Grims Paper Theatre is one of the smallest theatres in Holland.
The theatre is settled in a former shophouse in the centre of the mediaeval city of Deventer. There are 15 seats.
Most of the performances are given by Frits Grimmelikhuizen with his own build theatres and his own handmade sceneries and figures.
He uses (self composed) electro-acoustic compositions as soundmotor for his pieces, and a small lighting computer for the light, But furtheron he prefers mostly handi work: cutting, pasting, colouring, moving.
preparations for "Violet" (2013)
Frits Grimmelikhuizen (1937 Utrecht NL) studied music and philosophy.
He performs Paper Theatre since 1976.
He was the first one in the paper theatre world, who made a performance without a story and without human figures. For his piece "Variations on Kandinsky" in 1995, he used electro-acoustic music and abstract figurations.
scene from "Kandinsky".
This performance is not on my programs.
Since then he never uses spoken text and all his pieces are quite abstract, but with a "hidden story" in it.
scene from "Violet"
a piece about colours and sounds. With a very beautifull soundtrack. A visitor said it was a "breathtaking dream".
He performs mostly for small groups of people (10 to 15) on request.
This year I will perform "Violet".(See "Voorstellingen" for pictures)
Visitors described this play as "fascinating and impressive",
From 8 till 10 september there will be given an international Paper Theatre Festival in Preetz (northern Germany). Grims papieren Theater will there perform "Letzte Lieder"(Last Songs), a piece with Colors, Lights and Sounds about Memories, Death, Love, Longing and Transiency.