Naked dancers, acrobatics, knife throwers and live music. For two nights this week, Parktheater transformed into a circus and nightclub.
The theatre’s ‘Philipszaal’ (Philips Room) became ‘Club Salvador’, where audiences were introduced to a world of burlesque, flamenco, drag queens, acrobatics and live music.
‘It is wonderful to give these artists the stage that they deserve,’ says Quintijn Lohman, one of the show’s organisers. ‘Burlesque dancers and knife throwers are not often seen in theatres. But we made it possible. Theatre is changing. People no longer want to just sit and watch. Audiences want to be able to get a drink during the performance and be entertained interactively.’
‘It is great to interact with the audience,’ says Tronicat la Miez, one of the burlesque dancers, who comes from Germany. ‘Through their cheers, we get more and more energy. The audience knows what we need, and we give them what they want to see.’
Other artists who featured in the show included The Death Do Us Part Danger Show, Xarah Von Den Vielenregen, Roel Spanjers, Blackest White, Sheila Wolf and Quintijn Lohman.
Club Salvador will return to Parktheater next year on 29th, 30th and 31st May 2020.
Translator: Rachael Vickerman