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LEBENSRAUM trailer - Jakop Ahlbom

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Published on Jun 8, 2012

Ahlbom's new theatrical piece is inspired by the works of actor and filmmaker Buster Keaton. He was a pioneer in the worlds of slapstick and physical comedy. At that time, silent movies like Keaton's were accompanied by classical piano music. This piece is live accompanied by Ralph Mulder and Leonard Lucieer of the band Alamo Race Track. In contrasts to the feel of the 20's, Alamo and Jakop Ahlbom create a modern scenery, keeping the conventional 20's style in mind. The room from the opening scene of Buster Keatons short movie The Scarecrow is the starting point of Lebensraum, where Jakop himself is finally starring on stage again since VIELFALT. Two men, who live together in one tiny room. Ingenious they as are, the lack of space is not an issue. Everything has multiple functions: the bed operates as a piano and the bookcase serves as a fridge. To compensate the absence of a woman, the two create a mechanic cleaning lady. But soon they'll figure that this lady is not just planning on cleaning in peace. She's a doll with an opinion. Tensions are arising, and the room gets smaller and smaller. The men's latest invention becomes their downfall.

Jakop Ahlbom and Alamo Race Track's previous collaboration resulted
in well received theatre play INNENSCHAU with a CD: Unicorn Loves Deer,
nominated for a 3voor12 award in 2011. In may LEBENSRAUM was awarded by The ' Wijkjury' Utrecht for best performance of theatre season 2012. The jury of the VSCD Dutch theatre prize nominated Silke Hundertmark for the Colombina, best supporting female role for her part in LEBENSRAUM.
TOURDATES LEBENSRAUM

6 and 7 sept Utrecht-Theater Kikker | 14 sept Lelystad-Agoratheater | 17 t/m 20 sept
Amsterdam-Theater Bellevue | 22 sept Purmerend-De Verbeelding | 25 sept Veenendaal de Lampegiet | 26 sept Capelle a.d. IJssel-Isalatheater | 28 sept Helmond-Scalazaal | 30
sept Diemen-de Omval | 2 okt Waalwijk--de Leest | 3 okt IJmuiden-Witte Theater | 4 okt
Tilburg-Theaters Tilburg | 6 okt Delft-Theater de Veste | 11 en 12 okt Den Haag-
Theater a.h. Spui | 13 okt Zoetermeer-Stadstheater |18 okt Maastricht-AINSI | 20 okt
Amstelveen-Schouwburg | 25 okt Oss-de Groene Engel, 26 okt Drachten-de Lawei | 27 okt Spijkenisse- de Stoep | 30 okt Zwolle- Odeon deSpiegel Theaters.

For more information go to: www.jakopahlbom.nl

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