A dazzling performance for teenagers and anyone who has ever been one
You have a bad hair day, a pimple, or you feel invisible. Meanwhile, you see all your perfect friends with their more-than-perfect jaw lines living their extremely happy lives. You think: I’m out, I’m off to sit in the ugly corner. Zinderella is about feeling different, and about all the demands you and the rest of the world place upon you.
In this physical fairy-tale show, with fourteen young and not-so-young bodies, we free ourselves from our grey worlds. We kick off the ball with wild dancing and give you a glimpse backstage, where insecurity, acne, and fear of your naked body aren’t hidden under a gorgeous gown. But know this: happiness always comes, sometimes from unexpected places and not always in the form of a prince or princess.
Zinderella is language no problem!
Director Moniek Merkx, until recently director of Maas Theater and Dance, could also be called the Guy Weizman of youth theater. Both are interdisciplinary creators making ‘maximalist’ theater. So Merkx’s collaboration with NITE is a natural one, or perhaps a match made in heaven.
Shows in Groningen cancelled
Unfortunately, the Zinderella performances between 21 and 26 December in the Stadsschouwburg cannot take place. The Stadsschouwburg is completely closed during the evening lockdown, which means that Zinderella’s performances will also be cancelled. For the time being, we assume that the performances on 4 and 5 February in the Stadsschouwburg can continue.
Concept, direction: Moniek Merkx | performers: Ada Daniele, Arno Verbruggen, Art Srisayam, Bodine Sutorius, Olympia Kotopoulos, Sam Corver, Sara Giampaolo and a group of teenage co-players | composition: Joop van Brakel | choreography: Cecilia Moisio | scenography: Sanne Danz | costumes: MAISON the FAUX | light design: Ge Wegman | direction co-players: Dorien Folkers | dramaturgy: Robbert van Heuven