Winteruur is coming back to you, starring the same Wim Helsen, the same Boris, the same couch, a new interior, brand new guests and enticing words and texts. With its touching, hilarious and intriguing moments, the first season of the minimalist show Winteruur surprised both lovers and haters of the written word. The following guests are getting ready to make their appearance in Winteruur: Tom Van Laere, Paul Robbrecht, Katinka Polderman, Lize Spit, Bent Van Looy, Ish Ait Hamou, Wouter Torfs, Frank Vanderlinden, Pascal Platel, Miet Smet and many more.
Small is beautiful
Wim asks his guests to bring a short text that is meaningful or inspirational to them in one way or another, or that has influenced them. This could be an excerpt from a book, a text that accompanies the birth of a child or the loss of a beloved person, wedding vows, a poem, a quote from the Bible, a part of a speech, song lyrics, a statement as seen on a wall or a newspaper article.
Less is more
Wim probes into the reasons of the laboriously picked text. What do they read from it and what does it mean to them? Is it offering comfort, fresh energy and inspiration? Does it make them laugh or do they get touched by it? A short conversation, lasting ten minutes only. Winteruur means simplicity and restriction. Boris the dog overhears the words in silence.
Insight and emotion
Because everybody has got this one text that influenced or inspired their lives. Because the care for text and guest arises joy, emotion and insight. Because a conversation makes us consider the world in a different manner. And because everybody likes watching a dog.
In this second season Wim will choose his guests very carefully. People who stand out, who tickle his imagination, who inspire or challenge him. And they are manifold. Comedians, writers, poets, theatre practitioners, artists by all means. On top of that there will also be scientists, musicians, managers, architects, sports stars, intriguing tv personalities and even a Minister of State.
From Monday 31 October on Canvas and canvas.be (still featuring all episodes of the first season).
- Broadcaster – Canvas
- Length – 10min
- First season – October 2015
- Second season – Winter 2016
- Guests Season 1: Sofie Lemaire, Annelies Verbeke, Sam Dillemans, Michael Van Peel, Dimitri Verhulst, Koen Van Mechelen, Stijn Vranken, Johan Petit, Wim Vandekeybus, Murielle Scherre, Herman Brusselmans, Otto-Jan Ham, Anne-Mie VK, Saskia De Coster, Tom Lanoye, Raymond Vh Groenewoud, Maud Vanhauwaert, Kristien Hemmerechts, Warre Borgmans, Christophe Vekeman, Roos Rebergen, Charlotte Van den Broeck, Sven Speybrouck, Jeroen Leenders, Guinevere Claeys, Paul Baeten Gronda, Jonas Geirnaert, Marc Didden, Stefan Hertmans, William Boeva, Kamal, Jan De Smet, Joris Hessels, Joost Vandecasteele, Katrijn Van Bouwel, Pieter Aspe, Alex Agnew, Erik De Jong, Jef Neve, Griet Op de Beeck, Tourist Le MC, Jan Segers, Dimitri Leue, Selah Sue, Wannes Capelle, Cath Luyten, Hans Bourlon, Wouter Deprez, Freddy Devadder, Stijn Van De Voorde, Charles Ducal, Elke Neuville, Joke Van Leeuwen, Kamagurka, Lieven Scheire, Guy Mortier, Tommy Wieringa, Abou Jahjah, Leslie Hodge, Kees Van Kooten, Joost De Vries, Hugo Matthyssen, Stefaan van Brabant, Fikry El Azzouzi, Isolde Lasoen, Jan Decorte, Slongs Dievanongs, Jan Eelen, Pjeroo Roobjee, Maaike Cafmeyer, Elli Severino Fernandez, Peter van den Eede, Robbe De Hert, Jelle De Beule, Frank Raes, Jeroom, Reinhilde Decleir, Peter De Graef, Roy Aernouts, Xander Derycke
Winteruur's first season is still available on podcast. Click here.