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Current Performances

Blood Kiss

A co-production by AYA and KNPV theatre collective from Switzerland.

A bloodcurdling, moving and hilarious horror show with dance, music, theatre and life-sized puppets, about the love between a boy and a vampire girl and how they shake up established stereotypes. 

Blood Kiss tells the story of two lost souls, two true outsiders. An introvert, shy boy that is being terribly bullied and a 200-year-old vampire in the body of a girl, meet each other at a local kids’ hangout. Shut out, they find support in each other and the boy falls in love. The girl teaches the boy that he needs to defend himself, the boy accepts the girl as she is. But how do you do this if you have never learnt to stand up for yourself and if, as a vampire, you need to get blood daily?

The show is inspired by the 2008 Swedish film Let the right one in, based on the debut novel of John Ajvide Lindqvist. The film won several international film awards. The piece is performed by two actors, five puppets, a singer and three dancers. The boy is played by a puppet, the girl by a dancer. The combination of text, puppets, song and dance provide a vast rage of theatrical possibilities. A beautiful fantasy world is created with ample space for bizarre and comical horror.

Choreography and direction: Wies Bloemen & Dirk Vittinghoff
Dancers: Laila el Bazi, Kathrin Gramelsberger, Constantin Trommlitz
Actors: Philippe Nauer, Priska Praxmarer
Set and light: Erik van Raalte
Costumes: Marina van der Heiden
Creation puppets: Priska Praxmarer
Bookings: Frontaal Theaterbureau / Mirjam Nebbeling / tel: +31 (0)20 6929603 / mirjam@frontaal.com


The uprising will come

In a rollercoaster of exciting dance and theatrical scenes the dancers, actors and musicians of AYA and DOX investigate what the concepts protest, resistance and revolt mean to them nowadays.

In our commercial world everything is about money. While multinationals get richer and richer, the army of poor wretches is growing. Why does nobody revolt against this? In every youngster there is a revolutionary, but what are they willing to fight for? Is everybody on his own or is there something to fight for together?

Dance your dreams in the world. The past you have, the future you have to make.

Co-production: Danstheater AYA and DOX
Concept, choreography and direction: Wies Bloemen en Victor Mentink
Concept and advice: Hildegard Draaijer
With: Abdelhadi Baaddi, Laila el Bazi, Jagoda Bobrowska, Sjaan Flikweert, Deion Holwijn, Liam McCall, Lotte Rischen, Dionne Bakker, Melvin Aroma, Frankly Joe Maulany. 
Tour period: January – March 2019
Bookings: Frontaal Theaterbureau / Mirjam Nebbeling / tel: +31 (0)20 6929603 / mirjam@frontaal.com


The Golden Hill Hotel in Ghana is a treasure. Sumptuous beds, a luxurious swimming pool and beautiful view of Fort Elmina. For millions of people, this fort represented their last memories of Africa. Between 1637 and 1814 the Dutch West-India Company shipped around thirty thousand slaves from the dungeons of Fort Elmina, destined for America and Suriname.

Starting point are the personal experiences of the dancers, actors and musicians The Dutch colonial past is difficult to digest. We cling to the image of the Netherlands as the best-behaved boy in the class. As open and tolerant as we are… Can we discuss that past without choking on shame and guilt? Yes! As long as you to dare to keep your eyes open. ‘Black Memories’ invites you to take this step. Starting point are the experiences of five dancers, four musicians and two actors. The eleven of them set off together. ‘Black Memories’ is about the wealth of cultures in our country. But also, about the discomfort that’s darker than a tin of shoe polish on the 5th of December. A powerful show about power, freedom and skin colour. With the beating heart of African, Caribbean and Western music and the energy of contemporary urban culture.

Concept: Herman van Baar, Wies Bloemen, Alida Dors
Direction and choreography :
Wies Bloemen, Alida Dors in collaboration with the dancers
Music composition:
Floris van der Vlugt
Dance and acting:
Aisa Winter, Christine Amagove Karani, Anna Lindaya, Djinti Sullivan, Jason Winter, Perry Gits, Jacob de Groot                              Music: Vernon Chatlein (percussion), Jasper Goedman (percussion), Rory Ronde (guitar, vocals), Floris van der Vlugt (saxophone, vocals) (percussion), Jasper Goedman (percussion), Rory Ronde (guitar, vocals), Floris van der Vlugt (saxophone, vocals) 
Tour period:
mid-March to end of May 2019
Frontaal Theaterbureau / Mirjam Nebbeling / tel: +31 (0)20 6929603 / mirjam@frontaal.com

A rich show with urban dance, theatre and live music in a co-production with Tafel van Vijf music theatre and BackBone by Alida Dors

AYA under the skin (12+)

A solo performance in the class room.
During a lesson hour a dancer performs a solo performance of 25 minutes. The solo is based on a personal story of the dancer in which emotions are not hidden away. After that he/she tells about his dance career. How do you become a dancer? What skills do you need? How does a dancer earn a living? At the end of the hour the dancer teaches the pupils a short choreography.

Choreography: Wies Bloemen
Dance: Sjaan Flikweert, Kathrin Gramelsberger, Regilio Sedoc, Gwensley Paula
Tour period: available on request
Bookings: Frontaal Theaterbureau / Mirjam Nebbeling / tel: +31 (0)20 6929603 / mirjam@frontaal.com