For four generations the family Engel guarded Vuurtoreneiland and each vessel passing the island. The nearby fishermen called these lighthousekeeper Engelbewaarders (guarding angels). With the hightech navigation equipment of nowadays the profession of lighthousekeeper has become redundant. In 2003 the last descendant of the Engel family has left the island. The concert of Berend&deKlerk is inspired by the Engel story. Starting with the (fictional) moment that the light in the lighthouse is extinguished and the ferry arrives to pick up the last Engel, who will live on the mainland henceforth. We hear the questions that Engel asks himself: should I maintain what is tradition and famous, although it has become superfluous on the world of today? Should I adapt to modern society although there is no place in it for me?
For this performance, Sofie de Klerk and Berend Eijkhout have joint forces with Italian trombonist Mattia Petrogalli.
Direction: Saskia Bonarius
De boot vertrekt stipt op tijd vanaf de kade voor het Lloyd Hotel, Oostelijke Handelskade 34. Zorg ervoor dat je 15 minuten voor vertrek, dus of om 09:45 uur of om 13:45 uur, aanwezig bent.
Op de boot is koffie, thee, fris, bier en wijn te koop.
Deze voorstelling wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door Vuurtoreneiland.