UrbanSafari Bijlmer

WijkSafari Bijlmer was a hit in 2015 and 2016
The sold out tour lasted for 7 weeks

THE BIMS IS DERRIM*

*Bims = Bijlmer | Derrim = dope, cool, legit, rad

 

Performance



17 MAY TO 3 JUNE 2016 | AMSTERDAM

UrbanSafari Bijlmer

a unique four hour journey where theatre and reality seduce each other
a theatrical voyage of exploration which extends taking a step into an unknown place

roaming through streets and alleys, on the back of a scooter, in the bus or on foot
neighborhood folks welcome you into their lives and homes with personal stories and meals

surrender yourself to the city. come away with us... come away with us...

 



UrbanSafari Bijlmer takes four hours, from 1pm till 5pm. Be there at 12:45pm sharp! Important information such as our meeting point will be mailed to you after you have ordered your tickets.

Scooter women Samantha Illidge talks to Anne Graumans of RAZO about the scooter boys & girls who cross the neighborhood with the audience.


Noraly Beyer talk about her UrbanSafari experience with FunX.

 

 

UrbanSafari Bijlmer was a big hit last year being sold out for seven weeks straight. Do not miss it this time and order your tickets online. We put the scenes in motion, rev up the scooter bikes, clean up the instruments of our musicians, and invite you to join us in our exploration of the Bijlmer.


The BIMS is DERRIM

* Bims = Bijlmer | Derrim = dope, cool, legit, rad


UrbanSafari took place in 2012 in the Amsterdam neighborhood of Slotermeer, in 2013 in the Utrecht neighborhoods of Overvecht, Zuilen and Ondiep, in 2014 and 2015 in the Mexico city neighborhood of Tepito, and in 2015 in the Bijlmer.


Sherry & MikeSHERRY, ADOPTION SIBLING OF MIKE
Mike: "Onze upon a time, Adam & Eve, Man & Woman. Now, after the 'Vita infiltrata', the whole story, my story, is completed with 'one who is two'. He = she & him = her.
My wonderfully beautiful adoption sibling, Sherry Fae Francis. 'The Third Gender'! And I am like a four year old again and lurn to the fullest."




Elly & Nii TackieNII TACKIE, ADOPTION FATHER OF ELLY
Elly: "What a impressive man, sitting at the head of the table at Akwaaba, a centre in the heart of De Bijlmer district, where he is warmly welcomed twice a weak. Hat on, a nice suit, shiny eyes and a inquisitive look. from Ghana, where, when, why, any language; we understand each other and my ears are filled with stories of a local resident I would like to get to know better, Nii Tackie, my adoption father."


Mahmud, Melih en NasirNASIR (l) & MAHMUD (r), ADOPTION BROTHERS OF MELIH
Searching, wandering, escaping. Through the dessert, across the Meditarranean Sea, in a plain, passing customs, still sand in their clothes. 'KLM' and 'alstublieft' are the first Dutch words.
Mahmud & Nasir: "We are here, in De Bijlmer with our new brother Melih. We wait, sleap, wait and wait for your arrival so we can carry and pass on our boundlessness... We are here... where do you wander?"

Yun Sheng, Sulan en NoralyYUN SHENG & SULAN, ADOPTION PARENTS OF NORALY
Noraly: "Sulan and Yun Sheng come from a far. They left China 34 years ago and ended up in Limburg. Now they live, for 8 eight already, in De Bijlmer. I recognice myself in the departure from somewhere to somewhere else, to find peace in the end in a daily cup of bami soup or tjauwmin with now and then a suprise of a thousand year old duck egg."



Sophia & WassimSOPHIA, ADOPTIEMOEDER VAN WASSIM
o Sophia ...
To the nectar of her young soul
Her little hands ... The tip of her spirit 
Why is all of this beauty hiding behind her ornery?!!!






Thomas & De PolsstokPRIMARY SCHOOL DE POLSSTOK, 
ADOPTION HOUS OF THOMAS
Thomas: " 'Nooooooo!', 24 toddlers scream, first and second grade pre schoolers of Miss Sheila at primary school De Polsstok. No, I can not make them believe I am 5 years old. But when I say: 'I am 41 but I feel like I am 5 years old.', then it is okay. And we play with the blocks, the little cars and we paint and talk in the circle. I lurn about who I am and I lurn about the soul, being friends, snot on your sleeve and peace. And Miss Sheila looks over us."

Nazmiye & LetitiaLETITIA, ADOPTION MOTHER OF NAZMIYE

Letitia: "At the moment my umbilical cord was cut, I was myself."

Nazmiye: "Either we seek our freedom Without rear Without reject Belonging to yourself - as a daughter -... in intimate connection with the mother. "




NRC HANDELSBLAD | RON RIJGHARD |    ★ 
"The stories en route have softened us all. We are peeled open. That's the danger: the Safari is contagious. Before you know it, you lay down your shield and you meet strangers without reservation."

DE GROENE AMSTERDAMMER | LOEK ZONNEVELD
"The scooter ride ends in a parking garage, from the Bijlmer-Stone Age, here it is a monument. We watch a short film with participants from other routes, a swiftly edited story by Adelheid Roosen about the phenomenon of time. The Safari is time traveling after all, through a landscape what was guilty and stiff not so long ago, sighed under Dantes curse: "Who enters here, relinquished all hope." [...] Four hours later. I'm torn! And I want again tomorrow."

DE TELEGRAAF | COLETTE BOEGMAN |    
"The Bijlmer safari, by bus, the subway, on the back of the scooter and by foot, is full of surprises and forces you to think. Because of the stories of the residents and the lyrics of the musicians on the street. In an original wayyou make a trip through the neighborhood and yourself. [...] Once again, getting locals and outsiders closer together is extremely well done. There, on the square visitors and admirers look each other in the eyes and for a moment they are all equally one."

THEATERKRANT | LOEK ZONNEVELD |    
"[..] therefore it is also purebred-theater: with Nii Tackie and Elly Ludenhoff we are a bit less lonely. And we experience the backstage of what was strange for us yesterday. Two unexpected incidental catches of good theater."

DE VOLKSKRANT | PATRICK VAN DEN HANENBERG |     

"A prejudice pops up in my head when a car drives over the pavement with howling wheels and stops right in front of the pedestrians. Then the Zambian-Dutch singer Naomi van der Linden gets out of the car, gives the audiance a drink while singing a blissful gospel and disappears. The Bijlmer Safari is a four hour party."

HET PAROOL | SANDER JANSSENS | ★ ★ ★ 
"[...] honest, transparent scenes which can suddenly be confronting. Because of the intimate setting, in the garden or at the dining room, the personal stories get very close. [...]
WijkSafari Bijlmer shows how different people are displaced in completely different ways - and yet try to feel at home. It's all about the value of that search."

direction & concept | Adelheid Roosen

artistic team | Titus Muizelaar, Lauren Rissik, Adelheid Roosen, Jim van den Bliek (stage), Iris Heusschen (stage)

actors | Noraly Beyer, Thomas de Bres, Melih Gençboyaci, Mike Libanon, Elly Ludenhoff, Nazmiye Oral, Wassim Alrazzaz, Belinda van der Stoep

song | Gikkels

co-production | Zina, Adelheid|Female Economy

thanks to | Bijlmer Parktheater, DE Brede School, Woonstichting De Key

arms linked | Toneelgroep Amsterdam

Tue 17 May to Fri 3 June 2016 | 13:00-17:00
TICKETS BIJLMER PARKTHEATER


Tue 17 May          performance         sold out

Wed 18 May         performance          sold out 

Thu 19 May          performance          sold out

Fri 20 May           performance           sold out            

Tue 24 May          performance           sold out

Wed 25 May         performance           sold out

Thu 26 May          performance           sold out

Fri 27 May            performance           sold out

di 31 May             performance           sold out  

 

Wed 1 Jun            performance            sold out

Thu 2 Jun             performance            sold out

Fri 3 Jun               performance           sold out

Photos Jenneke Boeijink, Cigdem Yuksel, Maartje Strijbis, Myrddin Baars



























































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