29|5|1938 - 5|9|2008
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Volgens Mike Figgis

In the early days ...

Vriend en filmmaker Mike Figgis herinnert zich in een 'in memoriam' na het overlijden van Ritsaert ten Cate:

"Like most creative environments the Mickery was presided over by one man, Ritsaert. He had a great group of people around him, loyal and hard working but it was his personality that made the things happen. In those early days Ritsaert was a chain smoking, alcohol fuelled entrepeneur who made it his business to travel the world looking for the avant garde and then making sure they turned up in Amsterdam. The performance space was a shrine to Dutch ingenuity with a seating system that could become a set.

I remember once Ritsaert had the idea to put the audience in hovecraft with curtain over the front, these craft would spin around with projections inside and then stop, the curtains would open and a new staging would present itself. To do this the space was cleaned out so that the floors could be made absolutely level. A multitude of small glasses were discovered, each with its own little culture of fungus, each one having been put down by Ritsaert and then lost for some years."

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Ritsaert ten Cate, 1985. Foto: Tony Thijs. Collectie Theater Instituut Nederland.
Ritsaert ten Cate, 1985. Foto: Tony Thijs. Collectie Theater Instituut Nederland.
 
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