(1987) has built up a diverse concert and musical-theatre practice through her love of music, language and theatre. She studied Italian and classical singing, earned a Master in Musical Theatre, and learned all the possibilities for voice in her studies at Denmark's Complete Vocal Institute. She sings everything from French chanson to Bulgarian folk music, jazz and classical avant-garde; she composes; and she plays the violin, duduk and theremin. She has performed in various musical-theatre productions with companies such as Silbersee, Theater Sonnevanck, Ulrike Quade Company and Herman van Veen. She has performed at prominent Dutch venues as well as on a manure pile on the island of Terschelling and in the air above Florence. Konijn won the Concours de la Chanson Alliance Française and has appeared on Dutch radio and TV programs. In 2021 she released her debut CD een (one), a concept album about connection and loneliness, on the border between music and theatre.
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Winternachten Festival, the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and Amare present: In the Dream House
The summer edition of Winternachten Festival concluded in high style in the concert hall of Amare with "In the Dream House." Writers, poets and artists brought their dream house to life in word, imagery and music. It was a program full of bright, warm and dark desires; of ancestors and wise women; of loss and pleasure. You were enchanted by hip-hop icon Sef, Winti priestess Marian Markelo, writers Raoul de Jong and Sanneke van Hassel, singer-songwriter Shishani, spoken-word artist Benzokarim, poet Iman Mersal, and singer Sterre Konijn. Drummers from the Royal Conservatory: guided by Pepe Garcia set the rhythm, and our dream hostess, theatre producer and stand-up philosopher Laura van Dolron ensured that you feel at home right away.
Bring along your home to our dream house
To properly shelter all these dreams, we asked the public as well as artists to share their idea of "home." You brought something with you that feels "like home" or with which you'd brighten your home: a plant, teacup, dishrag or mood lamp... We loved to hear the story behind your dream-house artifact! You could write to us ahead of time or tell us upon arrival; Sanneke van Hassel and Anouk Driessen recorded it and gave it a good spot in the room. In this way we created a living archive of our dream houses together, inspired by the novel In the Dream House by the U.S. writer Carmen Maria Machado. Also, you didn't go home empty-handed, because afterwards you took home someone else's object and story.