A wide cultural program about love


Bridford – Anyone interested in exploring the topic of “love” can visit Bridfor from August 19 to September 11. The State of Love will be examined in 2022 and highlighted through six different components of the programme.

By Jose Groel

The idea is inspired by the show “HE and SHE Arrival on a Boat”, which was presented last year by the DORST Theater in Grote Gracht in Bredevoort. The story is about a man and a woman. They arrive in a canoe. rowing, you speak. Stuck in boat On the Water they offer insight into their 35-year relationship.
The well-known story about ingrained patterns made many people think. Onlookers wondered what about autonomy, self-realization and independence in my relationship. Merel Spikker, Pieter van Dijk and Arletta Albers from DORST Theater and Sylvia Heijnen and Annemiek van der Hoek from Koppelkerk discussed this topic and preferred to shed more light on the topic.

Excite the body and mind
After the brainstorming sessions, Koppelkerk Theater and DORST come up with an extensive cultural program on love. It takes a look at how times have changed and love has taken on a different meaning over the years. Heinen: We are more independent from each other than ever before due to economic progress, women’s liberation, secularization and advanced technology, but what are the consequences for love? This transition requires thinking, awareness, knowledge and experience. Through a love fair, an on-site love theater, a love lecture, tango lessons, a self-love workshop and a concert, the body and mind are invigorated, the dynamics and areas of tension that love can create become visible and tangible.”

Good love begins with good thinking
Frank Meester will start the project on Friday 19 August from 20.00 with a lecture at the Koppelkerk. Mister Philosopher, owner of Borough Flodo, writes for the philosophical magazine, De Volkskrant, has written books and taught at the Life School in Amsterdam. During the lecture, he takes attendees on a journey into love, to the foundation of a love relationship, past and present. While we now rely on sentiment, religion and economic interests were crucial to yes. Meester highlights questions such as: How does this change affect our view of love? What is the current state of love? How do we come to ideas about this and how do these ideas work through our expectations of love? In addition to discussing the present, the speaker also looks to the future, where technological developments are likely to have a significant impact on our emotional lives.

Tango love lessons
The Argentine Tango is the ultimate dance of love. Just as with love, tango is not about fixed rules, but primarily about emotional and physical feeling of the other. Tango dancer and tango teacher Lislot de Steiger teaches interested parties the basic principles of Argentine tango on three Sunday evenings (August 21-28 and September 4) from 7.30pm in Kobelkirk. It magnifies body awareness, posture, sensitivity, simplicity and clarity, sensuality, connection and communication. The course is suitable for all levels, for couples and singles. Van Dijk: “This is another way to see how it actually works. You’re directly experiencing what you’re doing.”

He and she got on a boat
In the romantic setting of Bredevoortse Gracht, visitors can experience the perils of a 35-year marriage from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 August from 8pm. While performing the lighthearted site “HE and SHE come in a boat”, it’s about a love affair. Renske Marike van Dijk wrote an innovative script for the piece which was performed in 2021. Director Meryl Spiker directs Arletta Albers and Pieter van Dijk in this moving film “pas de deux”. Van Dyck, who played the character last year: “My role is more vulnerable because it shows itself more through its inner monologues. Compared to last year, the script seems more equal in dialogue. That was a starting point.” Spikker: “The plot is really different from the previous version. I’ve become more in love with the characters, because that’s how they show their weakness. It’s also now clear what wonderful mechanisms can develop between two lovers over the years. While directing, I repeatedly wondered whether this piece was absurd or realistic. Now I think: It’s a realistic piece, but very silly things only happen in long-term love relationships.”

Does love begin with self-love?
Public philosopher, yoga teacher, writer, and program maker Stine Jensen will give an interactive lecture on Friday, September 2nd at the Koppelkerk from 8pm, delving into the meaning and origin of self-love. That evening, much attention was paid to experiencing and investigating yourself. In a practical way, the participant explores the relationship between himself and the other. Attention is key here.

Aznavour party
Singer Britta Maria and her band Charles Aznavour will perform on Saturday 3rd September from 8:30pm in Köbelkirk. The singer conquered the world with his song “chansons d’amour”.
Not only Aznavour’s songs are on the program, his history is also told. The history of the singer, which France did not want to know at first, but was eventually conquered by Edith Piaf, among others.

Heijnen: “We used to send love letters to each other, now we send apps and selfies. In the past, you met the love of your life mainly at the bar, now dating sites get high marks. The language of love has also changed. Seventeen artists have started working on this. They show Their work is in the “Language of Love” exhibition, which can be visited from July 29 to September 11 (opening hours 11am-5pm) in the Koppelkerk’s loft.

More information, including about tickets, can be found at www. Koppelkerk.nl/liefde. Visiting one activity from the Love Program gives a discount on other activities.

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