ERZIELKONSCHT was founded in early 2021 by Luisa Bevilacqua, Isabelle Bolliri and Betsy Dentzer.
The mission of this young association is to support and promote the art of storytelling by reaching a diverse audience in a national and international context.
By this, it tries to contribute to the professionalisation and recognition of artistic storytelling in Luxembourg and abroad.
ERZIELKONSCHT creates, organises, produces and promotes different storytelling projects, events and workshops, thereby representing the Luxembourgish storytelling scene nationally and internationally.
ERZIELKONSCHT ASBL is a member of FEST – Federation of European Storytelling.
Betsy was born in Luxembourg City in 1985 and grew up in a house full of books. After studying social work, she decided to change direction and enrolled for a Master of Arts in Applied Theatre at the Berlin University of the Arts. There she fell into the Berlin storytelling scene and simply got carried away. Since then she has been telling stories to everyone everywhere. She loves simple peasant’s tales, but also great epics like the Odyssey. She has a weakness for quite a few things, but especially for red wine, coffee, lilies and beautiful stationery.
A nomad by nature, Luisa was born in Luxembourg, studied in Italy (history of theatre, then physical theatre in a professional school) and trained in the art of storytelling in Belgium. Nowadays, she splits her time between Luxembourg and Brussels. Luisa likes to create links between places, people, cultures and imaginary worlds through the power of words. Apart from telling stories, she loves to listen to conversations on public transport, can't get enough of her mother's delicious meatballs, and is a self-confessed Italian coffee aficionado.
Born in 1983 in Dudelange, Isabelle has always preferred to observe and listen rather than talk and, as a child, she developed her drawing skills. After finishing secondary school, she went to the Ecole Supérieure d'Art de Metz and graduated in ‘visual communication’, which helped her to discover her love of illustrated stories. Since 2009, she has been working in a public library in Luxembourg where she is surrounded by thousands of books.