With burlesque lightness and sardonic pleasure, Cabaret Deconstruit offers an entirely unique view of the world around us in which one thing is clear: things cannot go on like this! With music, song, dance and spoken word, the performance shows what a livable future can look like.
LeineRoebana presents pompous entertainment in these dark days. Well-chosen movements, voiced words, vocals and sonorous sounds cast their brittle rhythms over the problems of our time. Prompted by the fools stirring their instruments and putting their bodies and souls at the service of art, the stories tell themselves.
Run time 65 minutes
Language language no problem
25 minutes before the start of the performance, LeineRoebana invites the audience to meet dancers, musicians and choreographers for a special on-stage introduction.
Cabaret Deconstruit is a burlesque performance with song, dance and spoken word. Choreographers Andrea Leine and Harijono Roebana join forces with lyricist Erik Bindervoet and composer Dyane Donck. Erik Bindervoet, together with Robbert-Jan Henkes award-winning translator from James Joyce to songs by the Beatles, previously collaborated with LeineRoebana on the critically acclaimed performances LIGHT and SOLAS.
Composer Dyane Donck is known for her multidisciplinary projects combining classical music, visual art and electronics. For Cabaret Deconstruit, she creates a groovy pop sound with cinematic sounds, noises, voices and acoustic instruments.
Dansersfonds honours choreographic duo LeineRoebana
Choreographers Andrea Leine and Harijono Roebana will receive this year's Merit Award from Stichting Dansersfonds '79.
From the jury: "The two have remained impressively true to their first starting point: intuitively creating associative performances in which 'physical thinking', veracity and the autonomous power of dance are paramount. In doing so, they explicitly choose to combine dance with live music, resulting in a series of impressive performances."
LeineRoebana, the dance company of choreographers Andrea Leine and Harijono Roebana, fulfils through its unique, idiosyncratic dance language and working methods a place of its own in the Dutch and international dance world. The company is known for its exciting physical dance idiom and the central role of live performed music in its work. LeineRoebana's productions surprise with extraordinary interweaving of contemporary dance, text, design and the most diverse musical timbres. In the choreographies, artists from different cultures disciplines and backgrounds meet and relate to the world around us. This is how they connected in their successful productions GhostTrack and LIGHT contemporary dance with gamelan music and musicians from Indonesia.
Music has an equal place in the work. Together, music and dance form one whole. One breath. A change in dance affects music and vice versa. A musical thought continues into movement. A dance theme becomes music. In the layered productions of the company, both dancers and musicians move. LeineRoebana has worked with composers such as Tan Dun, Iwan Gunawan and Kate Moore and musicians such as violinist Liza Ferschtman, guitarist Wiek Hijmans and singer Elisabeth Hetherington. Besides productions for the theatre, LeineRoebana creates performances at special locations such as LOST INTIMACY #1 and #2 in a former industrial building, Het Klooster Breda or site-specific performances among the greenery at music festivals Wonderfeel and Oerol.
In the press
Theaterkrant (critic's choice)
'As a spectator, you experience Cabaret Deconstruit like a dream.'
'Big asset is composer Dyane Donck's four-piece band with a great clash of classical, electronica and pop. Flanked by mezzo-soprano Els Mondelaers, it switches effortlessly from hushed cello sounds to a raucous punk outburst.'
'Cabaret Deconstruit is certainly whimsical, daring too, and strangely comforting at times through sudden references to a terrifying, political reality that you would hope was just a nightmare full of dancing words.'
BN De Stem
'A rapid succession of acts, in which celebration and ruin go hand in hand.'
concept and choreography Andrea Leine, Harijono Roebana
composition Dyane Donck
dancers Kris Mohammed Adem, Andrea Pisano, Timon De Ridder, Aika Goto, Benedita Crispiniano, Emma Bogerd, Michael Jahoda, and others
musicians Talitha van der Spek, Robbert van Hulzen, Jacqueline Hamelink, Els Mondelaers
text Erik Bindervoet
lighting design Jeroen Smith
Cabaret Deconstruit is a production by LeineRoebana in co-production with Dyane Donck Company.