is a part of Circus Treurdier, which was founded in 2008 by Thomas Spijkerman – from the idea that talented theatre makers have to unite, both businesswise and artistically. Seeing the need that together people have to find new, interesting forms of musical theatre. That those new forms must emanate from an autonomous artistic organisation, from the need to keep developing the Treurdierian style. Trio Koenijn consists of the by now famous cult figure "Koenijn" (philosopher in rabbit outfit) and his two musical cronies, Frank van Kasteren and Wilko Sterke. Koenijn you may know from his own tv series Koenijn is een wijsneus (Koenijn is a smart aleck), his medium-sized role in the feature film Hondenhel (Dog's Hell) or his recently appeared book of poetry entitled Blanco (Blank). Also he is portrayed on fly-overs or white walls regularly. Although the latter is of course forbidden. Het Koenijn sings songs from antiquity and the near future. The work of obscure and less obscure writers. With his own characteristic (falsetto) voice. Accompanied on guitar, saxophone and the piano.(WU 2012)
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The best poets of the year read their poetry. Those nominated for the VSB Poetry Award, Luuk Gruwez, Ester Naomi Perquin and Menno Wigman perform together with Ellen Deckwitz (C. Buddingh' Prize 2012 for the best poetic debut) and Rodaan Al Galidi (Literature prize of the European Union) open the night with cheerful poems and thoughts. A programme in cooperation with Poetry International. In Dutch.
An on-stage meeting of Trio Koenijn and Najiba Abdellaoui in music and poetry. They nor we know exactly what will happen. Only the frames have been set within which it is the improvisation which determines the rhythm of the encounter.
Wilko Sterke (piano and sax), Frank van Kasteren (guitar) and philosopher Koenijn sing melancholic and oldfashioned as well as brand new songs. Trio Koenijn is part of the Circus Treurdier, a young musical theatre company made up of graduates of drama schools and theatre institutions.
Pupils of SG Johan de Witt and Lyceum Ypenburg climb the stage and recite poems of their own. More than ten hours of poetry lessons they have behind them. Inspiration came from poet Marjolijn van Heemstra, who visited them in class and read poetry with them. Then they started working with the teachers of Huis van Gedichten. After a lot of writing, crossing out, expanding and cutting down the pupils now read their finest verse at the festival. Marjolijn van Heemstra performs with them. Host: Nicole Terborg, musical accompaniment by Trio Koenijn. A programme in cooperation with Huis van Gedichten. In Dutch.