Blood is thicker than water. And therefore decide the Turkish Mehmet, and Armenian Abisoghom in 1915 blood brothers (bloedbroeders). During the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman empire was a true tragedy for the family of musicalacteur Ara Halɪcɪ. Director Șaban Ol and Halɪcɪ make this personal and family now to a comprehensive story about the indestructible friendship in time of war: blood brothers (bloedbroeders).
Blood brothers (bloedbroeders) chronicles the lives of two boys who, above all, solidarity with each other. The limitless love for each other helps them to pogroms, war, and poverty to survive. After the entire village of the six-year-old Armenian Abisoghom is removed, take a Turkish family him as their own son. He is given a Turkish name. When, a few years later his Turkish adoptive parents death, is Abisoghom his life, again not sure. Together with his adoptiebroer Mehmet he fled Turkey. The two make a special trip through many countries and cultures. Through Greece they end up eventually in France. There they were during WWII, arrested and on the train to krijgskamp Dörnitz. They continue to do everything to continue: they have other identities, to learn each other's language and disguises temporarily their faith. All to together a safe home and to find.
The theme of the show cuts relevant issues: Can you bring people together despite their differences? And what is charity in times of conflict? It is a universal story of comrades on the flight. That makes the presentation also identified in a contemporary context. Ol works with the actors from improvisation, and music plays an important role. The actors do not have fixed roles and play all the characters - they are in the service of the story. The result is a musical narrative where the actors, you get carried away in the tragedy, but also put into perspective with humor and lightness. And you also and above all hopeful voices.
O.a. Ara Halɪcɪ, Bastiaan de Haan, Hanneke Last, Jorien Zeevaart and Roel Goedhart | Director: Șaban Ol | Text: Allard Blom | Composition: Jeroen Sleyfer | Dramaturgy: Nuno Blijboom | Design: Martina Lebert | Regieassistentie: Anne van der Lelie
PROGRAM WEEK OF BLOOD BROTHERS (BLOEDBROEDERS) Monday 11 december - Opening of the Arms by Andrius Arutiunian Studio – 19.00 | free entrance The audiovisual installation of the Arms is based on pop and disco music from the years 70 to 90, composed by the composers and producers from the Armenian diaspora. This installation is the entire week to visit.
Tuesday 12 december – Dinerconcert Komitas Theaterrestaurant - 19.00 – 20.30 | €29,50 Exclusive dinerconcert of pianist Keiko Shichjio with music of Komitas and Armenian dinner.
Thursday 14 december - Try Out blood brothers (bloedbroeders) Great hall - 20.30 – 22.00 | €15 presale and €17 at the door Director: Șaban Ol, Lyrics: Allard Blom, Music: Jeroen Sleyfer With Ara Halɪcɪ, Bastiaan De Haan, Hanneke Last, Jorien Zeevaart, Roel Goedhart 22.00 – 22.40 pm: q & a with Ton Zwaan (Ex-professor of the Armenian genocide), Maja Coric (Foundation Vluchtelingambassadeurs), Zara Toksoz (The lost stories of Turkey) and Ohannes Karakas. O. l.v. moderator Laura Boerhout
Friday 15 december – sneak preview of blood brothers (bloedbroeders) Great hall 20.30 – 22.00 | €15 presale and €17 at the door Director: Șaban Ol, Lyrics: Allard Blom, Music: Jeroen Sleyfer With Ara Halɪcɪ, Bastiaan De Haan, Hanneke Last, Jorien Zeevaart, Roel Goedhart 22.00 – 22.40 pm: Q & Sinan Can (maker of the VARA documentary series blood brothers (bloedbroeders)), Ara Halɪcɪ and Șaban Ol
Saturday, december 16 - Regular screening blood brothers (bloedbroeders) Great hall 20.30 – 22.00 | €15 presale and €17 at the door Director: Șaban Ol, Lyrics: Allard Blom, Music: Jeroen Sleyfer With Ara Halɪcɪ, Bastiaan De Haan, Hanneke Last, Jorien Zeevaart, Roel Goedhart Foyer 22.00 – 02.00 am: After party with o.a. Armenian seventies pophits
Sunday 17 december – Movie | Saroyanland of Lusin Dink Main hall 17.00 – 18.30 | €8,50 Scenario & directed by Lusin Dink Based on the journey of the well-known American-Armenian writer William Saroyan in 1964 made it to the birthplace of his ancestors, and Bitlis in Eastern Anatolia.
Sunday 17 december - Theatre | Hayko Bagdat Salyangoz Great hall 20.00 – 22.00 | €15 presale and €17 at the door The new theatre of Hayko Bagdat says how it is to be a snail (Christian) ‘salyangoz " to be in a muslim district.
Passe-partout for the entire program: €58 Ticket for Sunday film and theatre: €20