Alongside a thought provoking team of artists I created 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.
Text and direction: Gerardjan Rijnders
Co-direction & Choreography: 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.
Assistant direction and based on an idea by Jolanda van den Berg
Dramaturgy: Jaïr Stranders & Bo Tarenskeen
Productie: Inger Stam en Karsten Stouten