Nueva Manteca will release its thirteenth album in January 2022. It is called ART and is both a tribute to the legendary group Art Blakey & The Messengers and an ode to the group’s founder, Jan Laurens Hartong. It is exactly in that spirit that Nueva Manteca’s album ART was created. Famous pieces from the various famous line-ups of Art Blakey & The Messengers are arranged by the band.
The Ben van den Dungen Quartet pays tribute to the legendary saxophonist John Coltrane and his music, one of the most influential saxophonists of all time. He gained fame during his time with Miles Davis and his solo projects were a smash hit. The LPs ‘Blue Trane’ and ‘Giant Steps’ amazed friend and foe alike and were classics from the very beginning!
Podium De Nieuwe Kamer presents young jazz composers from The Hague and surroundings. For this occasion, a top orchestra will be specially assembled with the greatest new talents in jazz music of this moment. The orchestra is conducted by Ben van den Dungen.
In Grand Ladies of Swing, the audience is transported to New York’s most famous nightclub, ‘The Cotton Club’. The show takes you back in time and enchants you with the most beautiful music and the most wonderful stories about these iconic women of jazz history. The hits of this era will be performed by American singer Deborah Carter and the Round Midnight Orchestra.
Prior to Easter, Musica Extrema will tour the country with a special programme: their own version of the greatest classical masterpiece of Western Europe, the Matthäus Passion. Especially for this unique project, the group will be reinforced by two big names: the fantastic singer SHARON KIPS (known from X Factor) and the renowned actor Peter Faber.
A virtuoso conversation between two dancers, a unique view of Johann Sebastian Bach, about letting go but not wanting to be let go. His partitas and inventions are seen by many as the pearls of his inexhaustible oeuvre and are the focus of this performance. The three musicians of the Música Extrema ensemble and dancers Monik and Dante Dominguez dared to take Bach’s partitas and inventions as their point of departure and, in so doing, tread their own artistic path.
MISSA is a new musical performance in 11 parts about the origin of Holland. The music is a combination of classical music, jazz and world music. MISSA tells the story about the Dutch people’s fight against water, the creation of the cities in Holland with its much-discussed counts, Jacoba of Bavaria, the Hook and Cod Wars and the terrible natural disaster of the Sint-Elisabethflood.
Every region, country and time has its own song. And what do all those songs of life have in common? They tell about love or the ordinary things of life. It is a song with a smile and a tear. A song with the great well-known themes that occupy people. Daily happiness and daily misery that are sung about with heart and soul, with special guest Joke Bruijs.
In collaboration with Musica Extrema, Internationaal Danstheater presents a new dance programme, Tin Pan Alley. In the big cities during the Roaring Twenties, and particularly in New York, musical life erupted in all its fury. Hundreds if not thousands of composers and musicians were composing new melodies, songs and tunes day in, day out, which changed the rest of the American and eventually European music industry permanently.
With Club Vaudeville, Musica Extrema takes you back to the cinematic thirties. There, where after the First World War, jazz, folklore and classical music mingle virtuoso with variety and entertainment. Club Vaudeville is a whirlwind of French, German and American songs, that takes you into a sense of the past.
The International Dance Theatre and Tango Extremo presented the new show Tango/Mania in 2017. In this double bill, the International Dance Theatre, accompanied by Tango Extremo, moved from Argentine tango to music and dance from the Black Sea region. Six leading dancers of the company, including Michael Sastrowitomo (winner 2016 Aanmoedigingsprijs Dansersfonds ’79 and winner Danspubliekprijs 2015), brought unique choreographies by Neel Verdoorn and the Romanian Corneliu Ganea to life.