Holland &
Le Chat Noir

Two iconic pieces by one of the most successful Dutch choreographers now combined in a single performance: Holland & Le Chat Noir by Ed Wubbe. The superb, theatrical dance of this captivating diptych transports audiences to the Golden Age and the Paris Revue.

Even the stage design of Holland is breath-taking—with a backdrop of an endless typically Dutch sky in the style of Van Ruysdael and 17th century-inspired costumes. Holland looks back at the Golden Age, and the crucible that forged the core of the nation’s identity. With tightly directed group pieces intercut with vigorous, fluid solos, the choreography offers a majestic portrayal of Dutch duality: the Netherlands of the wealthy merchant and the austere Calvinist minister.

Le Chat Noir is also unmistakably an Ed Wubbe creation: theatrical, electric with energy and emotion. The piece is a dancing and musical ode to Paris. Le Chat Noir revives the verve and spirit of the venue in an inventive fusion of dance, music and variety acts. Behind the flamboyant artistes and glamour of theatre life lingers loneliness and faded glory. Sparkling operetta music and a new version of the cancan alternate with heart-rending solos set to the music of Brel and Piaf.

02 October 2019
to 03 December 2019


Ed Wubbe

Music Holland

Kimmo Pohjonen, Eric Echampard, Fabian Smit (harmonium, performed live)

Music Le Chat Noir

Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Jacques Offenbach


Wednesday02 Oct 2019 - 20:00 PerformanceHolland & Le Chat Noir Stadsschouwburg Middelburg Middelburg Tickets
Friday04 Oct 2019 - 20:15 PerformanceHolland & Le Chat Noir Theaters Tilburg Tilburg Tickets
Saturday05 Oct 2019 - 20:00 PerformanceHolland & Le Chat Noir Schouwburg Amstelveen Amstelveen Last tickets
Sunday06 Oct 2019 - 15:00 PerformanceHolland & Le Chat Noir Theater Singer Laren Last tickets
Thursday10 Oct 2019 - 20:15 PerformanceHolland & Le Chat Noir Theater 't Voorhuys Emmeloord Tickets
Ed Wubbe (photo Bryndis Brynjolfsdottir)
Ed Wubbe

Press quotes

de Volkskrant

On Holland:
It’s lovely to see the details in the movement, that return as a kind of leitmotif, hands that are planted on the hips as if in a traditional clog dance.”  ...

de Volkskrant

On Le Chat Noir:
"Fantastic ballet"

Dance Europe

On Hollland:
“Energetic and dynamic. With sensational group dances and super-fast solos.”  

Noordhollands Dagblad

On Le Chat Noir:
“Le Chat Noir is unmistakably an Ed Wubbe creation: theatrical, energy-packed, charged with emotion and a dash of down-to-earth humour.”