Talented choreographers, dancers and actors will present a solo or monologue in ‘Solo’s at the Sea’. The Hague-based dance company De Dutch Don’t Dance Division (DeDDDD) is organising another edition of this mini festival at beach pavilion De Fuut from 17 May to 8 June.
Solo’s at the Sea. Photo: Menno van der Meer
A dancer or actor must have a strong personality in order to perform a good solo. A performance at De Fuut means there’s is no backdrop apart from the ever changing view of the sea, sky and dunes.
This year the theme of the ‘sea’ will ensure the most diverse kinds of solos possible. In addition to classical music, chansons and live music by singer Veronique Sodano, you will also hear Sicilian and Greek music in which the sea plays just as important a role.
The concept behind ‘Solo’s at the Sea’ was initiated by artistic leaders Thom Stuart and Rinus Sprong in 2008 for the first time and is now part of the annual programme of De Dutch Don’t Dance Division. Some of the solo performances already exist, while others are specially created for this annual performance. On some evenings actors and musicians also take part in the performance.
During a 3-course meal the audience will enjoy an ever-changing and intimate programme. Thanks to the relaxed atmosphere at beach pavilion De Fuut, it will be a very ‘light’ performance. A bit of Dutch may be spoken.
‘Every dance for more than one dancer is a story, but a solo is a statement.’ – George Balanchine
More information on www.ddddd.nu.
17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 and 31
June: 1, 2, 7 and 8
‘Solo’s at the Sea’ will be performed by De Dutch Don’t Dance Division at beach pavilion De Fuut on the Zuiderstrand (Strandslag 10) in The Hague. Take Tram 12 to the Markenseplein stop.
The performances open with a welcome at 18.30 hrs. and dinner begins at 19.00 hrs. Tickets cost € 39.50 including dinner and can be reserved in advance by sending an email to email@example.com or by phoning tel. 070 354 90 74.
More information about the beach restaurant at www.defuut.nl.