10 t/m 12 August 2017

Sorrow is real, just listen to a Stabat Mater. Countless composers, from Pergolesi and Scarlatti to Schubert and Dvořák, have given voice to the 13th-century poem about Mary weeping for her son who has been crucified. A total of around 250 Stabat Maters have been composed, each with its own distinct character.

Music is not the only form of solace, as the international dance project Stabat Mater proves. In 2016 the Italian festival Bassano del Grappa invited female choreographers to create Stabat Maters for church settings. During Boulevard you can see three dance pieces in churches and chapels across ‘s-Hertogenbosch: two from Bassano 2016, including Icône Pop by Mélanie Demers [Montréal, 1974], Yoko Higashino [Sakurai, 1972], and a new part by choreographer Hilde Elbers [Venray, 1979] who has danced with T.r.a.s.h., Conny Janssen, Itzik Galili and Constanza Macras.



Dutch premiere


choreographed by: Melanie Demers, Hilde Elbers and Yoko Higashino


A coproduction with Bassano del Grappa and DansBrabant 

  • Entrance price € 17
  • Premiere
  • Friend price € 15
  • Genre Dance
  • Running time 135 min.
  • Attainability Walking distance
  • Location Josephkwartier
  • Facilities Toilet facilities available
    Catering available
  • Accessibility Language no problem
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