Esther van der Wel – Hoogtij(d)
“To everyone who has an opinion from time to time: I think you should be silent. About having to find something. About not wanting to find anything. About actually wanting to be nice. About thinking something about that. About Paul Verhoeven. And Frits. Especially about Frits.”
Esther van der Wel (1997, Nijmegen) will graduate from the cabaret program at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp in 2022, with Hoogtij(d) as her master’s thesis. They want to make things that do something, that are real and personal, but without heaviness or fuss. After all, it has to be fun. Hoogtij(d) is Esther’s first solo performance and touches just about everything. Opinions, anti-opinions, the king, gender and peasants. But above all, humanity and a little love.
KRT / Explore the North – De Grote Krimp World Tour
Pop sensation KRT makes a comeback to celebrate the shrinking of our universe. Welkom bij De Grote Krimp World Tour.
We don’t need NASA to tell us the truth.
We don’t need politics.
We don’t need journalism.
We don’t need facebook.
We can feel it.
The universe is shrinking.
We are shrinking.
Welcome, to the Grote Krimp World Tour.
One day, the growth of the universe reverses itself, and The Great Shrinkage begins. Dive into a concert by the legendary band KRT, who are making a comeback in response to this earth-shattering event. With songs and lyrics about our shrinking world, they poke fun at the audience. But can you reach back to the past when the future is so shaky? And is the stage really the place to be honest?
Word artists Sannemaj Betten, Mees van Rijswijk, Marieke Ornelis, Johannes Lievens and drummer Wouter Betten bring a counter myth to the myth of growth with this literary pop concert.
KRT is the occasional band of word artists Sannemaj Betten, Mees van Rijswijk, Marieke Ornelis, Johannes Lievens and drummer Wouter Betten. KRT came about during the Verwonderkamer, an encounter between Flemish and Frisian writers realized by Explore the North (Leeuwarden) and deBuren (Brussels).