Ann Peuteman, Martijn Peirs & Hilde Vanderstraeten
Tuinesia: Give young and old their voices back
For 10 years, writer and Knack journalist Ann Peuteman has been having in-depth conversations with elderly people. In her books ‘Grijsgedraaid’ and ‘Verplant’, she describes how we take away from the elderly everything that makes life worth living. They are thought, acted and spoken for all the time. In October, her new book will be published and her documentary ‘Rebels’ will premiere.
Ann Peuteman talks to Hilde Vanderstraeten, who with Het Bataljong makes performances with young and not so young makers: the Loteling (with people with young dementia), Bus 41 (with non-native speakers) and next year a performance about the elderly, and with Martijn Peirs of Ponyvalent, a cultural association focused on the dreams of young people with a healthy urge for creativity.