Impressions of Klassiek van de Toekomst in the Philharmonie, Haarlem (NL)

Stage direction and creation of Klassiek van de Toekomst in the Philharmonie

Haarlem (NL) 1st April 2017.

Manifesto Poetico enjoyed the overwhelming support of the audience, orchestra members, actors, dancers, DJ, film crew, production team and technicians at the Philharmonie in Haarlem (NL) this April 1st, for the premiere of Klassiek van de Toekomst



Thank you to creative producer Nils Verkooijen, conductor Annelies Smit and artistic director of the Philharmonie Jaap Lampe for the beautiful space and hard work. Thank you also to orchestra members, actors, dancers, DJs, film crew, production team and technicians.


Puppets: Ingrid Liavaag                                     

Masks: Pak Pono


Photography Pim Rusch @  

The show captured ecosystems in perdition with haunting plastic beauty, strained social relationships with exaggerated yet life-like masks, and a simple story of love between two fragile puppets that got lost at sea in a storm … or was that a dream, we will never know. This is the suggestive power of this director’s work, that is much needed today.

Manifesto Artistic Team: director Carlos García Estévez, assistant director and co-creator Paige Allerton, lighting designer Paulo Serantes, worked hard to deliver the message of the more than 120 devising cast members in this multidisciplinary show. The young artists participating in this process were asked to talk about their anxieties, fears and desires for the society they see today in the Netherlands, and globally in this highly connected, informationalized world that has been gifted with social media.  

The voice of youth today had a powerful result!