Welcome to the website of Simone de Jong Company!
Our show Hermit was in march at Hakawy International Arts festival for children in Egypt and in Belfast at the Young at art festival right before the crisis started. No Imaginete festival for us… the international tour stopped suddenly. We will be at the Segni d’infanzia festival in Mantova online on 31 oct-8 nov 2020.
Interesting dates in The Netherlands: 22 december 2020 on international festival 2 Turven Hoog , a great festival for 0-6 years old based in the Netherlands, our latest show Whispercity has its premiere (Almere). On 21 december Timtim is to be seen on the same festival (Haarlem).
Simone de Jong originated from mime and music theater (a.o.Orkater) and creates work based around music, movement and imagination. Every performance by the company appeals to multiple senses of the young audience, often in a secretive way. Hermit is travelling around the world and our new show Timtim is touring in Holland. Previous work includes Little Whale and Island. Artistic director Simone de Jong also teaches profs and children and is the author of ‘Het geheim van meneer Hartjes’, a novel for children. She just finished the sequel, during the pandemic. For any information about the performances or workshops or to book a performance, contact us at st.hethoofd@gmail.com or peter@vanaf2.nl (agent).

Our shows:

Hermit

Twee Turven Hoog op lokatie - Simone de Jong - Kluizelaar - OstadeTheater - Amsterdam - © Saris & den Engelsman

There is a square. Is it a house?

There is sound. What happens inside?

A lid opens. Is there something inside?

What is inside? Who is inside?

Hermit (Kluizelaar) is an visual, original performance about a mini house. The inhabitant is not at home, but we do hear him…  A funny and moving performance about being alone and coming home.

Duration: 35 min. and afterplay                            Age: 2-6 years old and adults, L.N.P.

Director: Simone de Jong                                       Actor: Toon Kuijpers or Koen van der Heijden

‘…a lovely theatrical treasure for all ages *****’ review Theaterkrant, October 2016

Watch the TRAILER 

 Read a blog about Hermit by a critic in Belfast. In september 2018 Hermit was chosen by theater Krakeling for TFJong, festival for best performances of the season. See here
Hermit was staged in Galway (Baboró festival), Chengdu, Xi’an, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Dutch  BRIK-festival (De stilte). It was received very well at IPay 2019 in Philly, see here. Shows coming up in Scotland and South Africa.

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Timtim

De surrealistic travels of two carpenters

Two carpenters. They build a lot. They rebuild all the time. Their world is never finished, it can always be better, more beautiful, different. 

But Tim cannot stop working and Willie wants to protect the china. Then the fatigue starts. Dream and reality are increasingly intertwined in the wondrous world of Timtim.

Timtim is a visual performance with humor, carpentry energy and a pinch of magic. About two passionate craftsmen, their friendship and their adaptability.

Duration: 40 minuten and afterplay

Age group: 2-6 yr olds

Watch the TEASER

All used text in Timtim is very simple and can easily be translated in English.

Actors: Toon Kuijpers en Niels Kuiters      Director: Simone de Jong

Music: Niels Kuiters  Decor: Erik Begemann  Costumes: Elian Smits

Photography: ©Kamerich & Budwilowitz/EYES2  Thanks to: festival 2 Turven Hoog

Agent: www.vanaf2.nl 020-6366860

Premiere 20 april 2019 kleine zaal KAF Almere, festival 2 Turven Hoog

 

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Whispercity

a musical fairytale about finding the place where you belong

 

Watch the TEASER

She is enticed into a silver world full of mysterious sounds, where things lead their own lives. Whispers, pitter-patter, giggling.. She plays, tries out and discovers secrets behind the sounds. Untill she is exactly there, where she should be.

Whispercity is a musical fairytale about finding the place where you belong.

Acting, song & concept: Simone de Jong

Sound: Daniël Koomen Decor: Erik Begemann  Costume: Elian Smits

Light design: Arjan Slotboom Artistic advise: Dirk Groeneveld

Den Haag, De Nieuwe Regentes – 11 oktober, 10.30u
Almere, festival 2 Turven Hoog – 25 oktober (première)
Rotterdam, Theater Rotterdam – 29 november 11.00u
Heerlen, Parkstad Limburg theater – 13 december 11.00u
Enschede, Concordia – 3 januari 11.00u

Whispercity is a co-production with festival 2 Turven Hoog Sales agent: Bureau Vanaf 2 peter@vanaf2.nl

Premiere 25 oktober 2020 at festival 2 Turven Hoog.

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Island

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A girl leaves the noisy world and finds herself on a wonderfully silent island. There she finds a lot of little hidden treasures and becomes a real islander…

This sensitive performance is about the small hearable and touchable things, that we often forget about.

Duration: 35 min. and afterplay                            Age: 2-6 years old and adults, L.N.P.

Director: Simone de Jong                                       Actor: Eva Kijlstra

Watch the TRAILER of Island (Eiland)

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Little whale

© Moon Saris

There is a girl living near the beach. One day she finds a whale. He is all alone on the beach, just like her. She takes care of him, takes him with her, entertains him. They are not alone anymore. They sing about the sea. Whale has got to go back, quickly…

WalvisJong is een muzikale beeldende voorstelling over de wonderlijke verbintenis tussen een kind en een walvis. Ze vinden elkaar in bijna het enige dat mensen én walvissen kunnen: zingen…

This performance is made after the book ‘The storm whale‘ by Benji Davis.

Watch the TRAILER of Little whale (WalvisJong)

Director: Simone de Jong                    Actor: Senna Gourdou             Music: Marieke van de Ven

Prem. Oktober 2017

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