Jos Schuring

United Nations uses theatre in Kosovo to help people deal with the pain of loss

January 2006 -

The fate of 2,500 people who went missing during the war in Kosovo is still unknown. In Pristina, the Center for Children’s Theatre Development is collaborating with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo’s Office on Missing Persons and Forensics on a theatrical project known as Voices.

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The Sahel Opera’s artistic team gets to work

January 2006 -

"It’s challenging and stimulating but also very complex. We are four composers and over the next few days will discuss who is going to compose what." Tunde Jegede is a cellist, kora player and composer. He is of Nigerian stock and lives in London, where he pursues musical projects that span African and European cultures. Jegede is a member of the artistic team that is busy creating the Sahel Opera, the ambitious project conceived by Prince Claus as a top-notch showcase for the presentation of African talent to European audiences.

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Ivaldo Bertazzo about dancing with young people

November 2005 -

Brazilian choreographer Ivaldo Bertazzo auditions young people for dance projects. A number of years ago he established his own dance school in São Paulo that is funded by the local government and sponsors. "My objectives go beyond the purely artistic," says the famous choreographer.

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Top Brazilian choreographer on first visit to the Netherlands

October 2005 -

He is a choreographer and benefactor but also a sort of magician. His name is Ivaldo Bertazzo, and for decades now he’s been travelling all over the world to put on dance projects with underprivileged young people.

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Theatre in a tent of coffee sacks

August 2005 -

The Vredeseilanden organisation was looking for someone to put on a theatrical production in Costa Rica about fair trade. In the end they chose me. I held auditions in Costa Rica and picked some members of the Theater Magos del Tiempo group. Together, we have created the Corazón de Café production.'

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Lunatics director Hogeweg: 'Everything is determined by the difference in culture'

June 2005 -

On the occasion of the tenth birthday of the Hivos Culture Fund, the Lunatics from the Netherlands will work together with the Indonesian theatrical group Payung Hitam to perform Black Moon. Lunatics director Koos Hogeweg talks about the creative process in Bandung.

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Payung Hitam puts on co-production with The Lunatics

February 2005 -

To mark the 10 th anniversary of the setting-up of the Hivos Culture Fund, the Indonesian theatre company Payung Hitam is coming to the Netherlands in June to put on a production with the Dutch Lunatics that was produced up in Indonesia in May. Artistic director Rachman Sabur was in the Netherlands for a few days to prepare the production.

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