MAN || CO is a collective of four dancers that create, dance and produce theatrical dance performances. Endlessly inspired by the absurdity of the everyday, our performances are physical, energetic and theatrical. For audiences with a young heart, or for those who aren’t afraid to let their inner-child out. Full of fresh energy, MAN || CO dares to tread off the beaten path in the dance world and is no stranger to performing in exciting locations – from traditional theaters to outdoors.

On a lonely island 6+
Energetic, theatrical and full of humor – three dancers take you on an adventure of self-discovery
through a colourfully fantastic landscape.

Three strangers live on a lonely island,
But there is no sand, sun or sea.

Hi! I am One. Hey, I am the Other
And then there is the Third.
And who are you? Silence.

One reaches for the Other’s hand. Together they restlessly wait for an answer, fidgeting, fidgeting. And right before their excitement is about to burst like a fountain, they hear ever so softly: bang, bang, bang.

WOW! Where is that coming from? Did you make that noise?
You’re starting to glow!!!

On a lonely island is the latest performance by MAN || CO, an ode to the explorers in the world that are shy, enthusiastic, impulsive, tactical (or slightly less tactical). It’s a discovery adventure full of confidence, immense doubt, fun and discomfort. And on the way we try to be ourselves – but how does that actually work?

At a MAN || CO performance, you’ll witness a close-knit group of makers who share a clearly defined sense of style, tone and humor – they work together like an idiosyncratic rock band. Very refreshing.
Fritz de Jong, Critics’ Choice, Theaterkrant, October 2023

Bookings Vanaf2 |
Availability 12 december 2023 - 30 december 2025
Discipline dance theatre 
Age 6 to 12 years 
Length 45 minutes (optional: shorter version, 25 minutes)
Stage area 6 x 6 x 3 metres 
capacity 250 (theatre), 150 (other) 
venue type all venues (in consultation)

Concept MAN || CO 
Dance Lisa Feij, Vera Goetzee, Susan Hoogbergen and Roma Koolen (in varying compositions) 
Direction Sanne Nouws 
Décor, clothing Sanne lips 
Ass. décor Roos Huisman 
Music Daniel van Loenen 
Voice Coach Akim Moiseenkov 
Light tech. Wilfred Loopstra 
Technician Joris Schipper 
Production Charlot van der Meer 
Manager karin van den berg 
Promotion image Sanja Marusic 
On a lonely island is made possible by the support of Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, JanIvo Stichting, Dioraphte, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Gravin van Bylandt Stichting