Dementie met een glimlach

Arno Huibers
Tue 21 Sep ’21 19:30 - 21:00
Tue 21 Sep ’21
19:30 - 21:00
  • Tue 21 Sep ’21
    19:30 - 21:00

Is a smile during dementia possible? This question is central to the performance by mime clown Arno Huibers on World Alzheimer's Day. He will talk about his work with people with dementia.

The theme of the evening is whether and how (non-verbal) communication through humor is possible with people with dementia who are deeply entrapped within themselves. You can also apply this to people with multiple intellectual disorders. With a smile in mind.

Are you somehow involved with dementia? Are you a caregiver, care professional, or volunteer? Then this evening is meant for you. This varied evening consists of acts, music and interaction with the audience. The video documentary Ik wil Mieke blijven will also be shown.

A special moment will be the presentation of Arno's Golden Clown Nose Award for a special initiative in healthcare (see This prize is awarded in collaboration with the miMakkus foundation. MiMakkus trains people who use subtle clown tools to make non-verbal contact with people with dementia. Arno Huibers was the basis of this foundation.

  • With the collaboration from musician Paul van der Heijden.
  • This program partly corresponds to the presentation of the book Dementie met een glimlach in 2018

A save visit to the theatre

From 25 September you will need a valid corona ticket for all performances.
This can be a negative test result, a vaccination certificate or a recovery certificate.

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