Birth Preparation Course

By Ori Lenkinski

Birth Preparation Course is an intergalactic, interactive lesson on human reproduction taught by a future species in deep space. Drawing on materials taught by midwives and doulas in birth preparation courses around the world, the performance employs text, movement, music, props and audience participation to convey information about how each and every human came into being. The lesson places emphasis on the placenta, a mysterious, often hidden and essential organ.

Dates, Venues & Tickets

Zaal 3
De Constant Rebecqueplein 20A, Den Haag

13 May 2023 | 20.00 (Including Spotlight talk & Sign language interpretation)
14 May 2023 | 15:00 

Workshop – The Connection Between Words and Movement
14 May 2023 | 12:00 – 14:00

Running time

51 minutes

Ticket price

Adults: €24
Student /CJP /Under 16/ Guide: €18,50
Workshop: €36 (with the workshop ticket you are able to purchase the ‘Student /CJP /Under 16/Guide’ ticket for the 15:00 performance)


Zaal 3 has an adapted chair for wheelchair users, which can be removed if you’d prefer to sit in your own wheelchair, as well as space for a friend if you contact them in advance. At the moment their adapted toilet can’t accommodate electric wheelchairs. For more questions about the accessibility of this event, please send an email to


Concept, choreography and performance: Ori Lenkinski
Lighting Design: Netta Koren
Set Design: Avidan Ben Giat
Stage Management: Alina Zhutovsky
Music: Walter Wanderley, Meara O’Reilly, Roisin Murphy, Brian Eno, Techtronics, Sonnymoon, Barbara Lewis

Don’t just take our word for it…

“’Birth Preparation Course’ by Ori Lenkinski is a brilliant show, superbly acted and riotously funny, but its worth is nestled in the important criticism it presents on the warped social perception about pregnancy and birth.” – Noa Limone, Haaretz

“It was an evening made with great talent and sophistication that brought many a smile to the faces of the audience members.” – Ora Brafman, DanceTalk

“The play is light, funny, amusing and most importantly, moving.” -Liat Baron, Women’s Magazine

“There is a double transformation. One sees the beauty and the aesthetic, the humor and the irony, which takes back control of the female body and presents it as she sees and experiences it.” – Anat Zecharia, Hamevakeret

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