Theatergroup LeBelle & Duran Lantink
Theater Lebelle is a theatre workplace for people with a mental disability in Amsterdam. The group exists out of 25 to 30 actors. On Monday till Friday they work on plays, location theatre, inclusion projects, workshops and think of new theatre and dance concepts.
Duran Lantink is the enfant terrible of the Dutch fashion world and does not comply with any existing conventions. He makes collections composed out of dead stock material from large luxury brands and cuts these items into pieces in order to create new clothes. He has made a collection with trans sexworkers in Capetown and has stolen clothes for another collection from big chains like Zara and H&M as an indictment against them for stealing designs from young designers.
A lot of actors from Lebelle are obsessed with a certain celebrity. This may vary from Ali B to Michael Jackson. This has led this collaboration to create a, by The Factory of Andy Warhol inspired, performance at the Hermitage in Amsterdam. The actors of Lebelle come to Duran’s studio every Monday where they work on their own tribute to their favourite celebrity and make their own matching outfits. In addition Duran is also going to collaborate with other performers like The Choolers from Brussel, an electro-formation with two rappers that have Down Syndrome. The grand opening of Duran’s Factory will be in september in Museum van de Geest.
Museum van de Geest | Outsider Art
Amstel 51, 1018 EJ Amsterdam
every day 10:00 - 17:00
(a preview of Duran’s collection ”Duran’s Factory” will be on show, this collection will launch in september and will be on show at Museum van de Geest)
Giovanni and Lois
Duran and Casper
Joran and Fran