LE BAL (2019)

  • Le Bal (2019)


With ‘Le Bal’ (working title), the Jakop Ahlbom Company makes a new and large-scale performance, which offers a cross-section of how we lived together in the past 100 years. Ahlbom creates a dance hall in which people come together, looking for love, company, bustle. They dance, flirt, argue and get bored.

During the performance we see the time pass. Ahlbom got his inspiration for the performance from, among other things, the film ‘Le Bal’ by Ettore Scola. This special spectacle will be performed in its own distinctive and visual-physical style, with a mix of mime, dance, slapstick, special effects and alienating, enchanting and poetic elements. ‘Le Bal’ is musically supported with well-known world hits, performed live by the band Alamo Race Track.

The often wordless, visual and physical representations of Jakop Ahlbom conquer the world stage and appeal to all kinds of audiences, from connoisseurs to new audiences, from old to young, from large to small and everything in between.

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Direction: Jakop Ahlbom
Cast: Sue-Ann Bel, Jonathan Brito, Nhung Dam, Luc van Esch, Yannick Greweldinger, Silke Hundertmark, Sofieke de Kater, Gwen Langenberg, Steyn de Leeuwe, Reinier Schimmel, Bodine Sutorius
Musical direction: Leonard Lucieer
Live music: Alamo Race Track with Jelte van Andel, Thomas van den Berg, Leonard Lucieer, Ralph Mulder
Dramaturgy: Judith Wendel
Lighting design: Yuri Schreuders
Design: Jakop Ahlbom with cooperation of Douwe Hibma (special effects)
Costume design: Esmée Thomassen
Costume dresser: Kyra Wessel
Make-up and hair: Nienke Algra
Building stage design: Brandwacht en Meijer & Douwe Hibma
Vocal coach: Mo Marcus
Dance trainers: Lex Bruinsma, Kristine Galiher, Thomas Krikken
Technical coordinator: Tom Vollebregt
Technicians: Allard Vonk, Michel van der Weijden
Tour management and production: Sarah-Faye van der Ploeg
Marketing and publicity: Janko Duinker, Danae Bos
Education: Laura Liefting
Photography brochure and poster: Léon Hendrickx
Performance photography: Sanne Peper
Design brochure and poster: Studio MiNSK
Date of premiere: 22 March 2019
Business direction and international sales: Marc Pil T: +31 (0)20 8950651, E: marc@jakopahlbom.nl
Special thanks to: Judith Hazeleger, Michiel Nannen, Thomas van Ouwerkerk