Marching & Breakin’ with Dominique Vleeshouwers

One night that challenges the cross-over between classical music and urban street culture. Dutch percussion virtuoso Dominique Vleeshouwers and international percussion soloist Emil Kuyumcuyan team up with Eindhoven’s renowned breakdance crew The Ruggeds and the winner of the European Championship for wind orchestras St. Michaël of Thorn. Together they create a performance where breakdance turns into ballet, a traditional Dutch wind band is transformed into a hip hop orchestra and intimate classical percussion gradually evolves into energetic beats.

Music composed by Jacob ter Veldhuis, Reich, Dorman, Pütz, Bruijn, Y’skid & Verstraten.

Mike Evers of Theatermachine created light design. More than 50 moving lights were employed to carefully balance lighting between musicians, soloists and dancers; without detracting from video projections in the background. This design was created to be fast and effective on tour, because of limited load-in time and a mixture of both theatre and concert venues.

Concept and artistic direction: Dominique Vleeshouwers
Production: Combined Creatives, Vincent van Kekerix, Marianne Rübsaam
Light design: Mike Evers – Theatermachine
Video design: Jurjen Alkema – Blauwe Uur
Technical production: Jacco Patist – Lichtwerk
Set design: Jirka Blom
Photography: Claudia Hansen