A workout opera
The rise, the fall, the comeback and the fall

To the sound of an unstoppable work-out track, CLUB GEWALT honors the brave and persistent Yuri van Gelder: the Netherlands number-one athlete on the rings. CLUB GEWALT moves in sync with the gymnastic superhero and delivers a performance with an Olympic-style of ambition. The so-called Dutch Lord of the Rings flew high, fell low and flew high again. And that will be the exact thing to witness in this work-out-opera that goes Immer gerade aus. Sniff magnesium, flex your muscles, climb into the rings and dive for a swing.


“Their work looks like nothing else on the European stage, and with any luck, an international career beckons.” Laura Cappelle / the New York Times
Read the complete article here.


Performance, music & concept: Annelinde Bruijs, Loulou Hameleers, Suzanne Kipping, Robbert Klein, Gerty Van de Perre, Amir Vahidi & Sanna Elon Vrij, text-advice: Tommy Ventevogel, direction: Mara van Vlijmen,  lighting design: Marijn de Jong, production: Silvia de Vries, management: Rick Mouwen, campaign design: Met/Zonder Studio, coproducer: Operadagen Rotterdam


28 Jul 2019 // Biennale Teatro, Venice
22 Feb 2018 // Schouwburg Kunstmin, Dordrecht
23 Feb 2018 // Chassé Theater, Breda
27 Feb 2018 // Pand P, Eindhoven
28 Feb & 1 mar 2018 // Zaal 3, The Hague
2 &3 Mar 2018 // Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam
8 Mar 2018 // Theater Kikker, Utrecht
9 Mar 2018 // Toneelschuur, Haarlem
14 Mar 2018 // Posthuis Theater, Heerenveen
15 & 16 Mar 2018 // Theater aan de Rijn, Arnhem
23 & 24 Mar 2018 // Theater Rotterdam
7 Jun 2018 // Energiehuis, Dordrecht

Operadagen Rotterdam, Karavaan Festival, Theaterfestival Boulevard & Lowlands