The History of My Stiffness

The History of My Stiffness is a performance about the Dutch inability to move supplely. Is it our ingrained Calvinism, the freezing cold, our shame and the clay landscape that determine the way in which we dance? Our landscape is parcelled out; maybe our bodies are ‘cheesed out’? Are we born rigidly, or brought up rigidly?

Together with 10 stiff compatriots, Marleen Scholten and Walter Bart will try to get to the bottom of their national character. We’ll let loose!! But then again not.

By and with

  • Walter Bart
  • Marleen Scholten

Advice

  • Ann Van Den Broek

Set and light design

  • Maarten van Otterdijk

Music

  • Bo Koek

Costume design

  • Lotte Goos
  • Vita Mees

Dramaturg

  • Tobias Kokkelmans

Coach volunteers

  • Lesja Sondorp

Publicity

  • Nicole Bettonviel

Producer

  • Linda Visser
  • Vera Menheere

Technical coordination

  • Siemen van der Werf

Technician

  • Jasper Kop
  • Peter Zwikker

Producer

  • Wunderbaum

Co-producer

  • Theater Rotterdam

With the support of

  • Imagine 2020
  • Stichting DOEN

Photo

  • Jan Dirk van der Burg

Past dates

  • November 2018

    23

    Theater aan het Spui
    Den Haag

  • November 2018

    22

    Frascati
    Amsterdam

  • November 2018

    21

    Frascati
    Amsterdam

  • November 2018

    20

    Frascati
    Amsterdam

  • November 2018

    03

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena (Duitsland)

  • November 2018

    02

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena (Duitsland)

  • November 2018

    01

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena (Duitsland)

  • June 2018

    12

    De Harmonie
    Leeuwarden

  • June 2018

    08

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie William Boothlaan 8

  • June 2018

    07

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie William Boothlaan 8

  • June 2018

    06

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie William Boothlaan 8

  • June 2018

    03

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie Schouwburgplein 25

  • June 2018

    02

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie Schouwburgplein 25

  • May 2018

    26

    SPRING Performing Arts Festival
    Utrecht

  • May 2018

    25

    SPRING Performing Arts Festival
    Utrecht

  • May 2018

    24

    SPRING Performing Arts Festival
    Utrecht

  • April 2018

    22

    Fusebox Festival
    Austin (Texas, USA)

  • April 2018

    20

    Fusebox Festival
    Austin (Texas, USA)

  • April 2018

    20

    Fusebox Festival
    Austin (Texas, USA)

Reviews

“Cheerful clog dance by Wunderbaum.”
Ron Rijghard (NRC)

“Hilarious research on clog-bearing human species.”
Camille Creyghton (Theaterkrant)

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