The Ben van den Dungen Quartet brings a tribute to the legendary saxophonist John Coltrane and his music, one of the most influential saxophonists of all time. He gained fame during his period with Miles Davis and his solo projects struck like a bomb. The LP’s ‘Blue Trane’ and ‘Giant Steps’ amazed friend and foe and were classics from the beginning!
A virtuoso conversation between two dancers, a quirky 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 central to this performance. The three musicians of the ensemble Música Extrema and dancers Monik and Dante Dominguez dared to take Bach’s partitas and inventions as their point of departure and thus take 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 of the fight against the water of the Dutch people, the origin of the cities in Holland with its much discussed tombs, Jacoba van Beieren, the Hoekse and Kabeljauw quarrels and the terrible natural disaster the Sint-Elisabeth Flood.
Every region, country and time has its own song of life. And what do all these life songs have in common? They tell about love or about the ordinary things in life. It’s a song with a smile and a tear. A song with the great familiar themes that occupy people. Daily happiness and daily misery sung 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 especially in New York musical life was bursting at the seams. Hundreds if not thousands of composers and musicians composed 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, after the First World War, jazz, folklore and classical music blend virtuoso with variety and entertainment. Club Vaudeville is a whirlwind, of French, German and American songs, that takes you into a feeling of the past.
Prior to Easter , Musica Extrema will tour the country with a special programme: its own version of the greatest classical masterpiece of Western Europe, the Matthew Passion. Especially for this unique project, the group will be joined by two big names, namely the fantastic singer SHARON KIPS (known from X Factor) and renowned actor Peter Faber.
The International Dance Theatre and Tango Extremo presented the new performance Tango/Mania in 2017. In this double bill the International Dance Theatre, accompanied by Tango Extremo, moved from the Argentine tango to music and dance from the Black Sea region. Six of the company’s leading dancers, including Michael Sastrowitomo (winner of the 2016 Aanmoedigingsprijs Dansersfonds ’79 and winner of the Danspublieksprijs 2015), brought unique choreographies by Neel Verdoorn and the Romanian Corneliu Ganea to life.