The SK Concert is resumed! PERMANENT DESTRUCTION will tour the Netherlands and abroad again in 2022 with their production from 2018. The SK Concert is a melodramatic energy concert by theater maker Naomi Velissariou and sound producer Joost Maaskant. Together they form the pop-up band PERMANENT DESTRUCTION. The performance is a sexy show about self-loathing and unrequited love, with deadly poetic lyrics and an excessive use of autotune. With genres ranging from R&B to industrial hardcore and with excessive use of auto-tune and trap hop references. Naomi Velissariou received the Directing Prize 2019 for The SK Concert.
For this concert, Naomi Velissariou is inspired by Sarah Kane (1971-1999), one of the most notorious playwrights of recent decades, whose psychological state found such an uncompromising resonance in her work. Against the background of Frederik Heyman's video work, the merciless lyrics, beats and bass lines take on a monumental visual dimension.
The performance premiered on 20 May 2018 in De Paardenkathedraal Utrecht during SPRING and was shown that year at festivals such as Oerol, Over het IJ Festival (Shelter Amsterdam), Theater Aan Zee, Absolutely Free Festival and Lowlands. The SK Concert is the first part of the PERMANENT DESTRUCTION trilogy. In 2019 Naomi made part two: The HM Concert, and in 2020 part three: Pain Against Fear, which toured until the summer of 2021. For this last production, Naomi received the Theo d'Or 2021.
concept & direction Naomi Velissariou performance PERMANENT DESTRUCTION (Joost Maaskant & Naomi Velissariou) sound design Joost Maaskant visuals Frederik Heyman light design & video programming Bart van den Heuvel costumes Bibi Trompetter light & video operator Thijs Kempers sound operator Gido Bamboe technical production Nik Tenten, Dion Schuddemat coach Thibaud Delpeut special thanks to Florentina Holzinger, Mauro Pawlowski, Ramon Slager, Sjoerd Bruil, Kasper Tarenskeen, Jan Hulst, Teddy Cherim, Emmanuel Adjei, Frascati Producties, Joachim Fleury & Hotel De L’Europe. a coproduction of Naomi Velissariou, Theater Utrecht, Rudolphi Producties & C-Takt made possible by Fonds Podiumkunsten
Naomi Velissariou (1984, Bilzen) is a theater maker and uses philosophical, scientific and personal ideas as the basis for performances with a rich visual language. Velissariou obtained a master's degree in theater and film studies at the University of Antwerp and completed her acting training at the Maastricht Theater Academy in 2012. In addition to her own work as a theater maker, Naomi also plays as an actress in theatre, film and television series. For example, she could be seen in The truth about Kate by Davy Pieters (2014), she made her film debut in Out of love (2015) by Paloma Aguilera Valdebenito, her television debut in Chausée d'amour (dePeople) and she acted in Cobain, the new feature film by Nanouk Leopold, which premiered during the last edition of the Berlinale. In 2014 Naomi won the TAZ KBC young theater makers prize for her performance A Tragedy (simplified) and in 2017 she received the Charlotte Köhler Prize, an incentive prize for young talent from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. From 2012 to 2017 she worked at Frascati Productions. In those five years after graduating, she made seven performances: Mr Jones (2012), Kwartet: Een powerballad (2012 i.s.m. Urland), A Tragedy (simplified) (2013), I SEE YOU (2014), Intervention (2015), Q&A (2016, i.s.m. Gillis Biesheuvel – Dood Paard) and Sontag (2017). www.naomivelissariou.com
Joost Maaskant (1984, Sneek), better known as Maask, is a beatboxer, voice artist, musician and sound producer. In his live performances he uses his own voice and an audio loop system where he produces different sounds, from jazz to dubstep and from drum 'n bass to ska. He is also a theatrical showman and performer. Over the past two years, Maask has played more than 400 shows at almost every Dutch festival and abroad, such as Germany, Belgium, Poland and Scotland. He is also a performer in various performances, including at De Koninklijke Schouwburg Brussels and the Arsenaal Mechelen. In February of this year he created Loophole as a performer with choreographer Charlotte Goesaert. And last year he designed the sound for the performance It's my mouth I can say what I want to by Theater Sonnevanck and Toneelgroep Oostpool. www.maask.nl