KRUK is a group (founded in june 2012) that plays, acts & sometimes talks or sings.
Kruk uses improvisation to get what it wants. But sometimes there are ideas in advance or even a score. Nothing is sacred. But all that happens is holy in a Ginsbergian sort of way.
Kruk uses anything that is available to the performers at the time of the performance. Maybe you could call it 'Cagean Improv', not so much because it derives from John Cage's work (allthough it does a bit) but because it admires his freedom to come up with cool stuff.
The founder of the group is Lukas Simonis who solemnly declares that anybody who plays in the group will be a KRUK member for the rest of his/hers/it's life. Other core members are Nina Hitz and Sato Endo.
KRUK has a liberal attitude towards the quality of it's performers.
They can be;
- a thing
- an animal
- a plant
But there's also room for more obvious performers like;
- musicians, dancers, poets, ghosts, etc, 'artists'
- anybody else
Date of birth; june 2012
Concerts (time of speaking; january 2013);
june 30th 2012, Le Sud, Rotterdam
with; Sato Endo, Lukas Simonis & Henk Bakker
july 2th; Traces and Resonances, Roodkapje, Rotterdam
with; Gabrielle Barros Martins, Nina Hitz, Sato Endo, Noriko Mitzuhashi & Lukas Simonis
october 25th; Grüntaler 9, Berlin, BRD
with; Hilary Jeffery, Nina Hitz, Sato Endo, Lukas Simonis & Steffi Weismann
october 26th; Tannenbaum, Berlin, BRD
with; A Plastic Fish, Nina Hitz, Sato Endo, Lukas Simonis. Steffi Weismann & Mike Majkovski
december 2th; Muiderpoorttheater, Amsterdam
with; Sato Endo, Nina Hitz & Lukas Simonis
december 17th; Roodkapje, Rotterdam
with; Sato Endo, Nina Hitz, Lukas Simonis, Noriko Mitzuhashi & Bebe Beliz
january 6th 2013; Kunst & Complex, Rotterdam
with; A Pink Suitcase, Nina Hitz, Lukas Simonis & Bebe Beliz
may 18th 2013; Kruk, Horbar, Hamburg, Germany
with; Sato Endo, Alan Purves, Lukas Simonis
july 6th 2014; KRUK, Witte Slagerij, Rotterdam
with; Sato Endo, Annas Mikhailova, Nina Hitz, Lukas Simonis