2019 - 2020
ANTWERPEN (B)
première B
Sat, Jan 25, 2020
DE Studio
15h00
ANTWERPEN (B) Sun, Jan 26, 2020
DE Studio
15h00
ANTWERPEN (B) Mon, Jan 27, 2020
DE Studio
10h00 S*
ANTWERPEN (B) Mon, Jan 27, 2020
DE Studio
13h30 S*
ROTTERDAM (NL)
première NL
Sat, Feb 1, 2020
TR Schouwburg
21h00
ROTTERDAM (NL) Sun, Feb 2, 2020
TR Schouwburg
16h00
GENK (B) Wed, Feb 5, 2020
C-Mine
10h00 S*
GENK (B) Wed, Feb 5, 2020
C-Mine
20h15
GENK (B)
optie
Thu, Feb 6, 2020
C-Mine
10h00 S*
GENK (B)
optie
Thu, Feb 6, 2020
C-Mine
13h30 S*
ANTWERPEN (B) Fri, Feb 7, 2020
cc Luchtbal
14h00 S*
DEINZE (B) Wed, Feb 12, 2020
Leietheater
10h45 S*
DEINZE (B) Wed, Feb 12, 2020
Leietheater
20h00
HEIST O/D BERG (B) Mon, Feb 17, 2020
cc Zwaneberg
14h00 S*
HEIST O/D BERG (B) Tue, Feb 18, 2020
cc Zwaneberg
10h00 S*
HEIST O/D BERG (B) Tue, Feb 18, 2020
cc Zwaneberg
13h30 S*
TILBURG (NL) Thu, Feb 20, 2020
De Nieuwe Vorst
16h30
TILBURG (NL) Thu, Feb 20, 2020
De Nieuwe Vorst
20h30
KORTRIJK (B) Mon, Feb 24, 2020
Schouwburg
16h00
AMSTERDAM (NL) Wed, Feb 26, 2020
de Brakke Grond
20h30
AMSTERDAM (NL) Thu, Feb 27, 2020
de Brakke Grond
20h30
DEN HAAG (NL) Fri, Feb 28, 2020
Theater a/h Spui
14h00
DEN HAAG (NL) Fri, Feb 28, 2020
Theater a/h Spui
19h30
GENT (B) Mon, Mar 2, 2020
Kopergietery
14h00 S*
UTRECHT (NL) Sat, Mar 28, 2020
Theater Kikker
15h00
UTRECHT (NL) Sat, Mar 28, 2020
Theater Kikker
20h00
* S = for schools

Animal

 

A cat jumping not on but into a trash can.
A dog joining its owner in song.
A headbanging parakeet.
A butterfly faking its own death.
A gorilla recognizing itself in the mirror.
A crocodile saving a deer from drowning.
A monkey carefully petting a bird.

Animal is a theater piece about animals that look like people, and people who look like animals. Animal is about eager ants, funny flamingos, smart pigs, and working people. About how we interact with animals, and how they interact with us, and how that changes when we get older.

Animal will be a deep but also lighthearted and funny theater piece, balancing between performance, concert and documentary.
On stage, two actors, two animals and a musician will play with YouTube videos of animals making mistakes. They will interpret and experiment, act out situations and wonder about the future.

Animal is inspired by (among others) the work of the Dutch biologist Frans de Waal, who has tried to explain human behavior by analyzing animal behavior - and the other way around.

Animal is about the beauty in the mistake, about the primal power of searching for new possibilities, about the relationship between man and animal, and the connection to our own nature.

Animal is a performance piece for all ages (8 and up), young and old, and can be seen as a family performance, evening performance, or school performance.


Judith de Joode (°1988) graduated in 2010 at the Toneelacademie Maastricht (NL). She is part of the Flemish-Dutch theater Collective BOG., together with Lisa Verbelen, Benjamin Moen and Sanne Vanderbruggen. Aside from her work there, Judith has performed with NNT in Groningen, Laika, hetpaleis and De NWE Tijd. Together with Tom Struyf she has made Afdak at Grand Theatre in Groningen. Aside from her part in Animal, Judith can also be seen in two new BOG. creations this year.


William Bakker (°1979) studied piano and composition at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and the Conservatory of Rotterdam. During and after his studies, he composed for and played with several bands, and worked as a musician and composer on a number of musical theater productions with Het Nationale Theater, NTjong, Het Zuidelijk Toneel, Toneelgroep Oostpool and Wunderbaum. Aside from his part in Animal, William can be seen and heard in the marathon performance of Trojan Wars by Het Nationale Theater.