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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Concept and direction: Jakop Ahlbom
Cast: 12 actors
Music: Alamo Race Track
Première datum: 22 March 2019
Management and sales: Marc Pil T: +31 (0)20 8950651, E: marc@jakopahlbom.nl