De Voorlopers / The Forerunners


World première 24 October 2019 / 20.00 hrs / Internationaal Theater, Amsterdam /

Internationally renowned choreographers IVGI&GREBEN celebrate idealism in their new work.

After having a successful tour with their last piece and Dutch debut We Are In Trouble, IVGI&GREBEN present their new work De Voorlopers / The Forerunners on October 24th at Internationaal Theater, Amsterdam.

Rooted in idealism De Voorlopers / The Forerunners depicts ways to share space and mindful attempts to live together. It celebrates the liberating possibilities and positive alternatives in life and art in times when negativism and fear seem to dominate.

As first arrivals on a far away planet, we witness five individuals crossing paths. It is an empty space, nothing is there. What will they do? How will they live and relate to each other? They could start entirely anew, following their desires and dreams – creating and manipulating, trial and error. The area they occupy reveals itself as a test zone for the eyes of the audience. Their efforts to establish a community result in constantly shifting relations amongst themselves and between themselves and their surroundings.

With their detailed and powerful movement style IVGI&GREBEN create a poetic and turbulent show with a keen emotional appeal. Podcast by Julie Vegter



  1 MAASTRICHT Muziekgieterij Preview titled as The Dreamers
  6 MAASTRICHT Brandweerkazerne
24 AMSTERDAM Internationaal Theater Amsterdam Premiere


  7 BREDA Chassé Theater
14 ALMERE Corrosia Theater
21 OSS Theater De Lievekamp


14 DEN BOSCH Verkadefabriek


14 UTRECHT Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
17 HOODDORP De Meerse
18 OSDORP De Meervaart
21 VENLO De Maaspoort
23 MIDDELBURG Schouwburg Middelburg
24 LEEUWARDEN De Harmonie
28 VELSEN IJMUIDEN Stadsschouwburg Velsen
31 MAASTRICHT Theater aan het Vrijthof


  5 ROTTERDAM Theater Rotterdam
  7 LEIDEN Theater Ins Blau
12 EINDHOVEN Parktheater
28 DEN HAAG KORZO theater

MARCH 2020

  4 HOORN Het Park
19 ZWOLLE Zwolse theaters


Choreography Ivgi&Greben    
Dance performance Joan Ferré Gomez, Robin Nimanong, Serena Facchini,               Noa van Tichel, Winter Wieringa    
Dramaturgy Judith Schoneveld    
Music composition Tom Parkinson    
Light- en set design Edwin van Steenbergen    
Film/video Jonatan Ivgi    
Management & Strategy Transistor – Jette Schneider    
Marketing De PR Zaak – Ilse van Dijk    

De Voorlopers / The Forerunners is produced by IVGI&GREBEN
And financially supported by: Amsterdam Art Fund, Fonds21, BNG Cultuurfonds