Travel to a country at war XVII

Thursday, 13-04-2023.

Amersfoort, Theater De Flint. 

 

Back in my hometown.

The mobile payment terminal of MyPos for checkout program booklets is finally working.

Give an introduction about the creation of this production in the foyer upstairs in the theatre.

Beautiful sunlit view over the picturesque center of my hometown.

The Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren opposite theater de Lieve-Vrouw with which I have co-produced several performances.

The Muurhuizengordel with the former homes of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt and Piet Mondrian inside.

Around 65 people showed up to hear my story and ask questions.

Performance starts at 20:15.

Theatre is again overcrowded.

We are diligently looking for places to let people sit.

Smooth running of the performance.

This Carmina Burana was made in Odessa, just before the pandemic in February 2020.

At the time, no one could have imagined that there was something "by chance" in this production. The violent energy, subcutaneous, menacing tension, mystical and rhythmic pieces of music by Orff, elaborated in image and movement, seem to anticipate the current invasion of a courageous and powerful, freedom-loving country that, according to a Moscovite potentate, has no right to exist.

That they do have a right to a life has been demonstrated this week by powerful statements on stage by Ukrainian artists who provoked long, cheering standing ovations from large, packed halls.

After the performance, glasses of red wine in the artists' foyer for the whole company to celebrate the success of the tour and the emotional reactions of the audience.

Back to Deurne.

Sold out tomorrow Leeuwarden.

Photos: William Da Lima. 

Friday April 14
Schouwburg De Harmonie, Leeuwarden (sold out)

Sunday April 16
Nieuwe Luxor, Rotterdam (Also recording film. Final cards.)

 

To be continued.