Stage Design Art direction

MAN IN NOOD TOUR
WILLEM DE BRUIN

Mark

Summary




After four years of silence, Dutch hiphop artist Willem de Bruin released his new album ‘Man in Nood’ (translated: ‘Man in Need’) in the fall of 2018. The album described the aftermath of the breakup of his former group The Opposites and the story of Willem reflecting on a dark period in his life.

The ‘Man in Nood’ album-tour is the visual translation of his album on stage, comprising four shows, played across three of the biggest theatres in the Netherlands. A hiphop-show/theatre cross-over where stage design, visuals, light and performance complemented eachother to empower the story of the album.
It became a critically acclaimed hip-hop show that fitted the balanced tone of the album and resonated with the audience, visually and emotionally, marking Willem de Bruin‘s comeback.


NRC Handelsblad: “(...) The level of the production is sky-high and seamlessly complements the music. (...) The visuals are impressive and effective (...) Willem has raised the bar for perfomances of Dutch rappers significantly.”

Press


Review NRC Handelsblad (2019-02-09):“Grandioos terug na The Opposites: Willem raakt met ieder woord” [*****]


Client


Bespoke Management
/Willem de Bruin



Collaborators


Mr. Wix
VJ Noralie
Roeland de Ponti


Scope


Visual Concept
Stage Design
Art Direction

Live Show Direction
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Visual concept drawings
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