Travel adventures on the podium

You need others to keep you going

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Tjerk Ridder travels through Europe and creates theater performances, songs and books about his travels.

He tells and sings about his adventures, following your own unique path, about connection and how you always encounter yourself everywhere.

The musical theater performances can be seen in theaters and at festivals, and Tjerk is frequently asked to play for organizations, companies and educational institutions to enhance conferences, anniversaries and change processes.

The trips & performances

It seems like a great adventurous idea: walking from Paris to Groningen in three months along the Martinuspad. A brand new route through Europe named after the legendary Sint Maarten. When Tjerk Ridder starts the 1,234 kilometer long journey, only one pilgrim has preceded him.

Tjerk Ridder hitchhiked across Europe, from Utrecht to Istanbul, with a caravan – but without a car. Under the title 'Towbar Wanted! – You need others to move forward', he was literally looking for hooks and thus for goodwill, hospitality and trust.

In search of the personal meaning of freedom, Tjerk Ridder traveled with the Belgian draft horse Elvi through different landscapes and past specific places of freedom and unfreedom in Western Europe.

'Based on his performance at the Noorderzon theater festival, you can safely count him among the most sympathetic performers in the country.'

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March 2024

March 20 – Towbar Wanted! – This networking event – Zaandam – closed

April 2024

April 2 – Towbar Wanted! – Deltion College – Zwolle – decided

May 2024

🎶🐴 May 9 – concert / public walk – 20 years of Peace Flame – Cadzand – 4.30 pm

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