May 2010 – Den Haag

In Gamelan & Jazz (preliminary title), the theatre maker Gerard Mosterd works with the contrast between Asiatic ritual, cyclical musical forms and the individualistic improvisation techniques of the phenomenon Jazz. During the Tong Tong Festival he will give two presentations of an interdisciplinary production in progress. The end result, a full evening’s collaboration with the intriguing music of Boi Akih, is expected in 2011 to go on an international tour. Without making any explicit use of traditional music and dance techniques but while suggesting them his productions in their own idiosyncratic way explore European-Asiatic subject matter and transform them into theatre.