Erasmus Prize winner Frie Leysen curates ‘Ervaar daar hier Theater’

22 January 2014
Ervaar daar hier Theater’ is a series curated by 2014 Erasmus Prize winner Frie Leysen.


As part of the 2013-14 season of ‘Ervaar daar hier Theater’, four outstanding international dance and theatre companies will perform in cities throughout The Netherlands. ‘The series was created in order to present artists from regions with theatre traditions usually unknown to the Dutch audience. In these performances (theatre) makers tell personal stories about their home countries.

'It is simple. If you keep the windows and doors shut, your house starts to smell. Therefore, you have to air it out', says Frie Leysen, 'grande dame' of the theatre world, about the collaboration ‘Ervaar daar hier Theater’. Leysen is known for leading international festivals such as the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels and she was founder of the cultural center deSingel in Antwerp. Currently she is theatre director of the Wiener Festwochen in Vienna.

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