Cambuyón is een fraai vormgegeven high energy show met tapdans, body percussion, hip-hop, drumming en zang met zeven fantastische performers uit Tenerife en Barcelona. Theatraal, spectaculair en komisch laten ze zien en laten zien en horen hoe ritmes wereldwijd elkaar beïnvloed hebben vanwege de voortdurende migraties en culturele invloeden over en weer. Cambuyón reist als een schip verschillende havens over de hele wereld af. De taal is een mengeling van realisme en symboliek.
Cambuyón, is een woord dat ontstond op de Canarische eilanden toen Engelse handelsschepen in de VOC-tijd de eilanden aandeden op hun routes over de wereld: Come, and buy on.
Na showcases in Tenerife en Madrid was Edinbrugh de eerste stop. Inmiddels wordt de show wereldwijd geboekt: van New York tot Macao, en van de Seychellen tot Singapore.
Cast: Néstor Busquets, Raúl Cabrera, Jep Meléndez, Berta Pons, Clara Pons, Jonathan Rodríguez, Rubén Sánchez
Director: Carlos Belda
Artistic Directors: Jep Meléndez, Carlos Belda
Sound Design: Ubaldo Páres
The show is gecoproduceerd door Auditorio de Tenerife (Tenerife Opera House) en het Teatro L’Estruch de Sabadell (Barcelona).
Jan van den Berg
Higgs , stand-up physics
A performance by Jan van den Berg ‘Before Higgs, symmetry and boredom. After Higgs, variety, excitement and laughter.’ The show was a big success at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. ‘A mind-expanding tribute to Peter Higgs’ (The Scotsman) ‘A storytelling session of genius’ (Broadway Baby) ‘The power of a show delivered simply but with utter conviction cannot be understated. Likeable and charming, Jan van den Berg manages to capture the significance, enormity and relevance of his subject in an easily accessible way.’ (Edinburgh Spotlight) Higgs is a lecture performance about the many year’s hunt for a particle known as Higgs. A theatrical voyage of discovery with exclusive background stories, unique film footage and live discussions with experts. For seven whole years, Jan van den Berg kept a close track on the hunt for the legendary Higgs particle. As a theatre maker and filmmaker, and also as a person versed in the arts. A man of the arts in the wondrous world of physics! Van den Berg descended many times into CERN’s underground particle accelerator and asked dozens of Higgs hunters about their passion for the hunt – the hunt for that one needle in a million haystacks. A ‘needle’ which is often called the God particle. But why, actually? Van den Berg also became acquainted with Peter Higgs in person. The man after whom the particle is named. An extremely amiable man, it turned out, when he interviewed him for his documentary. A bond of friendship grew between the British scientist and the Dutch artist. On 30 June 2012, they were enjoying lunch together somewhere in Sicily when the telephone rang. Somebody from CERN was on the line: “I think we have it.” Would Professor Higgs please come to Geneva as soon as possible. Van den Berg immediately started editing the final version of his documentary film and then… creating his lecture performance. Jan van den Berg juggles with facts and fiction about the Mini Big Bang and tells about the comedy & tragedy of his subatomic love affair with The Higgs.
Tekst and performance: Jan van den Berg; design: Hannie van den Bergh; direction: Dirk Groeneveld
De Jongens/The Boys
A show from the Boys can’t be compared to anything currently in theatres. the Boys use hardcore slapstick with a complete disregard for human life. Luckily it’s their own life they’re risking. The visitors of international location specific festivals — like Oerol in the Netherlands, Strassentheater Detmold in Germany and Feta in Poland — know them by now. However, the Boys also want to exploit their talents inside the theater, a welcome and much needed addition to what theatre has to offer. People do already laugh in the theater, but rarely do people fall out of their seats laughing, nor do they feel the childish thrill of a roller coaster ride coming out of the foyer.
After years of separation, four old friends come together for a dinner reunion. One by one they enter a soberly decorated space, inhabited by no more than a long table with four chairs. Behind the table, on sees a wall with two doors. Uncomfortably they explore their old relationships to see if they are still the same. As the evening progresses, the reunion leads to a strange confrontation: a full frontal collision between the four men in which their friendship is tested once again.
The men retrieve painful memories and bring the past back to life. Clumsily, they try to break the ice. A bad first sexual experience is brought up with all the nasty details, shaming one of the men. A game of truth or dare leads to a near death experience as vengeance is taken for old offences.
Slowly the stage transforms into a battlefield. Even the audience is no longer safe as the four men in their hubris jump off the stage to tear down the rest of the theater. In a storm of inimitable stunts, absurd logic, surreal images and brutal humor the four men find each other again.
The Boys are known for their raw performances full of absurd slapstick and visual effects. With few words and a lot of action, they use dangerous stunts and absurd slapstick to show how far people go in their efforts to survive, to keep themselves afloat and attempt to communicate with the rest of mankind. Humor, surprise, danger and energy, are the pillars on which the Boys create their shows.
Concept and performance: Jan- Joost Alberts , Mats Boswijk , Taco van Dijk , Maarten Smit; Coaching : Peter de Jong.