On the evening of Remembrance Day NL (Dodenherdenking) on May 4 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.
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 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
Choreography: Peter Leung
Music Direction: Wim Selles
Dancer: Igone de Jongh
Actor: Pierre Bokma
Dramaturgy: Jaïr Stranders en Bo Tarenskeen
Productino: Inger Stam en Karsten Stouten
After and idea by Jolanda van den Berg