Talk: Diving into the dark past

Speakers: Abhishek Thapar & Onias landveld
Presentation: Raphael Rodan & Sahand Sahebdivani
Spoken word: Margo van de Linde
Music: Erik SjOholm



Duration: 45 min

Start: 17:30

End: 18:15

Price: € 6.50


We seem to face more and more dark pages from our history. In America, the Black Lives Matter movement is calling for social reforms. In the Netherlands, there are voices demanding to take down statues of the ‘wrong’ naval heroes. How can we address these stories in art? We speak with Abishhek Thapar, a politically and socially engaged theater maker from India about the responsibility of the arts in this process.


We lijken af te rekenen met steeds meer zwarte bladzijdes uit onze geschiedenissen. In Amerika eist de Black Lives Matter beweging sociale hervormingen. In Nederland steken stemmen de kop op om standbeelden van foute zeehelden neer te halen. 

Hoe gaan we om met deze verhalen in de kunst? We spreken met Abhishek Tapar, een politiek en sociaal betrokken theatermaker uit India over de verantwoordelijkheid die de kunsten hebben in dit proces.

Originally from Moga, India, Abhishek is a theatre maker, performer, puppeteer and artist. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Physical Theatre from LISPA, London and a Master in Theatre degree from DAS Theatre. He is building an artistic research and practice in post-colonial epistemologies, historiographic metafiction and storytelling.

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