Keren Levi & Tom Parkinson - CLUBBING


Keren Levi & Tom Parkinson


performed by

Hillary Blake Firestone,

Mari Matre Larsen,

Alma Lindenhovius,

Yui Nakagami,

Outi Markkula,

Rita Vilhena 


set and lighting design

Jan Fedinger


costume design

Conny Groenewegen


Igor Dobričić, Jeroen Fabius



Martin Kaffarnik, Loeki Luciano


graphic design, visual communication

Assi Weitz

"Clubbing" is a new work by long-term collaborators Keren Levi, choreographer, and Tom Parkinson, composer. The gap between music and dance collapses as the entire space becomes an instrument and all movement is compositional. In one way, Clubbing is simply an invitation to listen to movement, but it is far more than a formal experiment. Small gestures and tiny sounds accumulate over time to make a powerful and exquisitely tense environment. Violence hides just beneath the surface of a world created by six women with wooden clubs, percussion, cello and live sound effects. Activities and sounds are layered on top of each other: speech becomes music, notes become language, weapons become instruments. Seemingly abstract systems fall into themselves in an unstable but beautiful ritual. We come to realize that we are witnessing an organism at work, as predictable and chaotic as the human body itself.


Keren Levi is known for performances such as Territory (2004, BNG Award), a performance about identity and framing; the physical duet Couple-Like 2, in collaboration with Ugo Dehaes (awarded a Zilveren Krekel); and The Dry Piece (2013, Dioraphte Award), a video dance performance about beauty and femininity. In her work she aims to remove surplus and decoration, and to develop choreographies out of strict yet playful conceptual guidelines.


Tom Parkinson is a composer based in London working primarily in an interdisciplinary context. His output includes music for television, film, radio and web, and over 50 scores for the stage, including award-winning theatre and dance productions. In addition to Levi, regular collaborators include Ivgi & Greben, Sharon Smith and Bryony Kimmings.


Production  Keren Levi I Neverlike Co-production De Coproducers NL (Frascati Theater, Amsterdam / Grand Theatre, Groningen / Kikker Theater, Utrecht / Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam / Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch / Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag / Toneelschuur, Haarlem), Pumpenhaus (Münster, DE) and Forum Freies Theater (Düsseldorf, DE)

With the support of Performing Arts Fund NL, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Fonds 21, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.


tour dates

28 February 2015

4 March 2015

5 March 2015

6 March 2015

7 March 2015

10 March 2015

12 March 2015

13 March 2015

14 March 2015

16 March 2015

17 March 2015

19 March 2015

20 March 2015

25 March 2015

26 March 2015

27 March 2015

28 March 2015

31 March 2015

1 April 2015

10 April 2015

29 April 2015

30 April 2015

 Grand Theatre, Groningen (NL) - try-out

 Frascati, Amsterdam (NL) - try-out

Frascati, Amsterdam​ (NL) - premiere

Frascati, Amsterdam​ (NL)

Frascati, Amsterdam​ (NL)

Corrosia!, Almere (NL)

Kikker Theater, Utrecht (NL)

Kikker Theater, Utrecht (NL)

Kikker Theater, Utrecht (NL)

Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag (NL)

Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag (NL)  

Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)

Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)

Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch (NL)

Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch (NL)

Toneelschuur, Haarlem (NL)

Toneelschuur, Haarlem (NL)

Grand Theatre, Groningen (NL)

Schouwburg Arnhem (NL)

Pumpenhaus Theater, Münster (DE)

Forum Freies Theater, Düsseldorf (DE)

Forum Freies Theater, Düsseldorf (DE)