Presenter Interview プレゼンターインタビュー
Hugo De Greef,
presenter behind the “Flemish wave”
Since founding the Kaaitheater in Brussels in 1977, Hugo De Greef has been instrumental as its director in bringing into the world performing artists of the Flemish region of Belgium, such as Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Jan Lauwers, a movement called “Flemish Wave”. Through involvement as a producer in the Festival of Flanders and participation in co-founding the establishing of IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts), he has worked to build networks to support theater people, theaters and festivals. Speaking from this career experience and more recently as Secretary General of the European Festival Association (EFA) and director general of the Flagey arts centre of Brussels, and his current capacity as advisor on international cultural policy to Belgium’s Minister of Culture, Mr. De Greef speaks about the impressive development of contemporary performing arts in Flanders from its former state of underdeveloped arts infrastructure and support.
(Interview: Shintaro Fujii)