The Box Brothers

The Box Brothers

The Box Brothers

Once upon a time there were four brothers who lived in a box, together with their best friend Big Drum. Their names were Oldest, Middlemost, Youngest and Simpleton. In pursuit of happiness they go out into the world, together with Big Drum… The Box Brothers is a unique and invigorating production that blends music and acrobatics into one electrifying rhythm. Come on a journey of sound with a funny cast of characters wordlessly communicating through movement and rhythm.


On Stage

On Stage


Niels van Hoorn/Glenn Liebaut percussion
Eric Robillard/Freek Koopmans percussion
René Spierings/Romeo Cimarosti percussion
Janwillem van der Poll/Luuk van Rossum percussion

Four men for whom rhythm has no secrets. They breath rhythm. Each of them brings in his own speciality and thus they form a group that stands out for its virtuosity and its diversity. A performance by Percossa is like a rollercoaster ride. Up and down it goes with unexpected corners while a hidden loop-the-loop could show up at any moment. Exciting rhythms from Africa but also disarming melodic themes. Impressive Japanese drumming but also hypnotising minimal music, jazz, funk, dance and more.

Behind the scenes

Margrith Vrenegoor director
Har Smeets voice over
Peter Claassen video images
Joris Speelman set design
Judith de Zwart costume and props
Tom Verheijen light design

“They use timed pauses to make the room to vibrate. The teasing that goes on between them evolves into slapstick comedy. Because all of the gesture and mimicry used is so literally and unpretentiously ingrained in the four musicians, their clowning often reduces the room to helpless laughter.”
De Volkskrant

funded by