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Pursuit of happiness

[hybrid] + Behoud de Begeerte + Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer + Tommy Wieringa + Dimitri Verhulst

We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The second paragraph from the American Declaration of Independence gives the name to this new ‘Helse Tijden’ production: The Pursuit of Happiness. During this tour, three tenors of contemporary literature delve further into that theme. Three tenors, indeed. Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, who meets African migrants as a western migrant in La Superba, Tommy Wieringa, Libris laureate with the migration book Those are the names, and Dimitri Verhulst, author of Problemski Hotel, set in a refugee centre.

To the tones of BL!NDMAN, this triumvirate, surely a dream team, explores the quest for happiness, for the unknown, the Promised Land, the greener grass.

Eric Sleichim: musical direction

Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer: text and recitation
Tommy Wieringa: text and recitation
Dimitri Verhulst: text and recitation

BL!NDMAN [hybrid]
Reut Rivka
Osama Abdulrasol
Etienne Plumer
Eric Sleichim


11 Mar
Muziekgebouw Frits Philips
Eindhoven (NL)
10 Mar
Amsterdam (NL)