1994

August Dirks 13 May , 2017

1994

HOME PORT HAZARD SQUARE

About some 2000 signatures of the neighbours and some lessons in democracy by the Alderman of City Development induced the Amsterdam City Council to rename the ship’s homeport into Azart Square. That summer the crew set sail again, on the ship “Papillon” we had to borrow on the last moment, since the singing lawyer still had the ship impounded. The Russian hobo player Vladimir Skliarenko, Merited People’s Artist and First Price Winner of the Soviet Empire, experienced a happy culture shock by rewriting in a dark cabin the partiture of the Russian composer Juri Chanin. The Fools gave away a lot of presents to many a Lord Mayor or Großratspräsident. The Lord Mayor of Rostock we presented with a chain of office stuffed with dunce bells since his chain was lost in history. The President of the Big Council of Canton Basel City we presented with a monumental bell to silence noisy councillors.

 THE SHOW
“Das Narrenschiff”
  A satirical music comedy
Holland, Germany, Switzerland, France

Amsterdam,Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Wilhelmshaven,Bremen, Hamburg, Basel, Strasbourg, Ebenwald, Lübeck, Flensburg, Eckernförde, Bredevoort

 

Freedom under the Fool’s Cap
Basel, Switserland. Basler Zeitung, 15-07-1994 

AZART SQUARE
A square in Amsterdam harbour named after the ship

MONUMENTAL AZART DUNCE BELL IN CANTON BASEL-STADT AND CITY COUNCIL OF STRASBOURG

 
On the occasion of the quincentenary of the first edition of “The Ship Of Fools”
(Das Narrenschiff, Sebastian Brant, Basel 1994)
A Fool’s present to Catarine Trautmann, Lady Mayor of Strasbourg & Hansjorg Wirtz, President of Kanton Basel-Stadt
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CALLIGRAPHIC LETTERS OF INVITATION
FROM HOLLAND, GERMANY, DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, RUSSIA, ITALY AND IRELAND

 

 
Reception by the Mayor of Lübeck

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