The living Couch (c)
unique performances for festivals & events
© theatre company tukkersconnexion          rtv@roytukkers.nl     +31626388275
Jackpot Take a risk and gamble on this one- armed bandit. It has the looks of a slot machine from the roaring twenties but from the inside it is full of human ingenuity. Insert a coin, pull the handle and the machine will start to spin. One by one, three odd characters will pass by. They will decide if your lucky. What will it be? Grapes, lemons, cherries or four leave clovers. Three in a row is JACKPOT! It is permitted to complain about the results. Jackpot is unpredictable but human, too…
Jackpot

Classic Rally Ride

You can hear it from a distance; the boosting voice of a reporter, growling engines, the blast of a starting pistol... In a few moments, the big racers of the early days will pass. Cheering for the leader, encouraging words for the laggard. The audience suddenly becomes part of the pit stop where champagne flows, tires are changed, cars have to be fuelled up and checked for the next heat. Let’s hit the road again! To the bitter end, fully focused till the finish line. Inspired by the heroic pioneers of automotive history and those beautiful cars. 

F.I.S.H. (new)       =

Half fish, half machine, the glorious F.I.S.H. trio is ridden by three historical characters seeking to thrill and impress. Inspired by the creative genius of Jules Verne crossed with a dose of Victorian elegance, sailors of the seven seas and street theatre. Guests will be transported to an imaginary world with giant colourful fish and humorous historical characters. The aquatic pedal-powered roaming act provides an unforgettable and unmissable interactive experience.

The Couch

Let's introduce... This couch has the looks! It frowns, signs, whispers and keeps an eye on you. Left and right feel easily at home. They sure can speak words of wisdom, but a light informal conversation for social occasions can be arranged too. It is real French Baroque and that's no joke!
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Pull that String

Experience that guilty pleasure feeling from the early days at the fairground with 'Pull-that-String’! Prize every time. Antje, Meindert and Kees, the owners of this fairground stall, will introduce the audience to their Aunt Beth. As aunt Beth was their great example and, of course, their favorite aunty. There was fairground blood running through her veins. As she moved from region to region with her attraction she used her big nose for treasure hunting. She could not resist collecting and she became more and more richly surrounded by exclusive thingy’s. For sure; Aunt Beth was a collector’s item herself! When Beth crossed the rainbow bridge, she left everything to her relatives. The legacy of this unique woman did not only consist 500 meters of rope... Step into the world of Aunt Beth. Choose a rope and pull that prize. What prize might be there for you? A super prize or knick- knacks? One thing is for sure, the price will always be unique. Exactly as Aunt Beth would have wished for. Who’s in it, to win it?
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Performances

Based on design, we make expressive performances with the non spoken language of movement, dance, mime and expression. From this discipline, themes are worked out and productions with a recognizable signature are made for a various public. Daily themes seen through the eyes of a designer. Or, abstraction as living visual arts.
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Hippocampus (segways)=

No guts, no glory! Mutiny on the continent. While riding their seahorse two gladiators will clash like they where Neptune, Spartacus or Ben-Hur? These blood brothers are floating restless oceans. Lances will be pulled and swords will be crossed. In primitive terms they drivel nonsense and surreal one-liners. These last Romans are really lost. Let’s hope they’ll meet the crowd in the middle and be back on speaking terms soon.    
Hippocampus

Orange Lady

Busy, busy, busy... The stewardess is unlike any other statue (or steward). Orange in appearance, this lady has a strange way of serving her guests, and though she appears slow in her movements she is always rapidly following her schedule. While overlooking the challenges she stays busy all the time, unless she is looking for something else. With this performance Godelieve was the great winner at World Statues 2009; she became the Dutch and the World Champion living statues
Orange Lady Turn Up The wheels are turning, the chains are creaking; energy is going to be translated into toil. In an heroic way they actors face the risks of every single moment, balancing on the boarders of their capacity. Never ending cooperation, production and inspection, dynamics in every detail. Fighting against the elements, in extreme concentration striving for the required perfection.   TURN UP  is a non spoken improvisation of various scenes, movements and effects. In a setting of tackles, winches, wheels, cables and pulleys the hard working men are busy doing their jobs. They symbolise the labour, energetic power, joy and cooperation. Because of the simplicity of its construction, its colours and natural look, Turn Up will be associated with the good old days.

Last Minute

5, 6, 7 ... The clock is ticking. The surprising figures of Last Minute want to live the life to the fullest. But for them it is also hard to manage the time. They are wasting time, distracted, lose their attention, a suitcase is forgotten and then again there are all kinds of obstacles are on their path. There is no way to reset the time. This multi-coloured ensemble will make you laugh about all those moments in daily life that will get you out of rhythm as well. The characters in this walk act will speed up and rush through the audience.

Pure Nature

Fibres, vitamines, minerals ánd cheerness are healty for everyone; Pure nature, that's what they are. As a couple They are each others image. Where left is, is right en where right is, is left.
Pure Nature

Golden Stowaways

A stowaway is a person who secretly boards a vehicle, such as a ship, an aircraft, a train, cargo truck or bus, in order to travel without paying and without being detected. But how many are they here? Three, two or just one. Anyhow, there is a lot going on between those golden barrels.

The Lab

These guys from the laboratory, orr selfcalled professors, are on their way with a curious lab. They will test everything by using flames, bubbles, and lots of smoky. Walk act with 2 or 3 characters and a lab.  
The Lab

Son of Man

Ghislain Magritte (21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images that fall under the umbrella of surrealism. His work challenges observers' preconditioned perceptions of reality. One of his well known works is 'The Son of Man'.  Two man avialable.  
Son of Man

I am going on a trip and …

"I am going on a trip and I am bringing…" Everybody knows how this old memory game should be played. A large completely filled trunk is carried around and guided by two nerdy clerks. They approach the audience with the question, “I’m going on a trip and...” Everyone will finish this sentence with “I am bringing…” What do people take nowadays? Toothbrush, swimsuit, phone, underwear, passport, money, clothing, etc ... The Clerks can be challenged because they will find it all in their trunk. Although it might be an interpretation. A hilarious encounter with lots of silly gags. Available in several editions like the Christmas and Valentine’s version.
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Crow

He moves and hips around like a crow, looking for anything interesting. Normaly not the most friendly bird and with his huge wings he even becomes impressive.

Snowmen

It might be cold outside, but these enormous snowmen have a warm hart. They are never to tired to cheer everyone up, by dancing and going along.
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Go on Parade

Dismissed! Drum Major ‘Go’ walked off from her marching band. With quit some ceremonial display she installs herself at her temporary post in order to conduct routine and special inspections. As ‘Control’ is her middle name. With a keen eye for detail, Go checks her temporary subjects and puts the situation to her hand instantly in a very charming way. Is everyone ready for this ceremonial with an appealing blink. Come a long with Go on Parade.
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Pumpkins             =

Two giant orange Pumpkins, in each a dancer, will bring you into an autumn fairytale. The dancers will pop up, spy around and anticipate on their surroundings. Inspired by their music and the audience they create a mystical atmosphere and take young and old along in their fantasy without saying a word. A pleasant performance that will stay in place.
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The Conveyor Belt

All things must pass! But stay alert because on the Conveyor Belt things are passing too. It is that beloved play from legendary ‘Generation Game’. But it comes in extra small. Your show master will guide you through. So, Lights out, spot on and let it roll! Stay focussed and try to remember as much symbols as possible. Are you in it to win it or do we need a game changer?
Am Laufenden band

Lock & Safe ltd.

Two crooks, hiding behind a thick moustache, are strolling the streets with a safe. Because the two won’t manage it themselves, so they have to ask passengers to open the safe. With the help of a cryptic game or a calculation they can find the right code. Different games are possible, depending on the moment. The safe can be filled secretly from the back.
Lock & Safe Ltd.

lantern People       =

'Masters' of light The Lantern People know its origin in the historical job of lamplighters, who in the early days lit the gas street lights. When the use of electricity and the electric bulb wasn’t stoppable anymore, they lost their jobs. But they are reunited! The Lantern People are always busy and long for darkness. It’s a important job to make the most beautiful lightning. This ensemble created their own lifestyle, which is, in a hilaric way, not pretty efficient. With their caravan of lamps , they drive from spot to spot to manufacture light.

Mirror

‘Mirror, Mirror on the wall, what is happening to you all?’   A Rococo styled dressing table with a stool starts to move and a volunteer will be asked to take place and speak about the meaning of beauty. This Mirror with its shimmering tummy, will always speak the truth. His guests will always be convinced of their own charm. It will be a dazzling reflection with reality.
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Go Solo

Small but brave travelling by truck and trailer. Go discovers the world on her own. Ready to shine like a star for a big crowd on her own stage. No circus, no theatre or dance but simply excellent. She will twist the audience around her little finger while clowning around. Improvising, either hard or heartbreaking. Go Solo; a small spectacle.
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The living Couch (c)
unique performances for festivals & events
© theatre company tukkersconnexion    rtv@roytukkers.nl   +31626388275

Performances

Based on design, we make expressive performances with the non spoken language of movement, dance, mime and expression. From this discipline, themes are worked out and productions with a recognizable signature are made for a various public. Daily themes seen through the eyes of a designer. Or, abstraction as living visual arts.
theatre company tukkersconnexion

Jackpot

Take a risk and gamble on this one-armed bandit. It has the looks of a slot machine from the roaring twenties but from the inside it is full of human ingenuity. Insert a coin, pull the handle and the machine will start to spin. One by one, three odd characters will pass by. They will decide if your lucky. What will it be? Grapes, lemons, cherries or four leave clovers. Three in a row is JACKPOT! It is permitted to complain about the results. Jackpot is unpredictable but human, too… -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Classic Rally Ride

You can hear it from a distance; the boosting voice of a reporter, growling engines, the blast of a starting pistol... In a few moments, the big racers of the early days will pass. Cheering for the leader, encouraging words for the laggard. The audience suddenly becomes part of the pit stop where champagne flows, tires are changed, cars have to be fuelled up and checked for the next heat. Let’s hit the road again! To the bitter end, fully focused till the finish line. Inspired by the heroic pioneers of automotive history and those beautiful cars. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Couch

Let's introduce... This couch has the looks! It frowns, signs, whispers and keeps an eye on you. Left and right feel easily at home. They sure can speak words of wisdom, but a light informal conversation for social occasions can be arranged too. It is real French Baroque and that's no joke! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

F.I.S.H. (new)        =

Half fish, half machine, the glorious F.I.S.H. trio is ridden by three historical characters seeking to thrill and impress. Inspired by the creative genius of Jules Verne crossed with a dose of Victorian elegance, sailors of the seven seas and street theatre. Guests will be transported to an imaginary world with giant colourful fish and humorous historical characters. The aquatic pedal-powered roaming act provides an unforgettable and unmissable interactive experience. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Pull that String (new show)

Experience that guilty pleasure feeling from the early days at the fairground with 'Pull-that-String’! Prize every time. Antje, Meindert and Kees, the owners of this fairground stall, will introduce the audience to their Aunt Beth. As aunt Beth was their great example and, of course, their favorite aunty. There was fairground blood running through her veins. As she moved from region to region with her attraction she used her big nose for treasure hunting. She could not resist collecting and she became more and more richly surrounded by exclusive thingy’s. For sure; Aunt Beth was a collector’s item herself! When Beth crossed the rainbow bridge, she left everything to her relatives. The legacy of this unique woman did not only consist 500 meters of rope... Step into the world of Aunt Beth. Choose a rope and pull that prize. What prize might be there for you? A super prize or knick-knacks? One thing is for sure, the price will always be unique. Exactly as Aunt Beth would have wished for. Who’s in it, to win it? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Turn Up

The wheels are turning, the chains are creaking; energy is going to be translated into toil. In an heroic way they actors face the risks of every single moment, balancing on the boarders of their capacity. Never ending cooperation, production and inspection, dynamics in every detail. Fighting against the elements, in extreme concentration striving for the required perfection. TURN UP  is a non spoken improvisation of various scenes, movements and effects. In a setting of tackles, winches, wheels, cables and pulleys the hard working men are busy doing their jobs. They symbolise the labour, energetic power, joy and cooperation. Because of the simplicity of its construction, its colours and natural look, Turn Up will be associated with the good old days. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Orange Lady

Busy, busy, busy... The stewardess is unlike any other statue (or steward). Orange in appearance, this lady has a strange way of serving her guests, and though she appears slow in her movements she is always rapidly following her schedule. While overlooking the challenges she stays busy all the time, unless she is looking for something else. With this performance Godelieve was the great winner at World Statues 2009; she became the Dutch and the World Champion living statues. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Mirror

‘Mirror, Mirror on the wall, what is happening to you all?’   A Rococo styled dressing table with a stool starts to move and a volunteer will be asked to take place and speak about the meaning of beauty. This Mirror with its shimmering tummy, will always speak the truth. His guests will always be convinced of their own charm. It will be a dazzling reflection with reality. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hippocampus (SegWays)   =

No guts, no glory! Mutiny on the continent. While riding their seahorse two gladiators will clash like they where Neptune, Spartacus or Ben-Hur? These blood brothers are floating restless oceans. Lances will be pulled and swords will be crossed. In primitive terms they drivel nonsense and surreal one-liners. These last Romans are really lost. Let’s hope they’ll meet the crowd in the middle and be back on speaking terms soon.   -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Go Solo

Small but brave travelling by truck and trailer. Go discovers the world on her own. Ready to shine like a star for a big crowd on her own stage. No circus, no theatre or dance but simply excellent. She will twist the audience around her little finger while clowning around. Improvising, either hard or heartbreaking. Go Solo; a small spectacle. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Last Minute

5, 6, 7 ... The clock is ticking. The surprising figures of Last Minute want to live the life to the fullest. But for them it is also hard to manage the time. They are wasting time, distracted, lose their attention, a suitcase is forgotten and then again there are all kinds of obstacles are on their path. There is no way to reset the time. This multi-coloured ensemble will make you laugh about all those moments in daily life that will get you out of rhythm as well. The characters in this walk act will speed up and rush through the audience. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Pumpkins              =

Two giant orange Pumpkins, in each a dancer, will bring you into an autumn fairytale. The dancers will pop up, spy around and anticipate on their surroundings. Inspired by their music and the audience they create a mystical atmosphere and take young and old along in their fantasy without saying a word. A pleasant performance that will stay in place. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Go on Parade

Dismissed! Drum Major ‘Go’ walked off from her marching band. With quit some ceremonial display she installs herself at her temporary post in order to conduct routine and special inspections. As ‘Control’ is her middle name. With a keen eye for detail, Go checks her temporary subjects and puts the situation to her hand instantly in a very charming way. Is everyone ready for this ceremonial with an appealing blink. Come a long with Go on Parade. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Conveyor Belt

All things must pass! But stay alert because on the Conveyor Belt things are passing too. It is that beloved play from legendary ‘Generation Game’. But it comes in extra small. Your show master will guide you through. So, Lights out, spot on and let it roll! Stay focussed and try to remember as much symbols as possible. Are you in it to win it or do we need a game changer? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Golden Stowaways

A stowaway is a person who secretly boards a vehicle, such as a ship, an aircraft, a train, cargo truck or bus, in order to travel without paying and without being detected. But how many are they here? Three, two or just one. Anyhow, there is a lot going on between those golden barrels. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Lantern People         =

'Masters' of light The Lantern People know its origin in the historical job of lamplighters, who in the early days lit the gas street lights. When the use of electricity and the electric bulb wasn’t stoppable anymore, they lost their jobs. But they are reunited! The Lantern People are always busy and long for darkness. It’s a important job to make the most beautiful lightning. This ensemble created their own lifestyle, which is, in a hilaric way, not pretty efficient. With their caravan of lamps , they drive from spot to spot to manufacture light. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Lock & Safe ltd.

Two crooks, hiding behind a thick moustache, are strolling the streets with a safe. Because the two won’t manage it themselves, so they have to ask passengers to open the safe. With the help of a cryptic game or a calculation they can find the right code. Different games are possible, depending on the moment. The safe can be filled secretly from the back. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Pure Nature

Fibres, vitamines, minerals ánd cheerness are healty for everyone; Pure nature, that's what they are. As a couple They are each others image. Where left is, is right en where right is, is left. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Son of man

Ghislain Magritte (21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images that fall under the umbrella of surrealism. His work challenges observers' preconditioned perceptions of reality. One of his well known works is 'The Son of Man'.  Two man avialable. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Lab

These guys from the laboratory, orr selfcalled professors, are on their way with a curious lab. They will test everything by using flames, bubbles, and lots of smoky. Walk act with 2 or 3 characters and a lab. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I am going on a trip and …

"I am going on a trip and I am bringing…" Everybody knows how this old memory game should be played. A large completely filled trunk is carried around and guided by two nerdy clerks. They approach the audience with the question, “I’m going on a trip and...” Everyone will finish this sentence with “I am bringing…” What do people take nowadays? Toothbrush, swimsuit, phone, underwear, passport, money, clothing, etc ... The Clerks can be challenged because they will find it all in their trunk. Although it might be an interpretation. A hilarious encounter with lots of silly gags. Available in several editions like the Christmas and Valentine’s version. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Winterkost ( not available in 2018)

It might be cold outside, but these enormous snowmen have a warm hart. They are never to tired to cheer everyone up, by dancing and going along. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Crow He moves and hips around like a crow, looking for anything interesting. Normaly not the most friendly bird and with his huge wings he even becomes impressive.
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