Friends in Nature (5+)

A fun and moving dance performance about the power and beauty of nature.

The friends go into nature. No mini-garden but a real wilderness! They put on their dungarees, get their garden tools ready and off they go. They sow, they harvest, they dig and they rake the ground as fast as they can. Together they create a world of beautiful plants. Flowers to smell, plants to look at, vegetables to make your mouth water. And of course a tree for climbing and to swing from!

The friends are completely self sufficient. They don’t just grow their own food they recycle everything they can get their hands on.

Of course everything goes wrong. You can’t control nature can you? There is a hail shower, mould, fungus and a burst pipe recycled into a wonderful tool that suddenly collapses. But together the friends are strong and  fortunately  they always find a solution.

Friends in the Country is a sequel to the successful plan-d productions Friends on Vacation, Friends in the Winter and Friends in the library. A lively and moving dance performance about the power and beauty of nature. But also about the vulnerability of the environment; plastic soup in the sea, CO2 emissions and thawing ice floats. Whatever happens the friends don’t let each other down and always discover new things. Friends in the Country is therefore a wonderful ode to friendship, to fantasy and creativity.


Friends in the country is a durable performance. We generate our own energy and we need the audience to help us. You have to help with generating electricity, making water spray, wind energy and claps of thunder.

There is a theatre version and also a version that can be performed outside during summer months.





  • 03
    Biljmerparktheater, Amsterdam15.00Bijlmerparktheatertickets
  • 24
    School ShowAmsterdam10.00Jeugdland
  • 24
    School ShowAmsterdam13.30Jeugdland


  • 09
    Park van Vorst (B)Ten Weyngaertvorst - Kinderkunstfestival
  • 10
    Park van Vorst (B)Ten Weyngaertvorst - Kinderkunstfestival
  • 11
    School ShowAlmere10.30


  • 23
    Nieuwegein14.00De Kom


  • 23
    Den HaagKorzo theater


  • 05
    School ShowTielSchouwburg Agnietenhof
  • 10
    Heerenveen14.00Posthuis theater
  • 13
    School ShowTilburg10.00Theaters Tilburg
  • 13
    School ShowTilburg14.00Theaters Tilburg
  • 19
    School ShowDen HaagKorzo Theater
  • 20
    School ShowDen HaagKorzo Theater
  • 21
    School ShowDen HaagKorzo theater

Reeds geweest:

  • 17.12.17
    AmstelveenAmstelveens Poppentheater
  • 27.11.17
    Theaters Tilburg, TilburgTheaters Tilburg
  • 26.11.17
    Theaters Tilburg, TilburgTheaters Tilburg
  • 14.11.17
    Biljmerparktheater, AmsterdamBijlmerparktheater
  • 05.11.17
    WoerdenTheater Het Klooster
  • 02.11.17
    Den HaagHolland Dance festival
  • 01.11.17
    Holland Dance, Den HaagHolland Dance Festival
  • 26.10.17
    Ostade, A'damOstadetheater
  • 24.10.17
    Stadsschouwburg De HarmonieStadsschouwburg De Harmonie
  • 16.10.17
    MaasPodium (theater en dans), RotterdamMaasPodium
  • 15.10.17
    MaasPodium (theater en dans), RotterdamMaasPodium (theater en dans)
  • 14.10.17 Première
    Den HaagTheater Dakota
  • 12.10.17 try-out
  • 04.10.17
    MaastrichtCentre céramique
  • 17.09.17
    Klein VennepKlein boerderij
  • 17.09.17
    Klein VennepKlein boerderij
  • 16.09.17
    Klein VennepKlein boerderij
  • 16.09.17
    Klein VennepKlein boerderij
  • 10.07.17
    Ridderspoorpark, AmsterdamS.O. Heldring
  • 09.07.17
  • 09.07.17
  • 25.06.17 Zomer in de Mare - Park Alkmaar Noord
    TAQA Theater Vest, AlkmaarTAQA Theater Vest
  • 24.06.17
    DrachtenDe Lawei/Schouwburg
  • 24.06.17
    DrachtenDe Lawei/Schouwburg
  • 23.06.17
    DrachtenDe Lawei/Schouwburg
  • 23.06.17
    DrachtenDe Lawei/Schouwburg

trailer Buurman in de Natuur (binnenvoorstelling)

Teaser Buurman in de Natuur


Concept/choreography Andreas Denk
Dance Andreas Denk, Ilija Surla
Direction Ton Offerman
Music Marit Thus
Set and light design Pink Steenvoorden / Einstein design
Production Nadin Topal
Repetitor Josephine van Rheenen
Photo /graphic design Es &Zn - Esther de Boer
Stage photography René den Engelsman, Menno van der Meulen
Business management Britt Arp
PR & Marketing Henriëtte Olland
Office assistent Ian Borthwick


For this performance there are extra educational activities available.

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