How does it sound?

And what happens when that itch suddenly slips out through your mouth, floats through space, and so flop, crawls through the violin into the marimba, and flop flops into your ears?
In an enchanting visual space, a violin-playing singer, a dancing percussionist and a singing dancer take you on a playful encounter between dance, music and voice. A toddler concert that tickles all the senses.

Kriebel is a production of Oorkaan, De Nationale Opera en Ballet and Philharmonie Luxembourg.

KRIEBEL is the winner of the 2020 International Young Audiences Music Award (YAMaward) in the "Best Small Ensemble" category.

Advisory age: 2 to 102
Language No Problem

Listening guide:

On Stage

On Stage

vocals and violin Tiemo Wang
percussion and dance Vitaly Medvedev
dance  Samantha van den Doel / Milang Lie Meeuw Lew (alternate occupation)

Tiemo Wang began his musical career as a violinist. He worked with various orchestras such as The Gelderland Orchestra and the orchestras of the broadcasting company. As a singer, he has specialized in baroque and contemporary repertoire. He sings regularly with opera and baroque companies at home and abroad including De Nationale Opera, De Nederlandse Reisopera, Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, BachPlus, Zefiro Torna, Il Gardelino and Vocalconsort Berlin. Since 2007, Tiemo has been associated with Silbersee. In recent years, Tiemo has increasingly developed into a multidisciplinary musician, combining voice, violin and theater in various performances.

Already studied at the age of seven Vitaly Medvedev at one of the most prestigious music schools in Russia. He later obtained his bachelor's degree in music (percussion) at the Prince Claus Conservatory in Groningen and a master's degree in percussion at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In recent years Vitaly has developed into a multidisciplinary performer and has appeared as a musician / dancer / actor in performances by NITE, Orkater, Oorkaan and Schweigman&. He also performed with leading Dutch contemporary music ensembles, such as Klang, Asko | Schönberg, Silbersee, Ragazze Quartet, Cappella Amsterdam and founded the contemporary music and performance ensemble SonoLab together with percussionist Mei-Yi Lee.

Milang Lie Meeuw Lew graduated from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam performing dancer in 2015. She toured around Asia and UK with Disney's the Lion King. Worked as a dancer with the company Conny Janssen Danst and also performed in Nanine Linning's dance company at the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg in Germany. Over the years, Milang has worked with various choreographers such as Jan Martens, Krisztina de Châtel, Singer-songwriter IET and Wubkje Kuindersma.

Samantha van den Doel was born in the Netherlands and went to the Havo for Music and Dance in Rotterdam when she was 14. She then went on to Codarts Hogeschool voor de Kunsten and received her training as a performing dancer in 2011. After graduating, she started working as a freelance dancer, dancing all kinds of different productions, from school performances to dance films. She also works as a regular dancer with FDR Dance, a company that produces projects in the Netherlands and Mexico. Since 6 years she also teaches classical ballet at different schools.


The music played in Kriebel involves a new composition with libretto written by Leonard Evers.



Direction Caecilia Thunnissen

Caecilia Thunnissen, director and artistic director of Oorkaan, is on a mission to enable the "total performer" in the performing arts to flourish as much as possible. In addition to her opera and music theater productions for adult audiences, she has directed for Oorkaan with the Concertgebouw Orchestra Muzikale Catwalk (2017), Romeo & Juliet (2018) and Tarantula and the Dance of the Animals (2018) and with The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra Laat me met rust! (2017). caeciliathunnissen.com

compositions Leonard Evers
choreography Milena Sidorova 
dramaturgy Erin Coppens
set design Tessa Verbei
costume design Merel van Marken Lichtenbelt
lighting designer Tiedo Wilschut
trainer Heidi Vierthaler
repetitor Sarah Reynolds
coupeurs Roos de Boer and Esther Datema
decor assistance Paulina Kropok
tour producer Jacco Windt
project management Monika Kösters
technical production NO&B Roy van Zon, Vincent van der Wolf, Minjon Olgers
production management Oorkaan Wendy van Os

For at home

For at home

Download HERE for little ones the super fun coloring page of Kriebel and print it out! What do you see? What instruments do you recognize? And what is the girl doing?

Here's how to make your own stringed instrument!
You will need: a hard lid (from a glass jar), a popsicle stick, four rubber bands, markers and/or paint. Decorate the lid, lollipop stick and rubber bands however you like. Pull the four rubber bands around the lid, making sure the rubber bands are snug and tight. Then glue the flat side (i.e., the top) of the lid to the end of the lollipop stick and presto: you've made your own string instrument! Wait until your audience is quiet as a mouse and your concert can begin.

Upcoming concerts

Oorkaan Ensemble
10:00 am,

De Haere estate, Olst

The day dad fell
with Matteo Paggi and Aviv Noam
10:00 am,

Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam
Canal Festival

with the Maat Saxophone Quartet
2:00 p.m.,

Likeminds, Amsterdam
Canal Festival

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