FUNERAL ECSTASY - The Paradise -

On the 16th & 17th of February we presented the performative installation FUNERAL ECSTASY – The Paradise for the first time in De Koepels in Rotterdam. The Paradise urges us to reflect on the impact of the cyclical nature of life. Can we accept the fact that everything lasts only for a limited period of time? Around an audiovisual installation, a larger than life orb, the audience gets immersed into a mixture of sound, light art and choreography.  Is it a celebration, a guided meditation, or a rave for the end?

The Paradise marks the beginning of FUNERAL ECSTASY, a series questioning the conventional notions of endings. It encourages heightened awareness of the present moment, emphasizing the value in each passing second. In a performative installation the audience is led through an ebb and flow, oscillating between darkness and light, intensity and tranquility; a collective experience, perceived individually.  

The Paradise evolved through research presentations and co-creation with the audience.

Ready to experience FUNERAL ECSTASY – The Paradise –? Please check our agenda for upcoming dates.


Concept & Artistic Lead Nadîja Roza Broekhart, Sylvia Weening // Performance & Guides Nadîja Roza Broekhart, Stefan Julizar, Bas van der Kruk, Sylvia Weening // Choreography Leo Spreksel // Scenography & Light Design Jeroen Molenaar, Zalán Szakács // Composition & Sound Design Stefan ZMK // Costume Design Nada van Dalen // Photography & teaser Rachel Schraven x HipSick // Poster Design Niels Vrijdag // Communication Aniek de Rooij // Business Lead Daniek Cappetijn // Production HipSick // Special thanks to Linda Ammerlaan, Demi van Kesteren, Theun Mosk, Lisette van Oostveen & all co-creators

The Paradise is made possible by:
Gemeente Rotterdam | Fonds 21 | Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht | Het Cultuurfonds | Stichting Zabawas | Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst | Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds | Van der Mandele Stichting

WORM | Time Window | De Koepels