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Theatre News - Brecht TingelTangel

by Editorial Staff in Media & entertainment , 18 juni 2011

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Experience the atmosphere of Berlin in the twenties and thirties with a dash of now! Be surprised with the actuality of Bertolt Brecht’s repertoire, his contemporaries and modern fellow thinkers.

In the autumn of 2010 Annette Hildebrand and Kees van Zantwijk organized a very successful three-week festival with the title “Brecht im Licht” (Brecht in the Spotlight). In the “Brecht TingelTangel” the audience was introduced to many artists and the rich diversity of the Brecht repertoire. The TingelTangel turned out to be a golden formula.

By popular demand three extra Brecht TingelTangels are programmed outside the Brecht im Licht Festival.
It was Marlene Dietrich who persuaded the audience in the movie “Der Blaue Engel” (The Blue Angel) to throw their coins on to a metal tray (hence the name TingelTangel) with her legendary “Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss...” (I Am From Head To Toe), in the Roode Bioscoop Überdiva Dolly Bellefleur will pull out all registers to revive this tradition.

With stinging sarcasm, tongue in cheek raps, and cheeky humor La Bellefleur will show the way in the dark Brecht universe, in which top criminals have lunch with the chief of police and the banker, where gangsters become the most powerful politicians of the country and the saintly Johanna of the Slaughterhouse battles against the crisis, loses her faith and learns in the end that “rain will always falls from above.”

No one will be able to withstand Brecht so De Roode Bioscoop will glow with warmth. His lyrics are politically engaged and deal with human and social relationships. Brecht’s typical interwar world is more familiar than we might expect. Herr Peachum suggests to privatize homeless shelters and Johanna should never have taken a mortgage with the DSB Bank!

Aside from Dolly Bellefleur, who will also sing a few Brecht songs TingelTangel will feature:
Hilde Hildebrand & Kees van Zantwijk have charged many a stage in Holland with their irreverent and eclectic Nostalgic Theater. They present, as they characterize it, Brecht-like-Brecht-never-meant-it.
Mieke Giga Stemerdink & Jan Robijns: La Stemerdink has been singing rock, jazz and pop for years but has also always had a great love for the German repertoire.

La Sirène & Jan Robijns: Wilma Bakker alias La Sirène played in various theater, film and musical productions like “Die Drei Groschen Oper,” “Les Miserables” and “Sunset Boulevard.” Since 1995 she performs with the name La Sirène. For this TingelTangel she’s focused on the standard but still very refreshing Brecht repertoire, together with pianist Jan Robijns.

Date: June 21, 8.30-10.30 p.m. De Roode Bioscoop, 7 Haarlemmerplein, Amsterdam, entrance: € 15.00.

For more info and booking: 020-6388785 or
Photo made by Martin Pluimers



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