Shake Shake Shake

Shake Shake Shake is a rousing 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 jumps over the other’s instruments, and a little later they are involved in a poetic dance duet. A rock and roll ritual, with music as engine 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

– Lyrics from Shake Shake Shake

 

Shake Shake Shake is about feeling alive, in a world that leaves you hardly any control over 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.

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

The full-length theater version of Shake Shake Shake (14+) premiered on 28 September 2019 at theater De Paardenkathedraal in our hometown Utrecht, followed by a nationwide LIVE theater tour of Shake Shake Shake. A shorter version is available for festivals. In 2018 & 2019 De Dansers worked on a preliminary study under the title Shake Shake Shake first edition, at Over het IJ Festival, Theaterfestival Boulevard, De Parade, Lowlands 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 Lizzy Schreijer

Acquisition Frontaal Theaterbureau

Photography Bart Grietens, Jane Stockdale, Moon Saris

Artwork 75B

Video  Bart van Pagee

With support from  Gemeente Utrecht, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Fonds 21, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, K.F. Hein Fonds


Upcoming performances

(cancelled) Motel Mozaique Festival, Rotterdam

(cancelled) Motel Mozaique Festival, Rotterdam

(cancelled) Hoogte80, Arnhem

FestiVal der Aa, Schipborg

FestiVal der Aa, Schipborg

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