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Jetse Batelaan / Theater Artemis - War

Italian premiere (2017, 50’)

Children’s Theatre (suitable age: 6+)


by Jetse Batelaan, Theater Artemis
direction Jetse Batelaan
with Martin Hofstra, Tjebbe Roelofs, Willemijn Zevenhuijzen
set design Wikke van Houwelingen, Marloes van der Hoek
costumes Liesbet Swings
special effects Dik Beets
technique Marq Claessens, Marieke Smits
production leadership Klaas Tops
with the support of Dutch Performing Arts Fund NL


Presenting works of powerful visual impact, Jetse Batelaan, the winner of the Silver Lion, reinterprets contemporary myths creating a kind of magic on the stage that seduces even the most sceptical of spectators. With the children's theatre performance War, the Dutch director addresses tragic themes with profound and unexpected levity.

“How do you create a performance that concerns such a large subject for children from six years of age? We found out that you can start a war and a performance about war in a second, but it’s terribly complicated to end it. A performance called War can only end with peace. But peace itself can be so horribly distant.” (Jetse Batelaan)

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