Spoffin 2017

Thu 24 - Sun 27 August

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Updated: Nov 18, 2017 14:42

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April 14, 2017

Spoffin receives EFFE Label 2017 - 2018

Dutch street arts festival Spoffin has been selected to receive the EFFE Label 2017-2018. Spoffin is now part of the EFFE festival community, facilitated by the European Festivals Association, which consists of festivals that stand for artistic quality and have a significant impact at local, national and international level.

Artistic director Alfred Konijnenbelt: ‘We work hard and we are ambitious. It's an honour to receive the Label again and I am confident this award will help us realise our plans to bring Spoffin to a higher level, step by step.'

'We are now working with festivals elsewhere in Europe to develop a circuit to support young artists: from artistic plan to premiere. In our own country we want to develop the same circuit, with our colleagues in the Association of Outdoor Theatre Festivals Netherlands. We want to provide a boost to high-quality outdoor theatre. Everybody will profit: the public, the festivals and the artists.’

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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.

Poster 2017

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Festival Spoffin 2017

Organisatie

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Alfred Konijnenbelt artistic and general director
Maaike Boersma business director
Colin Kassies executive and technical producer
Ida Bromberg PR and communications
Mirte Droogers marketing and sales
Daan de Groot assistent marketing and communications
Marije Koelewijn graphic design
Casper de Vries Spoffin PRO coordinator
Hanneke Hulshof, Josje Krips (KEES) and Joris Postulart volunteers coordinators
Helma Keller office manager
Jorn Kortooms and Joppe van Dijk technical coordinators
Bianca van Varik coordinator hospitality
Tim Vleugel assistant hospitality coordinator
Bianca van ’t Hof coordinator Spoffin JOIN
+ 75 volunteers from the city of Amersfoort

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Appelmarkt

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Appelmarkt

Armen de Poth (Pothstraat)

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Armen de Poth (Pothstraat)

Binnenplaats theater Flint

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Binnenplaats theater Flint

Burg. Brouwersplantsoen

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Burg. Brouwersplantsoen

De Roef (Van Assenraadstraat/ingang Pullstraat)

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De Roef (Van Assenraadstraat/ingang Pullstraat)

Dieventoren

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Dieventoren

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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Langestraat

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Langestraat

Lieve Vrouwekerkhof

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Lieve Vrouwekerkhof

Plantsoen West

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Sint-Jorisplein

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Sint-Jorisplein

Theater Flint

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Theater Flint

Abdelhadi Baaddi (NL)

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Discipline: site-specific theatre | Duration: 75 min | Language: NL | Age: ALL

Abdelhadi Baaddi (NL) Ik ga op reis en ik neem mee...

Abdelhadi Baaddi
© Studio Breed

Abdelhadi arrives with his Mercedes and a collection of things; stories, emotions, family, understanding and incomprehension. Together with his father he goes on a journey. Their destination is Tangier, Morocco: the place his father departed for the Netherlands sixty years ago. The journey takes 20 hours. What if your fellow passenger is both a source of unconditional love and your biggest annoyance? His father left behind everything he had, including his dreams, for a better future, for security, for his children. And Abdelhadi is giving up his own certainty for his dreams.

Get into the Mercedes 307 and go on a journey with them. Meet father and son as they get to know each other again.

Note: There are up to eight visitors in the van and you will travel twenty-five miles in just over an hour.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 18:00-19:15 #6 Plantsoen West € 15,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Friday, August 25 20:30-21:45 #6 Plantsoen West € 15,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Saturday, August 26 14:00-15:15 #6 Plantsoen West € 15,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Saturday, August 26 16:30-17:45 #6 Plantsoen West € 15,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Saturday, August 26 20:30-21:45 #6 Plantsoen West € 15,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Sunday, August 27 14:00-15:15 #6 Plantsoen West € 15,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Sunday, August 27 16:30-17:45 #6 Plantsoen West € 15,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk

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Ada Vilaró (CAT)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: performance | Duration: 1440 min | Language: - | Age: ALL

Ada Vilaró (CAT) Públic Present 24 hores

Ada Vilaró

Silence and presence. Community feelings and dignity. The privatization of public space and the creation of a community.

Multidisciplinary performer Ada Vilaró gives herself to the elements, the audience and the events that occur in 24 hours. She gives her voice to the communities that have been silenced socially by creating picturesque images. She takes her place on her chair and relies on the concerns of bystanders. There are seats all around her. Make yourself at home and take a seat too. Leave a message on the blackboards. The square can become a mosaic of public opinion.

"The public space is there for everyone," says Vilaró, and she claims that space for society, for different groups and associations that form the social and cultural structure of the city.

When Where Admission
Saturday, August 26 15:00-00:00 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 00:00-15:00 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Aina & Arias (CAT)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: dance | Duration: 14 min | Language: English | Age: All kind of public

Aina & Arias (CAT) A to A

Aina & Arias

'A to A' is a theatre-dance piece about a couple, ourselves and our daily life at home, not from A to Z but from A to A, from Aina to Arias and vice versa. Set to the soundtrack of The White Stripes Seven Nation Army. Mixing a sense of humor and the reality of sharing space and time with one another. A funny rollercoaster where the audience will feel involved. Using the tools of partnering, mime, Hip Hop, man/woman clichés and theatre Aina and Arias invite you to their home, to their space, to laugh and feel the rhythm of their lives.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 19:00-19:15 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 25 21:00-21:15 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 25 23:45-00:00 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 14:00-14:15 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 16:00-16:15 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 21:00-21:15 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 23:45-00:00 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 15:30-15:45 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 17:30-17:45 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Animal Religion (CAT)

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

Animal Religion (CAT) Tauromàquina

Animal Religion
© Manel Sala "ulls"

An extravagant fusion of contemporary circus, dance and music inspired by animal themes. Take this opportunity to observe the behavior of an artist just as you can catch a glimpse of something wild in a zoo.

The traditional bullfight is a duel between bull and man, a ritual that is shrouded in death. People fear death and yet they want to watch: who will surrender first, man or bull?

Animal Religion discusses the differences and similarities between people, animals and machines using a variety of circus disciplines. The immortal machine has feelings and emotions, while the artist uses the power of the machine to create unthinkable and eccentric movements.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 22:00-22:30 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 22:00-22:30 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Ariane & Roxana (FR)

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Discipline: circus | Duration: 35 min | Language: - | Age: ALL

Ariane & Roxana (FR) play nice - negotiating foot juggling

Ariane & Roxana
© Cécile Rémy

Two people – obviously different, obviously similar - meet each other in a special place: on stage. They talk to each other without words. They play complex games with simple rules. Games that require listening, games that require respect. Games that can be manipulated with rules that can be broken. The audience is their chorus, a chorus that watches, emphasizes, takes sides - constantly part of the ongoing reality.

Roxana Küwen: ’For me, circus is an opportunity to open people’s eyes and to develop skills.’ Ariane & Roxana are young, talented artists. Their performances poetic and innovative. They share one love: discovering new ways to perform their special techniques: foot juggling and contemporary circus movement techniques.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 22:45-23:20 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 17:00-17:35 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 22:45-23:20 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 14:00-14:35 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 16:45-17:20 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Bas Bons (NL)

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Discipline: Music | Duration: 45 min | Language: NL | Age: ALL

Bas Bons (NL) Concert

Bas Bons
© Nico Brons

He was already a much sought-after session musician, yet Bas Bons decided that it was time for his own story. And, in no time, he got asked for performances on TV and radio. His songs are narrative and extremely personal: "I've beautiful things happing in my life, I tell about them in my songs and stories on stage.”

When Where Admission
Saturday, August 26 21:45-22:30 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 23:00-23:45 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show

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BRASSociety (NL)

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Discipline: Music | Duration: 45 min | Language: - | Age: ALL

BRASSociety (NL) Concert

BRASSociety

BRASSociety is a New Orleans inspired brass band made up of players from different ensembles across the Netherlands.
Combining the energetic New Orleans Brass Band style with the inherent European style of the players BRASSOciety brings jazz, blues and modern popsongs.

When Where Admission
Sunday, August 27 15:15-16:00 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 17:30-18:15 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Cia. Vero Cendoya (CAT)

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Discipline: dance & football | Duration: 60 min | Language: ENG | Age: 8+

Cia. Vero Cendoya (CAT) La Partida

Cia. Vero Cendoya
© Martí E. Berenguer

Contemporary dance and football: a perfect combination! Or is it? Five dancers, five footballers and one referee on a stage demonstrate he similarities and differences between the two disciplines. A reflection of the needs and priorities of the human being. Passion and humor, strength and sensitivity, animalistic tendencies and sophistication clash in a game in which the protagonists and spectators risk their lives on the playing field.

Moritz Award (Fira Tàrrega 2015) and Award best outdoors show – Premis de la Crítica (Catalonia’s Theatre Critics Awards)

Trained as a dancer, actress and visual artist, Vero Cendoya is an eclectic art maker who brings choreography, theatre, visual art and live music together. As a choreographer she has always been interested in the question of what role contemporary dance plays nowadays and confronts it with other disciplines’ concepts. According to Cendoya there are no boundaries between art forms.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 19:00-20:00 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Cie Rouge Eléa (FR)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: aerial circus & dance | Duration: 40 min | Language: ENG | Age: 6+

Cie Rouge Eléa (FR) Ronde

Cie Rouge Eléa
© Lena Maria

An aerial performance consisting of two women, an armchair and a lamp suspended above. RONDE questions the relationship between brothers and sisters. Bodies are playing, running around, hugging between laughs and sadness, past and future. Siblings have such a special relationships due to the fact that it is one that spans a lifetime. A great reason to explore it. The physical work illustrates the complexity of the relationship between siblings. It is passionate, built out of love but sometimes also out of hatred. This kind of relationship mixes all sorts of feelings in the most confusing way, extreme and contradictory : admiration, betrayal, rivalry, solidarity, love, friendship, twinning, jealousy…

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 20:45-21:25 #20 De Roef (Van Assenraadstraat/ingang Pullstraat) Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 17:15-17:55 #20 De Roef (Van Assenraadstraat/ingang Pullstraat) Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 20:45-21:25 #20 De Roef (Van Assenraadstraat/ingang Pullstraat) Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 16:45-17:25 #20 De Roef (Van Assenraadstraat/ingang Pullstraat) Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Cie Vendaval (FR)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: dance | Duration: 45 min | Language: ENG | Age: 13+

Cie Vendaval (FR) Soif

Cie Vendaval
© JMC Coubart

History on stage at night. A public bench and a single woman. She unfolds the thread of her life and dances. Hellen Miller returns to the past she has never revealed to anyone. At night, she has the right not to be alive, the right not to pretend. At night, Hellen joins the others ... those who didn’t survive to tell their story, to save the world with words. But Hellen survived, she came back and said nothing ... maybe tonight she will .. Text and theater fuse with dance: this gives the body the opportunity to express the impossible. Through dance we discover Hellen’s experience and emotions, her inner state. A delicate show of literary beauty. The lyrics of Soif are inspired by testimonies of survivors of concentration camps. Cie Vendaval brings this theme alive with subtlety, grace and modesty.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 22:00-22:45 #18 Binnenplaats theater Flint Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 22:00-22:45 #18 Binnenplaats theater Flint Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 16:30-17:15 #18 Binnenplaats theater Flint Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Circ Bover (BI)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: circus | Duration: 45 min | Language: - | Age: 8+

Circ Bover (BI) Vincles

Circ Bover
© Massay

A new contemporary circus production to celebrate Circ Bover’s 10th anniversary. From a simple element: bamboo reeds, a show is built to transmit the elegance and technique of the circus arts. With simple ingredients and refined simplicity, Circ Bover brings an extremely sophisticated, highly artistic and technically proficient show.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 19:00-19:45 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 15:00-15:45 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 19:00-19:45 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Circus Amersfoort (NL)

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Discipline: workshop | Duration: 60 min | Language: NL | Age: 6+

Circus Amersfoort (NL) Circusartiest worden bij Circus Amersfoort

Circus Amersfoort
© Circus Amersfoort

When Where Admission
Saturday, August 26 14:45-15:45 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 18:00-19:00 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Compagnie with Balls (NL)

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Discipline: funambule | Duration: 180 min | Language: NL | Age: 8+

Compagnie with Balls (NL) Waag eens een oversteek

Compagnie with Balls
© Ida Bromberg

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 15:00-18:00 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Compañía de Circo "eia" (CAT)

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Discipline: | Duration: 60 min | Language: - | Age: 8+

Compañía de Circo "eia" (CAT) inTarsi

Compañía de Circo "eia"
© Ben Hopper

Constructing and deconstructing, to not fall or let fall, transform and re-transform… Four acrobats, between prowess and madness, take us through a universe pieced together by fragments of life. Loneliness, sharing, living together are evoked through dance, physical theatre and above all, circus arts. In an atmosphere of gentle humor, the four characters carry out their investigations on a continually metamorphosing set. A circus in constant movement. Special Jury Prize at the VIIth Edition of Zirkolika Awards of Catalonia 2016

The Catalan company toured the world with their first performance 'Capas' and won almost every prize imaginable. Now they're back!

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

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Compañia Hotel iocandi (BI)

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

Compañia Hotel iocandi (BI) Esquerdes

Compañia Hotel iocandi
© Marta GC

A man and a women meet in a place. He climbs. She runs. Just a simple movement... and the game can start. Esquerdes combines static trapeze and acrobatic ladder through two moving bodies, in a game between the desire and the escape. ·

Best show award Zirkolika, (Barcelona, 2015) · Best young company award Zirkolika, (Barcelona, 2014) · Best performer award Atapib (Palma de Mallorca 2015).

Hotel iocandi is born at the beginning of the year 2012, when Tomeu Amer and Griselda Juncà met after having finished their training period at the Circus School Rogelio Rivel and after having undertaken other projects (Tomeu with the company Trifaldó and Griselda finishing her training in fixed trapeze at The Circus Space in London). From this first meeting the short piece Esquerdes was born, and it was selected by the project Camins Emergents 2013-2014. At the beginning of 2013 the singer Joana Gomila joins the project and the three of them undertake the creation of the long version of Esquerdes.

When Where Admission
Saturday, August 26 14:00-14:45 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 19:00-19:45 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 17:15-18:00 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Company Ici’bas (CH)

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Discipline: | Duration: 40 min | Language: - | Age: ALL

Company Ici’bas (CH) L'envers

Company Ici’bas
© Massimiliano Rossetto

A glimpse of madness on the street corner. A circle of artificial turf where an acrobat and a dancer take the space by inviting passerby’s to stop and take a deep breath of fresh air. A small cozy area that recalls nature's serenity, in which we can freely loose track of the rest of the flock. This meadow full of imagery then becomes a battlefield as well as a playground. A space-time between dog and wolf, between childhood and adulthood, between creative and destructive impulses, between dance and circus. A story to take in while lying on the grass.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 19:30-20:10 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 16:00-16:45 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 19:00-19:40 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 14:45-15:25 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Cookhouse (NL)

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Discipline: music | Duration: 120 min | Language: EN | Age: 12+

Cookhouse (NL) Concert

Cookhouse

Cookhouse consists of the brothers Jeroen and Ronald Hendriksen, who grew up in a musical family. The two brothers have an unprecedented bond because of their passion for music, the separation of their parents, their love for life and their desire to create new music.
Ronald (lead singer and guitarist) mostly writes lyrics and music. Jeroen (the percussionist and sounding board) enhances their music with rhythm, ambiance and performance as indispensable ingredient of Cookhouse.

When Where Admission
Saturday, August 26 22:00-00:00 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show

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De Hotshop – cooler dan De Warme Winkel (NL)

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Discipline: | Duration: continious | Language: NL | Age:

De Hotshop – cooler dan De Warme Winkel (NL) Indiaan

De Hotshop – cooler dan De Warme Winkel
© Sofie Knijff

A group of twisting twenties trek into nature, looking for Native American footsteps. They search in rhythms and creative stories, in postcards and films. They look at their consciences and their fiery desires. A new tribe is born. An ode to a lost culture. With De Hotshop – cooler dan De Warme Winkel, fresh theatre talents bring performances developed in collaboration with one of the members of De Warme Winkel. The creators, Vincent Brons & Anneke Lockers, had already been seen together in The most humbling show ever (the whole audience cried).

Created by Vincent Brons & Anneke Lockers. Performers: Vincent Brons, Anne Fé de Boer, Joke Emmers, Tarik Moree and Len Pills. Special thanks to: Sebastiaan Smink. Video production: Mara van Vlijmen. Director: Vincent Rietveld.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 21:00-22:15 #5 Burg. Brouwersplantsoen € 15,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Saturday, August 26 21:00-22:15 #5 Burg. Brouwersplantsoen € 15,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk

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De Mobiele Eenheid (NL)

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Discipline: street arts | Duration: 30 min | Language: NL | Age: ALL

De Mobiele Eenheid (NL) Riddum en Biet

De Mobiele Eenheid
© pr

Everything revolves around rhythm! Also, with street theater duo Henk and Dennis, world champion level air drumming. Henk and Dennis make the city unsafe with their special Van der Lely mopeds from 1967, equipped with a drum set. These gentlemen are masters of the audience, sharing humor with a lot of hilarity. They enjoy seeing guests at festivals like Oerol, the Caravan, many others and now Spoffin! Air drums, vocal drumming, everything to create that percussive feeling. Ketsjeng!

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 18:00-18:30 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 25 22:15-22:45 #13 Appelmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 14:00-14:30 #9 Langestraat Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 15:30-16:00 #13 Appelmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 20:30-21:00 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 14:30-15:00 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 16:00-16:30 #13 Appelmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Duda Paiva Company (NL)

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Discipline: object theatre | Duration: 15 min | Language: - | Age: 4+

Duda Paiva Company (NL) Scènes uit Monsters

Duda Paiva Company
© Petr Kurecka

Half man and half beast: the latest edition of strange birds comes to you! They come from a world in which nothing is what it seems, and neither are they! They do things that are not allowed...

‘Monsters’ is the latest youth show of the world-famous puppetmaker and dancer Duda Paiva. With his cross-over of dance and puppetry, he brings alive a world children know from comic books, video games and cartoons. Right in front of you, sometimes so close that it's spooky. During Spoffin you will see scenes from this new performance for both young and old.

When Where Admission
Saturday, August 26 15:30-16:00 #7 Sint-Jorisplein Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 16:30-16:45 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 16:45-17:00 #9 Langestraat Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Espaces Cyclophones/asbl Evolplay (BE)

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Discipline: installation | Duration: 240 min | Language: - | Age: ALL

Espaces Cyclophones/asbl Evolplay (BE) Espaces Cyclophones

Espaces Cyclophones/asbl Evolplay
© Espaces cyclophones

Strange bike parts make crazy sounds! Get started with pedals and handles, grab one of the stethoscopes and listen! Discover a sensory universe where you use your body as a driving force. Play with sounds and acoustic experiments. Lots of fun!

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 18:00-21:00 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 14:30-17:30 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 19:00-21:00 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 14:00-18:00 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Faktotum (NL)

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Discipline: street arts | Duration: 28 min | Language: NL | Age: ALL

Faktotum (NL) Nomofobia

Faktotum
© Inigo Garayo

Swiping yourself silly? Time for a digital detox! Faktotum tackles your infobesity with an electrifying exorcism. Your smartphone won’t be the same again. Guaranteed to stimulate you.

Nomophobia is a nutty streetact about smartphone addiction and ways to overcome it. New technologies bring new sicknesses: this show presents cutting edge research about the diseases of our digital society and their treatments. Using conductive touch exorcism, a vitamin piano, a good dosage of humor, self mockery and science Faktotum knows how to heal the audience. In the end, a banana tastes much better than a phone.

Faktotum is the company of multitalented Jakob Proyer. Street theatre with a twist, playful performances with extraordinary ingenuity and a good amount of humor.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 18:00-18:30 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 25 20:45-21:15 #13 Appelmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 14:45-15:15 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 17:00-17:30 #13 Appelmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Jori Hermsen Producties (NL)

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Discipline: site-specific theatre | Duration: 70 min | Language: NL | Age: 10+

Jori Hermsen Producties (NL) Het Huwelijksaanzoek & Over de schadelijkheid van tabak

Jori Hermsen Producties
© Mascha Hendriks

Amersfoort actor and director Jori Hermsen brings comic-tragedy by Anton Tsjechov (1860-1904) in special outdoor locations. Emotional, awkward, staggering, full of doubts: The characters of Czechov are real people. Although the stories are played in the Russian countryside of the 19th century, they are still recognizable today.

The young Lomov is in his best suit asking for the hand of Natalja, the daughter of his good neighbor Tsjoeboekov. But when Lomov and Natalja have a conversation, there seems to be more under the seemingly friendly exterior.
Ivan Iwanovich Njoechin gives his wife a lecture about the harmfulness of tobacco, even though he is a smoker himself. His thoughts derive from a heavenly lamentation about his life and marriage. But then suddenly a woman's love appears to be in control.

Performers: Martijn van der Veen, Jori Hermsen and Jessica Zeylmaker.

Jori Hermsen performed earlier in Spoffin with TG Sonja, the Performances Highly Honored Public (2011) and Artists in War (2013).

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 19:00-20:10 #14 Armen de Poth (Pothstraat) € 12,50 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Friday, August 25 21:30-22:40 #14 Armen de Poth (Pothstraat) € 12,50 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Saturday, August 26 14:00-15:10 #14 Armen de Poth (Pothstraat) € 12,50 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Saturday, August 26 19:00-20:10 #14 Armen de Poth (Pothstraat) € 12,50 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Saturday, August 26 21:30-22:40 #14 Armen de Poth (Pothstraat) € 12,50 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Sunday, August 27 14:00-15:10 #14 Armen de Poth (Pothstraat) € 12,50 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Sunday, August 27 16:30-17:40 #14 Armen de Poth (Pothstraat) € 12,50 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk

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KreFetten (NL)

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Discipline: dj | Duration: 30 min | Language: NL | Age: 12+

KreFetten (NL) DJ Duo

KreFetten

A dynamic, organic and 80's accountable DJ Duo from Amersfoort with a love for vinyl. The intertwine all hits, genres and less famous beads in their energetic and highly danceable sets. A celebration of recognition! Good mood guaranteed.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 22:00-23:00 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 25 23:30-00:00 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show

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La Kapriola (NL)

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Discipline: d-i-y-art | Duration: 240 min | Language: NL | Age: 4+

La Kapriola (NL) La Kapriola

La Kapriola
© Ammie Roeten

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

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Levi Manner (NL)

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Discipline: Music | Duration: 45 min | Language: NL | Age: ALL

Levi Manner (NL) Concert

Levi Manner
© Nico Brons

A contemporary troubadour with a poppy sound, warm guitar riffs and a mouth organ. Cozy pop songs to seduce you right away, on a road trip through love, hope and melancholy. Press about Manner: “Cathy melodies, well-thought-out texts, definitely a talent.”

When Where Admission
Saturday, August 26 20:00-20:45 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show

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MAN || CO (NL)

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Discipline: | Duration: 30 min | Language: - | Age: 4+

MAN || CO (NL) When we cried confetti

MAN || CO
© Anne Beentjes

We’re having a party! Okay, the space is somewhat overdone and the atmosphere is also somewhat compulsive. Party goers Moreen, Susan, Lisa, Roma and Sjifra want it to be fun. A party must be fun! They also want to be seen. And they want to dance. But Moreen always feels outside of the group, Lisa is a control freak, Roma is drinks too much, Sjifra is an obsessive attention-seeker and Susan suffers from mood swings. The atmosphere goes from embarrassing to aggressive, from hysterical to lonely. And from entertaining to uncomfortable. When we cried confetti is a rollercoaster of emotions. From the blown candles to the declarations of love and the last dance: the fear of being forgotten is threatening to overwhelm.

With this dynamic and fast-paced dance performance, MAN || CO won the podium prize of Spoffin at the Café Theater Festival (CTF) in Utrecht. The show also won the first prize of the jury.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 20:30-21:00 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 25 23:00-23:30 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Marle Thomson (NL)

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Discipline: Music | Duration: 45 min | Language: | Age: ALL

Marle Thomson (NL) Concert

Marle Thomson
© IAMKAT

Warm, edgy and colorful: Marle Thomson sings, touches and surprises with her music. She creates an universe full of beats, loops, piano, guitar and vocals. 'Soulful Space Pop' Thomson calls it herself. Last year she released her debut EP The Canopy in sold out concert hall Paradiso. An EP with dreamy pop songs. The Amsterdam singer-songwriter already won the Mathilde Santing Award and was nominated Radio 6 Soul and Jazz talent.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 20:00-20:45 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 25 21:15-22:00 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show

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MATROSE (NL)

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Discipline: | Duration: 25 min | Language: Nederlands | Age: ALL

MATROSE (NL) OP HOOP VAN ZEGEN liever jij dan ik

MATROSE
© MATROSE OP HOOP VAN ZEGEN

"Hundreds of women in the hollow of the night are on the embankment. Staring over the wild dark sea. Eyes tearful. Waiting ... A lifeless body rises up ... A smile ... It's not my son."

MATROSE plays the audience as if it were nothing with a café-show based on the classic story of Herman Heijermans, about saving yourself at the expense of others when the emergency is highest, when the storm approaches, when the water continues to rise.

About Kniertje who forced her two last living sons to sail the raw sea.

About ship owner Bos who puts those same sons on a rotting ship.

About a village community that supports each other in the most difficult times.
To your knees in the salt water, Kniertje on the terrace and a herring in your beer!

MATROSE consists of Manon Gate, Marieke Braaksma and Jordy Roeten. Theatremakers in the public space with a love for old stories. Earlier this year they won a podium at the Café Theater Festival (CTF) in Utrecht with this performance

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 20:00-20:30 #4 Grand-café Halewijn (Hof 14) Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 25 22:00-22:30 #4 Grand-café Halewijn (Hof 14) Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 14:00-14:30 #4 Grand-café Halewijn (Hof 14) Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 16:00-16:30 #4 Grand-café Halewijn (Hof 14) Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 19:00-19:30 #4 Grand-café Halewijn (Hof 14) Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 21:00-21:30 #4 Grand-café Halewijn (Hof 14) Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 14:00-14:30 #4 Grand-café Halewijn (Hof 14) Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 16:00-16:30 #4 Grand-café Halewijn (Hof 14) Free - decide what you pay after the show

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monumentalise (DE/IS)

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World premiere | Discipline: street theatre | Duration: 180 min | Language: EN/DE | Age: ALL

monumentalise (DE/IS) monumentalise

monumentalise

The project monumentalise investigates the relation to monuments in public spaces. Do we even notice the monuments around us anymore? We are rebuilding Amersfoort's memorial’s and monuments from all around the world to question our relationship to monuments. The living statues can be ‘performed’ anytime and anywhere. Come an monumentalise with us!

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 20:00-22:00 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 14:00-17:00 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 19:00-22:00 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 14:00-17:00 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Paul van der Maat (NL)

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Discipline: | Duration: 25 min | Language: - | Age: AL

Paul van der Maat (NL) Plus haut, encore plus haut

Paul van der Maat
© Megin Zondervan

A man alone in an attic with a suitcase mountain. Each suitcase is a new opportunity, a new story. With these suitcases he wants to reach the height, reach the sky and make the most beautiful handstand possible. On his own, he doesn’t succeed. With the help of the public he will try to achieve his goal.

As a child, all over the world. Paul van der Maat climbed and balanced on anything he could. At the age of 10 he started taking climbing and balancing seriously at Circus Nevermind. Skateways and downhill tracks were his favorite places.

Now he investigates how far you can push your body and to what point you can keep your balance without touching the ground.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 19:45-20:10 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 14:00-14:25 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 16:30-17:00 #13 Appelmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 19:45-20:10 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 14:00-14:25 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 15:45-16:10 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Pile en face (NL/NO/DE/FR)

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World premiere | Discipline: circus theatre | Duration: 45 min | Language: - | Age: 8+

Pile en face (NL/NO/DE/FR) The sum of what we do

Pile en face
© Megin Zondervan

High up on a pile of puzzle pieces, five artists are making a beautiful mix of unpredictable dance and circus. A creative quest of a young company. Acrobatics, dance, hand-to-hand and object manipulation.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 20:00-20:45 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 17:00-17:45 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 20:00-20:45 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 16:15-17:00 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Shiva Grings (DE)

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Discipline: street arts | Duration: 45 min | Language: - | Age: All

Shiva Grings (DE) Trash

Shiva Grings

Trash is a joyful look at the world and the lengths to which we will go to survive in it. With an infectious naivety, it plays with the themes of garbage and poverty. The show, set in the charming world of the silent clown, creates a restaurant on the street, served by a waiter with drinks taken directly from the audience and a gentleman dressed purely from other people’s clothing!

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 21:30-22:15 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 15:30-16:15 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 21:30-22:15 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Spoffin Amuses (INT)

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Discipline: tasting of the festival | Duration: 150 min | Language: NL/EN | Age: 12+

Spoffin Amuses (INT) Presentatie: Jörgen Raymann

Spoffin Amuses
© Jörgen Raymann

Get a taste of the festival! The festive opening night of Spoffin. On the menu short clips of the shows to be seen the next three days on the streets and other locations in Amersfoort. Among others (with a proviso): street theatre with Shiva Grings (DE); circus theatre by Compañia Hotel iocandi (CAT) and Company Ici’bas (CH); dance by Aina & Arias (CAT) and MAN || CO (NL); world class foot juggling by Ariane&Roxane (FR), rhythmic craziness from De Mobiele Eenheid and hi-speed storytelling theatre from Matrose (NL).

Entrance includes a drink during the break.

When Where Admission
Thursday, August 24 20:15-23:00 #17 Theater Flint € 18,00 - tickets: theater Flint

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Tom & Ayla (NL)

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Discipline: circustheater | Duration: 25 min | Language: NL/EN | Age: ALL

Tom & Ayla (NL) We are not a couple

Tom & Ayla
© Jim Klinkhamer

Acrobatic dance theater on the road to success and the recognizable unequalities you encounter. Tom and Ayla express themselves best in circus. Confidence, strength, concentration, fear, mistakes, patience, connection and responsibility. Just like in a relationship.

After the show, the two often get asked the question 'Are you a couple?' and if they deny it, the question is 'Why not?'. They’re a man and a woman who work physically and bond together and act with similar rules and expectations, just like in a relationship, but does that mean they have to be a couple?

We are not a couple is based on these questions exploring relationships, expectations and clichés.

Voor ons is het interessant om het proces van het maken en samenwerken te benadrukken. De oneffenheden zijn voor velen herkenbaar en die willen we in het daglicht zetten. De problemen die je samen tegenkomt onderweg naar succes kunnen confronterend zijn, maar er kan ook om gelachen worden.
De weg naar succes en alle oneffenheden om daar te komen zullen gepresenteerd worden in een acrobatisch-dans-theater.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 18:15-18:40 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Friday, August 25 21:30-21:55 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 14:30-14:55 #13 Appelmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show
Saturday, August 26 21:30-21:55 #6 Plantsoen West Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 14:00-14:25 #3 Hof Free - decide what you pay after the show
Sunday, August 27 16:00-16:25 #1 Lieve Vrouwekerkhof Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Twins (NL)

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Discipline: Music | Duration: 45 min | Language: | Age:

Twins (NL) Concert

Twins

Melancholic and with layers: that is how Tim Thomassen and Ilse van Puijenbroek describe their music. The duo is not new in the music scene. Previously, they already won an award as members of the indie rockband Drunk Soda. Under the name TWINS, Thomassen and Van Puijenbroek have started a new band (live expanded to five). Subtle sparkling dreampop that works nicely towards a climax.

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 23:00-23:45 #12 Groenmarkt Free - decide what you pay after the show

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Xavier Bobés (CAT)

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Dutch premiere | Discipline: theater | Duration: 90 min | Language: - | Age: 16+

Xavier Bobés (CAT) Things Easily Forgotten

Xavier Bobés
© Álvaro Prats

Witness a brief history of late 20th-century Spain at a séance of visual theatre. Five people take their place around a small table in an intimate setting. A sequence of close-up sensory experiences invokes old memories and invents new ones. Through sights and sounds, objects and photos, a story unfolds, exploring memory and identity. Like a magician, Xavier Bobés manipulates both past and future.

It's not allowed to make pictures and/or film/video during this performance!

Catalan artist Xavier Bobès has been creating unusual visual theatre since 2003. His work has been performed all over the world. ‘Few artists have the ability to conjure visual imagery in such a rich and powerful way. An amazing and brilliant show that penetrates the strange worlds of memory, imagination and childhood’ (Proscenium & Recomana magazine) ‘Xavier Bobés is a magician manipulating time itself’ (Putxinelli magazine)

When Where Admission
Friday, August 25 16:30-18:00 #19 Dieventoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Friday, August 25 21:00-22:30 #19 Dieventoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Saturday, August 26 11:00-12:30 #19 Dieventoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Saturday, August 26 16:30-18:00 #19 Dieventoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Saturday, August 26 21:00-22:30 #19 Dieventoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Sunday, August 27 11:00-12:30 #19 Dieventoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Sunday, August 27 16:30-18:00 #19 Dieventoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk
Sunday, August 27 21:00-22:30 #19 Dieventoren € 10,00 - tickets: Krtjs.nl and festivaldesk

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