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Ksenia speelt Oscar en Oma Rozerood in Leiden (pr-beeld)

Ksenia Marasanova speelt kwartet theatervoortellingen in Leiden 

De in oost-Oekraïne geboren actrice Ksenia Marasanova toert al jaren met solotheatervoorstellingen door Nederland. Medio maart doet ze Leiden aan. In het imperium Theater speelt ze 3 solovoorstellingen en één voorstelling in een gezelschap. Ksenia maakt spraakmakend theater dat je echt raakt.  Het kwartet opent op 14 maart met de anti-oorlog voorstelling Zij zagen Oorlog. Zes mensen hebben met elkaar… 

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Kruispunten, ontmoetingen en thuiskomen in Holland Festival 2024

De 77e editie van het Holland Festival presenteert vernieuwende internationale podiumkunsten met meer dan 40 producties en ruim 380 artiesten op 21 verschillende locaties in Amsterdam. De opening vindt plaats op donderdag 6 juni met een bijzonder programma in de Gashouder, waar Stravinsky’s iconische Sacre du printemps wordt begeleid door een film van Evangelia Kranioti, en Caroline Shaws Music in… 

Blue Hour door Matzer, pr beeld door Karin Jonkers

Liliane Brakema regisseert Alejandra Theus in muzikale voorstelling Blue Hour

Van 29 februari t/m 29 mei 2024 toert Blue Hour door het land. Een vrouw zoekt met haar baby een weg door een bijna verwoeste wereld. Liliane Brakema regisseert Alejandra Theus in een muzikale theatervoorstelling, geïnspireerd op de met een Pullitzer Prize bekroonde roman The Road van Cormac McCarthy. De première van deze coproductie van MATZER Theaterproductie en &Brakema Producties is vrijdag 1 maart… 

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Exhibition Other people's guilt at the NUT - Open house and theatrical talks at Berlin Square

From Wednesday 6 to Friday 15 March, you will find a special exhibition at the NUT studio (Berlijnplein, Utrecht). Other people's debt explores the world of debt through the lens of visual art. One in five households in the Netherlands faces money problems. Unfortunately, help often comes only when debts are already sky-high. In Andermans... 

MS-FUSION Donaukanal, Vienna, photo Rainer Prohaska

Liquid Becomings will be the 2024 European Pavilion

The winning proposal of the European Cultural Foundation's open call to design and host The European Pavilion 2024 was announced at a press conference at The New Institute in Rotterdam on 14 February. An independent jury unanimously chose the proposal Liquid Becomings from the consortium led by the independent artists' collective espaço agora now, consisting of... 

ZID Theatre puts 'Change/Change' centre stage at ExploreZ Festival 2024

Twelve days full of inspiration, connection, diversity and excitement for a wide audience Amsterdam, 15 February 2024 - ZID Theatre presents the ninth edition of the multidisciplinary and international ExploreZ Festival in Amsterdam. From 7 to 18 May 2024, visitors can enjoy twelve days of a rich mix of theatre, music, dance, workshops and artist talks, with the theme 'Change/Change'.... 

From left to right: Alida Dors (photo: Mark Bolk), Hella Jongerius (photo: Nick Ballón), Erik van Lieshout (photo: Suzanne Weenink), Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (photo: Stephan Vanfleteren) and Manon Uphoff (photo: Céline Simons).

New members for the Academy of Arts

The Academy of Arts gets five new members: Alida Dors, Hella Jongerius, Erik van Lieshout, Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer and Manon Uphoff. Members of the Academy of Arts are artists from across the arts. The new members will be installed on 28 March 2024. Members of the Academy of Arts have proven themselves in their profession and want to make a... 

Arin Keshishi & the Marmoucha Orchestra

Be taken on an extraordinary journey. Arin Keshishi, the virtuoso bassist and artistic director of the renowned Marmoucha Orchestra, unveils "Self-Reflection: The Live Experience" Self-reflection of masterful bassist and artistic director of the Marmoucha Orchestra. In this edition, we highlight Arin Keshishi, an exceptionally talented bassist and the new artistic director of the Marmoucha Orchestra. His... 

Christiaan Pieter van Eeghen, Henriette de Vries (1877-1942), 1890 - Amsterdam Museum Collection

Amsterdam Museum presents exhibition on urban renovator Van Eeghen

The Amsterdam Museum on the Amstel will host the exhibition The Amsterdam of Piet van Eeghen: How a merchant changed the city from 29 March to 30 June 2024. The nineteenth-century businessman and philanthropist Van Eeghen left his art collection to the city and is now part of the Amsterdam Museum's collection.... 

After the End

A performance by Marmoucha featuring the dynamic duo of The Pig Factory, Mohammed Azaay and Karim El Guennouni. In a world of shadows and contrasts, Christiaan and Ali, each coloured by their own beliefs, are diametrically opposed. Their life experiences and circumstances have shaped their views and behaviour. Theatre-makers Mohammed Azaay and Karim El Guennouni take on a refreshingly outspoken and entertaining... 

Fourth edition of exhibition Collecting The City: Stories about Heron Forest, The Seafront and Museum around the Corner

From 23 February 2024 to 5 January 2025, a new edition of Collecting the City will be on show at the Amsterdam Museum on the Amstel. For the fourth time, museum and city join forces to bring stories of Amsterdam into the limelight. This time, the participating partners are Kazerne Reigersbos, Ongekend Zeedijk and Museum om... 

Three performances by and at ZID Theatre in Amsterdam's Kolenkit neighbourhood during the National Theatre Weekend on 26, 27 and 28 January 2024

ZID Theatre creates multidisciplinary performances with very diverse talents, while also being a stage for these performances and for productions by other like-minded creators. We have therefore decided to open our doors for the second time for the nationalNational Theatre Weekend. What can you see at ZID? On Friday 26 January (8pm): the premiere of two performances: Circles by Issam... 

Access to culture; Towards a new system in 2029

People do not have equal access to culture in the Netherlands. This is because the supply of culture varies greatly from region to region. Also, artists or cultural institutions do not yet have an equal chance of financial support everywhere. There are calls for change from the cultural and creative field. Therefore, at the request of the State Secretary for Culture and Media on 26 January, the Council for Culture... 

Cinedans FEST '24

Cinedans exists 20 years! The anniversary edition Cinedans FEST '24 will take place from 20 to 24 March at Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam as well as online from 20 to 31 March on Cinedans WEB.For five days, Eye will be all about the international dance film with special highlights and premieres, including the arrival of special guest Celia Rowlson-Hall who will perform a... 

ICK: We, The Eyes, Maubeuge Alex Avgud

Dutch tour WE, the EYES

In the compelling performance WE, the EYES, dancers, together with virtuoso percussionists and experimental hip-hop/soul/jazz artist Pink Oculus, search for a new way of seeing. In a force field of mesmerising projections, seductive vocals, rousing beats and inspired dance, a new perspective is emerging. The performers start from the dark, forcing them to engage other senses.... 

scene photo the Silence, photo by Hans Gerristen

Back to the time when you explored the world with an open mind - The Silence

Blikvangers - performance for children aged 1 to 6 In the beginning, the world was uninhibited. Life was so pristine that curiosity did not suffer from fear or anger. Like the open gaze of one who looked at the world, so pristine was it.The sound of water, the flow of movement, nature was wordless.Discovery was a breeze. Every touch... 

Trippenhuis Talks - Museum dialogues: soul-searching in art, science and religion

Is there anything to be said from science about the existence of the soul? And how is soul expressed in the visual arts? On Thursday 22 February, we will take you on a quest for historical views on the soul and its more current meanings. It promises to be a multifaceted evening not to be missed! This... 

Thérèse Cornips Stipend - Submit your application now!

Are you a writer of literary works, literary translator and/or playwright? Then apply now for the Thérèse Cornips Stipendium. One or more scholarships are awarded annually. The maximum annual amount of the Thérèse Cornips Stipend is € 12,500. This amount can be divided over several projects. Which projects are eligible? An activity, or series of... 

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It is time for new faces and stories that reflect the diversity of North Holland. On Monday 5 February 2024, the Frans Hals Museum and Amsterdam Museum's portrait contest will be launched. This contest - which calls on creators with and without experience to capture residents of North Holland - aims to show the diversity of the province... 

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Asko|Schönberg, Katrien Baerts, David Kweksilber in Roots & Grooves: 25 January - Muziekgebouw

Asko|Schönberg, with expressive soprano Katrien Baerts and versatile clarinettist David Kweksilber, brings music from the streets to the concert hall. On Thursday 25 January, four different pieces will be featured during Roots & Grooves. Folk music served as inspiration for John Adams' clarinet concerto. So did Leoš Janáček/Tim Mulleman's Moravian folk songs. For the spectacular Gougalōn, Unsuk Chin was inspired by the... 

Boulevard on the Parade

Boulevard theatre festival returns to city centre for good with 40th edition

In August, Theatre Festival Boulevard returns to the city centre of 's-Hertogenbosch. After three wonderful years in the Zuiderpark, the festival heart returns to the Parade. For the past three years, Boulevard built its festival heart in the Zuiderpark, with an annex on the Parade and performances right across the city. The renovation of Theater aan de Parade and the, by the... 

WAKA - Shonen / Éric Minh Cuong Castaign

Company Shonen & Waka Starz present:WAKA

On 9 February, the groundbreaking performance WAKA comes to the Netherlands. WAKA offers a vivid portrait of the Ugandan youth of "Waka Starz" who are determined to be part of the march of the world. During the performance, you will be taken to Wakaliga, a poor neighbourhood in Uganda's capital, where the Waka Starz grew up. Racheal M, rising... 

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Premiere dance performance Tegenwind van de Stilte with Artvark saxophone quartet in Chassé theatre Breda

On Sunday 14 January at 3pm, the dance and music performance Tegenwind will premiere at the Chassé theatre in Breda, a family performance for everyone aged 7 and above. Tegenwind is the sequel to the successful collaboration of dance company de Stilte and Artvark saxophone quartet in the production Bosch in Bed. Anyone listening to Blowin' in the wind by Bob Dylan will hear a song... 


Festivals full of theatre, dance and music from the comfort of your own living room

ITA, HOLLAND FESTIVAL AND NDT PRESENT BIBERATING PROGRAMS ONLINE, IN DIGITAL THEATER International Theatre Amsterdam, Holland Festival and Nederlands Dans Theater will present groundbreaking programmes online, in the Digital Theatre, during the Christmas holidays. In order to connect makers, companies and (inter)national visitors, the initiators choose a programme during the Christmas holidays. The ideal period to be together, to feel... 

Amsterdam Museum visible on all fronts by 2023

In 2023, the Amsterdam Museum was visible physically and digitally in a variety of places, both at its locations on the Amstel and Huis Willet-Holthuysen and in the form of a multi-part documentary series, a new digital platform and programming with partners. The museum's exhibitions and public programmes attracted nearly 190,000 physical visitors at both locations, plus over 850,000 visitors on the... 

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