Frits Vogels

Frits Vogels (Bloemendaal, 1933) came into contact with Etienne Decroux’s mime corporel in the 1960s, through his work with Jan Bronk and Wil Spoor. He is the founding father of site-specific physical theater in the Netherlands and the Mime School in Amsterdam. He is internationally renowned as artistic director of ‘Bewth’ and ‘Grif Theater’. In 1994, he won the Dutch mime lifetime achievement award and is still active today as president of the advisory board of MAPA (Moving Academy for Performing Arts).