dance theatre for children 5+ | Netherlands
Playtime is fun yet serious at the same time. Once you are totally immersed, anything can happen. Flying on the wings of their imagination, two girls and a boy embark on a standoff: because when there are three of you, who plays with whom? From among the rolling eggs, the shuffling old woman and the flying cow, a game of friendship, loneliness, and solidarity emerges.
The performance is part of the main joint programme of three festivals: Summer Puppet Pier festival (Maribor Puppet theatre), Contemporary Dance Platform (Plesna izba Maribor), and Performa Festival of Contemporary Performance Arts (Youth Cultural Centre Maribor). The hosting of the performance in Maribor is supported by The Performing Arts Fund NL.
Choreographed by: Jack Timmermans
Performed by: Orlando Mardenborough, Tessa Wouters, Wiktoria Czakon
Set design: Bert Vogels
Music: Timothy van der Holst
Costume design: Joost van Wijmen
Light design: Pink Steenvoorden – Einstein Design
Jack Timmermans & de Stilte
With Jack Timmermans as its founding father and acting mentor, de Stilte now focuses entirely on developing performances and educational activities for children, both in schools and in theatres. Its mission – that children deserve to get in contact with the art form of dance at its highest level – brings the company worldwide. For years, de Stilte has been the most internationally travelled company of the Netherlands.
Finishing his studies at the Dance Academy Brabant, Jack Timmermans started teaching at the Mikojel Academy in Sittard in 1979. In 1987 he obtained a fulltime position at the Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg. After gaining valuable hands-on experience in creating Timmermans decided to reduce his work as a teacher and expand his activities as a freelance choreographer. This marks the beginning of his company, de Stilte, in 1994.