Vanmiddag was ik te gast bij het VARA radioprogramma Spijkers met Koppen en mocht ik ‘het‘ aan Dolf Jansen uitleggen. Ons gesprek ‘over NIETS’ is terug te luisteren via http://spijkersmetkoppen.vara.nl/media/304771
En een foto van mijn interview met Frank Linde (directeur Nikhef) aansluitend aan de première voorstelling van gisteravond 22 november 2013 in een uitverkocht Theater Frascati, Amsterdam.
Interview met Frank Linde. Foto: Martijn van Calmthout
de Volkskrant, 20-11-2013 — door Martijn van Calmthout. Foto Sander Heezen.
Voor de speellijst van de voorstelling, zie elders op deze site: http://janvandenberg.org/speellijst-higgs/
Broadway Baby Rating: ****
In the beginning, there was Jan van den Berg. Or, to be more accurate, Jan van den Berg, a scene from the Wicker Man, Papua New Guinea style, some cigars and a man called Higgs. Confusing? Not half as confusing as particle physics, but when you have a Dutchman, a theologian, a documentary filmmaker and a lay physicist explaining it to you, somehow the mists clear. When these four become one and the same person, you have the optimum conditions for enlightenment. … Lees verder
“Jan Van den Berg talks about his show Higgs, featuring unique footage and live Q&As with experts, including Peter Higgs!”
© Foto DigiDaan, Text & performance Jan van den Berg, Director Dirk Groeneveld, Design Hannie van den Bergh”
“Van den Berg is an extremely adept communicator who makes his correspondences with smart precision …” is just one of the various compliments given by Daniel B. Yates in his review on my staged lecture performance HIGGS
in The Exeunt Magazine
“We are given the grand tour from Democritus’s atom to these little neutrinos and the undoing of plenty we’ve hitherto known, through a performed dialogue with a Papuan chief, where Van den Berg found himself opening a cultural centre in his relative’s name. And as problematic a heuristic as that might be, it’s a sharp way to simplify at the same time as setting up a cross-cultural platform as the Chief is rendered curious and concurring (“ancestors, fate: everything is energy and convertible”).”
The Scotsman on my staged lecture performance HIGGS at Summerhall (venue 26 at the Edinburgh Fringe): “A mind-expanding tribute to Peter Higgs.”
Photo: Hannie van den Bergh
HIGGS | Edinburgh Fringe | Summerhall
On the 5th June 1998, filmmaker, theatre practitioner and former theologian Jan van den Berg fell in love. Since then not a day has passed where he has not thought about this love. The object of his passion? Neutrinos. This in turn led him to follow the developments at CERN and the scientists striving to prove the existence of the Higgs-Boson particle. In this staged lecture performance he shares his fascination and knowledge, turning even the most un-scientific minded into devoted followers.
In a perfect venue for this show, the Anatomy Lecture Theatre at Summerhall, van den Berg starts his show with a looped film clip from Papua New Guinea, Lees verder