Productiehuis Spinbarg

Spinbarg

Groningen, the Netherlands

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Eric Steegstra

Spinbarg

Groningen, the Netherlands

Premiere

Pauline Los

Productiehuis Spinbarg | Spinbarg

A whole lot of Groningen stories
What is it precisely that makes a Groninger a Groninger? In any case our DNA contains many folk tales that have been passed down from generation to generation among the population of the City and Province of Groningen. In Spinbarg, some 25 film makers, animators, artists and composers have joined forces to illustrate these Groningen folk tales. The hold of the historic cargo ship De Familietrouw has been fitted out with 12 ‘viewing cupboards’. During the performance you move from one cupboard to another. In one you will feel like you're in a private cinema, while in another you set the story in motion yourself. At the end you leave the dark hold and head for the antique deck-house to listen to a musical story about the destructive power of the sea. Haven't heard enough? Spinbarg Production House is also organising a spooky city walk through the city centre together with Paulien Ex.

“The committee is impressed by the way Spinbarg forges a connection between the ancient stories and the current era, and by the way these stories are given a contemporary, relevant translation and interpretation.”

- Mondriaan Fund assessment letter

Credits

Production and artistic leaders | Margriet Westerhof, Pauline Los and Liefke Knol
In collaboration with | Erfgoedpartners, Het Veenkoloniaal Museum Veendam and 20+ makers from the City and Province of Groningen
With the support of | Province of Groningen, the Mondriaan Fund, NAM Liveability and Sustainability Programme (NAM Leefbaarheid- en Duurzaamheidsprogramma), Cultural Participation Fund (Fonds voor  Cultuurparticipatie), BNG Cultural Fund (Cultuurfonds  Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten), J.B. Scholten Fund Foundation (Stichting J.B. Scholtenfonds), Arts Council Groningen (Kunstraad Groningen), Westerkwartier area Cooperative (Gebiedscoöperatie Westerkwartier), Prince Bernhard Cultural Fund (Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds), Eemsmond municipality, Delfzijl municipality and Oldambt municipality

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