Shake Shake Shake

Shake Shake Shake is a stirring concert that slowly derails into a dance performance. A live band of dancers and musicians sings about being stuck and shaking it out, chasing the top and hitting the bottom. One flies over the other’s instruments, and moments later they are engaged in a poetic dance duet. A rock and roll ritual, with music as a motor and inspiration as fuel.


All my days are sold, none of them are free

All my days are them, none of them are me

And if the bars of the cage that I’m banging with rage

Would at once start to fade and invite and make way

I’d be lost

– songtekst uit Shake Shake Shake


Shake Shake Shake is about feeling that you are alive, in a world in which you can hardly control where your attention is going. It’s about music, as a contagious invitation to move and shake off all misery, as in the soul, the punk and perhaps every musical movement that represented a dissenting voice. But above all, Shake Shake Shake is about finding your own, alternative direction together.

“A suggestion for health insurers: include a visit to this cheerful dance and music company in the standard health plan. It will greatly reduce the cost of antidepressants. ” – Daily paper Theaterfestival Boulevard

Shake Shake Shake will go on a festivaltour in the summer of 2019 starting at Oerol Festival June 12. The new live dance concert will premiere as a full-length theater performance on September 28, in the Paardenkathedraal theatre in our hometown Utrecht. In the past year De Dansers worked on a preliminary study under the title Shake Shake Shake first edition, at Over het IJ festival, Theater festival Boulevard, De Parade and Zwarte Cross, among others.


Made possible by:


Concept Guy Corneille, Josephine van Rheenen

Choreography Josephine van Rheenen created with the cast

LIVE music and dance Ruben van Asselt, Guy Corneille, Yoko Ono Haveman, Marie Khatib-Shahidi, Wannes De Porre, Hans Vermunt

Sound engineer Chieljan van der Hoek

Decor- and light design Kris Van Oudenhove

Costumes Roos Matla, Nicky Nina de Jong

Dramaturgy Moniek Merkx, Leo Spreksel

Production Danae Bos

Business management Miriam Gilissen

Education Sanne Wichman

Marketing and publicity Sabrina Cols, Lizzy Schreijer

Acquisition Theaterbureau Frontaal

Photography Moon Saris

Artwork 75B

Video  Bart van Pagee

With support from  Gemeente Utrecht, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Fonds 21, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

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