Project

Dutch Colonial

Dutch Colonial at 1646, The Hague

Written & Directed by Christopher Kline

 

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Johan Gustavsson
Floris Kruidenberg
Clara Pallí Monguilod
Daphne Simons
Kathrin Wagner

 

CAST and CHOIR:

Bergur Thomas Anderson
Yegyeong Cha
Vasiliki Giakoumi
Robbin Heyker
Kristýna Markovičová
Enna Mikkelsen Mahieu
Thorsten Nass
Sonja Pierie
Leonardo Scarin
Kim Smit
Julian Sirre
Meike Touw
Ilse van der Hoeven
Martje Verhagen

 

MUSICIANS:

Marian Masik – Arrangements & drum
Ornella Balhi – Arrangements & recorders
Philip De Goey – Flute
Miro Herak – Vibraphone
Andor Horvath – Double Bass
Kayla Dewata – Violin
Valentine Leroux – Recorders
Rebecca Marcussen – Recorders
Leonardo Scarin – Guitar improvizations

 

COSTUMES BY:

Clara Pallí Monguilod
Yegyeong Cha

 

SETS AND PROPS CREATED BY:

Bergur Thomas Anderson
Dünya Atay
Ayla Aron
Ornella Balhi
Felix Bodin
Yegyeong Cha
Ioana Ciora
Rosa Dalle Vedove
Melle de Groot
Ines Delgado
Malou Den Dekker
Alex Enzlin
Vasiliki Giakoumi
Johan Gustavsson
Ronja Gustavsson
Ella Hebendanz
Paul Heß
Junghyun Kim
Christopher Kline
Floris Kruidenberg
Brigitte Louter
Shani Leseman
Marlot Meyer
Clara Pallí Monguilod
Ramon Ottenhof
Lorenzo Quint
Leonardo Scarin
Edd Schouten
Daphne Simons
Kim Smit
Pamela Soria
Kathrin Wagner
Bo Wielders
Dmitri van den Wittenboer
Jeroen van der Hulst

 

As part of this project at 1646, a penpalship was established between Mrs. Palmer’s 4th Grade Class at Ichabod Crane Central, Kinderhook, NY and Mark Davies’ class at European School The Hague.

Poster designs for this exhibition by Mrs. Palmer’s class at Ichabod Crane

Appreciation also to Dyveke Rood, Nico Feragnoli, Noor Kloosterman, Mama Verhalen Koor, Mark Davies and European School The Hague, Kim Palmer and Ichabod Crane Elementary.

1646
28 April – 27 May 2018

Project period March – May 2018
Performances May 26 & 27
15min, 9 performances

Curated by
Johan Gustavsson, Floris Kruidenberg,
and Clara Pallí Monguilod

Staged in collaboration with people
from The Hague

View all Collaborators

Download playbill

Email conversation with Noor Kloosterman

Review in Metropolis M (NL)

Community Exhibition Performance

At 1646 five scenes were developed based around the Dutch Colonial period in what is now Kinderhook. Once Mohican territory, the first Dutch-commissioned ship passed by there in 1609 carrying Henry Hudson and his crew. Within five years Dutch settlement formally began in “Nieuw Nederland”, initiating processes of attrition on the Mohican and other indigenous cultures of the region, some more violently than others.

The first Dutch settlements in “Kinder-hoeck” supposedly started right around the same time that the building which is now the project space 1646 was built in Den Haag. Most of New Netherland was broken up into “patroonships”, tracts of land granted to wealthy individuals in exchange from peopling it with 50 families within four years. Then the patroon, often still living back in Holland, could run the region however he wanted, making laws and rules as he pleased, often resulting in a feudal-like system. The region directly around Kinderhook was one of the few in New Netherland that wasn’t a patroonship, and so it attracted families of some means who could pay their own way over the Atlantic and “purchase” land from local tribes to begin farms.

New Netherland came to a drastic end in 1664 when England took it by threat of force. Already by then less than half of the population of New Amsterdam was Dutch, the rest being settlers from other European countries. Kinderhook was later officially established as a township in 1788.

50 artists, musicians, singers and otherwise residents of The Hague worked together from mid-March until late May 2018 to create a 15 minute performance which lead a limited audience through different narrative sets and songs telling a summarized story of the Dutch settlement and Mohican displacement within what is today called Kinderhook.

 

Dutch Colonial at 1646, The Hague

Written & Directed by Christopher Kline

 

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Johan Gustavsson
Floris Kruidenberg
Clara Pallí Monguilod
Daphne Simons
Kathrin Wagner

 

CAST and CHOIR:

Bergur Thomas Anderson
Yegyeong Cha
Vasiliki Giakoumi
Robbin Heyker
Kristýna Markovičová
Enna Mikkelsen Mahieu
Thorsten Nass
Sonja Pierie
Leonardo Scarin
Kim Smit
Julian Sirre
Meike Touw
Ilse van der Hoeven
Martje Verhagen

 

MUSICIANS:

Marian Masik – Arrangements & drum
Ornella Balhi – Arrangements & recorders
Philip De Goey – Flute
Miro Herak – Vibraphone
Andor Horvath – Double Bass
Kayla Dewata – Violin
Valentine Leroux – Recorders
Rebecca Marcussen – Recorders
Leonardo Scarin – Guitar improvizations

 

COSTUMES BY:

Clara Pallí Monguilod
Yegyeong Cha

 

SETS AND PROPS CREATED BY:

Bergur Thomas Anderson
Dünya Atay
Ayla Aron
Ornella Balhi
Felix Bodin
Yegyeong Cha
Ioana Ciora
Rosa Dalle Vedove
Melle de Groot
Ines Delgado
Malou Den Dekker
Alex Enzlin
Vasiliki Giakoumi
Johan Gustavsson
Ronja Gustavsson
Ella Hebendanz
Paul Heß
Junghyun Kim
Christopher Kline
Floris Kruidenberg
Brigitte Louter
Shani Leseman
Marlot Meyer
Clara Pallí Monguilod
Ramon Ottenhof
Lorenzo Quint
Leonardo Scarin
Edd Schouten
Daphne Simons
Kim Smit
Pamela Soria
Kathrin Wagner
Bo Wielders
Dmitri van den Wittenboer
Jeroen van der Hulst

 

As part of this project at 1646, a penpalship was established between Mrs. Palmer’s 4th Grade Class at Ichabod Crane Central, Kinderhook, NY and Mark Davies’ class at European School The Hague.

Poster designs for this exhibition by Mrs. Palmer’s class at Ichabod Crane

Appreciation also to Dyveke Rood, Nico Feragnoli, Noor Kloosterman, Mama Verhalen Koor, Mark Davies and European School The Hague, Kim Palmer and Ichabod Crane Elementary.

1646
28 April – 27 May 2018

Project period March – May 2018
Performances May 26 & 27
15min, 9 performances

Curated by
Johan Gustavsson, Floris Kruidenberg,
and Clara Pallí Monguilod

Staged in collaboration with people
from The Hague

View all Collaborators

Download playbill

Email conversation with Noor Kloosterman

Review in Metropolis M (NL)

Community Exhibition Performance

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