Quarantine Island

to see, to hear, to touch, to kiss, to die

Quarantine Island

From 23 to 29 August 2021, O. Festival (the new name of Operadagen Rotterdam) and OPERA2DAY will present a very special on site performance on the Quarantine Island close to Rotterdam. On this unique location in the open air stories and songs about pandemics in the past and present, from far away and from nearby, come to life in a touching and hopeful way.

Tickets through the website of O.

O. Festival and OPERA2DAY present a site specific performance in a green oasis in the port area of Rotterdam. In small groups, visitors walk on the terrain of the National Monument Quarantine Station Heijplaat. Along the route stories about pandemics in bygone days and present times are told and sung. With music from many corners of the earth, interwoven with music styles from Western music history, and with musicians from a Turkish, Chinese and Afro-American background. Quarantine Island was musically developed by Hernán Schvartsman (OPERA2DAY). Tobias Kokkelmans (O. Festival) wrote the script. Davy Pieters directs the performance, in which the history of the location plays an important role: in the 1930's, the area was designed to quarantine seamen. Later it housed Jewish refugees, typhoid sufferers and psychiatric patients.

Quarantine Island will be performed 8 times a day, from Wednesday 25 through Sunday 29 August 2021. The first tour starts at 11:00; the last one at 19:00.

Quarantine Island is coproduced by Festival O. & OPERA2DAY

 

ARTISTIC TEAM

Stage director Davy Pieters

Musical concept Hernán Schvartzman

Script and dramaturgy Tobias Kokkelmans

Costume design Sara Hakkenberg

 

MUSIC

Influenza Blues: Robby Alberga (vocals and guitar)

Mentshn Fresn: Michal Bitan (vocals), Oleg Fateev (bayan)

Bourrée: Lies Sommer (hurdy-gurdy)

Dowland – Come Again: Klaartje van Veldhoven (vocals), Regina Albanez (lute)

Strozzi – Cosi na non voglio: Klaartje van Veldhoven (vocal), Regina Albanez (lute)

Callin Davullari: Burak Savas (vocals and violin), Erhan Karagös (baglama)

China: Zheng Sun (erhan)

And our participants in de role of guides and nurses.

 

AKNOWLEDGEMENTS

With permission from the authors, some passages in this performance are quoted from the book 'Heijplaat in Verzet' (Heijplaat in Resistance) by J.P. van der Zwaluw and J.M. van der Hor, Hilversum Verloren 2010

We would like to thank Frits Bareman, Barbaros Bozkir, Joop van der Hor, Addie de Vogel-Engelen and Menno Wester, who generously shared their stories during the research phase of Quarantine Island.

No current calendar dates found for this production.

Sunday 29 Aug 2021 - 11:00 HOUR

Quarantaine terrein Heijplaat, Rotterdam


Addres: Quarantaineweg 1
City: 3089 KP Rotterdam

Saturday 28 Aug 2021 - 11:00 HOUR

Quarantaine terrein Heijplaat, Rotterdam


Addres: Quarantaineweg 1
City: 3089 KP Rotterdam

Friday 27 Aug 2021 - 11:00 HOUR

Quarantaine terrein Heijplaat, Rotterdam


Addres: Quarantaineweg 1
City: 3089 KP Rotterdam

Thursday 26 Aug 2021 - 11:00 HOUR

Quarantaine terrein Heijplaat, Rotterdam


Addres: Quarantaineweg 1
City: 3089 KP Rotterdam

Wednesday 25 Aug 2021 - 11:00 HOUR

Quarantaine terrein Heijplaat, Rotterdam


Addres: Quarantaineweg 1
City: 3089 KP Rotterdam

Quarantine Island is a coproduction of O. Festival and OPERA2DAY.

The performance will be played 8 times a day from 23 to 29 August, with start times from 11:00 to 19:00. Duration of the performance is approximately 1.5 hours.

The starting point is the RDM Kantine, Heijplaatstraat 3, 3089 JB Rotterdam. There is plenty of free parking space there.

From the starting point you go by boat or bicycle to Quarantine station Heijplaat.

During the performance you walk around the island. Not all locations are easily accessible for wheelchairs.

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    Very appropriate today is this great Quarantine Island

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