog forms a laboratory for testing and clashes between personalities from society and professional artists.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 12:00-13:00 #19 De Nieuwe Stad (voorm. Prodentfabriek) € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Friday, August 26 14:00-15:00 #19 De Nieuwe Stad (voorm. Prodentfabriek) € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Friday, August 26 16:00-17:00 #19 De Nieuwe Stad (voorm. Prodentfabriek) € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Saturday, August 27 12:00-13:00 #19 De Nieuwe Stad (voorm. Prodentfabriek) € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Saturday, August 27 14:00-15:00 #19 De Nieuwe Stad (voorm. Prodentfabriek) € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Saturday, August 27 16:00-17:00 #19 De Nieuwe Stad (voorm. Prodentfabriek) € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Sunday, August 28 12:00-13:00 #19 De Nieuwe Stad (voorm. Prodentfabriek) € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Sunday, August 28 14:00-15:00 #19 De Nieuwe Stad (voorm. Prodentfabriek) € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Sunday, August 28 16:00-17:00 #19 De Nieuwe Stad (voorm. Prodentfabriek) € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk

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Hilbert Geerling (NL)

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Discipline: stories & magic | Duration: 25 min | Language: NL | Age: 4+

Hilbert Geerling (NL) Nico met z'n kliko

Hilbert Geerling
© Hilbert Geerling

Nico likes too wander around looking for junk he can use, at waste processing companies, near environmental activities, at schools and libraries… He was even spotted in royal company! Nico is easily annoyed by people who just throw everything away, without considering what beautiful things you can do with waste. With his wheelie bin full of rubbish he entertains everyone around him. One magic trick after another. Meanwhile, Nico also tries to educate his bystanders a little. Hilbert Geerling, five times Dutch Champion Magic for children, started as a 'normal' magician, but soon he went his own way. A way full of stories. This mix of stories and magic leads to a magical form of street theater.

When Where Admission
Sunday, August 28 14:00-14:25 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 15:30-15:55 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 16:30-16:55 #20 Langestraat 76 Free - decide what you pay after the show

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HURyCAN (FR/AR)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: dance | Duration: 35 min | Language: - | Age: 12+

HURyCAN (FR/AR) Asuelto

HURyCAN
© Miguel J. Berrocal

Who dares to attempt? Who dares to crawl out of his shell and do something improbable? Asuelto is the brand new performance of HURyCAN. As a dance duo they visited Spoffin in 2014 with the impressive performances Te Odiero and Je te Haime. Now they’re back with four dancers, working on the new show as part of the residency program Spoffin LAB. Asuelto will be a performance about human beings: magical and tangible, conceptual and delicate, beautiful and ugly. But alive!

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 23:30-00:05 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 23:00-23:35 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 18:30-19:05 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Joli Vyann (GB)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: acrobatic dance | Duration: 30 min | Language: - | Age: 8+

Joli Vyann (GB) Lance Moi en l’Air

Joli Vyann
© Joli Vyann

Can we be strong whilst relaxed, heavy whilst light, or grounded whilst levitated, submissive whilst in control? ’Lance moi en l'air' is packed with acrobatic prowess and blurring the lines between dance and circus. A captivating performance about the sensitivity and connection between two people which brings about compatible contradictions. A mixture of strength and weakness. Can we be dropped into the air? Humanity emerges and acrobatic prowess speaks between bodies. In a mixture of abandonment and accountability this piece is sensitive, where bodies just fit together.

When Where Admission
Saturday, August 27 17:30-18:00 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 20:30-21:00 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Joli Vyann (GB)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: acrobatic dance | Duration: 30 min | Language: - | Age: 8+

Joli Vyann (GB) H2H

Joli Vyann
© James Williams

H2H, simply short for Hand to Hand is Joli Vyann’s new, exciting yet thought provoking show, with Associate Director Angus MacKechnie and Associate Choreographer Lyndsey McConville. Mixing dance, circus and theatre in an innovative way H2H is about hand to hand support physically and emotionally. It explores the fragility of human relationships, of hands supporting another person.
What happens when physical or emotional support disappears and what consequences are there? Physically athletic yet graceful the four performers explore a variety of expressions through their hands. H2H will stun audiences with surprising and inventive tricks. They will be mesmerised by the beauty of dance and enchanted by heart warming characters.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 19:45-20:15 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Joli Vyann (GB)

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Discipline: workshop | Duration: 90 min | Language: EN | Age: 12+

Joli Vyann (GB) Workshop dans en acrobatiek

Joli Vyann
© Joli Vyann

When Where Admission
Thursday, August 25 12:30-14:00 #11 Scholen in de Kunst (Eemhuis) € 20,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk

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Laura Groeneveld (NL)

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Discipline: installation | Duration: 25 min | Language: NL/EN | Age: 12+

Laura Groeneveld (NL) Voorheen en weer

Laura Groeneveld
© Laura Groeneveld

Groeneveld offers a place of remembrance, comfort and hope. A brief moment to step out of everyday life, writing down memories of a lost place, and share them through a letter. One by one you take place in the installation of two old wardrobes. Groeneveld asks you to write a letter about losing a place and provides inspiration through questions and images, such as old photos. You leave your letter and your address and after the festival Groeneveld will send all letters, so you will receive a letter with the memory of another. In this way Groeneveld connects people; sharing memories into a new dimension.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 18:00-21:00 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 14:00-18:00 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 19:00-21:00 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 14:00-19:00 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Les Frères Troubouch (BE)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: circus theatre | Duration: 45 min | Language: - | Age: ALL

Les Frères Troubouch (BE) Le Spectacle des Frères Troubouch

Les Frères Troubouch
© jymphotographie

There is a big and a thin one. They run after their bicycle. They look like the same but they’re not. The big one wants to climb on the little. The little gives some slap to the big one who become crazy. Then they stay friends because it makes people laugh. They always wear helmets in case the sky falls on their heads and when they speak to each other they cry and they sing. So then, they danse. At the end, because they are always alone, they make a banquet with the audience.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 20:00-20:45 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 14:00-14:45 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 18:00-18:45 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 20:00-20:45 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 14:00-14:45 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 16:40-17:25 #9 Langestraat/Kortegracht Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Little Warrior (NL/AU)

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Discipline: singer-songwriter | Duration: 45 min | Language: EN | Age: 6+

Little Warrior (NL/AU) concert

Little Warrior
© Little Warrior

Little Warrior is an acoustic music duo created by bohemian vocal artist and lyrical story teller Kirstyn Niccolle and alternative blues rock guitarist and vocalist Matthew Jansen. The couple live, work and travel together sharing their music and story with the various communities they travel through. This journey takes them back and forth from Matthews' place of origin, Holland (and surrounding European countries,) and Kirstyns' country of residence, Australia.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 21:15-22:00 #2 Krankeledenplantsoen Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 26 23:15-00:00 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 15:15-16:00 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 18:30-19:30 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 21:30-22:15 #2 Krankeledenplantsoen Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 15:00-15:45 #2 Krankeledenplantsoen Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 18:00-18:45 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Lucio Baglivo (AR/ES)

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Discipline: dance | Duration: 15 min | Language: - | Age: 6+

Lucio Baglivo (AR/ES) Solo Juntos

Lucio Baglivo
© Barbara Crosetti

A dance floor. A street party. Cumbia music playing on the back: a street full of exciting contemporary dance and acrobatics. Three people dive into dancing. They seek contact, but are they really together? And do you dare to join? Hit the floor! The proposal of this work by dancer, actor, choreographer, director and teacher Lucio Baglico is to create a physical language both risky and dynamic, through contemporary dance, acrobatics and the mechanics of contact; the constantly hazardous challenge of seeking contact between the bodies without shadowing the clear intent of the character's motivations.
Solo Juntos was created in the Temporary Residences awarded to the project by the CDC (Centro Danza Canal) and the CNDE (National Dance Company of Spain.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 23:00-23:15 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 22:30-22:45 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 23:45-00:00 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 16:45-17:00 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 18:00-18:15 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Marte Boneschansker (NL)

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Discipline: 1-on-1 theatre | Duration: 60 min | Language: NL | Age: 16+

Marte Boneschansker (NL) Iemand komt van binnen

Marte Boneschansker
© Marte Boneschansker

A personal, intimate encounter with a contemporary hermit. Marte has difficulties with being all alone and has great admiration for people who can. She decides to stay in a safe, day and night on her own. But how to be alone? Who are you, without another? Boneschansker delved into the history of the medieval Suster Bertken, who spent 57 years in a vault. Hermits still exist. What brings them to this total loneliness? Shut yourself off from a world where everything and everyone is connected. Please note that there is room for one spectator at a time.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 18:00-19:00 #0 Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Friday, August 26 20:00-21:00 #0 Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Friday, August 26 22:00-23:00 #0 Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Saturday, August 27 14:00-15:00 #0 Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Saturday, August 27 16:00-17:00 #0 Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Saturday, August 27 18:00-19:00 #0 Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Saturday, August 27 20:00-21:00 #0 Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Saturday, August 27 22:00-23:00 #0 Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Sunday, August 28 14:00-15:00 #0 Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Sunday, August 28 16:00-17:00 #0 Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Sunday, August 28 18:00-19:00 #0 Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk

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Mimbre (GB)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: circus theatre | Duration: 40 min | Language: - | Age: ALL

Mimbre (GB) If I Could I Would

Mimbre
© Eric Richmond & Jamie Currey

A physical re-imagination of a day where you could freeze the baddies, save the day and fly home when the bus is late. Continuing on the idea of a personal viewpoint as a place from which we can deal with wider comments of our society, this is a show centered around a seemingly normal woman, getting on with normal life on a normal day. Referencing popular culture from Mary Poppins via Supergirl to the Hulk, this performance considers both small and big obstacles that we encounter in everyday life and the superpowers we wish we had to help us overcome them. Using acrobatics, dance and humour, the show will en-capsule a series of re-enactments of the afterthought 'I wish I could have done this instead' – the ideas that so often arrives to us too late, after both petty and challenging situations of different kinds.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 18:00-18:40 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 26 20:30-21:10 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 16:30-17:10 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 19:30-20:10 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 15:10-15:50 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 17:15-17:55 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Muzikanty (PL)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: street theatre | Duration: 45 min | Language: EN | Age: 6+

Muzikanty (PL) TANK

Muzikanty
© Michal Hančovský

Two men on a holiday; a little sentimental journey into the cheerful 70s. There is a caravan, there are deckchairs, there is a handmade grill, there is even a band playing big hits live. But what is missing is… well. On this cheerful holiday the men have run out of beer. As befits clever men on holiday, they decide to approach the subject with a practical method. With the help of the audience they decide to build a… brewery. In a strictly funny way.

Muzikanty – musician Jacek Dzwonowski (composer, arranger, violinist multi-instrumentalist) and performer Piotr Chlipalsk (actor, writer, director) are working together for more than fifteen years in various performances and visual arts’ projects.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 18:00-18:45 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 14:00-14:45 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 18:00-18:45 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 14:00-14:45 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 17:00-17:45 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Muzikanty (PL)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: street music | Duration: 60 min | Language: EN | Age: 6+

Muzikanty (PL) Concert

Muzikanty
© Muzikanty

A crazy music lesson for several musical instruments in the hands of two nomadic musicians. The musicians make some kind of a musical broadcast and pass from old Chinese folk tunes, the world folk music, European classical music, jazz and the hits of the 20th century entertainment music to the latest accomplishments of the music scene.
On the one hand it’s a concert. On the other hand, it is a spectacle in which actors borrow the audience to make them play together, proving that (with a little help) you can discover a natural-born musician in everybody.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 21:00-22:00 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 20:00-21:00 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Muzikanty (PL)

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Discipline: workshop | Duration: 90 min | Language: EN | Age: AL

Muzikanty (PL) Komische muzikale workshop

Muzikanty
© Piotr Chlipalski

When Where Admission
Thursday, August 25 10:00-11:30 #11 Scholen in de Kunst (Eemhuis) € 20,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk

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Shakti Olaizola (ES)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: dance & circus | Duration: 30 min | Language: ES/FR/EN | Age: AL

Shakti Olaizola (ES) Irakurriz

Shakti Olaizola
© Barbara Govan

Immerse yourself in the quite peculiar world of a girl who turnes daily actions and objects into a game. A chair, a table, a pillow, a book: she brings a story full of memories, discoveries, reflections, dreams. She discovers her self through situations and objects, shares her stories with us and will make us dream. Enjoy with her the world in which she is immersed. Challenge and delight with movement, voice, balance, dance and contortion. How will this trip finish?

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 19:15-19:45 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 17:30-18:00 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 21:00-21:30 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 15:00-15:30 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Spitfire Company (CZ)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: site-specific theatre | Duration: 55 min | Language: - | Age: 18+

Spitfire Company (CZ) Antiwords

Spitfire Company
© Michal Hančovský

Internationally acclaimed performance influenced by the works of Václav Havel, especially his play Audience and its legendary film adaptation. What happens when a brewer and a persecuted politician, alter ego of Václav Havel himself, meet on stage? Two actresses, a lot of bottles genuine Czech beer, huge original masks and absurd humor. Dutch premiere of this fascinating play about alienation, loneliness and emptiness. The actresses attempt to surpass the beer-drinking legend Pavel Landovský. Landovský, a famous Czech actor and dissident who played the original role of the brewer, was able to tap away nine bottles of beer during the show.

A hit in Berlin, Prague, Milan, Florence, Krakow, Washington, New York, London, Beijing, Oslo, Seoul, Edinburgh.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 20:30-21:25 #8 Mariënhof (Kleine Haag 2) € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Saturday, August 27 20:30-21:25 #8 Mariënhof (Kleine Haag 2) € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Sunday, August 28 16:30-17:25 #8 Mariënhof (Kleine Haag 2) € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk

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Spoffin Amuses (INT)

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Discipline: opening event | Duration: 240 min | Language: NL/EN | Age: 12+

Spoffin Amuses (INT) 2016

Spoffin Amuses
© Jelle de Bruijn (r) en sidekick Dick Cools.

Festive opening night with short pieces of performances to be seen during Spoffin 2016. Including: Cão à Chuva from Portugal with the young performer Rui Paixão, a wildly popular clown who plays with Cirque du Soleil. Hector Plaza & Agnes Sales (CAT / ES), a dance duo consisting of a former kick boxer and gymnastics champion. And Goma (AR), who produces a complete and hilarious family show out of one suitcase. The guys of Muzikanty (PL) make beer and musical fun. Les Frères Troubouch (BE) do stunts on their bikes and make a party whatsover. Stalker Teatro (IT) bridges the gap between contemporary art and theater; Joli Vyann (GB) brings a swirl of dance and acrobatics; Sur Mesure (BE) surprises us with singing and music. Last but not least TAMTAM Objektentheater (NL) brings found objects on stage playing the leading role and Theatre Troubamour (NL) presents a taste of their absurd and topical show about our desire to help refugees.

When Where Admission
Thursday, August 25 20:00-23:00 #17 Theater Flint € 16,00 - tickets: theater Flint

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Stalker Teatro (IT)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: interactive art | Duration: 30 min | Language: - | Age: ALL

Stalker Teatro (IT) STELI

Stalker Teatro
© Maura Dessì

Work on a huge construction with wooden sticks? You've come to the right place. Steli is a project questioning the theme of live, inhabit and architecture in post-industrial cities. Stalker Teatro unites visual arts and street theater. Steli is part of an educational and performative project based on a reflection on some art works from the permanent collection of Castello di Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum.
Stalker Teatro has developed a unique style based on site-specific events, performance art and participatory theater. The artistic founders of Stalker Teatro have been working together since 1975 and were involved in pioneering cultural projects in Turin. A residency in the largest psychiatric clinic in Italy eventually led to the formal establishment of Stalker Teatro in 1986.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 19:15-19:45 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 14:30-15:00 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 16:30-17:00 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 18:15-18:45 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 15:15-15:45 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 17:30-18:00 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Sur Mesure (BE)

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Discipline: vaudeville | Duration: 60 min | Language: NL/EN | Age: 6+

Sur Mesure (BE) Belcirque

Sur Mesure
© Kris Hellemans

A sextet of young ladies singing and playing original songs, with influences from Barbershop to Vaudeville, all the way to pop, balkan and jazz. They’re quirky, fun and their colorful music brings life to any stage. Compositions are made with beautiful vocal harmonization, double bass, guitars, trombone and percussion.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 14:00-15:00 #9 Langestraat/Kortegracht Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 26 16:30-17:30 #9 Langestraat/Kortegracht Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 26 20:00-21:00 #2 Krankeledenplantsoen Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 26 21:30-22:30 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 20:30-21:30 #2 Krankeledenplantsoen Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 21:45-22:45 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Taco van Dijk (De Jongens) (NL)

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Discipline: workshops | Duration: 480 min | Language: NL | Age: 16+

Taco van Dijk (De Jongens) (NL) Masterclass slapstick

Taco van Dijk (De Jongens)
© De Jongens

When Where Admission
Thursday, August 25 10:00-18:00 #11 Scholen in de Kunst (Eemhuis) € 35,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk

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TAMTAM objektentheater (NL)

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Discipline: object theatre | Duration: 35 min | Language: NL | Age: 6+

TAMTAM objektentheater (NL) Roestige Spijkers & Andere Helden

TAMTAM objektentheater
© TAMTAM

Rusty Nails & Other Heroes is a cross-over between theater, visual art and animation movie with found objects as actors. A visual poem that takes you to another world. A world of metamorphoses, where nothing is what it seems, and everything can become something else. Worthless finds, picked up from street corners and rescued from the gutter change into actors in a visual performance, right before your eyes. Players slide an old cardboard under a camera and on the horizon a desert appears. A rusty saw plays the sea. Maple seeds become gentle birds and old working gloves an endless swamp. A mother turns into a landscape. Sun becomes moon. Omnipresent is the enchanting music that pulls the viewer into the story. Text is superfluous. Everyone can make his own story in his own head. It is theatre that works as a charger for the imagination, so don't forget to take it with you! TAMTAM objektentheater is an internationally touring theatre company that produces visual theatre performances since 1979.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 18:00-18:35 #14 Appelmarkt 20 € 6,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Friday, August 26 19:00-19:35 #14 Appelmarkt 20 € 6,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Friday, August 26 20:00-20:35 #14 Appelmarkt 20 € 6,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Friday, August 26 22:00-22:35 #14 Appelmarkt 20 € 6,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Friday, August 26 23:00-23:35 #14 Appelmarkt 20 € 6,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Saturday, August 27 14:00-14:35 #14 Appelmarkt 20 € 6,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Saturday, August 27 15:00-15:35 #14 Appelmarkt 20 € 6,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Saturday, August 27 16:30-17:05 #14 Appelmarkt 20 € 6,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Saturday, August 27 17:30-18:05 #14 Appelmarkt 20 € 6,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Saturday, August 27 20:00-20:35 #14 Appelmarkt 20 € 6,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Saturday, August 27 21:00-21:35 #14 Appelmarkt 20 € 6,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Saturday, August 27 22:00-22:35 #14 Appelmarkt 20 € 6,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Saturday, August 27 23:00-23:35 #14 Appelmarkt 20 € 6,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Sunday, August 28 14:00-14:35 #14 Appelmarkt 20 € 6,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Sunday, August 28 15:00-15:35 #14 Appelmarkt 20 € 6,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Sunday, August 28 16:30-17:05 #14 Appelmarkt 20 € 6,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Sunday, August 28 17:30-18:05 #14 Appelmarkt 20 € 6,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk
Sunday, August 28 18:30-19:05 #14 Appelmarkt 20 € 6,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk

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TENT circustheater producties (NL)

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Discipline: circus theatre | Duration: 45 min | Language: - | Age: 4+

TENT circustheater producties (NL) 3

TENT circustheater producties
© Hanneke Kijkt

Three men in an empty space. Gathered to create a connection with each other. They are stuck with each other in their search for their own and each other’s physical limits. In different ways they test the boundaries of their friendship. These duels lead to competition, fraternization, pain and sometimes great heights. In a combination of acrobatics, juggling, tightrope walking and three poles, the men challenge both each other and the audience to become a part of a special friendship.

TENT creates circus performances of Dutch soil. Unique to these performances is that they connect spectacular circus techniques – which will give you the feeling of excitement and admiration – with other art disciplines like mime, dance, music, theatre, design and performance. Circus will always remain the base in this. TENT performed LOOP and NET during previous editions of Spoffin.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 22:00-22:45 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 15:30-16:15 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 16:00-16:45 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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TENT circustheater producties (NL)

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Discipline: workshop | Duration: 90 min | Language: NL | Age: AL

TENT circustheater producties (NL) Workshop circustheater

TENT circustheater producties
© Hanneke Meijers

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 15:30-17:00 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof € 20,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festival desk

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Theatergroep Troubamour (NL)

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Discipline: site-specific theatre | Duration: 30 min | Language: NL/EN | Age: 12+

Theatergroep Troubamour (NL) Goed (be)doel(d)

Theatergroep Troubamour
© Rogier Boogaard

We want to do something, we want to contribute. We have a responsibility. No, we need responsibility. Throughout the Netherlands thousands of refugees are accommodated. Therefore we want to donate things. And we want to hear stories, because we are curious. But we are also afraid. Large groups of other people: barbarians, despairing, adventurers, exploiters? A whirlwind of scenes about our desire to help them: newspaper reports, lovely initiatives, stories about a warm welcome to blunt curses. Of world leaders at a cold buffet, to the enthusiastic Dutch who clean up their attic for charity. Theater Troubamour makes street theater, site-specific theater and everything in between. For this performance, they work together with Foundation Donate Your Blanket. Theater Troubamour stands for fresh, engaged and adventurous theater in which the audience is always an integral part of the performance.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 18:30-19:00 #4 Grand-café Halewijn (Hof 14) Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 26 20:30-21:00 #4 Grand-café Halewijn (Hof 14) Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 26 22:30-23:00 #4 Grand-café Halewijn (Hof 14) Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 14:30-15:00 #4 Grand-café Halewijn (Hof 14) Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 16:30-17:00 #4 Grand-café Halewijn (Hof 14) Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 19:30-20:00 #4 Grand-café Halewijn (Hof 14) Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 21:30-22:00 #4 Grand-café Halewijn (Hof 14) Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Zirkus Morsa (FR)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: circus theatre | Duration: 40 min | Language: - | Age: ALL

Zirkus Morsa (FR) La fin demain

Zirkus Morsa
© Hugo Estrela

The earth is being altered by human beings in an absurd manner. We are all part of this current destructive change of the natural settings of life. What remains to be done in this world that has become so confusing, in-transparent and absurd? Equipped with a board and a tube two artists take the audience on a wobbly journey through the chaos. On the one hand well balanced, on the other hand at the point to tip over. Speed and impulsive versus calm and well-considered. In their contrasts they blend. Together they loose and find balance. Every step can lead to the misfortune of the other. Only those who act jointly can survive the challenge. The focus lies on conviviality, the art of living together on this planet. An astonishing, refreshing performance of contemporary circus full of humor and optimism in strange times. A call for creativity, conviviality and simplicity.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 26 19:30-20:10 #10 Paternosterstraat Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 14:30-15:10 #10 Paternosterstraat Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 16:30-17:10 #10 Paternosterstraat Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 27 19:30-20:10 #10 Paternosterstraat Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 14:30-15:10 #10 Paternosterstraat Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 28 16:30-17:10 #10 Paternosterstraat Free - decide what you pay after the show

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