What Noone Had Expected

An adventure full of popping, modern dance, and hiphop in which darkness will never be the same.

She had to go harder, run faster. On her own path in her own way. Until everything around her became suddenly dark and she was left with her own thoughts. Are you then really alone? Or is your head home to all kinds of strange creatures? A place full of strange friends, bizarre dreams and warm memories. But also, home to unreasonable fears, beautiful thoughts, and wonderful delusions. Are you coming?

In What No One Had Expected, ISH takes you on a journey into the world that appears when you close your eyes. This dance performance gives shape to thoughts, dreams and figments of thought in a unique way. In a dazzling succession of dance, music and acting, we see four exceptional dancers and a stubborn actress do what no one could have expected. An adventure full of popping, modern dance and hiphop that will make being in the dark never feel the same again.

‘And then something happened that no one expected.’

- Marit Tornqvist

What Nobody Had Expected is a performance by Lara Wakelkamp in the series ISH New Makers. Dance collective ISH offers talented makers the opportunity to create a performance in the ISH tradition under the supervision of artistic director Marco Gerris and a personal coach. Previous performances in this series include The Gate, Fight Flow and GravitISH.

'A strong children's theatre performance about psychosis.'

— Theaterkrant

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