Stories are told in the theatre. Stories that touch us, confront us with ourselves, the other and society. Stories that give meaning and hold up a mirror, always in a different way. In this way we, the public, can reflect on ourselves and the world around us, with a smile or a tear.
Van Meer finds it fascinating to record these stories, to depict the magic of the theatre. It is always a challenge to capture the power of a performance, the emotion of an actor, the beauty of a dancer in a stilled image. An image that, apart from the performance, also has a right to exist and tells its own story.
His journey began in 1991 with Dutch National Ballet, where Rudi van Dantzig gave the first major commission, followed by a collaboration of more than 10 years. Since then he has worked with many theater and dance companies and his work for Joop van den Ende Theater Productions and Disney Theatrical Productions has led to an international career, with one leg in Europe and one leg in America.
This book spans over 30 years of his work and tells a story of its own.
It is an ode to three decades of beautiful and unforgettable theater productions.