Family Vermi-Celli (for kids aged 5 and older)

A musical roadtrip about adapting and being yourself
FAMILY PERFORMANCES
Sat 22 Oct 10:30 and 14:30
Sat 22 Oct
10:30 and 14:30

Program

Myrthe van der Vuurst de Vries zang en spel 
Chieko Donker Duyvis cello, spel en zang
Simon Velthuis
cello, spel en zang
Eric Robillard percussie en spel

Kiki Jaski concept, script en regie 
Jan Groenteman muziek, liedteksten en arrangementen
Sanne Oostervink decor en kostuums
Annemiek Lely dramaturgie
Desiree van Gelderen lichtontwerp
Lotte Klaver beeld
Oscar Bouwmans techniek 

Credits

Myrthe van der Vuurst de Vries vocals and performance 
Chieko Donker Duyvis and Simon Velthuis cello and performance 
Eric Robillard percussion and performance
Kiki Jaski lyrics and direction  
Jan Groenteman music and lyrics 
Thomas Beijer arrangements
Sanne Oostervink set and costume design
Desiree van Gelderen lighting design

Kiki Jaski concept, script and direction
Jan Groenteman music, lyrics and arrangements
Sanne Oostervink set and costume design
Annemiek Lely dramaturgy
Desiree van Gelderen lighting design
Lotte Klaver visuals
Oscar Bouwmans technique

 

Valentina dreams about having a BFF – a best friend forever. Why? Because in her family she’s the oddball, the black sheep or, worse still, ‘different’. Everyone thinks it’d be a great idea to send her off on a journey so that she can learn to behave herself properly.

In this journey of hardship, Valentina meets the musical gurus of feeling. With their instruments, they show her every corner of their emotions. If Valentina controls her emotions she will be able to make friends. Right? About the shaky balance between fitting in and being yourself. And how complicated that sometimes is.

In the music theatre performance Family Vermi-Celli, singer/actress Myrthe van der Vuurst de Vries shares the stage with young cellists Chieko Donker Duyvis, Simon Velthuis and percussionist Eric Robillard (Percossa). With new catchy songs by Jan Groenteman and classical cello repertoire.

Family Vermi-Celli has been co-produced by Theater Jaski and the Cello Biennale Amsterdam.

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Eric Robillard

Percusson and actor

Kiki Jaski

Vocals and actor

Jan Groenteman

Music and lyrics

Myrthe van der Vuurst de Vries

Actrice

Simon Velthuis

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