14:30 - 15:30


Leidse Schouwburg, Bonbonnière

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Regular €5,00 - CJP/student €5,00

About the event

Language: Dutch

De herontdekte decordoeken van de familie Van den Berghe.

Theater historian and musicologist Bruno Forment is specialized in the history of theatrical decors. The Flemish government recently commissioned him to make an inventory of theater decors in Belgium. During this research project he stumbled onto the obscure but important Van den Berghe collection of theatrical decors. Several sets from this collection, which is now in the possession of the Dutch foundation Musica ad Rhenum, will be used during the OverActing festival’s Saturday evening event. Forment’s lecture tells the surprising tale of a travelling theater company which not only acted but also created their own beautiful costumes and sets. This tradition is perpetuated today by Circus Ronaldo, descendants of the Van den Berghe acting troop.