Amy Winehouse Act

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  • This brilliant lookalike establishes an amazing impersonification of Amy Winehouse: While she sings Amy’s biggest hits like Rehab and Valerie live, she takes you back in time, reminding everyone of Amy’s unique strong personality! Amy poors herself a drink and interacts with the audience. When songs like Love is a losing game or Back to black come into play, the tragedy of Amy’s life becomes tangible. An emotional and uplifting experience for young and old!

    Merante Tamar van Amersfoort became known as the Winner of the popular Dutch television talent show My Name Is… (2010) – 1,5 million viewers. She toured with the So You Think You Can Dance – Tour 2010 through Holland and Belgium, and entertained 50.000 enthusiastic theatre visitors.

  • In december 2011 Merante was asked to audition for the German tv program Das Supertalent – 10 million viewers -, where she made it into semi-finals and top 20 with 3 yes-votes from the jury, including casting magnate Dieter Bohlen!

    From 2010 – 2014 Merante performed internationally as Amy Winehouse in Los Angeles, Moskow, Istanbul, London, Cannes, Kiev, San Francisco, Buckarest, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Johannesburg and Cape Town – SA and Dubai She performed for King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, at the wedding of the famous Dutch glamour couple Micky Hoogendijk and Adam Curry, and for the Queen of Pop: Madonna!



Lady Gaga Act

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  • This intriguing lookalike establishes a fascinating impersonification of Lady Gaga: She looks like Gaga, sings like Gaga, moves like Gaga, and creates amazing outfits. Her performances are captivating stories with lots of energy to entertain even the most demanding crowds!

    Merante Tamar van Amersfoort became known as the Winner of the popular Dutch television talent show My Name Is… (2010) – 1,5 million viewers. She toured with the So You Think You Can Dance – Tour 2010 through Holland and Belgium, and entertained 50.000 enthusiastic theatre visitors.





  • In december 2011 Merante was asked to audition for the German tv program Das Supertalent – 10 million viewers -, where she made it into semi-finals and top 20 with 3 yes-votes from the jury, including casting magnate Dieter Bohlen!

    Merante performed internationally as Lady Gaga in Los Angeles, Delhi, Dubai, Barbados, London, Shanghai, Buckarest, Vienna, Istanbul, Cyprus, Cannes, Johannesburg and Cape Town, SA







Merante in
Wonderland Acts

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  • With Amsterdam as her home base, Merante Tamar van Amersfoort aka Merante in Wonderland has a strong creative background. She started her carreer in 2008 as creative director of Supperclub Amsterdam - the infamous avant-garde lounge restaurant and club, that has become a global brand over the last decade - situated right in the centre and culture of Amsterdam.

    During those years she developed her own artistic style, - which can be best described as an eclectic mixture between sinister Alice in Wonderland, surrealism, Film Noir, the old freak circus, Andy Warhol & pop culture - and did she start to explore performance and performance art.



  • In 2010 Merante Tamar van Amersfoort became known as the Dutch Amy Winehouse, Winner of the popular Dutch television talent competition My Name Is… – with 1,5 million viewers – that was looking for Holland’s best impersonator of a popstar celebrity.

    The jury, led by Holland’s most famous musical producer, Albert van der Linde, decided that Merante not only looked and sang like Amy Winehouse, but completely transformed into the beloved singer whilst on stage.

    Merante toured with the ten best dancers of the So You Think You Can Dance talent show 2010 through Holland and Belgium, giving an incredible show for 50.000 enthusiastic theater visitors.



  • In December 2011 she was asked by the German television to audition for Das Supertalent, an all-round talent show with 10 million viewers throughout the German speaking countries, and with 3 yes-votes, including German casting magnate Dieter Bohlen, made it to the semi-finals.

    Since 2011 Merante also succesfully impersonates one of the world’s most epic popstars Lady Gaga, combining her talent in singing and dancing with her great eye for avant-garde styling.

    In recent years big crowds around the globe have truly believed her to be the real Gaga!




  • Besides being a succesful impersonator of Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga, Merante has also created her own stage persona: Merante in Wonderland, a theatrical poppy character, creating beautiful, surrealistic, funny, edgy, energetic short stories, that for a moment will take you along into the world of Merante in Wonderland.

    From 2010-2014 Merante has performed worldwide in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dubai, Shanghai, Cape town, Johannesburg, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Barcelona, Cannes, Kiev, Buckarest, Sofia, Moscow, Vienna, Zurich, Dakar, Dominican Republic and Barbados. She performed for the Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, at the wedding of the famous Dutch glamour couple Micky Hoogendijk and Adam Curry,

  • and for the Queen of Pop: Madonna! Currently Merante in Wonderland is working on her own music with producer Jan van Eerd and performing globally with fashion and performance designer Mo Benchellal.

















BENCHELLAL: VISUAL COSTUME PERFORMANCE

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  • Mo Benchellal is a renowned Amsterdam based artist & fashion designer, who creates spectacular fashion designs, that come to life in outrageous visual performances.

    Intriguing visuals are projected onto the outfits, that, put in motion by a performer, create an optical spectacle that deludes the senses! Benchellal has performed throughout the Netherlands, on music oriented and branded events, on weddings, in theatres, museums, and night clubs.









  • His most recent creation was a costume installation performance of 9x12 meters for the re-opening of the Drents Museum, presented to Her Majesty, Queen Beatrix of Holland.

    Benchellal’s visual art performances have traveled througout Europe and worldwide to Los Angeles, Shanghai, Moscow, Russian Black Sea, St. Petersburg, London, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Kiev, Zurich, Buckarest and Sofia, to enchant an international cosmopolitan crowd.







TRIGGER ACT:
JAN VAN EERD & MERANTE IN WONDERLAND

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  • In this intriguing and futuristic performance the human body is used as an instrument by putting interactive triggers on it. A seemingly liveless female is brought into the area in a slightly dark atmosphere. But the woman comes to life after an uplifting percussion session on her body by a scientist, who uses the triggers to wake her up. She starts to play the triggers herself, and slowly transforms her animalistic and robotic moves into enchanting human dance.

    running time: 12 minutes

















Clients National:
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Dinner Adam Curry & Micky Hoogendrijk Dolce & Gabbana perfume launch W Hotel: Birthday of Mr. Wizman Lloyd Acardi NYE Alice in Wonderland Entourage Group: Izakaya Museumnacht Den Haag Opening Wedding Madonna Elite Model Afterparty Stadsschouwburg Matching Models Agency Amsterdam Launch Armani Official After Party (AIFW) Modefabriek Amsterdam International Fashion Week - The Borrel LINDA magazine Opening ‘The Exhibition’ Venuez Awards McGregor Opening Flagship Store Amsterdam Burlesque Festival Opening 1st Edition HEMA National Staff Party Hotel de l’Europe Staff party / Private Party Paradiso Lovedance / Glitterazzi / Pink Istanbul / Volt 5 year anniversary Club Air NL Confidential / Can You Feel iT? Club NYX Opening Sugar Factory Vreemd 2 year anniversary The Butcher Private Party Nomads CD release / 10 year anniversary Supperclub Guest cook event with Michelin Star chef Mohammed Harriouchi CD releases: Arrogance, Beauty, Naivety Monday 1, 3 and 4 Year Anniversary Valtifest Wasteland Solar Festival Mysteryland Festival Magneetfestival Village festivals And many more private events & weddings

International:
Supperclub on location: Senegal Dutch Embassy London, UK Private Party Barcelona, Spain Parliament Group Kiev, Ukrain Parliament Group Moskow, Russia Private Party Buckarest, Romania Parliament Group Sofia, Bulgaria Parliament Group Supperclub Istanbul Supperclub London Supperclub San Francisco Supperclub LA Supperclub Dubai

Shanghai, China The Code 20: Formula 1 Closing Party 2011 Ferrari Private Party 2014 The Code 20: F1 Closing Party 2014 Barbados Private Party Croatia Private Wedding Radisson Blue Hotels Europe Global Agency Shangri-La Istanbul & Cannes LOFT Buckarest VINYL international launch (Martin Scorcese / Mick Jagger) Andres D.C. Bogota Colombia 69 Brunches Belgium Dominican Republic Omerta Cannes Advertising Festival: Dadada Club – Baoli Beach Club Kiev BMW launch new model Cyprus Tango to Buddha Paris Reopening Cirque Bonheur Austria Clubtour Amy Winehouse / Clubtour Lady Gaga Tribute Shows Brussels 10 year anniversary Q-MUSIC (radio) Berlin Gallery weekend: Close to Home gallery concept Romania Amy Winehouse Tour: Buckarest, Craiova, Timisoara Cape Town, South Africa Opening Shimmy Beach Club & NY party Modelist Party / Valentines Event Johannesburg South Africa Sound Room: Two Worlds Party Istanbul 360 restaurant & club Dutch Embassy NY Party

Media:
RTL 4 My Name Is… - Winner 2010 as My Name Is Amy Winehouse So You Think You Can Dance - Tour 2010 Netherlands & Belgium RTL Germany Das Supertalent NL2 / NTR Vals Plat – Portrait of Merante van Amersfoort / Merante in Wonderland Tros Nieuwsradio Interview RTL 5 Double Faces Q Music Belgium 5 TV Shows News & Lifestyle shows - Romania Het Parool 2x Front page national newspaper Viva Featured Flair Featured Prive Internet The Winner takes it all: SBS6 Volkskrant Magazine Glamour: Generation Glamour


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