Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium
Music, dance and theatre for all
Forget Spiderman. The mythical spider Anansi will be taking over in the coming season. Dutch National Opera and Dutch National Ballet are joining forces to create a new, exciting music theatre production about this amazing creature who has travelled halfway round the world. Renowned opera stars, musicians from various genres, ballet dancers and dancers from the hip hop scene come together to tell a fascinating story which combines different cultures, sounds and movement styles in an innovative way.
PLEASE NOTE: you need a valid QR code from the coronavirus entry pass to visit this performance.
Libretto Maarten van Hinte
Composition Neo Muyanga
Stage direction Kenza Koutchoukali
Conductor Lochlan Brown
Set and costume designs Dieuweke van Reij
Lighting design Wijnand van der Horst
Choreography Shailesh Bahoran
Dramaturgy Maarten van Hinte, Wout van Tongeren and Naomi Teekens
Sound design Nina Kraszewska
Anansi Zwakele Tshabalala
Makuba Katia Ledoux
Tigri the Tiger Agris Hartmanis
Snake the Serpent Martin Mkhize**
Sista Leopard Carla Nahadi Babelegoto
Princess Vixen Claron McFadden
Hornets Leonie van Rheden and Makudu Senaoana
Luca Abdel-Nour*, Katherine Bamford*, Lily Carbone*, Mila Caviglia*, Joley Groeizaam, Lauren Hunter*, Nicola Jones*, Patrick Karijowidjojo, Isaac Mueller*, Gregory Myles*, Catarina Pires*, Gabriel Rajah*, Marchano Sarijoen, Guillermo Torrijos*, Arjuna Vermeulen, Louisella Vogt*, Lucinda Wessels, Sven de Wilde* en Koyo Yamamoto*.
* member of the Junior Company of Dutch National Ballet
Orchestra Het Balletorkest (The Ballet Orchestra)
Percussionist Carlo Hoop
DJ Abstract – Gestow Power
** Dutch National Opera Studio alumnus
Coproduced and commissioned by Dutch National Opera and Dutch National Ballet, in collaboration with Cape Town Opera
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Free online programme booklet
Click on the link below and receive the free online programme booklet before the premiere. The booklet contains beautiful images and everything you need to know about the music and cast!
Dutch Ballet Orchestra
Since its inception in 1965, the orchestra has been proud to accompany its partners, Dutch National Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater. The working method is unique in the Netherlands.