On the 25th of October, choreographer Pia Meuthen received the cultural prize from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Noord-Brabant offered by Wim van Donk Royal commissioner and chairman. The presentation took place after the premiere of our new performance Requiem for Lost Things in the Verkadefabriek.
After a short film portrait where a striking picture was sketched of the working methods of Pia and her performers, Wim van de Donk knew how to interpret the work with beautiful words. He drew a parallel to the dynamic and confusing world in which we actually lost the choreography and pointed out Pia’s imagination and vision.
In the laudation spoken out by jury chairman Esmeralda Huizen her work was described as: ‘Movement and stillness, strength and tenderness, wealth and sobriety; everything flows together naturally in the wonderful world of Pia Meuthen, and ‘The oeuvre of Pia Meuthen is as wordless as meaningful.’
Pia received the prize, 10,000 euros and a sculpture of artist Maria Roosen surrounded by an enthusiastic audience, her cast, crew and organization of Panama Pictures.
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