Theater Na de Dam

On the evening of Remembrance Day NL (Dodenherdenking) at 9 pm, theatre makers and artists throughout the Netherlands are committed to creating awareness and to remember and reflect on the soldiers and civilians who died during during World War II. During the tenth edition of Theater Na de Dam, more than a hundred performances will be played simultaneously, each relating in their own way to World War II.

Photograph: ©Altin Kaftira

Photograph: ©Altin Kaftira

About ‘De Dans Ontsprongen’:

Alongside a thought provoking team of artists I will be creating an evening theatre piece based on the story of holocaust survivor, Edith Eger, the ‘ballerina of Auschwitz’, who as a sixteen year old had to dance for the ‘angel of death’ Josef Mengele. This performance explores the relationship between perpetrator and victim, bringing their stories into the present- lest we forget.


Rehearsal image by Altin Kaftira

Rehearsal image by Altin Kaftira

Text and direction: Gerardjan Rijnders

Choreography & mise en scene: Peter Leung

Music direction: Wim Selles

Performers: Igone de Jongh & Pierre Bokma

Musicians: Trio Bruinsma.Baas.Verhage / Geneviève Verhage - cello, Jeffrey Bruinsma - violin, Reinier Baas - guitar.

Dramaturgy: Jaïr Stranders & Bo Tarenskeen

Productie: Inger Stam en Karsten Stouten

Based on an idea by Jolanda van den Berg