Why is it hard to feel love for contemporary windmills? Why don’t the Dutch cherish their nationalheritage: the historic windmills? These questions Monique asked herself. This led to the project Miller’s Daughter, a community art project created by local residents and EELT Theatercollectief, theinterdisciplinary group of creatives Monique has beenleading during the last eight years. The quest EELT Theatercollectief attempts in Miller’s Daughter is to give soul to a very Dutch phenomena: the windmill. Contemporary windmills suffer from a lack of love. Nobody will take a stroll to a contemporary windmill.Historic windmills are becoming a dusty symbol, mostly visited by foreign tourists, senior citizens and toddlers. Miller’s Daughter will be an imaginative, special music theatre festival on location, telling the story of Aagje, the curious miller’s daughter and her protective father. It will connect in a theatricalway historic and contemporary windmills in Wouwand Roosendaal. Miller’s Daughter will be created in collaboration with many residents of the surrounding environment, to change the perception of both historic and contemporary windmills and celebrate the ingenuity of them.
The study in the Master Performing Public Space offered Monique the opportunity to create a strong theoretical foundation of newly acquired knowledge and insights concerning the sociological, architectural, philosophical and dramaturgical aspects of public space. And now she is sharing her knowledge with commisioners, fellow artists, partners in projects, students and participants.
Paul de Bruyne, coach and advisor during PPS
EELT Theatercollectief, fellow artists in this quest Stichting Historische Molen De Arend in Wouw Windturbinepark Roosendaalsche Wind B.V. Theaterwerkplaats Tiuri | S&L Zorg
CultuurCompaan Roosendaal | Provincie Noord-Brabant