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.
New show ANTS 8+
Nora, a girls that love dragons, drawing and mathematics, travels through her favourite book. A dangerous adventure, because the book is full of black and white complicated drawings. Neverending stairs, water flowing upwards and dragons that keep appearing and disappearing. Nora learns to trust her own imagination.
Concept en spel: Sjoukje Böing and Esther Drijver. Director: Henk de Reus. Design: Alice Brouwer. Thanks to Maarten Zaagman (music) and Ubit Iskandar (dance).
From Scratch 4+
From scratch, a theatre performance based on drawings, starts with drawing together. The artworks of the children become part of the show and a source of inspiration for the actresses. From scratch 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. Decorum: Grand Theatre Groningen. Producer: De Koppoters.
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Last year we were here.
And left a trace of drawings and ideas.
About From Scratch 4+
De Koppoters are inspired by little and big drawing artists. All of our theatre performances are connected to some sort of drawing. Based in the Netherlands, we love to travel and meet little artists all over the world. 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.
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.