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BOT performs: RAMKOERS

Spectacular musical theatre with big machinery and delicate songs

RAMKOERS (collision course) is the newest travelling performance of musical theatre company BOT: an exhilarating show in which the musicians don’t take anything for granted, not even their own instruments.

In RAMKOERS, BOT challenges their audience to let go of all comfort zones and try something different. What starts with nothing but an empty floor, turns out to be an energy boost. The show is a visual and musical adventure, based on heart-warming compositions, a good sense of humor and a continuous feeling of insecurity. A straight-forward experience without any moralistic hoohaa in which the performers face a recognizable struggle to make something out of nothing.

In all simplicity BOT dares to seek innovative solutions for common toughness, with an almost unstoppable stream of musical ingenuity. Materials that seems worthless are more resilient than ever: clattering ironwork, crying downspouts and rusty barrels provide both the instruments and the backdrop to a performance that you will not easily forget.

“With taking risks, there is a chance you’ll lose. But with evading them, there is no chance at winning either. In all terms, BOT shows a whole different perspective on how to deal with problems, defying fate by any means necessary”.

RAMKOERS is a Dutch production made by  musical theatre company BOT, director Vincent de Rooij (Dogtroep) and productiehuis Oost-Nederland.


RAMKOERS | press reviews

“Incredible, fantastic. This was their first outing in the UK, but If they don’t rapidly find their way onto a Glastonbury stage I’ll be most surprised.” – Stagetalk Magazine

“The show builds masterfully, with the machinery becoming ever more elaborate and spectacular, so that you can’t help but exclaim out loud with pleasure and surprise.” –
Total Theatre

“BOT is a forceful and energetic blast, launched straight into the audience’ face” – De Volkskrant (****)

“The actors are anything but presumptuous, have no need to assume air or be quasi-philosophical. They make unvarnished, intense and abundant musical theatre” – Theaterkrant (***)

“No matter how rough the men of BOT might look, no matter how bluntly their machinery pounds or their waltzes limp: underneath this all there’s a range of very poetic, at times vulnarable songs in plain Dutch. The weekend didn’t get more exciting than this.”Brabants Dagblad

These and more reviews on our media page.


RAMKOERS | video

RAMKOERS | previously visited
– Germany
– United Kingdom
– France
– Estonia


RAMKOERS | more information & contact

There is an extensive info sheet available in English in which you can find all information about RAMKOERS:

– Information about the makers
– Information about the show
– Video files (also full registration of entire show available)
– RAMKOERS abroad
– Previous shows
– Quotes by promotors
– International reviews
– Contact information

Download the information sheet here: RAMKOERS info sheet 2016 (English).

BOT-speelt-RAMKOERS-(foto-Ilton-K.-Do-Rosario)Photo: Ilton K. Do Rosario. Download press photo here (‘save link as..’).

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