Speak - On Stage

Zing mee met de Bonki's

Lennaert & de Bonski’s have created a new show for people learning Dutch! They sing uncomplicated, well-known songs in Dutch. Everyone can sing along. The lyrics are projected. The performance features some surprising translations, while the Bonski's also sing some of their own compositions.

It will be a fabulous show – in the true Bonski tradition – and pure entertainment in Dutch.

There are free exercises with 5 songs that teachers can use in the classroom with their students. An ideal preparation for the show!

Artists: Lennaert Maes (zang en gitaar), Andrei Bonski (mandoline, viool, accordeon en toetsen), Kriss CC Bonski (contrabas, percussie, toetsen en tuba)

GC de Zandloper, Tuesday 27/03/2018, 20.00

GC de Boesdaalhoeve, Thursday 15/11/2018, 20.30


Show for people learning Dutch

Humour in common Dutch. Songs, sketches, stand-up comedy, visual humour, theatre of the absurd,… you can become acquainted with what makes people laugh in Flanders. Flemish people get to know what types of humour are appreciated in other parts of the world.

Humour with the singer and cabaret artist Lennaert Maes (De Bonski’s), the actor and director Peter Schoenaerts, the Flemish-Moroccan stand-up comedian Latif Aït and the stand-up comedian and Dutch as a second language teacher Els Vertongen. They use simple Dutch to perform songs, sketches, stand-up comedy, visual humour, theatre of the absurd,… … Non-native speakers from other cultural origins become acquainted with what people in Flanders think is funny, while Flemish people get to know what makes the rest of the world laugh.

Irony and stand-up comedy is very popular in Flanders but not everywhere in the world. How do you define humour? What is funny? And why does something makes some people laugh and not others? There is nothing so serious as humour.

Comic book plus mini-CD

Teaching materials

As a supplement to the show De Bonski’s gaan voor GOUD! a comic book is published, which is intended for people learning Dutch. Designed by Reinhart Croon, the book follows the adventures of two Russian brothers. The book includes language exercises and games and in the album is also a mini-CD with three new songs.

If you wish to order some teaching materials?
Cost: comic book + mini-CD = €5 /unit + delivery charges.
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