The LaLaLab is a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary collaborative production.
Artists from the Netherlands and India each with a different background and
discipline will create a new collaborative performance together.
TeaTime Company (Hannah Rogerson, Bavo De Smedt and Pieter Visser) create
performances where the borders of circus and dance disappear to create a new and
hybrid movement language. A language that shows concrete, human reactions to
abstract situations. Complex ideas are met with accessibility and charm, along with
subtle humour and strong imagery.
Kishor KC, a trained kalaripayattu artist has extensive performance experience and
has earlier collaborated with a French circus troupe on the Chinese pole.
Sjahin During is an experienced percussionist from the Netherlands with Turkish roots who
has performed in 32 countries worldwide and has been learning from masters
as far afield as Havana, Cuba to Istanbul, Turkey as well as India, Spain and
He has been sharing his knowledge and love for rhythm for the last 15 years as a
teacher at the Utrecht Conservatory. Sjahin has founded his own groups and has
performed with many known international artists.
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Sunaad Anoor masters the Kanjira, the south Indian hand drum. His mission is to
keep the instrument alive and make it popular around the world.
The artists will together create a unique new improvisation piece using movement,
strength, balance and rhythm. The improvisation will feature props and material from
Tea Time’s performance Stick-Stok, exploring the arts of Kalaripayattu and Kanjira.