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A cross-cultural exploration of empathy, in collaboration with Slagwerk Den Haag and Senegalese musician Pape Seck.

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Islands of Empathy (in a sea of chaos)

In our latest performance, we’re putting the idea of empathy at the center and explore how it can be the driving force in the way we live together.

Dutch culture constantly teaches us to be the best version of ourselves; individual and independent. Unlike countless other cultures where the emphasis is actually on the collective and much less on personal development. But what if your community turns so close-knit, that the gap with any outsiders only widens?

“Even without leadership, society finds a way to organize itself. Empathy is an important human tool in the effort to design a positive new system. In Islands of Empathy we look for the link between empathy and chaos.” – Roni Haver, artistic leader Club Guy & Roni

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Islands of Empathy: The Warm-up

Looking to prep yourself for the performance? Read the program book or listen to The Warm-up. In this podcast, director Guy Weizman, dancer Angela Herenda and percussionist Niels Meliefste, among others, tell you everything you need to know about ISLANDS of EMPATHY. On the way to the theater or at home before you leave; this mobile introduction is always a good idea! You can find the episode on your favorite podcast app or listen below.

Exploring empathy

ISLANDS of EMPATHY is a collaboration with Senegalese griots; storytellers who keep traditions and history alive with dance, music and poetry. In Senegal, we spoke with spiritual leaders, dancers and artists about empathy and community. These intercultural conversations form the blueprint for our next performance.

In Senegal, we made the mini-documentary ‘The Art of.. Empathy’, in which we give an insight into the rich cultural mix of Senegal, the birthplace of our inspiration, and the artistic magic behind the creation process.

watch ‘the art of..’ 

The combination of live beats by Slagwerk Den Haag and musician Pape Seck and the signature explosive energy of Club Guy & Roni’s ensemble makes for an overwhelming dance performance.

The Human Odyssey

Islands of Empathy (in a Sea of Chaos) is part of our Human Odyssey, in which, from a cross-cultural perspective and in collaboration with an international dance company, we investigate different human feelings (love, fear, happiness, empathy).

Islands of Empathy = Club Guy & Roni + Slagwerk Den Haag

Credits

Concept and choreography Roni Haver, Guy Weizman
Cast dancers: Camilo Chapela, Angela Herenda, Sofiko Nachkebiya, Adam Peterson, Igor Podsiadly, Awa Seck, Eliana Stragapede, Jésula Toussaint Visser mucisians: Pape Seck, Niels Meliefste (Slagwerk Den Haag)
Composition THYS
Light design Maarten van Rossem
Dramaturgy Friederike Schubert

 

Bold dramatic line contrasts beautifully with abstract movement in percussion and dance spectacle

Parool

The Club Guy & Roni dancers can do it all

Dagblad van het Noorden

Empathy is a danced diagnosis of our fragmented society. And in the process, the dozen generously scatter infectious energy.

de Volkskrant

Fun choreography with ferocious swings and swinging limbs, sometimes a kind of snapped version of classical.

NRC

credits

Guy Weizman

Choreografie

Roni Haver

Choreografie

Awa Seck

Choreografie

Thys

Componist

Maarten van Rossem

Lichtontwerp

Friederike Schubert

Dramaturgie

Rosie Reith

Regieassistent

Tania Ballve

Kostuum ontwerp

tourlist

Jan
Fri 26 Jan 20:15
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Theater De Veste Delft
Thu 25 Jan 20:00
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Kunstmin Dordrecht
Wed 24 Jan 20:00
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Stadsschouwburg Haarlem
Tue 23 Jan 20:15
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Flint Amersfoort
Fri 19 Jan 20:00
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Islands of Empathy

Parkstad Limburg Theaters Kerkrade
Thu 18 Jan 20:00
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Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Tue 16 Jan 20:30
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Theater aan de Parade Den Bosch
Sat 13 Jan 20:15
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SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Fri 12 Jan 20:15
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SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Wed 10 Jan 20:15
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Koninklijke Schouwburg Den Haag
Tue 9 Jan 20:15
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Islands of Empathy

Koninklijke Schouwburg Den Haag
Dec
Thu 21 Dec 20:30
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Islands of Empathy

Chassé Theater Breda
Wed 20 Dec 20:15
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Islands of Empathy

De Maaspoort Venlo
Tue 19 Dec 20:15
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Islands of Empathy

Theater De Lievekamp Oss
Wed 13 Dec 20:00
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Zwolse Theaters - De Spiegel
Fri 8 Dec 20:00
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Schouwburg De Lawei Drachten
Thu 7 Dec 20:15
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Kunstlinie Almere
Wed 6 Dec 20:15
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Leidse Schouwburg
Nov
Thu 30 Nov 20:00
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Atlas Theater Emmen
Wed 29 Nov 20:30
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Islands of Empathy

Parktheater Eindhoven
Sat 25 Nov 20:30
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Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
Fri 24 Nov 20:30
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Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
Wed 22 Nov 20:00
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Wilminktheater Enschede
Tue 21 Nov 20:00
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Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen
Sat 18 Nov 20:00
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Schouwburg,Theater Rotterdam
Fri 17 Nov 20:15
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Islands of Empathy

TAQA Theater De Vest Alkmaar
Wed 15 Nov 20:30
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Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie Leeuwarden
Tue 14 Nov 20:15
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Islands of Empathy

Schouwburg Concertzaal Tilburg
Sat 11 Nov 20:15
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SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Fri 10 Nov 20:15
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Islands of Empathy

SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Oct
Sat 14 Oct 20:15
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Islands of Empathy premiere

SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Fri 13 Oct 20:15
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Island of Empathy try-out

SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Thu 12 Oct 20:15
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Islands of Empathy try-out

SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Sep
Mon 4 Sep 20:15
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Islands of Empathy public rehearsal

SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen

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