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Below you find most of our tourdates. Is your date already taken? Please contact us for the possibilities. 

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Here are some of the festivals and events we played for a quick reference. 

 

 

About US

STILTLIF StreeTTheater PLASTIC not so FANTASICStreettheater for impressive and intimate moments in the public space

 

STILTLIFE StreeTTheater creates professional streettheater for public events. We love spectacular, monumental images and therefore work often, but not exclusively, with stilts. Another way to make impressive images is with LIGHT. Costumes with a cutting edge LED technology are our specialty. Take a look at our different productions here.

And why do we work with these spectacular images and technology?

 

It is about the openness and sense of wonder we know from our children. And the magic that can be found in life. We are convinced that through the experience we create with our acts, we can give you a moment of happiness. By wondering we want to remind you that these unexpected moments of happiness exist. Not far away, but very close. You can discover them yourself everywhere, and we give a little help. Those moments give you new impulses, they are full of energy. Unforgettable moments for you and your audience. Click here for some short videos of our productions

But how does that really work?

 

We make real contact and tempt you to go on a little trip with us. And as with all travelers, when you return, you will view the world from a slightly different perspective. We do this not only with our amazing costumes but also through our humor, theatrical insight, passion and perseverance. With more than 30 years of experience in theater, we take the bottom line to give you a unique moment. This is reflected not only in the reactions of our audience, but also in the recognition from the field. We received a number of prizes and awards in recent years.

Where can you meet us to experience it yourself?

 

The best is obviously to see for yourself what we mean, experience it for yourself. We play our productions almost a 100 times a year on private and public occasions at festivals and events, in the Netherlands and abroad. Streettheater for impressive and intimate moments in the public space and elsewhere.

Nothing in your area? Then you’ll have to book us! 🙂 Take a good look at our productions and take a free option here.

Annette Hildebrand is the owner, producer and the creative brain of STILTLIFE

 

Annette’s curiosity and desire for freedom is the reason for her adventurous development. She has worked together with very diverse artists and groups in the field of drama, variété and visual (outdoor) theater. Eventually, the black box turned out to be too small and the “great, wide open¨ won. Since 2012, that seems to have been the right decision . Through her spectacular experiments, she has succeeded in reaching a large and wide, international audience.

She is lucky enough to work together with a scope of wonderful and dedicated professional performers from the Netherlands and abroad.

Two beautiful dancers, passionately dancing on high stilts in fascinating, illuminated dresses made of … plastic bottles! That’s PLASTIC –not so– FANTASTIC.

Impressive performance

We live on planet Plastic! And if we didn’t know better, it would be fantastic!
Almost as fantastic as our two dancers! For they are attractive and impressive. With their aesthetic movements and dances, they invite us to touch them. Only to push us off with a quick turn. Nevertheless they sincerely want to communicate with us. This creates a fascinating game of give and take between the dancers and their audience.

PLASTIC –not so– FANTASTIC contributes to sustainability

It shows why we are so addicted to plastic. It is a passionate reminder of the plastic we deal with every day. For it is fantastic and disastrous at the same time. And it is precious. Way too precious to just carelessly throw it away.


Options

  • Duo – Dancing Duo on high stilts with choreographic movements and music.
  • Duration: 3 x 30 min or 2 x 45 min within 4 hours, break between sets at least 45 min, parade 1.5 hours

PLASTIC –not so– FANTASTIC on your event or festival?

 

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    Small addition to the subject of plastic

    Plastic is indispensable in our lives, we need it and science agrees: it will stay that way. It is a beautiful material usable in all directions.
    But what do we do with it when we are finished using it? It doesn’t break and it’s everywhere. One of the types of plastic that we can very well do without is our good old plastic bottle. Here you can make very conscious decisions.

    PLASTIC –not so- FANTASTIC was originally designed for the Seacret presentation by Dopper – The Bottle is the Message.Click here to see where else we play. 

    PLASTIC -not so- FANTASTIC

    PLASTIC -not so- FANTASTIC

    ​NARANJA – Winner Award Best Walkact

    We are very happy to have received the Freiburger Leiter during the 30th Internationale Kulturbörse Freiburg with our stilt and streetheater production NARANJA. Naranja celebrates exuberant female sensuality and its magical power.

    Fresh and fruity, sweet and juicy, slightly sour, playfully cheeky and seductively sensual. Colourfully energetic and bulging with joy, festively smelling oranges, that is Naranja!

    The orange vendor has dunned her best dress. Today she has very special oranges on offer: two of her breed “Orange de Luxe”. For centuries she worked on them and the result is accordingly: a variety of oranges of 1 m 70 cm in diameter! Who offers more?

    From the outside round and cheerful, but wait until – once sold – they open their orange peel. From the inside, this particular sort surprises with the sensuality of an oversized fruit.

    Have a bite!

    Yes, cheeky they all are, the saleswoman and her breed. They swirl over the terrain and make a celebration of everything, enchanting their audience with their contagious summery scent and looks. With Naranja, there’s no need to be afraid of bad weather!

    You want to enjoy NARANJA on your festival or event? Click here to place an option.

    NARANJA Stilt- and Streettheater – Winner Award Best Walkact

    NARANJA Stilt- and Streettheater – Winner Award Best Walkact

    !Careful! Are you looking for fun decoration for your festival site? Then it’s time to drop out now … But wait! You love surprising theater with a double layer and a good portion of comedy! In any case, you are looking for interaction and emotion for your audience. And you like it when people are put on the wrong track for a moment. Then of course you take the time to read more about DRUNK PUNCH LOVE – Comedy on stilts



    Pure comedy and a crazy production with a double layer, that is DRUNK PUNCH LOVE. Hilarious, weird, direct and very interactive. A production that challenges your audience and lovingly holds up a mirror to them. Just like life itself. Sometimes very ugly and yet so beautiful! What you do is surrender to it and you experience it. Buckle-up for the ride. 

    DRUNK PUNCH LOVE – Something is not quiet right here!

    What you see is a gathering of stilt walkers in hallucinating costumes, dancing and singing through the streets. They are cheerful and charming, because they invite everyone to party. Come on join in, cheer-up and have fun!
    But wait a minute. After the first smile is put on your face, you take a closer look. All of a sudden you wonder if those stilt walkers are swinging or is it not much more like tottering? Isn’t that happy smile a little hysterical? And is that beautiful lady on those much too high stilts really with child? Something here is not quiet right…?!

    Nothing`s what it seems!

    Then you suddenly get a proposal from that beautiful lady. The next moment you are moved by an enchanting song that is sung just for you. And you will fall under the spell of an infectious wild dance on high stilts. Once again it proofs, nothing is what it seems.


    Options

    • Parade with trio on high stilts (50 cm, 100 cm, 150 cm), short dances to music and interactive performances with song and play
    • See above with 4 and 5 players

    DRUNK PUNCH LOVE at your event or festival?

    Fill in the contact form below and don’t forget to mention the date, time and place of your event.

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      DRUNK PUNCH LOVE has seen its premiere at the Hasseltse Jeneverfessten in 2019. Click here to see where we are going to play next.

      DRUNK PUNCH LOVE – Comedy on Stilts

      DRUNK PUNCH LOVE – Comedy on Stilts

      The first truly environmentally friendly and 100% green entertainment in the Netherlands

      Necessity is the Mother of Invention’ said Albert Einstein. And born of pure necessity the Re-Cyclists radiate in unexpected beauty. Their spectacular costumes are made of what we carelessly discard.

      With their infectiously swinging Recycle Song, the Re-Cyclists succeed every time in persuading children and their parents to take part in the cheerful Re-Cycle game. Whoever is the most fanatical is crowned Recycle-King, -Queen, -Prince or -Princess. Then the freshly crowned monarch takes his seat on his mobile throne and – with great amusement of the crowd- makes a victorious round over the festival grounds. The Re-Cyclists bring a lot of joy and leave your terrain cleaner than ever before. Whilst parading with their brand new king they prove with a lot of humor: recycling is fun!

      The act consists of a parade with 2 stilt walkers, 1 actor/acrobat/dancer on the ground and a movable Recycle Throne, drawn by the stilt walkers. The tour is accompanied by swinging music and harmonic vocals. The conclusion is an interactive street theater act, in which the audience under great acclaim separates the waste collected during the parade. At the end of the act the audience chooses from their midst the new Recycle King. The act takes approx. 10 min. Possible in the languages ​​Dutch, German, English, French.

      Why people like to see us at their event

      • We present a topical theme very in a contagious manner
      • We actively involve people in your event
      • We provide hilarity, play, dance and swinging music

      For options and bookings click here

       

      The RE-CYCLISTS

      The RE-CYCLISTS

      “Where there is love there is light” 

      She lights your audience, your squares and buildings. Her wafer-thin wings spread wide, she moves timelessly and almost floating, like an…. angel! With a cheerful smile, she welcomes your guests and who finds himself unexpectedly under her wings will be surprised by her loving and joyful message.

      The Angel’s dress is lit by more than ten meters of flexible LED light and is visible from afar. The light illuminates her tulle veil and wings, giving the impression that she is surrounded by glowing haze. An amazing and poetic image.

      Mail us for more info and bookings

       Why organisations like to work with us

      • The Angel gives a warm welcome to your guests and a very classy feel to every event
      • Her radiant light is visible from afar and serves as spectacular landmark for your event
      • With the surprising beauty of her elegant figure she puts a smile on everyone’s face

       The angel can be booked solo, duo or as a trio, in combination with a mobile sound system. At Christmas with Christmas repertoire.

      The Luminous Angel Walk about

      The Luminous Angel Walk about

      “There is no change from darkness to light without emotion” C.G. Jung” – Known for the Light Festivals in Amsterdam and Berlin 

      Schna₭₭ comes from Pluto and with radiant light and slapstick he conjures up laughter on every human face.


      He is terribly curious about these humans and what drives them on their earth. He watches them carefully, imitates them and tries to understand their language and some of their habits. Of course, this regularly goes wrong and provides for hilarious situations. Especially the small versions of the people, indeed the children, inspire him! And this enthusiasm is mutual. Schna₭₭ would like to take them to his stellar home! He loves to talk to them in Plutonian and children like adults thank him with a cheerful dance.

      Schna₭₭ was awarded the first performance prize at the 10th Performance in Paderborn.

      Schna₭₭, the Sparkling Giant wears a suit adorned with hundreds of LED objects controlled by a small computer in the helmet of the giant. The lights are clinging to his suit like friendly little creatures.

      A sparkling act with the WOW factor!

      Mail us for more info and to take an option

      Why organizers like to see us on their events

      • The Sparkling Giant is a very spectacular never seen before walk-act
      • It is a high-tech giant radiating enormous joy and playfulness. Young and old will be enchanted alike.
      • The Guide of Light gives a huge amount of light and can be seen from afar. Hundreds of LEDs and power LEDs provide this effect.

      Guide of Light options and bookings

      De GUIDE OF LIGHT is een creatie van STILTLIFE en Spectro Productions ism Brian Reardon, Sponsored by Dutchband

      Schna₭₭ – The Sparkling Giant

      Schna₭₭ – The Sparkling Giant

      There is no change from darkness to light without emotionC.G. Jung

      Our light family has grown. Just now she has arrived on earth: the Child of Light, our light princess from outer space. She is accompanied by her faithful guide of Light. Together they are a high-tech LED Walkact, a living light artwork and they bring us  earthlings joy and boundless astonishment.

      COL and GOL come from Pluto, and are very curious about how people live on earth. They watch us carefully, imitate us, try to learn our language and understand something of our habits. Being giant they are particularly fond of the small versions of us people. Precisely children! They’d talk to them in their own language, and children and adults do their utmost best to understand what they mean.

      COL and GOL are dunned with a suit of hundreds of LED light objects, controlled by a small computer in the helmet of the giant. The lights cling to them like friendly little creatures.Spectacular technology, but ultimately it’s all about the boundless joy that The GUIDE OF LIGHT radiates. A sparkling act with the WOW factor!

      Why organizers like to see LIGHT on their events

      • LIGHT is a very spectacular never seen before walk act
      • Two high-tech giants radiating enormous joy and playfulness. Young and old will be enchanted alike.
      • They give a huge amount of light and can be seen from afar. Hundreds of LEDs and power LEDs provide this effect.

      Take an option for LIGHT

      The press about LIGHT

      The audience award goes to the most spectacular design of the evening: a dress full of lights that exploded in an explosive light show on the catwalk. In the end, only a big red heart remains blinking. Designer Annette Hildebrand who invents Acts for Street Theater, wanted to tell a story with lights, she says. “I am very happy with the Audience Award, it’s for them I’m doing theater.”
      She also won the award in the category Techno Art: her dress is packed with (digital) technology.

      Awards::

      • Audience Award 2016 (WAAH! Wearable Art Awards Holland)
      • Award Techno-art 2016 (WAAH! Wearable Art Awards Holland)
      • Künstler des Jahres 2015
      • Finale WOW (World of Wearable Art) New Zealand 2014

      LIGHT ist eine Kreation von STILTLIFE und SPECTRO Productions in Zusammenarbeit mit Sneltech, sponsored by Dutchband

      LED walkabout Act LIGHT – luminous streettheater

      LED walkabout Act LIGHT – luminous streettheater

      And there it is! “In the news of TV Limburg our LIGHTparade on the 4th of January 2020 in the Belgium town Oudsbergen. We presented  5 of our productions at  the same time:  LIGHT, ANGELS, SNOW, NARANJA and ANGEL and DEMON!

      And who’s on the cover? Naturally, it’s Miranda Heg! With hair-raising Jos van Wees, hopping Lieke Dieltjens and ice-cold Peggy van Breugel, cheerful Suzanne Zeegers, with a lot of thanks to the fine energy of Suzanne van Rooy (!), the marvelous Sylvia Idelberger! And last but not least, as ever, the most elegant Lucie Pokorna!    Thanks also to Stef Arntz and especially to the municipality of Oudsbergen in Belgium with Jos and Hedi for the great cooperation and trust.

      May the New Year have started so sparklingly for everyone!

      LIGHT parade – Complete Parade

      LIGHT parade – Complete Parade

      “Only the human heart in conflict with itself, is worth writing about.” George R.R. Martin

      An angel and a devil show us that man is not only good and not just bad. Angels and Demons is a fire walkabout act on high stilts. He rampages through your squares and streets like a rollercoaster of emotions with dazzlingly beautiful, never-before-seen images and costumes.

      A fiery dance and a fascinating choreography of flapping wings spectacularly illuminated by hot fire. Accompanied by a threatening demon with a flamethrower. If it detonates it echoes a deep sound, you feel in your stomach. But after the shock immediately follows liberating laughter. The reaction of the audience: “Goosebumps”. – “Very beautiful and impressive.”

      More info and options

       

      Fire Walkabout Act Angel and Demon

      Fire Walkabout Act Angel and Demon
      What is winter without snow? Exactly. You don’t want to think about that. Do not despair! Our production SNOW – illuminated winter street theater – offers exactly what you need for a successful winter event.

      Take a no-obligation option on SNOW

      Gigantic Snowballs take you to the happy moments of your youth

      The cosiness of a crackling fire under a wintry sky sparkling with stars. The cheerful mood during the Christmas season. The cozy scent of orange and cinnamon, which takes us to our childhood. But the most important thing is the solidarity with family and friends when the nights are the longest.

      Photo’s: Maurice Boyer 

      SNOW or the inside of a snowball

      At first sight SNOW consists of three huge white balls. But wait until the giant snowballs come to life! First they spread an enchanting light on the square, then they begin to skip around in the best mood. They kindly invite all children to examine their inside. There they see a glittering starry sky and they are treated to the smell of oranges and cinnamon. Last but not least, the 3 balls find each other to form a huge snowman!

      And then it happens: it is snowing!

      SNOW illuminated winter street theater – Illuminations to enchant your audience

      Technically, SNOW illuminated Winter Walkact – is equipped with the most modern light effects. Synchronised  LEDs on the 3 balls and controlled by a computer worn on the back, so that the lighting scenes work beautifully, individually but also spread over the three costumes. The right technique to enchant your audience!

      SNOW sells out quickly in december, so don’t hesitate! Take an option on SNOW 

      Mobile street theater SNOW

      Intimate play on a square or parade with a trio. Two figures play on the ground on special spring shoes, a figure on high stilts. With fragrance accents, music and dance: 3 times 30 minutes or 2 times 45 minutes, parade maximum: 1.5 hours

      Walkabout SNOW

      Walkabout SNOW

      The latest production of award-winning STILTLIFE is called CARESS ME – Manticore and is corona-proof experience theater.
      It is also our most special production, because we are literally and figuratively taking a new path with it. The new path consists of a labyrinth of more than 50 meters in length, which is walked through by the participants. As with every labyrinth, there is a center here, and here resides an ancient mythical creature, half human and half animal. It has an old Persian name, and many of us don’t know what the translation of this word means; Manticore!

      Not a childlike theater but an adult experience between art, fairytale and reality.

      Seen from the outside, it looks like a Bedouin tent is flirting with a circus-chapiteau with a guard who seems to have stepped out of a David Lynch film. When the door has been opened after a cleansing ritual, you enter a narrow corridor: the beginning of the labyrinth. After every turn you take you expect to have reached the middle, but that middle is waiting to be reached. The soundtrack of passionate Persian music and jungle sounds complete your journey. And eventually you reach the enclosure of the mythical Manticore.

      Manticore (old Persian for Man-eater)

      With these kind of semi-creatures you always have to be careful, but our Manticore is still young and playful, with an incredibly soft coat and he wants nothing more than to be stroked. But is that allowed? During STROKE ME you come face to face with something strange that has the potential to be terrifying, but also the potential to become a sweet and sociable friend. The choice is yours!

      You enter the labyrinth alone (children go together under the supervision of an adult) and the encounter with the Manticore will be different for everyone and a very personal experience.
      The labyrinth is an ancient human symbol that represents an inner journey and self-exploration. In the middle you will experience something, after which you continue your way and come out AGAIN changed.

      Some reactions from our audience

      “It’s so nice to experience something so surprising in times of Corona.”
      “I imagined myself in a David Lynch movie.”
      “I was so curious, I had to know what’s inside!”
      “Totally unexpected.”
      “I was so scared! But it also very cool. ”
      “You have to be brave, you have to be nice and then it will set you free.” (A child of approx. 10 years old)
      “Can I? Do I want? May I? Lots of questions. But then you let go and understand that anything is allowed. ”

       

      Great, I want to take a date! 


      CARESS ME for institutions 

      This performance is particularly suitable for playing for institutions for, for example, multiple handicapped people. Firstly, they can walk the labyrinth at their own pace together with a guide. They can also independently design the contact with the Manticore. The journey through the labyrinth is exciting for them, and the physical contact, the touch, the stroking is experienced by the clients as pleasant and joyful.

      Recommendation from Michel van Tongeren, coordinator Leisure and Volunteers of Het Raamwerk

      When I heard about the plans, I was immediately surprised and convinced that it would suit the people we provide care to. They experience the world in a way that fits this surprise.
      Not a childlike theater but an adult experience between art, fairytale and reality. Somewhat comparable to the borders on which many people with intellectual disabilities also live.

      The construction takes you into the imagination that there is something exciting to experience. The entrance is tempting with such a beautiful pretty woman who invites you, but actually lures you in. The route through the labyrinth is getting more and more exciting because of the length and the sounds you hear.

      A special animal is waiting in the center that you have to do something with: petting, pawing, get scared or simply ignore. Everything happens in a matter of seconds and after that you are either in love … or shocked, disconcerted, but at the least you are an experience richer.
      It is a continuous theater that fits perfectly into the experience of people with and without an intellectual disability. Short exciting and surprising, a little rough but that contrasts well with the cuddliness of the beast.

      The production was made possible in part by a grant from the NFPK (# Balkonscènes) and is further supported by a Crowdfunding Campaign on #Voordekunst!
      In collaboration with Carolien Terlaak – Lienbags, Goetz Steinbrecher – P2R
      Performers: Lucie Pokorna, Suzanne Zeegers, Miranda Heg, Peggy van Breugel
       

      Technical Rider

      Fairly flat surface with a floor area of approx. 8 mx 8 m
      Build up 2.5 hours, take down 1 hour
      Playing time 4 x 45 min within 4 hours (possibly extra hours or 2 half-days in a row with a longer break)
      The public enters the labyrinth 1 by 1, children only accompanied by an adult

      #Coronaproof, Covid 19 measures 

      • Access control by a performer at the entrance of the Labyrinth, one adult or one household with children is allowed at a time.
      • Before entering the labyrinth, the hands of the public are disinfected.
      • The performer wears cloth gloves.
      • The labyrinth is only re-entered by the next visitor (s) when the predecessor leaves the middle section. The route inwards and outwards are also continuously separated from each other.
      • All Covid 19 measures that apply at that time are taken into account. Even now the project can be executed. The set-up and implementation options for the specific situation are discussed with each applicant.

       

      CARESS ME – Manticore corona proof experience theater at your event or festival?

      Fill in the contact form below and do not forget to mention the date, time and place of your event.

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        New production: CARESS ME – Manticore – immersive theater

        New production: CARESS ME – Manticore – immersive theater

        NARANJA – Winner Freiburger Leiter best Walkact

        NARANJA – Winner Freiburger Leiter best Walkact

        Relevant topics engaging your audience

        Relevant topics engaging your audience

        Mobile streettheater for impressive and intimate moments in the public space.

        STILTLIFE StreeTTheater creates professional street theater for public- and business events. We create spectacular, monumental images and therefore work often, but not exclusively, with stilts. Another way how we make impressive images is with LIGHT. Costumes with a cutting edge LED technology are our specialty. Take a look at our different walkacts productions here.

        And why do we work with these spectacular images and technology?

        It is about the openness and sense of wonder we know from our children. And the magic that can be found in life. We are convinced that through the experience we create with our acts, we can give you a moment of happiness. By wondering we want to remind you that these unexpected moments of happiness exist. Not far away, but very close. You can discover them yourself everywhere, and we give a little help. Those moments give you new impulses, they are full of energy. Unforgettable moments for you and your audience. Click here for some short videos of our productions

        But how does that really work?

        We make real contact and tempt you to go on a little trip with us. And as with all travelers, when you return, you will view the world from a slightly different perspective. We do this not only with our amazing costumes but also through our humor, theatrical insight, passion and perseverance. With more than 30 years of experience in theater, we take the bottom line to give you a unique moment. This is reflected not only in the reactions of our audience, but also in the recognition from the field. Here you will find a number of reactions and prizes and awards that we have received in recent years.

        Where can you meet us to experience it yourself?

        The best is obviously to see for yourself what we mean, experience it for yourself. We play our productions 70 to 80 times a year on private and public occasions, at festivals and events, in the Netherlands and abroad. Here you can find the places where we play our mobile street theater for impressive and intimate moments in the public space.

        Nothing in your area? Then you’ll have to book us! 🙂 Take a good look at our productions and take a free option here.

        STILTLIFE StreeTTheater,

        STILTLIFE StreeTTheater,

        Owner and producer, creative brain and performer

        Annette’s curiosity and desire for freedom is the reason for her adventurous development. She has worked together with very diverse artists and groups in the field of drama, variété and visual (outdoor) theater. Eventually, the black box turned out to be too small and won the “great, wide open.

        Since 2012, that seems to have been the right decision . Through her spectacular experiments, she has succeeded in reaching a large and wide, international audience.

        Annette Hildebrand

        Annette Hildebrand

        And there it is! “In the news of TV Limburg our LIGHTparade on the 4th of January 2020 in the Belgium town Oudsbergen. We presented  5 of our productions at  the same time:  LIGHT, ANGELS, SNOW, NARANJA and ANGEL and DEMON! STILTLIFE StreeTTheater LIGHT parade

        And who’s on the cover? Naturally, it’s Miranda Heg! With hair-raising Jos van Wees, hopping Lieke Dieltjens and ice-cold Peggy van Breugel, cheerful Suzanne Zeegers, with a lot of thanks to the fine energy of Suzanne van Rooy (!), the marvelous Sylvia Idelberger! And last but not least, as ever, the most elegant Lucie Pokorna!    Thanks also to Stef Arntz and especially to the municipality of Oudsbergen in Belgium with Jos and Hedi for the great cooperation and trust.

        May the New Year have started so sparklingly for everyone!

        LIGHT- and Fireparade in Belgium Oudsbergen

        LIGHT- and Fireparade in Belgium Oudsbergen

        DRUNK PUNCH LOVE – Comedy on STILTS

        DRUNK PUNCH LOVE – Comedy on STILTS

        Luminous Angels – Stilt-theater with LIGHTS

        Luminous Angels – Stilt-theater with LIGHTS

        Today in E-nspiration – A closer look at promotional festivals


        The Re-Cyclists and their audience at Springfestival Zeist

        In the past 10 days there were two promotion festivals for outdoor theater and festivals we want to take a closer look at. First: the relatively new Spring Festival – this year was the 4th edition – at Slot Zeist in the Netherlands. And second: The Winged City in Ieper in Belgium. The Spring Festival is organized by Stef Arntz / Streetwise and Slot Zeist itself. We played there this year with the Re-Cyclists. The festival in Ypres has been around for more than 15 years and is organized by CC Ieper / ACCI vzw i.s.m. VOKOR fv. We were there last year with our price-winning production NARANJA.

        Lentefestival Zeist

        In Zeist they were lucky again this year. With 18 to 20 degrees it was nice and warm and according to the organization you were able to watch 20 premieres, 50 shows and 100 artists. All that between 12:00 and 17:00 pm. See the program here. With 8,500 visitors, it was incredibly busy. A compact festival where you were able to get a good impression of the Dutch street- and festival-theater, as well as some variety-acts and acts from abroad. If you are a booker you could register as a VIP and you received a special treatment with an opening show accessible only for invited guests. According to the organisation, 450 people made use of this opportunity – customers with friends and family.

        The Winged City of Ypres

        Very different so in Ypres this year. It was ice cold during the two-day festival. People who persisted and followed the program spread throughout the city were completely frozen at the end of the day. But don’t worry, in the evening you could warm up at the bar in CC Perron till the small hours. While the (theater) groups come from far and wide – even from the US – to make a shot at playing during The Winged City, it sometimes seems that all revolves around the bar. There you will find a who is who of the Dutch and Belgian Festivals. As someone said: It is a bit like the New Year’s drink for the “scene”, the start of the season. Buckle-up, throw yourself in the crowd and go for social networking! And don’t forget your hiking boots during the day.

        And the conclusion is….

        The Winged City is a special festival with a huge attraction for artists and programmers, but also take a look at Zeist. There you can see beautiful street theater and entertainment laid back in just one afternoon.

        E-nspiration – A closer look at promotion festivals – Re-Cyclists spring opening

        E-nspiration – A closer look at promotion festivals – Re-Cyclists spring opening

        I’m a romantic
        I feel torn
        I feel displaced

        Those feelings I investigate
        by creating intimate moments,

        in which I dissolve the boundary between performer and audience
        wherever possible

        so as to create a familiar atmosphere in the moment
        to cancel for a momnet

        the feeling of being torn and displaced

        In the public space, I make the personal, universal.

        STILTLIFE StreeTTheater – Small Manifesto

        STILTLIFE StreeTTheater  – Small Manifesto

        It’s Always Summer with Naranja

        Fresh and fruity, sweet and juicy, slightly sour, playfully cheeky and seductively sensual. Colourfully energetic and bulging with joy, festively smelling summery oranges, that is in one … er … word: Naranja!

        The orange vendor has dunned her best dress. Today she has very special oranges on offer: two of her breed “Orange de Luxe”. For centuries she worked on it and the result is accordingly: a variety of oranges of 1 m 70 cm in diameter! Who offers more?

        From the outside round and cheerful, but wait until – once sold – they open their orange peel. From the inside, this particular sort surprises with the sensuality of an oversized fruit.

        Have a bite!

        Yes, cheeky they all are, the saleswoman and her breed. They swirl over the terrain and make a celebration of everything, enchanting their audience with their contagious summery scent and looks. With Naranja, there’s no need to be afraid of bad weather!

        NEW – NARANJA stilt-theater

        NEW – NARANJA stilt-theater

        SNOW – Winter Walkact with LED LIGHTS

        SNOW – Winter Walkact with LED LIGHTS

         


        Spectacular hightech Walkact with a big hart

        Spectacular hightech Walkact with a big hart

         

         

        Beauty and Cutting Edge Technology – Spectacular LED Walkabout

        Beauty and Cutting Edge Technology – Spectacular LED Walkabout

        Prometheus, 8 and 9 April, 21.00 uur, Pitch 4/25

        Prometheus, 8 and 9 April, 21.00 uur, Pitch 4/25

        “Only the human heart in conflict with itself, is worth writing about.” George R.R. Martin

        Do you remember Prometheus? Exactly, that’s the Greek hero that stole the fire from the Gods and gave it to mankind. Fire, the technological revolution that made man human. But the fire has its own will and Prometheus has to learn to control it before humanity can rejoice.

        The fire and pyro show Prometheus describes what happens before Prometheus brings the fire to men. By the use of modern effects, costumes and technical possibilities we look deep into the heart of man. What we see is the classic struggle between good and evil – but with a surprising twist. Prometheus outsmarted the gods and brought fire to men. But like any technological innovation, fire has it’s life-giving and destructive sides. It’s up to Prometheus to master them both, a hellish struggle…

        Reaction of the audience to the premiere at the Brückensensationen 2015 in Germany: “Goosebumps”.

        The poetic and spectacular fire show Prometheus is about 20 minutes long and is suitable for a wide audience with medium-sized numbers.

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        Why Festivals like to work with us

        • Prometheus is a spectacular fire- and pyro-show of about 20 minutes, very suitable as highlight, opening or closure of your event
        • A visual and emotional story – language no problem – that touches your audience
        • Safety first! We only work with the best pyro-technicians, with years of experience of internationally working with festivals

         

        NEW Prometheus Fire Walk With Me Fire & Pyro Performance

        NEW Prometheus Fire Walk With Me  Fire & Pyro Performance

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