Why such a strange love - English version


In a lost paradise, Djek and Djill try to find out what their love actually is without the defining eyes of the outside world. In a continuous series of metamorphoses they discover both the enchanting and monstrous sides of each other, but are left wondering whether this real love cannot only exist in their imagination.

Djek and Djill move to the deep forest, away from the chaos of the big city. Here they find out who they are to the other. What do they mean to each other, regardless of their origins, social status and expectations? They transform again and again to meet each other as new characters. This visual, musically driven performance, inspired by Frankenstein and Disney classics, consists of epically orchestrated soundscapes, original pop melodies, expressive dance and countless costume changes. Why such a strange love is a surreal fairy tale that starts from the belief that if you really want to be able to see each other, you should look at each other's dreams.

Oerol Festival 7 t/m 16 June '24
theaterpremiere 18 October '24, Schuur Haarlem
theatertournee 16 October t/m 23 November '24

About the makers
Jelle and Jessica met during their training at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam, where they graduated in 2021.

Jelle and Jessica explore how (self) transformation through behavior, but also through external changes, makes new worlds, experiences and dimensions possible. They bring their experiences from outside the theater with them: Jelle as a professional international model, graduated make-up artist and drag alter-ego Aris Tottle. Jessica as a costume designer and with her work in the field of dance, theater, drag/burlesque and design.

About Orkater/De Nieuwkomers
Within the talent development program Orkater/De Nieuwkomers, young musicians and theater makers convert their ideas into musical theater productions. Based on an open call, makers are selected to present their plans to Orkater and programmers and colleagues who have joined the process as alliance partners. Why such a strange love is the 27th production within Orkater/De Nieuwkomers.