Simple, intuitive design

Takhai was born in Surinam when his parents were making a five year tour through the Dutch Antilles, Surinam and Brazil. His parents moved back to Amsterdam, Holland, but after their separation he moved with his father and his elder brother to Surinam. After some nine years they moved to Aruba. As a young boy he and his older brother formed a successful dancing duo and played in various commercial video’s. As a young adult his activities in the music scene lead to a growing interest in the theatrical aspects of working with people. After he graduated as theatre pedagogue his focus entirely shifted to making plays, especially with young people. His cosmopolitan background - an Aruban father, a painter, and Japanese-Dutch mother, a composer - infused his life with an interest in ethnicity and history.

Theatre

Lallarookh

Lallarookh
Paramaribo, Suriname

Lallarookh a dance theatre spectable about Indian immigrants in Suriname. Choreography by Shailesh Boharan.

Nanina's In The Park

Manic Monday
Oranjestad, Aruba

Kunstbende winners for best interpretation of the theme. Dance theatre solo directed by Takhai.

Park Chateau Estate and Gardens

Got Talent
Paramaribo, Suriname

Takhai has been drama coach in the Suriname Got Talent Show for three consecutive years.