1 October | 12:00 & 5:00 p.m. | Centrum na Przedmieściu (formal stage)
Maas Theatre En Dans (NL)
For kids from 3 y.o. | duration: about 40 min.
Winner of a “Zilveren Krekel” for “Most Impressive Stage Production”.
What do a toddler and your average world leader have in common? Are there presidents who might also be throwing fits in the middle of supermarket isles? Or scream furiously until they get what they want? If you were to squint your eyes and look at a speeching toddler and an adult man in a suit talking nonsense sitting next to each other, you may hardly even see the difference. Of course, one of them has a say in everything while the other has to do everything they’re being told.
BullyBully gives the audience Duplo-level insight into the collision of two world-powers that, eventually, learn to meet in the middle; politics at the kindergarten and childishness amongst serious and powerful grown-ups. This is a toddler’s musical the likes of West Side Story that presents us with two performers, many songs, funny quarrels, a bit of bickering and, eventually, a happy ending. BullyBully is the long awaited follow-up to Wanted: Rabbit, AaiPet and Get’m, three performances for toddlers from René Geerlings who has managed to get thousands of toddlers and parents on the edge of their seats.
The company Maas Theater and Dance creates high quality theater and dance performances of all shapes and sizes. From large-scale productions and school projects suited for the classroom environment, all the way down to small-scale festival acts and local theater. One thing that all these productions have in common is the solid connection between the audience and the on-stage performers. We use a wide variety of theatrical tools and methods to tell our stories in a way that feels lighthearted and is easy to understand. At Maas, you’ll find personalities on stage that aren’t afraid to show themselves; performers who are aware of their bodies and the roles they’re playing. The performances are often virtuous, whilst always remaining personal and close to home. Maas offers accessible, extravagant and physical stories, told by performers in new and original ways. Maas productions can appear anywhere: in Rotterdam, or in large and medium-sized cities all over The Netherlands, Belgium, or even further across borders.