Meet - On Stage


A new musical production for those learning Dutch

Wij brings the world together
in Dutch
with music
as an international language


It was 10 years ago that Lennaert Maes and Andries Boone started creating shows for people learning Dutch.
Wij’ (We) is a performance where they work together with three top musicians from three different countries: Hussein Rassim from Iraq, Asia Obstarczyk from Poland and Jérémie Hakeshimana from Burundi. Professional musicians in their homelands, they are now sharing their musical influences on stage.
Songs from our part of the world are given an exotic twist, while songs from their countries are presented in Dutch. This is how we make music together. In Dutch, but with music from all over the world.

All the lyrics are displayed on a screen during the performance, while some of the songs are accompanied by language exercises that can be used in the classroom.

‘Wij’ is a compelling musical story, not only for Flemish people and non-Dutch speaking people who have been studying Dutch, but it is also relevant for the Flemish theatre goers. ‘Wij’ brings us all together.

Performance dates:

For further details or to book a show:

Wij’ is produced by Muziekhuis Wesp, and co-created together with the non-profit-making 'de Rand' association and the Taalunie.


Three actors and five musicians present an original poetry programme based on a universal theme. The Coronavirus has turned our world upside down but it is now our turn to turn the crisis inside out.


Director Rudy Goes and his actors went in search of poems by Dutch-speaking writers that were relevant to 2020. Sometimes in a serious way, sometimes emotionally, sometimes in a light-hearted way. Five enthusiastic musicians playing the oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet and bassoon.


Musical poetry programme for Dutch and suitable for non-Dutch speakers learning Dutch!. (16 +)


Director: Rudy Goes

Actors: Jorka Decroubele, Gregory Van Damme en Elias Bosmans
Music: blazersensemble BREATHE (Kasper Baele, Niels Hap, Andy Dhondt, Carlos Alexis Escalona en Davy Callens) 

With the support of vzw ‘de Rand’ and the Taalunie.

Performance dates:

  • GC de Boesdaalhoeve, Wednesday 23/06/2021 (outdoor), 8.30 p.m.
  • GC de Bosuil, Thursday 07/10/2021 (indoor) – Week van het Nederlands, 8 p.m.
  • GC de Lijsterbes, Tuesday 14/12/2021 (indoor), 20 p.m.