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General accessibility Het betreft een looptocht door het dorp geheel in het donker. Deels door park (onverhard) en over gras. In het dorpshuis wel voorzieningen aanwezig For blind or partially sighted Voorstelling geheel in het donker, aangewezen op horen, voelen, proeven, ruiken. For wheelchair users or poorly injured visitors Het betreft een looptocht door het dorp geheel in het donker. Deels door park (onverhard) en over gras. In het dorpshuis wel voorzieningen aanwezig For deaf or hearing impaired persons Locatievoorstelling geheel in het donker, alleen blauwe ledlampjes For visitors with an assistant dog Hulphond kan prima mee met de looproute

Sjen yn it Tsjuster: A tribute to poet and global citizen Tsjêbbe Hettinga

Sjen yn it Tsjuster (Seeing in the Dark): an experiential theatre piece performed in the dark in the terp village of Burgwerd. Dedicated to poet Tsjêbbe Hettinga, the poetic tour takes you through his memories. Sjen yn it Tsjuster, created in collaboration with BUOG, gives you an insightful look into the thoughts of the Frisian poet and citizen of the world.

Even the small can think big. This is the thread running through ‘Sjen yn it Tsjuster’ (Seeing in the Dark), an experiential theatre piece performed in the dark in the terp village of Burgwerd. The piece is based on the poem, ‘Lytse Jonge’ written by the Frisian poet and global citizen Tsjêbbe Hettinga.

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Sjen yn it Tsjuster: A tribute to poet and global citizen Tsjêbbe Hettinga

Sjen yn it Tsjuster (Seeing in the Dark): an experiential theatre piece performed in the dark in the terp village of Burgwerd. Dedicated to poet Tsjêbbe Hettinga, the poetic tour takes you through his memories. Sjen yn it Tsjuster, created in collaboration with BUOG, gives you an insightful look into the thoughts of the Frisian poet and citizen of the world.

Even the small can think big. This is the thread running through ‘Sjen yn it Tsjuster’ (Seeing in the Dark), an experiential theatre piece performed in the dark in the terp village of Burgwerd. The piece is based on the poem, ‘Lytse Jonge’ written by the Frisian poet and global citizen Tsjêbbe Hettinga.

‘Jonge, lytsje jonge / Rop my / Rop my werom, werom’ (Boy, little boy / Call me / Call me back, back). This is the refrain from ‘Lytsje Jonge’, the poem that Tsjêbbe Hettinga wrote about features in the landscape around Burgwerd, the village where he grew up in the 50s. In April 2017, the poem was painted on the quay wall in Burgwerd as a tribute to the great poet who had immortalised the village. In 2018, this tribute will receive a follow-up in the form of the theatre production, ‘Sjen yn it Tsjuster’. Darkness played a major role in Hettinga’s life. He began losing his sight as a child and became completely blind as an adult poet. His memories of the landscape of his youth became a key feature in his work.

Memories of an experience at each location'Sjen yn it Tsjuster' is an experiential theatre piece. Awaiting the audience at each location is a special experience that calls on the imagination as well as more and more senses: hearing, the sense of touch, taste and smell. The production begins at the church in Burgwerd. Part of the poem is recited; the church bells are rung. Then, the audience leaves the church in various groups. The village, that had just been illuminated, is now completely dark.

A tour past special placesThen, the great adventure takes off. The tour passes special places in the village described in the poem such as the house where the poet was born, the ‘Hege Piip’ (a bridge in the village) and the ice skating rink. The audience listens to poetry written by Frisian poets who were inspired by the work of Tsjêbbe Hettinga and to music performed by the local music society and choir. Nij Libben, the local theatre society, is producing the theatre piece; art is being created by local artists Peter Hein and Ant van de Burg and the women’s painting club of Burgwerd.

Lights back onWhen the lights are turned back on, the performance will conclude with the display of a photographic artwork by Martina Ketelaar based on the last stanza of ‘Lytse Jonge’. The theatre piece is being produced in cooperation with BUOG, an abbreviation for a group of ‘planners and producers of unusual happenings’.

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Additional Information Cultural Capital 2018

  • Type of event: Event
  • Discipline: Storytelling
  • Main language: Frisian

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