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“Wat een zinderende energie! Knap! & ingenieuze choreografie.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

 

“I was very engaged by all the performers and their authenticity and how all the different aspects of the performance blend into one. Layered, daring, strong and vulnerable. Beautiful. Well done!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Sophia Kinhuis

 

“On the 12th of october I saw the try out with a friend. Yesterday I went with my 17 year old daughter Who has Just started a course modern dance. We were blown away by your performance. And I felt all the emotions so strongly. I completely lost track of space and time and ws fully drawn into the performance. And the singing of Pape was mesmorising. I missed Igor, hope he is well. Compliments for Eliana for taking over. Thank you all for this powerfull and beautiful performance!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Marieke Hendriks

 

“Geweldige dansers, subliem, van begin tot eind, het meest raakte me het deel aan het eind met danser Camillo Chapela, ik zou de voorstelling het liefst morgen nog een keer zien” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Fransje Schneider

 

“So so beautiful! I cried at the end. If only Pape Seck could sing next time I feel stressed. What a beautiful voice!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rosa Kuipers

 

“An amazing performance. Both inspiring and moving. Unreal what these people can do!!!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Lina Porcelijn

 

“I loved everything about it and am too emotional right now to share more. Thank you!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Sima Kirjazowa

 

“An hour and a half of heaven on this dark day.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

 

“Wat een prachtige voorstelling in Leeuwarden. Ik was ontroerd. Dank jullie wel. Wat een uitstraling!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Henke

 

“Wonderful, powerful, hopeful and at the end warm feelings” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Jelle de Visser

 

“Beautiful voices and rhythms. Raw & comforting, strong & vulnerable. I think it has to been seen twice tot see it all.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Joske Kluvers

 

“An absolute must see full package of dance, sound and light!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Ark Deliev

 

“I found myself swinging to the music in my seat. Layer upon beautiful layer of stories and moves and interactions with the powerful rhythms as backbone.The combination of dance and drumming is a powerful one. I feel energetic and inspired after watching your performance. Thank you so much!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Ellen Palsgraaf

 

“The dancers showed themselves to be powerful in different personalities. Personally, I am a fan of Angela who knows how to make enormously bold moves. Also poignant was definitely Sofiko who as Catherina initially comes across as a spoiled Western brat but gradually her desperation is palpable. Pape turned out to be the primal father who offered some kind of comfort/ reassurance. To me it is a wonderful addition in being human that you can just give people space. I saw tears and am convinced that in these times when war comes so close this performance gives hope.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Margriet Boelens

 

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“From the start, breathtaking!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Linette Oosting

 

“Al mijn gedachten over de voorstelling staan hieronder al precies zo beschreven. Mustsee! ” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Eva Vrieze

 

“If you like expressive modern dance and really good percussion, don’t miss Islands of Empathy! Touching, moving, alienating and very recognizable at the same time. Pape Seck and Slagwerk Den Haag not only complement the dancers rhythmically; they lift them to a higher level. Without them, this performance about the power and contradiction of empathy would not be the same, could not have existed. It is said that music is a language that everyone understands. This performance proves that the same is true for rhythms and even for rhythmic movements in silence. I have had the pleasure of seeing many performances by Club Guy and Roni over the years. This one is number one for me! Truly a must-see! ” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Karen Mulders

 

“Equal parts funny, daunting, and w-o-w.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Aliya Al

 

“Delightful African rhythms. Thoughtful and wild dance. Individually and together. Just for the moving finale, you want to have experienced this performance. And what a lot of facial expression ‘Catherina’ has to offer!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Jos Jorritsma

 

“Amazing, exciting, sweet, professional and savvy performance. Pape Seck is a natural!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Elma Middel

 

“We were blown away. Surprising, moving, beautiful rhythms, impressive singing. And the dance.. so organic. Truly breathtaking, we will definitely recommend this one.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Hilleke de Weerd

 

“Impressive portrayal of our powerlessness and anger, but also the ability to see and love each other. The dancers poured heart and soul in the story; it connected us.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Marjanne Binsbergen

 

“Breathtaking!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Marieke Hendriks 

 

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Hoe kun je de chaos van de wereld zo goed en mooi laten zien door muziek en dans? Super! Welke rol de empathie dan heeft in een samenleving. Die rust geeft en je weer met beide benen op de grond zet. Deze gedachte neem ik mee! 

Fantastisch. Prachtige combinatie van zang, theater, en dans. 

“Super krachtig, samenwerken, samen-dansen, samen-muzikaal, verhalend, expressief, aangrijpend, prachtig in combinatie met zachte melodieuze vertelstem. Individuele verhalen, samen verteld. Ook buikpijn bij de vrouw die door haar man wordt geslagen en maar “sorry” blijft zeggen. Auw.. De scripts in de telefooncel verduidelijken nog meer waarover gedanst wordt. Alle lof. En liefde.” – Margot 

“Didn’t know what to expect but was so impressed by your performance and your abilities as well as your presentation of such a complex system as empathy. Thank you!” – Coby 

“It was very nive to be able to give so much meaning to the music/dancing and lighting. The way community, struggling, empathy and individualism came to light were very well done. There is so much to say and think about after seeing this.” – Kobus 

“Let’s make a change by connecting!”

“Geweldig mooie voorstelling! Met stip heel ver op 1. Dank je wel <3” 

“Wat een spektakel. Wij hebben genoten. Live houden jullie dit allen vol, geweldig!”– Joke 

“Loved everything about the show! I found the show amazing I loved the dancing, it looked so perfect and tells a story. This show tought me things, that I will for sure use in life. I will remember this show forever. Keep it up, cause you can help a lot of people!” – Sodian

“Dear people, by showing strength + kindness, you openend a safe space during but also after the show. Thakn you reminding that everyone deserves empathy in the way they desire. Loved the performance <3”

“Poignant, beautiful, moving and funny.” 

“Serious subject but fortunately not without humor putting it into perspective.”

Always exciting, beautiful dance, music and underlying story, this group always has something to say.”

“I thought the experience and performance of the dancers were fantastic, as well as the combination with the music and the simple set design!”

“Beautiful dance + mixture of Western and African culture.”

“The performance is unbelievably good.”

“Fascinating from start to finish. Also very current.”

“Beautiful performance, great impact with few resources! Awesome!”

“High level of quality with relaxation and emotion.” 

“In times of war and violence, this was a performance with a message to see others for who they are.”

“Superb and moving.”An impressive performance, in which African and Western dance traditions coexist and merge. Expressive and moving. 

“A complicated and interesting spectacle.”

“Phenomenal dancing and great percussion.” 

“Very nice, super beautiful performance. From sensitive, to hard, to funny.”

“This performance was breathtaking. I didn;t expect to cry, but the brutal honesty and relatebility eventually got to me. The collaboration between the artists was insane, it felt like every second had a purpose in telling the story. Incredibly well done.”

“Heel indrukwekkend en relevant- as always!”

“Het is een geweldige voorstelling, ik ben fan!”

“Heel bijzonder. Genoten.”

“Fantastisch. Mooi verhaal.geweldige dansers. Behoorlijk eaantrekkingskracht. Betoverend, bijzonder.”

“De moeite waard om er heen te zijn geweest. De voorstelling vond ik fantastisch de emoties werden heel goed uitgevoerd.” 

“Prachtig!” 

“Waar het echt om gaat is de ander zien!” 

“Echt ontzettend knap. Goed gedaan, zet ‘m op.”

“Een heel vette voorstelling die je echt aan het denken zet. Vette dans, vette muziek.” 

“Fantastisch hoe men steeds weer in elkaar kon vlechten, emt zoveel souplesse.” 

“The show was amazing, the dancing was incredible and the story, emotion was so beautiful i was in tears at the end. The live music made the best sounds. I simply loved it.” -Myrthe 

“Wat een waanzinnige voorstelling. Nog nooit zo erg genoten. Bedankt voor de onvergetelijke avond vol passie!”  

“Fascinerend!!! Begreep niet alles, blij dat ik geweest ben.”

“Beautiful, heartfelt performance. Thank you. Come back soon, I only wish I could watch it again.” 

Truly moving, makes you think. Usic was beyond amazing… I wanted to dance and cry and feel. 

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