with live music by Calefax

No one wants to fall. Falling makes you vulnerable. In today’s society we want progress; onward and upward, faster, more. But surely falling is part of life? Water evaporates, rises and comes back down as rain; people live and learn; they get knocked down and they get back up again. What would be left of our creativity if no one ever dared to leap into the dark? VAL is a musical ode to falling, in which we look our fears in the eye.

Who still dares to fall?

Val brings the company’s poetical genre to the big stage, accompanied by Calefax reed quintet with music by Yannis Kyriakides. Like the players, they also explore the extremes; scaling the highest heights and dropping to the deepest lows.

“Mystifying and magical”
““The accomplishments of the performers and musicians are unbelievable” ”
“Magical images, strengthened by sophisticated lighting”
—De Volkskrant


concept and directing Boukje Schweigman
scenografy Theun Mosk
music Yannis Kyriakides
dramaturgy Loes van der Pligt
performers Hidde Aans-Verkade, Erwin Dörr, Koen van der Heijden, Francesca Lazzeri, Goda Zukauskaite
Calefax musicians Jelte Althuis, Ivar Berix, Oliver Boekhoorn, Raaf Hekkema, Alban Wesly
directing assistant Anemone Oostvriesland
costumes Esmée Thomassen
sounddesign Dennis Slot
technical management Marcel Slagter, Martin Brons
production Vera Andeweg
producer Rachel Feuchtwang
production manager Puck Mathot
technical manager Jurr van Diggele
coördination press & publicity Lonneke Laurant
producing assistant Sanne Olijerhoek
Website by HOAX Amsterdam