After The Echo

Mime duo DeRonde/Deroo explore the struggle and the beauty of melancholy in this award-winning, visually stunning physical performance. Set in a dark and windy winter dreamscape, After The Echo takes you on a surrealist journey punctuated by explosions of colour and warmth: a blood-and-thunder pop ballad in a red sequin dress, a roadside encounter with a golden stag, two lost souls in a storm longing for a Brazilian beach

On the way we learn a little more about that mystifying feeling that unites us all because it affects us all; an antidote against polarisation and loneliness that connects us simultaneously with our insignificance and our importance.

An iconoclastic show delivered with both the intensity of a drunken one-night-stand and the sad fragility of the morning-after, After The Echo promises to leave you enchanted, moved, slightly perplexed and eager for more.

This performance won Best of Fringe Amsterdam 2021

Concept, creation & performance
Nick Deroo & Tom de Ronde
Dramaturgy & End Directing
Fabián Santarciel de la Quintana
Sound Designer
Jethro Cooke
Light Design/Technical Assistance
Jasper Kayser, Nick Deroo, Tom de Ronde
Production
Sanne van Loenen
Photos & teaser
Joshua Walter

Thanks to Raaf, Matteo Bifulco, Afke Berger, René Geerlings, Loes van der Pligt, Matthijs Rijsdijk, Olga Tsyganova & Vis à Vis
Made possible by Janivo Stichting, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten, Amsterdam Fringe Festival
Première September 2021

Theaterkrant: “Je ziet in het Nederlandse theater niet vaak meer dat makers zo’n consequent en rijk beeldend universum opbouwen als Deroo en De Ronde hier doen – het werk lijkt eerder in de traditie van Vlaamse voorbeelden als Abattoir Fermé en (filmmaker) Bas Devos te staan.”

Amsterdam Fringe Jury: “The jury was taken by the visual poetry of this show and calls this a performance with impeccable scenography. It felt like arriving into a different world, a feeling of being delightfully trapped. Impactful, touching and, to quote one of the jury members: “freaking magical”. The physical performance is of a stunning quality, and executed by two strong performers that as a duo are very much in tune with each other. The surreal and witty atmosphere created in this performance is inspiring promise of a new generation of magnificent mime creators.”

Tour

09/09/2021: Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, Amsterdam Fringe Festival (NL)
10/09/2021: Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, Amsterdam Fringe Festival (NL)
11/09/2021: Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, Amsterdam Fringe Festival (NL)
09/03/2022: Theater Walhalla, Rotterdam (NL)
14/03/2022: Bellevue Theater Amsterdam (NL)
24/03/2022: Theater aan de Rijn, Arnhem (NL)
26/03/2022: Ins Blau, Leiden (NL)
14/04/2022: Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
29/04/2022: Leidse Schouwburg-Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden (NL)
27/05/2022; The Old Market, Brighton, Brighton Fringe (UK)
28/05/2022; The Old Market, Brighton, Brighton Fringe (UK)
29/05/2022; The Old Market, Brighton, Brighton Fringe (UK)
04/06/2022: Karavaan Festival, Alkmaar (NL)
05/06/2022: Karavaan Festival, Alkmaar (NL)
06/06/2022: Karavaan Festival, Alkmaar (NL)

26/01/2023: Zaal 3, Den Haag (NL)
04/02/2023: Cultuurcentrum Scharpoord, Knokke-Heist (BE)