|Van Baasbank & Baggerman was founded in 1985 by Jaap van Baasbank and JG Baggerman and is based in Amsterdam. The aim of the company is producing and promoting multidisciplinary performing arts. Since November 2011 the name of the company changed into Van Baasbank & Vos. The management of Van Baasbank & Vos consists of Jaap van Baasbank, Kas van Baasbank and Dick Vos.
Our core activities are: Festival Julidans, (music) theatre, percussion and contemporary dance. Throughout the theatrical season (from September until June) Van Baasbank & Vos organises tours with foreign companies in venues in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. These venues have a capacity between 600 and 1200 seats.
Over the years a great variety of companies have toured with Van Baasbank & Vos. Most performances have in common that there is no language barrier and the artistic concept is innovative. This can be contemporary dance, (music)-theatre and movement theatre. Performances range from a one man show to an opera with 50 people (and a horse) on stage.
Jaap van Baasbank: Artistic Director
“I studied Dutch. My thesis was about 18th century travelogues … After working in pop music and percussion I saw ‘What the Body Does Not Remember’ by Wim Vandekeybus: the innovative way in which he dealt with contemporary dance led, among others things, to the start of Julidans.”
Dick Vos: Managing Director
“10 Years at Van Baasbank & Vos show that the preparation for no performance is the same. The companies, the public, the venues and the Belastingdienst will make sure of that.”
Kas van Baasbank: Program Director
“The process of finding and booking performances is never the same. Our goal is to keep all parties happy from the beginning to the end of the tour .”
Marijcke Voorsluijs: Technical Co-ordination
“Since 1999, I’m taking care of the technical coordination of the tours by Van Baasbank & Vos with my company TOT. The main goal is to get all interests aligned: the performance will get the space that is needed, but within the budget and the limits of the Dutch law.”
Frits Zuyderhoff : Production Julidans
“Working for van Baasbank & Vos brings me from Stadskanaal to Bruges. Every time with totally different groups and each time equally challenging.”