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Queen makes up for absence from opening at Rameau's Pygmalion #hf10

 State visits have a hard time adjusting to the cultural agenda, and then when the queen, due to a visit to Norway planned years before, has to cancel her opening of the Holland Festival misses, that is force majeure. And not anything else, though of course it remains delightful in these politically confused times to speculate on other reasons why Her Majesty was absent from Amal Maher, on 1 June. But it still seems odd that she was rushed to Norway because of a few acultural and intolerant screamers.

Especially since she does now come to watch Trisha Brown. The Majesty is of course a huge dance lover, so that helps too. Anyway: so on 13 June, she is coming to Theatre Carré for Pygmalion, Rameau's opera that Brown provided with appropriate movements.

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4 thoughts on “Koningin maakt afwezigheid bij opening goed bij Rameau’s Pygmalion #hf10”

  1. F.G. van der Leeuw

    "Rameau's opera that Brown provided with appropriate movements".

    The word 'appropriate' as a value judgment is somewhat misplaced because this sentence was published even before the piece had its world premiere. Unfortunately, the choreography is anything but appropriate! Trisha Brown makes dancers move utterly incoherently to music. Unfortunately, the (excellent) singers suffer the same fate; they have to make mostly spastic movements while singing. Visual perception thus leads the spectator away from the music and the tender mood evoked by the libretto.

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Wijbrand Schaap

Cultural journalist since 1996. Worked as theatre critic, columnist and reporter for Algemeen Dagblad, Utrechts Nieuwsblad, Rotterdams Dagblad, Parool and regional newspapers through Associated Press Services. Interviews for TheaterMaker, Theatererkrant Magazine, Ons Erfdeel, Boekman. Podcast maker, likes to experiment with new media. Culture Press is called the brainchild I gave birth to in 2009. Life partner of Suzanne Brink roommate of Edje, Fonzie and Rufus. Search and find me on Mastodon.View Author posts

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