FTBLL – Can you kick it (8+)

ISH Dance Collective celebrates football in its new production, FTBLL – Can you kick it. Accompanied by massive hip hop beats, choreographer Marco Gerris brings street skills into the theatre with this exciting new show. The internationally renowned cast of freestyle football players, street football players and breakers explodes off the stage with their dazzling footwork, impressive power moves and hypnotic dance sequences. They never miss a beat!

 
ODE TO FOOTBALL 
It’s not surprising that Marco Gerris is the one to come up with this unique combination of styles. He has been an avid football fan for as long as he can remember, and his performing arts career started off in the Amsterdam Vondelpark where he practised day after day as an inline skater. His love for urban sports has remained the base for all of the shows he created with ISH Dance Collective for the last 20 years.

Once Gerris learned about freestyle football and street football, it immediately triggered his imagination. “I saw players who weren’t participating in games practising all kinds of tricks on the sidelines. It struck me that many of their moves are quite comparable to dance sequences in a way.” Marco then put some football players together with some breakers and the idea for choreographing a full scale work had been born.

It’s not just the physical moves that show parallels with dance, it’s also the positive competitiveness. A breaking battle and a street soccer game show many similarities, Marco felt. “You battle with each other, you try to use your best moves. You want to beat the other.” FTBLL – Can you kick it captures the essence and the passion of the footballers and breakers alike and brings them together in a spectacular choreography.

CREDITS

CONCEPT & DIRECTION: Marco Gerris
DIRECTING ASSISTENT: Guido van Moorselaar
LIGHT DESIGN: Mike den Ottolander
VIDEO DESIGNER: Karl Klomp
MUSIC Rik Ronner (Wondermonster) 
SET DESIGN & GRAPHICS:
Ottoman & Beeklander
TECHNICAL PRODUCTION:
Joey Buddenberg
VISUAL DESIGN: DBXL 
TRAILER: Owen Ling
PHOTOGRAPHY: Sjoerd Derine

BBOYS: Oscar Starink, Dietrich Pott, Shane Boers

FREESTYLERS: Pola Gomez, Rowdy Heinen, Kitti Szász

STREETFOOTBALLERS: Edward van Gils, Achie Tarhouchi 

SPOKEN WORD: Ivan Words

TOUR DATES 2023

FRI 20 Jan | 19:30Meervaart – AmsterdamTICKETS
SAT 21 Jan | 19:30Meervaart – AmsterdamTICKETS
WED 25 Jan | 19:00Stadsgehoorzaal – VlaardingenTICKETS
THU 2 Feb | 19:30Theater de Veste – DelftTICKETS
SAT 4 Feb | 19:00Theater DNK – AssenTICKETS
SUN 5 Feb | 19:00De Kampanje – Den HelderTICKETS
WED 8 Feb | 19:30TAQA Theater De Vest – AlkmaarTICKETS
FRI 10 Feb | 19:30Zaantheater – ZaandamTICKETS
SAT 11 Feb | 19:30Cool Kunst en Cultuur – HeerhugowaardTICKETS
SAT 18 Feb | 20:15Agora – LelystadTICKETS
SUN 19 Feb | 15:00Stadsschouwburg Haarlem – HaarlemTICKETS
TUE 21 Feb | 19:30Musis & Stadstheater – ArnhemTICKETS
THU 23 Feb | 20:15Theater Lampegiet – VeenendaalTICKETS
FRI 24 Feb | 19:00Amphion Theater – DoetinchemTICKETS
SUN 26 Feb | 15:00Stadsschouwburg Utrecht – UtrechtTICKETS
FRI 3 Mar | 20:00Schouwburg Amstelveen – AmstelveenTICKETS
SAT 4 Mar | 19:00De Kom – NieuwegeinTICKETS
SUN 5 Mar | 15:00Flint – AmersfoortTICKETS
WED 8 Mar | 20:00Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen – NijmegenTICKETS
THU 9 Mar | 19:30Theater de Bussel – OosterhoutTICKETS
SAT 11 Mar | 20:30Parktheater – EindhovenTICKETS
TUE 14 Mar | 19:00De Kring – RoosendaalTICKETS
FRI 17 Mar | 19:30De Lawei – DrachtenTICKETS
SAT 18 Mar | 19:30Kunstmin – DordrechtTICKETS
SUN 19 Mar | 14:30Theater Rotterdam – RotterdamTICKETS
THU 23 Mar | 19:30De Maaspoort – VenloTICKETS
FRI 24 Mar | 19:30Stoep Theater – SpijkenisseTICKETS
SUN 26 Mar | 15:00Koninklijk Theater Carré – AmsterdamTICKETS

GENRE: STREET FOOTBALL | FREESTYLE FOOTBALL | BREAKING