Mar – Apr 2017 – Netherlands

Gerard Mosterd and New European Ensemble present a Javanese version of Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat. Almost precisely one century after its premiere during the global crisis following the ending of WW1. Gerard Mosterd transforms this timeless classic into a fresh, new theatre piece. Merging humor, dance, mime, slapstick and music. Dutch actress Wieteke van Dort makes her comeback on stage. She narrates a present-day libretto, specifically written for this production by Indonesian playwright, poet and human rights activist Goenawan Mohamad. Three of Java’s leading traditional dancers perform this capriccious play, mime and choreography.