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Luc van Esch

What’s your name?

Luc van Esch

 

Where were you born?

Nijmegen

 

What’s your profession?

Theatre maker, actor, dancer, dramaturgical advice, director and theatre technician.

 

Since when?

Since 1996

 

What do you like most about your profession?

Encounters! To meet each other in the intimacy of the working process and to learn together from each other. To get so far that we create something together that we would never have been able to make alone.

 

What’s your hobby?

Dancing and making and listening to music.

 

Which property to a person is important for you?

Modesty.

 

Who do you admire?

Prince (R.I.P.)

 

What’s your most prominent characteristic?

I’m hooked on my independence and integrity.

 

What do you want to tell the world?

That the source of beauty is in the religious. Not in the religion of rules and norms, but there where you are confronted with the other and discern a glimpse of the greatness, the formidable of the existence.

 

What do you want to learn?

To cope with disappointments in a cheerful way.

 

What do you like most about your appearance?

My nose and wrinkles.

 

For what can we wake you up?

Strawberries with champagne.

 

What’s your most precious possession?

My children (although strictly speaking I do not own them. They belong to themselves. But I did “get” them)

 

What’s your most beautiful memory?

It’s a cliche but it’s true: my wedding.

 

What’s your saddest memory?

I am not going to say.

 

When were you happiest?

When I won a dance marathon, in which I danced for 24 hours straight.

 

Why did you cry, the last time you cried?

Because I was touched by music, a song by Richard Strauss.

 

Who would you like to have dinner with?

With almost all my friends! It happens way too seldom.