9 till 11 August 2019

Het Nationale Lied

Wunderbaum | NL

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In German it sounds so strong: Das Nationale Lied. And just listen how the Italian title has a cosy hum to it: La Canzone Nationale. We have to say, the music theatre company Wunderbaum is happy with its recent runs of sing-alongs in Jena and Milan, where they were able to unite simply euphoric crowds. With what, you ask? Homegrown singing. And now it’s time for ‘Nederland Oh Nederland’ to sing its heart out: torch songs, folk songs and Dutch classics. Wunderbaum’s welcoming words: “We are one. We are you. And you will sing along. Because anyone can sing. That is, unless you don’t know our songs.” In Het Nationale Lied, Wunderbaum examines why people are increasingly drawn to music from their native countries. Is it music that connects and takes us back to our origins? Let’s link arms, now that everything is threatening to fall apart. Local choirs and singers are piping up to help us out. 

Music: Florentijn Boddendijk en Remco de Jong
With: Matijs Jansen, Alberto Malanchino, Marleen Scholten en lokale koren en zangers
Producent: Wunderbaum, Theaterhaus Jena, Mare Culturale Urbano
Coproduction: Theater Rotterdam

Location Theater aan de Parade/ Grote Zaal
Running time 90 min.
Theaterfestival Boulevard thanks:
  • Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch
  • Den Bosch Partners
  • Provincie Noord-Brabant
  • Fonds Podiumkunsten
  • VSBfonds
  • Fonds21
  • Vriendenloterij Fonds
  • Creative Europe Programme (EU)
  • Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds
  • Dioraphte
  • VandenEnde Foundation
  • Fonds ZOZ
  • Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur
  • Jan van Hoof Galerie
  • Apap
  • Feminist Futures
  • Performing Gender