I think it really opened a lot of children's eyes to a whole new world.
You've planted a seed for creativity in their hearts.
Very bright, and also super abstract and weird. Our children laughed so hard!
De kinderen zaten op het puntje van hun stoel om te kijken wat er met hun tekening gebeurde.
De Koppoters just make the world more beautiful.
Er werd veel gelachen, en niet alleen door de kinderen.
You’ve danced my drawing!
Students were constantly shrieking with delight.
Visitors of From Scratch are invited to make drawings while listening to funky music. The fresh artworks are then exposed on stage and become the main characters in a dozen colourful stories. This energetic theatre performance contains no spoken language and is suitable for all children (4-8 years old) and their parents or guardians.
Concept: De Koppoters. Performers: Sjoukje Böing and Esther Drijver. Director: Fried Mertens. Soundtrack: Snoet & Smoel. Set: Grand Theatre Groningen. Producer: De Koppoters.
Children enjoy their own art
Now touring Japan
Any chance we see you?
De Koppoters make theatre from drawings. To us drawing is a never-ending source of inspiration. We want to collect the imagination hidden in the drawings, bring it to life, cherish it, magnify it and especially celebrate it.
Based in Amsterdam and Leeuwarden, we love to travel and meet little artists all over the world. Since 2015 we have been performing a 130 shows, in the Netherlands, Portugal, Italy and Japan. We’re at our best at places with curious young audiences, f.e. schools, libraries, festivals, refugee centers and small theaters.
So what is a koppoter?
Koppoter is the Dutch word describing what children draw early on: a head (kop) with legs (poten). Across the globe, children often first draw a large head with two legs below. Not long after two arms appear, and later still a torso. Koppoters and the many figures that follow inspire our movement and performance.