Betsy Torenbos  – Gisèle, een hommage 

Date: 14/05/2023

Time: 15:00 - 16:30

Location: H401

Dancer, choreographer, theatre maker and filmer Betsy Torenbos is a Dutch artist. Her works are interdisciplinary and she has worked in many countries abroad. Oral history is often the base of a work of art. She developed films and choreographies on music of composer Louis Andriessen. Especially ‘De Tijd’ (‘Time’) is her favorite.



About her movie:

With Gisèle, een hommage, the filmer, theatre maker and dancer Betsy Torenbos creates a personal and intimate tribute to the Dutch artist Gisèle van Waterschoot van der Gracht. Betsy’s artistic view was combined with the music of composer Louis Andriessen, which he especially wrote and played for this film after his visit to the House of Gisèle. 

Thanks to their cooperation, the audience discovers Gisèle’s life (1912-2013) through conversations, works of art and evocative objects belonging to the artist. This art movie represents not only a memory to Gisèle but also to Louis Andriessen, who sadly passed away in the summer of 2021.

You can find the preview of the kunstfilm Gisèle, een hommage here.


Please note that this event is free, however, its capacity is limited – only via RSVP. If you wish to participate, please send an email to Micol Manunta mentioning your name and the number of people who wish to join.


Here is a glimpse of the event:



Betsy Torenbos’ screening took place in the frame of the activities organised for the SPEME partners visiting Amsterdam throughout the whole month of May. Click here to see the full programme.