Krokusfestival/ Text theater from three perspectives

12 Feb 2024
Debateknst., Hasselt
What themes are most present today? And how does this translate to the stage?

Dounia B. HetPaleis & Martha!Tentatief (c)Karolina Maruszak

Our contemporary playwrights create a rich and unique performing arts landscape in Flanders and the Netherlands. Also internationally, is the work appreciated and demanded. Yet in France, our authors are still relatively unknown until present. Together with Fonds Podiumkunsten NL and Literatuur Vlaanderen we promote the work of Dutch-language authors beyond our borders.

Under the title Ivre de Mots, various moments and gatherings are being organized to engage in conversation, deepen knowledge and share practices from the different perspectives. Within text(theatre) for young audiences, we also see interesting connections between these three countries. What themes are most present today? And how does this translate to the stage? What position does the playwright and text have within practice in Flanders, the Netherlands and France? And how do we look at the dramaturgy of text for young audiences within these three countries? 

In collaboration with Scènes d’Enfance and the Krokusfestival, we are inviting a group of authors from these regions (NL/VL/FR) to further discuss the context in which they work, the similarities and differences. After a moderated discussion, we will open the debate to the public. We invite you to think together beyond our language borders and about writing not as a  pure form of text.

From Flanders: Pieter Delfosse and Dalilla Hermans

From The Netherlands: Nina van Tongeren and Frank Siera

From France: Caroline Stella and Karin Serres


Kunstlaan 12, 3500 Hasselt

14:30 – 15:30


In Dutch, English and French

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