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DoelenEnsemble with choreographer Neel Verdoorn
  • Wed 11 May ’22
    Jurriaanse Zaal
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Story-telling songs and dance 

The ballad, in its first conception, was a narrative song. It is one of the oldest song genres, dealing with themes like love, death, faithfulness and infidelity. We all know ballads from different genres of music. The lyrics and narratives feed the soul. Each character plays a part in the performance, and the dancers and musicians blend together into a shared story. The music, as performed by Maarten van Veen (on piano) and Viola Cheung (on vocals), consists of ballads throughout the ages. The ballads form the musical foundation to this performance, also featuring dancers Roisin Verheul and Lorenzo Capodieci. The choreography was written by Neel Verdoorn, and the costumes were made by Asalia Khadjé. 


Elaine Radigue Islas Resonantes  | Osvlado Golijov Horse & water prelude  | Osvlado Golijov Balada Mariana | Hania Rani Esja  | Ezio Bosso Sonate nr.1 "The Roots, a tale sonata”  | Sting Angel Eyes  | Sting Deep within the corners of my mind  | Schubert Du bist die Ruh  | Guillaume de Machaut Dame, ne regardés pas B.9 
At 7.30 pm talk on the Red Sofa


DoelenEnsemble  | Maarten van Veen piano  | Viola Cheung soprano  | Roisin Verheul dance | Lorenzo Capodieci dance  | Neel Verdoorn choreo  | Asalia Khadjé costumes 

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