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Bodil de la Parra

Bodil de la Parra - foto Corbino
Bodil de la Parra - foto Corbino

(Amsterdam, 1963) writes for theatre and television and is an actress. In 2014 she toured the Netherlands together with Nadja Hüpscher with the successful show Ouwe pinda's (Old Peanuts), in which the two actresses seek out their Indonesian roots. Their theatrical journey takes us to today's Holland via ancient China and Indonesia. Bodil studied at the Cabaret Academy and Theatre School and worked with various companies. She created a numer of successful theatre pieces such as Hagedissenhuid (Lizard Skin), performed by the Orkater Theatre Group and featuring Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Porgy Franssen, and others. She also wrote various TV dramas and acted in several TV series. Her play Onder Vrouwen/Over Mannen (Among Women/About Men) premiered in Paramaribo in 2011. The male point of view, Onder Mannen Suriname (Among Surinamese Men), followed in 2014. Recurring themes in her work include inescapable family ties and long friendships, as well as decay, loss, failure, and homesickness. Her work is universally applicable and always contains a big dash of humour.

(WU 15 GR)

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  • Winternachten 2015

    Indonesian Winter Kumpulan

    With: Adriaan van Dis, Anna Montan, Bodil de la Parra, Dinar Rahayu, Gustaaf Peek, Karin Amatmoekrim, Michaël Olbrechts, Nadja Hüpscher, Patrick Lauwerends, Reggie Baay

    A convivial gathering where you can sample Indonesian delicacies while listening to talk of Indonesian literature.

    A special programme to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the festival, which was launched in 1995 under the name Indonesian Winternacht. Kumpulan refers to the typical Indonesian "coming together, getting together" with family, friends, and others. Performing writers Karin Amatmoekrim, Reggie Baay, Adriaan van Dis, Gustaaf Peek, and Dinar Rahayu (Indonesia) will talk about moments of Indonesian togetherness
    inspired by an object, photo, music clip, or story. We also look forward to the contribution of young Belgian graphic novelist Michael Olbrechts, whose debut De allerlaatste tijger (The Very Last Tiger) draws on the history of his great-grandmother in Java. This cheerful evening is hosted by actresses Bodil de la Parra and Nadja Hüpscher, who toured with the hit play Ouwe pinda's (Old Peanuts). Toko Zwijndrecht will cater Indonesian treats during the intermission, and Anna Montan and Patrick Lauwerends will set the mood with jazzy kroncong. Aduh, such fun!