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Brazilian vibes and groundbreaking performances at Holland Festival 

Three more weeks and the Holland Festival is about to start again! The 77th edition of the Holland Festival opens at the Amsterdam Gashouder on 6 June with Rite of Spring, a double programme in which Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps is the inspiration for a film by Greek filmmaker and visual artist Evangelia Kranioti. This edition's associate artist, the... 

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Unique collaboration between ICK Dance Amsterdam and MMA world champion Marloes Coenen

A unique collaboration between ICK Dans Amsterdam and MMA world champion Marloes Coenen will take place on 24 May at Frascati Theatre in Amsterdam. Following the performance ROCCO/ROCCA - a multi-award-winning dance performance by Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten - Marloes Coenen will talk to the dancers of ROCCO/ROCCA after the performance on 24 May. The dance performance... 

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Impact of new performing artists increases

Press release + programme booklet Delft, Thursday 16 May, 2024 - Throughout the centuries, creatives broke through many barriers and taboos with their stories. Anno 2024, this development within the performing arts is more palpable than ever. At the foot of this growing impact of creatives is the organisation of the Delft Fringe Festival. Which has been giving space to the performing arts for 13 years... 

Asko|Schönberg, together with four leading European music ensembles, launches a new edition of >CONNECT: The Audience as Artist< the pioneering European partnership that breaks down barriers between artists and audiences.

The new edition of >CONNECT: The Audience as Artist<, made possible by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, will feature a new commission by Austrian-German composer Brigitta Muntendorf as well as welcome a new fifth partner ensemble, Ensemble intercontemporain (Paris). This groundbreaking multi-year project aims to redefine the relationship between artists and audiences by involving audiences as direct participants in... 

KING KRUMP: A breathtaking Shakespearean king's drama during the 60th presidential election in the United States.

Utrecht 8 May 2024 - In November, all voting Americans will go to the polls and choose their new president. In the weeks leading up to and during the election, the play King Krump can be seen in theatres across our country. King Krump is a breathtaking Shakespearean king's drama in a modern twist. Tug away from talk shows, 'America connoisseurs' and... 

In 10th edition, (inter)national artists depict our contemporary demons

The Bosch Parade will start on Thursday 20 June: the theatrical and musical art spectacle on the Dommel river. For three days, the public can experience a procession of sixteen floating, paddling and swimming works of art from the banks, right in the middle of the historical centre of 's-Hertogenbosch. The tenth edition is dedicated to our contemporary demons. Fantasy, absurdities and wonder Bosch... 

Culture Monitor update: Audiences are coming back, but concerns remain

Amsterdam, 7 May 2024 - The cultural landscape is flourishing again after the corona pandemic. Visitor numbers are rising at museums, cinemas, pop stages and theatres. And nine in ten Dutch people visit one or more cultural activities every year. This is according to new analyses by the Boekman Foundation for the Culture Monitor using, among others, CBS's Vrijetijdsomnibus 2022. Still... 

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Timeless doubt in French Hamlet: 7 dilemmas for Christiane Jatahy.

To exist or not to exist, to be there or not to be there: the Hamlet adaptation to be seen during this Holland Festival puts the necessary spin on William Shakespeare's over-familiar 1602 play. Director Christiane Jatahy takes a female approach. Her Hamlet is not the young Danish prince who must avenge his father and has doubts. Shakespeare's Hamlet pretends to be... 

Feminism, fluid relationships and CabaRap: in conversation with three Delft Fringe Festival creators

The talents preparing for the Delft Fringe Festival on the second 'Makersday' at the end of April are not navel-gazing. They are more interested in social issues such as feminism, cancel culture and the influence of social media. They explore this through music, dance, theatre or cabaret. The atmosphere is relaxed at Theatre de Veste in Delft. Here... 

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Corné Ran new chairman, Pim Deul new member Supervisory Board Delft Fringe Festival

Delft, Monday 26 April 2024 - The Supervisory Board of Delft Fringe Festival Foundation has changed in composition as of 24 April 2024. Corné Ran has been appointed the new chairman of the supervisory body, of which he was already vice-chairman since 2019. In addition to his appointment, the Supervisory Board has also been strengthened with the arrival of a new supervisor, Pim... 

Holland Festival chooses KesselsKramer: Pioneering performing arts festival and communications agency work on first campaign

KesselsKramer is the Holland Festival's new communications agency. After an extensive selection process, they decided on this collaboration that does justice to the design history of the Holland Festival. KesselsKramer is developing a new campaign for the Holland Festival 2024, in which they will focus on the artists who make the Holland Festival groundbreaking. Photography for the campaign will be provided by the... 

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BERNADETTE STOKVIS LEAVES END OF SUMMER AS BUSINESS DIRECTOR OF MAAS THEATRE AND DANCE

Bernadette Stokvis is leaving after 11 years of service as business director of Maas theatre and dance. Her successor will be recruited soon. Stokvis has been business director at Maas since 2013. Before that, she was initiator, artistic coordinator and later business director of Korzo The Hague. Thanks in part to her leadership, Maas is a BIS company and also the largest theatre and dance company for youth in... 

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Forever and ever and ever and ever

A festive wedding about death From 9 May to 2 June, NUT (Nieuw Utrechts Toneel) plays its 11th summer performance on location in Utrecht Leidsche Rijn: Forever and ever and ever and ever. Theatre-makers Greg Nottrot and Floor Leene stage their own wedding, assisted by musician Pascal van Hulst and directed by Maurits van den Berg. For... 

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War drama 'The Stone in my Mouth' tours the country from 29 April

From 29 April to 18 May, the war drama The Stone in My Mouth - eighty years after the liberation of Brabant - is set in Camp Vught. The true story of the Eindhoven girl Marietje, on which the gripping performance is based, was partly set at this special, historic location. The premiere is Sunday, 5 May. After the playing period in Kamp Vught, the performance will be at various locations along... 

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Festival season Dutch performing arts 2024 kicks off with Delft Fringe Festival

From 28 May to 9 JuneDelft, Monday 15 April 2024 - From 28 May to 9 June, 28 creators will turn Delft on its cultural head for nine days and you can visit 31 locations throughout the city for cabaret, dance, family theatre, cabaret, music and everything in between. With this, Delft bites the dust of the cultural festival season... 

ZID Theatre presents programme for ExploreZ Festival 2024

A varied programme that takes visitors through groundbreaking performances and different perspectives Amsterdam, 4 April 2024 - Today, ZID Theatre is proud to present the programme for the ninth edition of the ExploreZ Festival. The multidisciplinary and international festival will take place from 7 to 18 May at various locations in Amsterdam. It promises an inspiring mix of local and international talents... 

Timeline of the Dutch period in New York

Exhibition on New Amsterdam from an Indigenous perspective 

Amsterdam Museum collaborates with the Museum of the City of New York and original inhabitants of New York Four hundred years ago, the first Dutch settlers arrived in the area that is now New York. Their mission from the Dutch West India Company (WIC) was to establish the colony of New Netherland, with its capital New Amsterdam, at the southern tip of... 

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The NUT explores 'the future of death' in 2024 with theatre productions on endings and eternity

Utrecht, February 2024 - In 2024, NUT (Nieuw Utrechts Toneel) will produce a family production (6+), a location production with dinner in Utrecht and (for the first time!) a tour of major venues across the country. Every year, NUT explores the future of a particular theme. In 2023 this was the 'future of money' and in 2024 we dive into the... 

2 x Steve Reich and world premiere Tansy Davies: 18 April - Muziekgebouw

The pulse of Steve Reich's work lends itself ideally to transforming the atmosphere of a metropolis into music. Street sounds For City Life, Steve Reich took to the streets to record the sounds of New York. Conversations, car horns and alarms, a pile driver, slamming doors, as well as the beating of a heart. Played on samplers... 

"There is a wealth of new knowledge and insights in our museums"

Museums are not only a treasure chamber in which new qualities and stories can be found all the time, but also a workshop in which museum professionals and the public gain new knowledge, insights and experiences together. Museum scientific research is of great importance in deepening knowledge about the collection and examining it from the questions that today's society... 

The team of De Nijverheid, photographer Eric Kampherbeek

De Nijverheid receives Harm Lambers Building block for Special Art in Utrecht 2024

Utrecht - Last Saturday 30 March, cultural free port De Nijverheid received the Harm Lambers Building Block for Special Art in Utrecht. This honourable challenge trophy was presented by Utrecht dance company De Dansers, which received this biennial award for the first time in 2022. Praise from the jury Josephine van Rheenen of De Dansers was laudatory in the jury report on... 

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Filmmaker and writer Miranda July to Utrecht for ILFU

American writer, filmmaker and artist Miranda July (1974) is coming to Utrecht on Saturday 15 June 2024. For the ILFU literature festival, she will give a one-off Book Talk in TivoliVredenburg about her long-awaited new novel All Fours. Miranda July gained worldwide fame with the 2005 feature film Me and you and everyone we know, for which she wrote the screenplay, directed and starred in... 

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Stages should be a safe place for everyone

It is with concern that we see an increasing number of polarisation-inspired incidents in our houses and on our stages. Everyone, from creators to staff and audiences, should be safe inside our houses and on our stages. In doing so, even in this antagonistic time, there is no place for actions or intimidations motivated by... 

Photo opportunity at the end of Delft Fringe's first 'Makers Day' on 8-2-2024. Photo by author

How Delft Fringe Festival is reaching audiences open to experimentation: 'Away with theatrical codes'

'What makes your performance unique? Why should people come to see you, what will they take home from it?' At the Delft Fringe Festival's first 'Makersday', at the end of January, it's little about art, but a lot about speed dates, workshops in marketing, pitching and making flyers. The 30 or so makers present also get a lesson in handling theatre criticism from... 

WINNERS CINEDANS FEST '24

At a festive ceremony on the closing night of Cinedans FEST '24 (Sunday evening 24 March) at Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam, the following international prizes were awarded for best dance film 2024: Cinedans JURY AWARDS Best Short Dance Film up to 25' €5,000 Until Director & Choreographer |Tanin Torabi |Iran| 2023|13′ From the jury report: Until portrays dance as a form of resistance and shifts the... 

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