Treaty of Utrecht

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De Slag om Vrede

Utrecht, April 2013

WINK is the proud partner of the cultural year based around the historic Utrecht Peace Treaty 1713: ‘de Vrede van Utrecht’.
The spectacular opening event: ‘de Slag om Vrede’ took over two years in the making. (roughly as long as the negotiations 300 years ago…)
A free celebration for the whole of Utrecht, our home-city, on the roof of the A2 highway tunnel.
Over 14.000 visitors experienced the 360° show, directed by our Luca Stappers, with over 300 performers: actors, extra’s, real soldiers, and volunteers,  moving stages and fireworks, the whole period piece embedded in a specially composed 75 minutes soundtrack by Junkie XL, performed live by the 150 musicians of the Metropole orchestra.
WINK is responsible for concept and production, and it was amazing! a big thank-you to everyone involved for this landmark in WINK history.

Photos: Dennis Bouman, Studio Steef Fleur

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