Review Inner Landscape 2006

Mary Brennan, The Herald, August 11, 2006

At first sight, Neel de Jong looks a tad off-putting - a bag lady with a silent stare that screams "whaddya lookin' at" attitude. But, in fact, this Dutch performance artist is one of those genial, life-affirming presences whose.......READ MORE

Reviews Moving Landscape 2007

KIRSTIN INNES (preview) The List magazine, August 1 2007

In video clips on her website, Neel de Jong stands in an empty studio space. Her long tweed frock coat and eye goggles recall Mr Toad; her static, silent demeanour does not. She makes a tiny, polite motion with her head that her body eventually picks up on.......

MARY BRENNAN (recensie) The Herald, August 15 2007

Neel de Jong would instinctively recognise and applaud what the women in the company, Little Dove Theatre Art (Australia) are up to - her own work resonates with what it's like to live on the margins, misunderstood at best and ignored or ostracised at worst. READ MORE

Reviews 'Driven' 2008

MARY BRENNAN (The Herald) 22 aug ****

Blame it not on the bossa nova, but on my handwriting: I misread my notes and thought that Neel de Jong had left town when actually she'd shifted venue mid-stint to 10am at Bedlam. Sometimes it feels as if de Jong arrived in this world with....READ MORE

LAURA PEEBLES (the Three Weeks) 17 aug. *****

As you go in, the small theatre is completely dark, apart from a few dimmed spotlights. On stage, sitting in the middle of her bin bags, is a crazy old bag lady chanting and swaying. After a few minutes, the mumbled chanting suddenly, becomes audible,....READ MORE

ARTSPY UK 18 aug. *****

This is a magical show, inspiring, uplifting and deeply thought provoking. De Jong explores the dark side of womanhood in an idiosyncratic fusion of dance and poetry. Beginning as a bag-lady lost in her own world, she gradually involves the audience using expressionistic gesture and utterance.....READ MORE

TINA JACKSON (Metro) 17 aug. ****

Neel De Jong's short solo piece is a life-affirming way to start the day.
The Dutch physical theatre and  live art performer puts on a show about
overcoming the limitations of age and fear that is spirited, generous and
extraordinarily touching....READ MORE

JACKIE FLETCHER (British Theatre Guide) 8 aug. ****

In layers of brightly-coloured gauze petticoats, stripy stockings and lace-up boots, Neel de Jong sends us mixed and disturbing signals about the complexity of womanhood. A child in the body of a middle-aged woman; a flamboyantly sexual body that is turning to.....READ MORE

Reviews F.L.O.W. 2009 Dublin/Edinburgh


Fringe 2 in 1 shows offer festival goers the opportunity to see unique musical and theatrical pairings as part of the same ticket. Tonight, Smock Alley played host to a 2 in 1 show featuring Neel de Jong, making her ABSOLUT FRINGE debut with F.L.O.W. and French singer-songwriter perrine de morceaux performing as Essais Emission.....READ MORE

Review F.L.O.W 2009 Edinburgh

MARY BRENNAN, (The Herald), 18 Aug ****

'Okay folks - let's hear it for the renegades, the eccentrics, the freespirited talents that cluster under the banner of dance and physical theatre, but are really looking to make work that transcends boundaries. Without them, the Fringe would lose some of the magical serendipity that leaves audiences feeling.....READ MORE

Review 'Still There' 2011 Erlangen

JUH (Spots ARENA Festival), June 04 '11, translated from German

On stage at the Mark Grafentheater begins the 61 year old Neel de Jong, before the spectators have come up, with her extraordinary dance performance. Hardly noticeable begins the performance with a few delicate notes on the piano. Simultaneously with de Jong’s performance the public can see a projection....READ MORE