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Nederlands Theater Festival
13 Sep '24

Herfst

Ryan Djojokarso
Herfst
13 Sep '24
Ryan Djojokarso

Herfst is a crossover in dance, (opera) singing, theater and visuals. A visually impressive performance in which farewell rituals from different cultures come together.

Festival Nederlands Theater Festival

Run time 75 minutes
Genre Dance
Language Language no problem

Selected by the official jury selection 2024


Every culture has different ways of saying goodbye to loved ones. From the slice of cake at the coffee table to an exuberant celebration of life. Rituals give direction to our grieving process. In Herfst, songs and farewell rituals from Javanese-Surinamese, Caribbean and Indonesian culture are mixed with the requiem from Western music history.

The performers conjure their fear, deny, confront infuriatingly, and long for an image beyond finality. Slowly, the inevitable is thus embraced.

Included in the official jury selection 2024.

REVIEWS

De Volkskrant

“In Herfst, Ryan Djojokarso makes the pain of death audible, visible and palpable.”

Theaterkrant

“Djojokarso creates a performance of rare quality in hedonistic-calvinistic Holland. His theatrical universe is populated by mortals, mythical ghosts, monstrosities, fantasy creatures, his design finds its inspiration from all sorts of regions without becoming explicit anywhere.”

5 - 15 September

Nederlands Theater Festival

Nederlands Theater Festival (NTF) marks the festive start of the new theatre season. For eleven days, NTF presents the finest, most impressive performances of the past season, based on the choices of seven independent juries from the Netherlands and Flanders. Thus, NTF celebrates many genres and forms of theatre: drama, cabaret, youth theatre, mime, performance and more.

The festival starts with the always talked-about lecture De Staat van het Theater and the in-depth interview The State of the World with a famous international artist. The festival concludes with a celebratory presentation of the Netherlands' most important theatre awards during The Gala of Dutch Theatre.

Credits


concept, choreography and direction Ryan Djojokarso  
with Ria Marks, Bernadeta Astari, Tiffany Vicario, Felix Feenstra, Simon Mual, Thersa Bergmann, Mireia Varón Gallofré
dramaturgy Jappe Groenendijk
artistic assistant Heleen van Gigch
set Ryan Djojokarso, Ate Jan van Kampen
set design Jaden Li
lightning design Ate Jan van Kampen
music Jorg Schellekens
vocal arrangements Bernadeta Astari, Tiffany Vicario
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production Susanne Tuny, Milou Margaroli, Kristy Ilyas
business lead Marijn Bellaard
technique Ate Jan van Kampen, Jorg Schellekens, Jaap Schledorn
marketing Sabrina Cols, Merel Wildschut
PR Pauline Ouwerkerk
video and photography Bowie Verschuuren
artwork and design Esmée Erdtsieck, Amanda Harput (foto)
promoting partner Scapino Ballet Rotterdam
thanks to Theater Zuidplein, festival O.
with support of Fonds Podiumkunsten, Fonds 21, Gemeente Rotterdam, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht, Zabawas, Vaillantfonds

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