Through the lens: Het Parcours 2006: a photo-reportage
September 23, 2006 Leave a Comment
Het Parcours is a yearly cultural festival where all different performing arts and cultural organisations of Maastricht are introduced to the public.
Het Parcours 2006 was held on 9 and 10 September 2006. It started at the Vrijthof Theatre where all the groups showed what they have been doing over the year.
At the Vrijthof Theatre, Setheater gave a presentation of the highlights of last year’s performances. Setheater is a theater group that the public would not normally see because it usually performs on request or during workshops. Setheater concentrates on educational theatre and acts.
On Sunday, there was a showcase on Plein 1992 for all for cultural organisations to meet the public. There was live music , dance performances and street theatre.
Setheater had a performance that was used to show children in the classroom how theatre works. And you certainly don’t need a lot of things to have a play…
The plays can be for schools to show to the children how emotions can be expressed in a play. Setheater also develops plays for the University of Maastricht. These deal with confronting issues young students sometimes have to face and that are too hard to talk about.
Setheater’s performance on Plein 1992 was of Romeo and Juliet. This play had been translated in to Dutch to make it more accessible for schoolchildren.
The Shakespeare play was used as children have heard of the play and know something about it. The actors demonstrated how music could affect a scene and show how a black box can be a balcony or a deathbed. Just changing hats made them have a different character.
Photographs and text by Stuart Woodburn
Stuart Woodburn is a British freelance photographer in Maastricht.