Tour, Various theatres
Exciting music theatre for the little ones (2+)
What would butterflies in your stomach sound like? And what would happen if they slowly moved up your throat and out of your mouth, fluttered around and then, passed through the violin, before creeping into the marimba? This season, Kriebel, the highly-acclaimed show for preschoolers, returns to stages in the Netherlands and beyond.
Stage direction Caecilia Thunnissen
Choreography Milena Sidorova
Set design Tessa Verbei
Costumes Merel van Marken Lichtenbelt
Lighting design Tiedo Wilschut
Dramaturgy Erin Coppens
Voice and violin Tiemo Wang
Percussion and dance Vitaly Medvedev
Dance and voice Lana Renfrum
Coproduction with Oorkaan and Philharmonie Luxembourg
But then, Tiemo Wang takes out his violin and starts playing. At once, everyone is enchanted. In the thirty minutes that followed, people laughed, looked in amazement at the stylised movements and most of all, listened.
The children's audience, as well as their elders, watched breathlessly.
It's a good development that The Dutch National Opera is not just adding education on the side as before, but with performances like this one and later this season (...) they are opening their doors wide. Even for crying toddlers.
For the children, the best moment came after the applause: they were allowed to express their own emotions on a number of instruments with sticks. Real kriebel.