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Frie Leysen

Leestijd 1 — 4 minuten

Why sea stars?

In memoriam Frie Leysen

This text was Leysens response to the question ‘why theatre?’, central to NTGents Golden Book V, which will be presented this week.

Why beauty?
Why migration?
Why science?
Why Donald Trump?
Why spring?
Why Mozart?
Why the superfluous?
Why fear?
Why fanaticism?
Why love?
Why Bolsonaro?
Why exploitation?
Why philosophy?
Why friendship?
Why sorrow?
Why war?
Why sensibility?
Why Hieronymus Bosch?
Why flowers?
Why rich/poor?
Why Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?

Why floods?
Why science?
Why poverty?
Why family?
Why horror?
Why manipulation?
Why invading space?
Why Monteverdi?
Why generosity?
Why corona??
Why racism?
Why Italian renaissance?
Why burning Amazon rainforest?

Why pain?
Why opportunism? Why intelligence? Why the ephemeral? Why sea stars? Why…



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Leestijd 1 — 4 minuten




Frie Leysen

Frie Leysen (1950-2020) was a Belgian festival director and a pioneer in many ways. She established the international arts centre deSingel in Antwerp and went on to rethink the role of festivals locally, nationally and internationally by co-founding the multidisciplinary and bilingual Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels. She will be dearly missed.