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Nadja Hüpscher

Nadja Hüpscher - foto Bonnita Postma
Nadja Hüpscher - foto Bonnita Postma

(Nijmegen, 1972) acted in the film Hufters & hofdames (Louts & Ladies) by Eddy Terstall during her Cultural Management studies. It didn't go unnoticed. She was in demand for various film roles and in 1999 won a Golden Calf Award (the Dutch Oscar) for her role in De Boekverfilming (The Adaptation). Nine years later she was again nominated for a Golden Calf. Hüpscher worked as an assistant director before she went on to direct her own work. In 2013 In het wild (In the Wild) was published, a collection of dialogue she heard on the street and took down for Het Parool newspaper. These are poetic, hilarious, and sometimes melancholy conversations about relationships, love, sorrow, family, and work. In 2014 she and Bodil de la Parra toured through the Netherlands with the successful play Ouwe pinda's (Old Peanuts), in which the two actresses went looking for their Indonesian roots. Their theatrical journey took them to contemporary Holland via ancient China and Indonesia. She is currently writing a new show with the working title Gratis in je hol (In Your Cave for Free).

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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!