From March 18 until March 26, children’s theater company Het Laagland presents ‘The Peter Pan Experience’ at the BAM. The show will bring a stage filled with nightstands and floor lights. This is Neverland, a twilight zone between dreaming and waking. Anything could happen here; anything you can see or can imagine. If you are not able to do that anymore, your invisible host Peter Pan is there to help you to find it again. Everyone knows you never grow up in Neverland—but what happens if you’re grown up already? Plucked from their busy jobs, five adult strangers find themselves in a world of nightstands and night lights, a world where your favorite forgotten toys appear out of nowhere, your favorite music thrills you to dance, and all the joys of childhood come flooding back thanks to the invisible magic of Peter Pan. Dutch children’s theater company Het Laagland presents this formally innovative, effortlessly thrilling piece of physical theater about rediscovering the joys of play, shaking off the shackles of adulthood, and flying high with the king of make-believe. The show is full of classy suits and barefoot outrage. Black ties become Indian feathers and the adults are having fun and dare to dream again. Playfully they lose just enough ground under their feet to fly like their host. Visuals, music, singing, dancing and special effects. Peter Pan has all kinds of tricks to give these adults a good dust-off. This show is recognizable for anyone who is an adult, or for anyone who has to deal with one and will eventually become one.
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Het Laagland creates theatre shows for the whole family. Their tour productions, class productions and location theatre create recognition and amazement in a playful, narrative and imaginative way. By addressing the power of your own imagination and empathy, they (will) encourage you to look further than the world you already know, to discover who you are, what you can do and where you want to go. Under the wings of artistic director Inèz Derksen, her vision faithfully shaped by conceptual artist, writer and stage designer Bas Zuyderland, Het Laagland became one of the few theatre companies in the Netherlands structural supported by the government and state that creates professional plays for the entire family. Het Laagland is a strong advocate of the power of imagination. We provide for the personal and public need for using fantasy as a life source and a tool for growth.
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.