With his more than 25 years of experience in performing outdoor theatre across the length and breadth of Europe, Norbert is a pivot for a range of theatre expressions. And as founder and former artistic leader of Theater Gajes, he is up-to-date with the latest trends in outdoor theatre.
Norbert always comes through with unique solutions for apparently impossible demands.
Which is why he is a specialist when it comes to developing and supervising new projects and engaging the right partners.
His specialities are:
Acting in shows set outdoors or in public spaces.
Creating multidisciplinary and tailor-made productions.
Directing yet to be made shows or final direction of already existing productions.
Planning of two special outdoor festivals; ‘Oeverloos’ (NL) and ‘Brucca'(GER).
SHAKESPEARE TAKE AWAY
SHAKESPEARE TAKE AWAY
A theatrical walk for groups of up to 100 persons.
We all know the works of William Shakespeare…. Right? But who can say they truly know them? Two passionate actors take the audience for a walk and perform with their help one of his famous tragedies.
This walk imparts a small piece of theatrical knowledge to the group in an easy going and highly comical manner. Providing all who partake with a completely new understanding of this time-honoured story. Elements from the surroundings enhance an already unique experience. Murder, love, ambition and jealousy. This can only go smoothly if you enjoy it to the fullest. And to completely rule out any accidents and feelings of revenge, all props like swords and crowns are made from cardboard.
Joyce van Esch and Norbert Busschers have plenty of experience of engaging the audience in their plot in an irresistible manner.
passionate about cross-overs.
Acting, creating and tailor-made.
Norbert is very passionate about cross-overs between various artistic disciplines.
He has received an extremely varied training through his collaboration down the years with professionals in the area of theatre, music, dance, circus and stage design.
Whether acting or directing, Norbert creates productions or events based on a topic, a festive start or historical perspective. His immediate contacts mean he can quickly form a team of experts. Preferably people who have an immediate feel for each other and like to get stuck in. This ensures that every event can be beautifully staged, musically, spectacularly or modestly performed and fetching very favourable results for the budgeted amount. For these projects, Norbert tends to use a combination of amateurs and professionals which in turn creates an optimum working environment and regional ties.
A selection of the projects on which Norbert has worked is given below:
- Opening of a hospital, utility company, city hall and library, to name but a few
Youth projects on the wartime experiences of the elderly in Altenkirchen. (GER)
Youth project on the 30th anniversary fall of the Berlin Wall.
Opening parade for the Zwolle and Hanzedagen Kampen festival.
Circus and musical festival production for ‘Deventer op Stelten’.
Historical theatrical walks for children.
SEARCH FOR AUTHENTIC GAME AND FAITHFULNESS
Norbert’s art of directing is clearly distinctive due to his desire for authenticity, credibility, showcasing of individual talent and unexpected twists in the story. Outdoor theatre mostly requires special logistics that won’t interrupt the performance. Norbert is quite at home in applying simple solutions as well as spectacular images if the setting demands.
His knowledge of festivals, events and their audiences is unsurpassed. He gladly helps make an idea feasible, appealing and consistent and will not shy away from experimenting to accomplish this.
He supervised the theatrical aspect and the making street-credible of several productions for the circus theatre Omnivolant from Berlin.
Norbert also directed a circus tent show for the opening of the European youth festival in Poland.
Furthermore, he was responsible for the final direction of the street theatre ‘Rouwkost’ of Garage TDI.
He regularly spends a few days with actors who need that little bit extra to make their shows shine.
A LARGE VARIETY OF ART FORMS
The two festivals that Norbert organised allowed for a great variety of art forms. As planner, he tracks the latest trends in the area of street theatre, music and circus. He personally knows most of the groups and can inspire actors to adapt their show for a special location.
The festival ‘Brucca’ in Kalbe an der Milde and a weekend later ‘Oeverloos’ langs de IJssel in Zutphen flow seamlessly into the other. Both use a collaboration between Dutch and German actors and participants.
Internationale Kulturbörse Freiburg
Shortcuts ‘Shakespeare take away’
16 t/m 17 februari
Straatfestival Utrecht ‘Shakespeare take away’ korte versie.
Gemeentehuis Hengelo (OV) openingsact
31 mei en 1 juni
Parkperplex Norderstedt ‘Shakespeare take away’
19 t/m 21 juni
La Strada Bremen ‘Shakespeare take away’
Bedemark ‘Shakespeare take away’
5 t/m 7 juni
Theatergroep DAK Apeldoorn
‘Ter beschikking’ Regie.
29 T/M 4 juli
Ljubljana en Maribor Slovenië ‘Shakespeare take away’ (optie)
1 en 2 augustus
‘Arnhem ‘Shakespeare take away’ (optie)
In the gallery pictures of my projects/
Iedereen kent de verhalen van William Shakespeare....Toch? Maar wie kan ze echt navertellen? Twee acteurs nemen de toeschouwers vol passie mee in één van zijn bekende tragedies. Deze wandeling kan in een park plaats vinden of...
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