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Wim Konink

Wim Konink - foto Annique Konink-Burms
Wim Konink - foto Annique Konink-Burms

(Belgium, 1962) is a versatile performer. He works in various disciplines, such as musical theatre, dance, and contemporary classical and improvised music. He has contributed to productions of the Scapino Ballet, Walpurgis, Xynix, Amsterdam Theatre Group and the Spectra Ensemble. As a solo percussionist he has played the biggest venues of Europe and Australia. In Belgium, Konink mostly plays music written especially for him by composers such as Peter Vermeersch, Luc Brewaeys, Frank Nuyts, Philippe Boesmans, and Fredic Rzewski. He has played in various school programmes with Quatuor Danel as well as a percussion duet with Marcel Andriessen. As a composer, he has written theatre music for Ensemble Leporello, Teneter, and Compagnie Boktor. Konink also teaches at the Ghent Conservatory.

(2015)

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  • Winternachten 2016

    An Afternoon with Adonis - Contemporary Arabic Poetry at Theatre De Vaillant

    With: Adonis, Dick van der Harst, Guy Danel, Hassnae Bouazza, Lieselot de Wilde, Wim Konink

    The most important poet working in Arabic is coming to The Hague's Schilderswijk neighbourhood. Adonis has had an enormous influence on contemporary Arabic culture, and is admired for his classic style, based on that of traditional Arabic poets, as well as for his modern ideas and critical views on Arabic society. The great poet recites his work and converses with Hassnae Bouazza. With music by the Dick van der Harst Ensemble. In Arabic

  • Winternachten 2016 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    Saturday Night Wintercafé

    Writers and the public meet and mingle in the Wintercafé. Master of ceremonies Francis Broekhuijsen keeps you up to date on what's happening in all the theatres, and which writers are signing books after their appearances. Writer-in-residence Dick van der Harst picks the tunes. Of course snacks and drinks are available, and books for sale by Van Stockum Bookshop. Stop by the Cultural News Agency to share the "Text of Your Life." In the foyer you'll also find the interactive quiz Mind of Moral by artist Sade Schönhage. After midnight, DJ Socrates keeps everyone dancing.

  • Winternachten 2016 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    Seven Deadly Sins

    Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, anger and sloth. The seven deadly sins are inseparable from literature, film and visual art. The festival asked seven authors to each choose one and write a fresh text about it. Tonight you'll hear sinful stories from home and abroad, with accompanying music by Dick van der Harst. A superb literary-musical programme to enjoy with abandon. José Eduardo Agualusa, Slavenka Drakulić, Mira Feticu, Petina Gappah, Daan Heerma van Voss, Andrej Kurkov and Neel Mukherjee read in their own language, with simultaneous translations projected in English and Dutch.

  • Winternachten 2016 – Friday Night Unlimited

    Friday Night Wintercafé

    Writers and the public meet and mingle in the Wintercafé. Master of ceremonies Francis Broekhuijsen keeps you up to date on what's happening in all the theatres, and which writers are signing books after their appearances. Musician-in-residence Dick van der Harst picks the tunes. Of course snacks and drinks are available, and books for sale by Van Stockum Bookshop. Stop by the Cultural News Agency to share the "Text of Your Life." In the foyer you'll also find the interactive quiz Mind of Moral by artist Sade Schönhage. After midnight, DJ Socrates keeps everyone dancing.

  • Winternachten 2016 – Friday Night Unlimited

    Hello, Poetry and Music

    At the end of the evening, let yourself be seduced by poetry from home and abroad. Listen to young poets Jeroen van Rooij and Runa Svetlikova and meet acclaimed poets like Adonis and Michael Krüger. MC Anna Luyten also introduces three nominees of the VSB Poetry Prize: Geert van Istendael, Maud Vanhauwaert and Pieter Boskma. Varied music by Dick van der Harst and his musicians will let you dream the night away. As a special commission by the festival, he sets one of Adonis' poems to music.