A theatrical color explosion with more than 35 performers on stage
The three top performing arts companies in the east of the Netherlands are joining forces once again. Oostpool, Introdans and Phion, Orchestra of Gelderland & Overijssel together with Musis & Stadstheater Arnhem, present a grand and hallucinatory theatre spectacle: Midsummer Night’s Dream. The famous Shakespeare classic in a completely new production.
The romantic comedy Midsummer Night’s Dream is set in 1600s Athens, where life is all about being productive. Sleeping has been banned for 30 years. In search of freedom and intimacy, four young lovers try to escape this rule imposed by older generations and flee into the woods. Here, they fall asleep for the first time. Surrounded by mythical forest creatures and a group of actors, they surrender to the intoxicating forces of imagination, life and love.
Playtime: 26 may - 28 may
At Midsummer Night’s Dream, the audience can count on more than 35 performers on stage: actors from Toneelgroep Oostpool, dancers from Introdans and musicians from Phion, Orchestra of Gelderland & Overijssel. Together they present a topical Shakespeare full of colour, exuberance and humour.
Let yourself be seduced by a unique meeting of three disciplines: under the direction of Daria Bukvić, with the musical direction in the hands of Joris Nassenstein and choreography by Regina van Berkel, Midsummer Night’s Dream will be an unforgettable evening for young and old.
“In these strange times, we long for celebration and physical contact and that is exactly what Midsummer Night’s Dream brings: an orgasmic explosion of color and exuberance. Together we celebrate the power and pleasure of love, touch, art and imagination.”
Daria Bukvic, director
“I work from the foundation that Daria lays. This is still under development. In my own pieces I always come up with a common thread in advance. I like to be surprised and inspired here. It is still a surprise to all of us where we will end up.”
Regina van Berkel, choreographer
“Music will be much more than just supporting the narration. It could also have a narrative role itself, in which music could sometimes take the place of text. This is completely different for musicians from what they are used to.”
Joris Nassenstein, musical director
Midsummer Night’s Dream is powered by
Duration: 105 minutes without a break
Age recommendation: 15+
The performance has a stroboscopic effect
In addition to the regular partners of Introdans, Midsummer Night’s Dream was made possible by Fonds Podiumkunsten, Nightwatch, Peter van Son Interieurobjecten and Bömer Engineering Services.