Corona Care Package #3 | Arts & Culture


Wednesday’s post: Mezrab House of Stories live storytelling (English)
Wednesday’s post: Boccaccio’s Decamerone read by Dutch actors (Dutch)
Tuesday’s post: Which news on corona can you believe and what is fake? (Dutch)
Monday’s post: Is our fear more dangerous than the virus itself? (Dutch)

Wednesday 1 April | Arts & Culture

Since we can’t go out to the theatre, cinema or museum we are exploring the virtual possibilities to visit these places. Fortunately many museums and artists already offer virtual tours and performances. We will select the best ones to keep you on a healthy Arts & Culture diet!

Arts are a good way to cope with comprehensive circumstances. You can find a refuge in films, theatre, dance or stories. And many artists, being shut down by corona, have found their refuge online to still be able to share their passion. The International Theatre Amsterdam (ITA), VPRO/MONDO and the National Theatre have joined forces and now offer a story everyday read by a Dutch actor. All stories originate from the fourteenth century Italian poet Boccaccio, who wrote Decamerone. Stories about ten young people who flee from the plague that has taken over Florence, and on their way tell each other stories. Check out the new episodes published daily at 20:00. Note that it is in Dutch.

For English speakers we recommend Mezrab House of Stories, who live stream a storytelling night called Mezrab TV every Friday at 20:00. So tune in tonight via their Facebook page for theatre, music and stories in English to listen to from your couch.

Studium Generale created a Corona Care Package to make #stayingin as pleasant as possible. In the following weeks we will share video’s, blogs, articles and podcasts within four focus areas: Mental Health, Fake News, Arts & Culture and Philosophy.