Guus van der Steen
studied English in Leiden and is an actor, musician and spoken-word artist. Together with his brother Frank he hit the stage as the hip hop duo Kern Koppen as well as in the 2018 play Stomp, a special poetic mix of spoken word, rap and movement theatre. In the same year he appeared in the production Aardappelvreters (Potato Eaters), as surreal, primal opera about the demise of a family farm, staged at the Oerol Festival. According to the Volkskrant newspaper, it was a "successful fairy tale with humorous acting and fascinating music". He also performed in the 2017 spoken word-music-theatre show True Colors and undertook a Masters with Maarten van Hinte, director and co-founder of Made In Da Shade. Van der Steen also gives lessons at schools.(WN 2020)
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Performers, poetry, punchlines, music, exhibits, beer & bites in a feel-good setting during this special Winternachten edition of Woorden Worden Zinnen at PAARD in the Grote Zaal. For this special occasion we've curated a program with artists from all over the globe. One of the definite highlights was a unique performance by rapper Sticks!
The (inter-)national line-up also included Surinamese writer Cynthia McLeod, composer and singer Jolyn Phillips from South Africa, Turkish poet Çağla Meknuze, the Aruban poet Rosabelle Illes, poet and performer Roberta Petzoldt, poet and performer Jesse Laport, musician and spoken-word artist Guus van der Steen, poet en performer Marco Martens and spoken-word artist Benzokarim. Plus: verses to take home by Quin Kempees, your favourite host Elten Kiene, and tasty tunes by DJ Dagger DX.
Woorden Worden Zinnen is a highly accessible platform and stage night for word art in the broadest sense. It takes place on and at stages and festivals throughout the Randstad and was founded in 2010 by spoken-word artist Elten Kiene and literary organizer Wesley Loos.
This night is powered by GUAP (www.guap070.nl).