All Strangers on Stage performances

Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018: Strangers on Stage 

International theater program in Leeuwarden, European capital of culture 2018 

2018 won’t get more versatile than Strangers on Stage. Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie brings top theatre from all over the world to Leeuwarden this year. The productions are sharp and confronting, magical and inspiring, grand, bombastic, small and intimate. Strangers on Stage is a collaboration between Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie, Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 and the Nederlands Theater Festival.
 
It must be clear that de Harmonie is very proud of this special program. Strangers on Stage embodies international quality for young and old, for Frisians, Dutch people and Europeans. This is Cultural Capital at its best. This is Destination Harmonie.

Slava’s Snowshow | The best clowns in the world Who wants to leave De Harmonie beaming with pleasure should take their whole family to the world-famous Slava’s Snowshow which is finally coming back to The Netherlands. Even those who do not like clowns will be charmed by this extraordinary clownery, embedded in an unforgettable snowy spectacle. The show will playfully and literally enter the auditorium and its finally will suck everyone into an enormous snowstorm.

The Snowshow is a universal and timeless theatre spectacle that will put a spell on anyone and will excite the fantasies of millions of people in hundreds of cities from dozens of countries. The spontaneity, energy and magic has certainly not ceased during all these years.   

No language spoken 

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Mungo Park | Travels in the Interior of Africa

Travels in the Interior of Africa is rip-roaring entertainment and a salutary story. Reaching into Europe’s colonial past and pulling it into the 21st century, director Martin Lyngbo has created a Hollywood epic on an empty stage to create a tragi-comedy of the Enlightenment.

 In 1795 and 1805, Park led two action-packed expeditions to West Africa to chart the River Niger and investigate tales of vast gold wealth. His epic journeys on foot took him through present-day Gambia, Senegal and Mali. He was the first European to reach Timbuktu. Constantly encountering the unknown, he was met with both kindness and barbarity, but it was the barbarity he eventually met within himself which proved to be his undoing.

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Friese Dans Dagen Several workshops and masterclasses | Presentation at the main stage in the lounge | Dance market | Dance café: interviews and meet & greet with makers | The 4x8 festival dance
 
Shows
Thursday 4 October
Bloedbanden /in collaboration with Nederlandse Dansdagen | € 15,-
Jens van Daele – NachtHexen I: Jeanne | € 17,50

Friday 5 October
Nederlands Dans Theater – Saisonnier | € 32,50 
LES BALLETS C de la B – Monkey Mind | € 22,50 
Jens van Daele – NachtHexen II: La Parisienne, pre-premiere | € 17,50   

Sat 6 October 
Huang Yi Studio & Nederlands Kamerkoor – Under the horizon | € 27,50 
Sprookje zonder Beperking | € 10,- 
LES BALLETS C de la B – Monkey Mind | € 22,50   

Sun 8 October 
The Ruggeds – Adrenaline | € 20,- 

Ockham’s Razor Circus | Tipping PointOckham's Razor return with their new show Tipping Point, winner of the Total Theatre & Jacksons Lane Circus Award at Edinburgh Festival 2016. Tipping Point is set in the round with the audience drawn in close to the action. The five performers are enclosed within the circle of the stage, transforming simple metal poles into a rich landscape of images. Together they face a series of challenges as poles are balanced on fingertips, hung from the roof, swung, lashed, climbed up and clung to, the action veering from catastrophe to mastery.

Tipping Point features a multi-layered surround sound musical landscape especially composed by Adem Ilhan & Quinta who have previously worked with Philip Selway of Radiohead, Hot Chip and Bat For Lashes.

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DON’T WORRY BE YONCÉ – XS Edition
Diva, queen, sex bomb, mother, businesswoman, wife, feminist - #FLAWLESS. No, Beyoncé won’t show her booty in Leeuwarden tonight. We do offer you a course on how to become Queen B yourself. Let Us Upgrade U: DON’T WORRY BE YONCÉ (XS) is a step-by-step course to become Queen B, suitable for both beginners and advanced guests. Liberté, egalité, Be Yoncé!
 
(4 stars)
“A contagious lecture performance […] that knows how to dig deep into women’s imigary, sexism and the almost religious status celebrities are given.” – Volkskrant
When we cried confetti | MAN || CO
In between a tangle of garlands, under a sky of disco balls and right in the middle of a pile confetti, life just has to be festive.
 
They want to be asked to dance. They want to slow dance at an appropriate distance. They want to seduce and to be witnessed. The first blown out candles, the confessions of love, the last dance.
  When we cried confetti is a rollercoaster from party to party. A celebration of the life in which the fear to be forgotten threatens to predominate. 

De Gendermonologen | MACABRE
To find beauty in that which cannot be seen. To show the dark side of conventional beauty. De Gendermonologen by Macabre navigates the world between man and woman. A transformance about gender as a flexible concept. How masculine or feminine are you, anyway?

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Lilith the Jungle Girl | Sisters Grimm When a wild girl is captured in the rainforests of Borneo, all of Holland is set abuzz. The year is 1861, and pioneering neuroscientist Charles Penworth is called upon to raise the child from the pit of her animal nature. But who, indeed, is the real savage? An explosively messy mash-up of satire, slime and queer rage, Australian queer theatre-makers Sisters Grimm take you deep into a thorny political jungle – somewhere between The Elephant Man and Pretty Woman.

“This is the kind of theatre we are not familiar with in The Netherlands. The performance is grotesquely and narratively played. Being performed by Australians, the relation between Australia and the Aboriginals is an important factor. The play fits somewhere between a comedy and a thriller.” – Jeffrey Meulman, programmer Strangers on Stage

Performed in English | Age limit: 16 years and up

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