Double Bill HALf6 – André Veltkamp Grant awarded to Een Carnaval & Top Naeff Prijs is handed out
Special edition – Tuesday 24 September 17:30 hrs.
On Tuesday 24 September, during a special edition of HALf6, the André Veltkamp Grant and the Top Naeff Prize will be handed out. The André Veltkamp Grant will go to the graduation performance Een Carnaval. Who will win the Top Naeff Prize will keep a secret for a while!
Een Carnaval is the graduation performance in 2019 by Jessie L’Herminez (director, Theatre Directing), Lisanne Bovée (scenographer, study programme Scenography), Rutger Bouwman (sound design, study programme Design & Technology), Jorik Damman (technical production, study programme Design & Technology) and Emma Boots (producer, study programme Production and Stage Management).
The jury about Een Carnaval
‘Een Carnaval brings a smile to everyone's face, at the other side of the masquerade. A well-known and lost world of mysticism, rituals and wonder offers us as a spectator a true en-chant-ment. Amazed, overwhelmed, and sensitively bewitched the audience leaves the theatre.’
Our special guest:
- The Top Naeff Prijs will be handed out by Ingeborg Elzevier. Ingeborg graduated from the Theaterschool in 1958 and in the same year won the Top Naeff Prize.
The Top Naeff Prize is the oldest student prize in the Netherlands and is awarded to promising talent of the Academy of Theatre and Dance.
- The André Veltkamp Grant will be handed out by Charlotte Lap, theatre maker and widow of André Veltkamp.
The André Veltkamp Grant is intended for graduation production of the Academy of Theatre and Dance that distinguishes itself through its engagement with society today and warrants an audience outside the Academy of Theatre and Dance.
- Jurrian van Dongen, script- and songwriter, translator, director and radio presenter. Jurrian graduated from the Kleinkunstacademie in 1997 and received the Top Naeff Prize in that year.
- Santino Slootweg. Together with his fellowstudentes of Mime Lichting 2018 het won the André Veltkamp Award in 2018 for Paradijsvertraging.
Een Carnaval will be resumed in January 2020 at Theater Frascati.
You are most welcome at this festive edition of HALf6!
Soup and drinks afterwards.
About the André Veltkamp Grant
The grant is named after André Veltkamp, director of de Theaterschool from 1997 to 2010 (now Academy of Theatre and Dance) The André Veltkamp Grant is intended for graduation production of the Academy of Theatre and Dance that distinguishes itself through its engagement with society today and warrants an audience outside the Academy of Theatre and Dance. There is special focus on the craftsmanship of the maker, individuality, intensity and authenticity.
The winner receives a sum of € 1.000 and made to measure productional support for the continuation of the production. The jury members of the André Veltkamp Prijs are Charlotte Lap, Erik Lint, Laurens Runderkamp, Niko Bovenberg and Annebeth Vlietstra. The grant has been made possible by the Pisuisse Prijs Fonds.
In 2015 the first grant was handed to Liliane Brakema for De Wilde Eend. This performance was selected afterwards for the Theater Festival. In 2016 the grant was awarded to Samira Elagoz for Cock, Cock: Who’s there!!! and in 2017 to the makers of the performance De Louteringsberg. In 2018, the prize went to the performance Paradijsvertraging by Lichting 2018 of the Mime Education. Paradijsvertraging is going on tour throughout the Netherlands this season.
About the Top Naeff Prize
The Top Naeff Prize is the oldest student prize in the Netherlands and is awarded to promising talent of the Academy of Theatre and Dance. The prize is awarded courtesy of the Top Naeff Prijs Fonds (Top Naeff Prize Foundation) and is made possible by the Emma Morel Fonds (Emma Morel Foundation). The prize includes € 1000. In addition, the prizewinners may also be pleased with the fact that they are in the company of a select group of previous winners.
The first female prizewinner was the actress Sigrid Koetse who graduated in 1955. Following her, the prize was won, among others, by: Peter Oosthoek, Suzanne Kennedy, Boukje Schweigmann, Theun Mosk and Carice van Houten. The prize is awarded to an especially talented class on rare occassions. In 2018, the Top Naeff Prize was awarded to Sue-Anne Bell. De jury members of the Top Naeff Prijs are Bodil de la Parra (actress and stage writer), Lois Maat (finances and studio planning ATD), Christiaan Mooij (artistic coordinator Theater de Meervaart) and Jeroen de Beer (direction assistent).
The Top Naeff Prijs en the André Veltkamp Beurs are governed by ‘Stichting Fondsen de Theaterschool’.