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Oorkaan – Percossa

The Box Brothers

With The Box Brothers, Dutch company Oorkaan created a concert for percussion full of acrobatics and humor, dedicated to an audience from 4 years and upwards. What makes it unmissable are the four men of Percossa, who are capable of creating every possible rhythm with the most bizarre and unpredictable instruments. It is their task to interpret the story of four quarrelsome brothers and their friend Big Drum on their way to the pursuit of happiness.


Oorkaan – Founded in 2001 in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Oorkaan is the only music ensemble in The Netherlands that has dedicated itself exclusively to the creation of high quality staged concerts for young audiences. Our aim is to give every child the opportunity to experience the power of live music. The staged concerts for 1,5 to 12-year-olds focus on all kinds of live classical music from all over the world, performed by outstanding musicians. For the creation of the productions, Oorkaan has developed the internationally recognized Oorkaan Method, which makes it unique in the world. Under the artistic direction of Caecilia Thunnissen, Oorkaan presents about 7 music productions per season and organizes roughly 200 performances a year in The Netherlands and abroad. The organization of Oorkaan is comprised of three departments: Production, Research & Development and Education. For each new production Oorkaan brings together musicians and artists from various disciplines. These staged concerts are mostly without words, making them suitable for international tours. In the Research & Development department, Oorkaan trains talented musicians in their performance and physical acting skills according to the Oorkaan Method. Theatre makers get the opportunity to experiment with the creation of staged concerts for young audiences. The Education Department presents a comprehensive educational program for primary schools, consisting of workshops, teaching materials and performances.


Regia: Margrith Vrenegoor
Voice over: Har Smeets
Immagini video: Peter Claassen
Set design:  Joris Speelman
Costumi e attrezzi di scena: Judith de Zwart
Disegno luci: Tom Verheijen
Percussioni: Percossa


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