For While We Live -a compass to connection-, Andrea Voets makes a social roadtrip through Greece: via the metropole of Athens and the remote, tiny island of Lipsi towards the mystical mountains of Eipiros. Together with dozens of Greeks of her generation, she deciphers their social logic and tools for meaningful contact, as an answer to the ever stronger undercurrent of alienation in society.
Andrea searches for ways out of this problem, in group-conversations about trust, openness, sharing, being together, closeness, the experience of time and tears-without-words. We get a secret peek into fundamental, ancient values, that lie at the base of meaningful contact. Practical & flexible ethics, filotimo & filoxenia, the connection with those who came before us and a surprising concept of catharsis & glenti. All ideas and actions that can easily be put into practice by all of us, once you have had the chance to experience them a first time.
While We Live is a collective experience for musicians and audience, that allows everybody in need of a different social perspective to live a new compass to connection. It's created at De Balie in Amsterdam, supported by the FPK, AFK, L. Klein Stiftung, the BNG- & Prins Bernhard funds for culture.
While We Live was named in the list of best classical music 2020 by the Dutch quality newspaper NRC.