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Bosch Parade door Willeke Machiels

Tenth edition Bosch Parade gets a summery tailwind 

Kunstspektakel in hartje Den Bosch succesvol afgerond en gaat nog op reis De tiende editie van kunstenspektakel Bosch Parade zit er op. Vanaf 20 juni genoten duizenden bezoekers vier dagen lang van zestien drijvende kunstwerken, met ‘hedendaagse demonen’ als thema. Deze zomer zijn een aantal werken ook te zien in Willem Twee Kunstruimte en op Down the Rabbit Hole. Kunstenaars,… 

Boulevard on the Parade

Announcement full programme 40th Boulevard

The full programme of the anniversary edition of Theatre Festival Boulevard goes online today at noon. Regular ticket sales start Tuesday 25 June at noon. Friends of Boulevard can buy tickets as early as today. At the same time, the free Boulevard Magazine No 2 will be published, again with many background articles and interviews. Experiencing together Experiencing a spectacle together, which only exists in... 

Poet Maria Barnas explores the role of cleaning and leaving traces in visual art during NIAS-KNAW residency

Poet Maria Barnas explores the role of cleaning and leaving traces in visual art during NIAS-KNAW residency

Do the stories of cleaners also have a place in art history? Poet and visual artist Maria Barnas will be artist-in-residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS) in Amsterdam in 2024-25. During her stay, she will research the biography of artist Jo Baer (1929) and how oral history can be used to record art history. Can you also base art history on memories, stories and maybe even gossip? This Artist-in-Residence position is made available annually by NIAS and the Academy of Arts. The work of... 

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ILFU will organise the big public event in 2024: Ikjesmarathon. We are many ikjes!

Write your own Ikje and get published. The Ikje on the back page of NRC has been an institution for more than 20 years. Thousands of hilarious, tragic and recognisable incidents by unknown Dutch people captured in 120 words form the chronicles of everyday life. Reason enough for ILFU (International Literature Festival Utrecht) to organise a one-off all-encompassing Ikjes marathon. We call on everyone... 

Business director Jan Baanstra leaves after 21 years at the Silence

Business director Jan Baanstra will leave Silence in autumn 2024. His successor will be recruited soon. Baanstra has been with the company since 2003. In 2008, Baanstra was appointed business director at de Stilte. Under his leadership, in collaboration with artistic director Jack Timmermans, de Stilte was included as the only newcomer in the Basic Infrastructure in 2009. Also... 

Old Signs New Sounds in TivoliVredenburg

Together with the Marmoucha Orchestra, discover the timeless journey of "Old Signs, New Sounds", merging historical richness and modern vibes. To be seen on 22 June at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht. This special concert during Old Roots New Routes, featuring the beautiful voices of talented female vocalists with Moroccan, Turkish and Iranian roots, presents a fascinating mix of traditional folk music from... 

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International Choreographic Arts Centre (ICK) is proud to announce that it has received an EU project grant for the tenth time, this time for the groundbreaking HAMLET, part of the EU Horizon Heritage 2024 programme. The project, which runs until 2027, aims to support the digital transition of Europe's Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs). To make AI accessible to Europe's cultural... 

Hidden Stories Velsen by Coco Olakunle

Amsterdam Museum opens exhibition on new North Holland portraits

From 26 July to 10 November 2024, the Amsterdam Museum on the Amstel will host the exhibition Faces of North Holland. The exhibition is the result of the collaboration project of the same name between the Amsterdam Museum and the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, in which the museums searched together with residents for new and untold stories from the province. During the project,... 


Ten translators in the spotlight in one fell swoop - the nominations for the annual Filter Translation Prizes have been announced! They are all wonderful books, for young and old - and more than scintillating translations.These are the nominations for the Filter Translation Prize 2024: And also five nominations for the Filter Translation Prize 2024 for children's and youth books: The winners The winners will be announced live... 

Het Zomeroffer - musical theatre spectacle by De Warme Winkel ism Touki Delphine & Asko|Schönberg in Amsterdam's Bostheatre

25 June to 4 Aug This summer it's going to happen: the car is going. It has brought us much, individual freedom, adventure, convenience and eroticism, but its time has come. Together with The Warm Shop and Touki Delphine, Asko|Schönberg presents The Summer Sacrifice. The Summer Sacrifice is inspired by Igor Stravinsky's famous Le sacre du printemps (The Spring Sacrifice). Where in the... 

Available from now on: Bookman #139 on culture in the region

Amsterdam, 13 June 2024 - Culture in the region was a recurring theme during the Lower House elections. The Council for Culture also pays attention to this. The council suggests distributing subsidies more evenly across the country. But how should this be achieved? How is the money distributed now? And how do different regions look at the plans? On these and other... 

Who_s afraid of Oscar Wilde - photography Bas de Brouwer (attribution always required)

Theatre Kikker, for your necessary dose of drama

Ticket sales for season '24/'25 start On Thursday 13 June at 12:00, Theatre Kikker will start ticket sales for theatre season 24/25. With over 130 different performances, there is something for everyone. Be amazed and overwhelmed by theatre, modern dance, youth theatre, storytelling, performance and hip-hop. Theatre Kikker is ready for you all year long with your necessary dose of... 

You must see this during art spectacle Bosch Parade 

Tenth edition revolves around our contemporary demons On 20 June, art spectacle Bosch Parade will kick off for the tenth time. For four days, from the banks of the river Dommel, enjoy nineteen extraordinary works by artists from home and abroad. The floating and moving creations revolve around contemporary demons. Symbolic sailing ship and held-up mirror... 

Asko|Schönberg in Holland Festival: Mutability

World premiere Sunday 23 June Wandering in the music as among the trees of a forest. Intimate, vast and awe-inspiring at the same time. Twelve miniatures in the form of solo instruments come your way. They reflect musical characters, as changeable as life itself. Pioneering multimedia work For Mutability, composer Yannis Kyriakides asked 12 other composers to write two- to three-minute miniatures. Some of... 

Imara Limon, Photo: Berdi Kramers

Imara Limon new head of curators Amsterdam Museum

Curator and art historian Imara Limon (Leiden, 1988) will become head of curators and member of the Amsterdam Museum's management team from 1 July. Limon has been with the museum since 2017 and was winner of the National Museum Talent Award in the same year. She made a name for herself with projects such as the New Narratives programme line, the biennial art event Refresh Amsterdam and the current exhibition Manahahtáanung or New Amsterdam? In addition to her... 

Scene image The Silence, Photographer: Hans Gerritsen

Encounters between big paper roles in new children's show Coming and Going

Does it fall? Will it stay put? Forty rolls of paper, two metres high and many metres long, play their own role in Stilt's new children's performance Komen en Gaan. During the BRIK Festival on Saturday 22 June, this performance will premiere at the Chassé Theatre in Breda. The performance is a unique interplay between soprano singer Kelly Poukens and a dancer, who meet, leave and... 

Dystopia wins Delft Fringe Festival Audience Award 2024

In an almost sold-out final weekend, they played the halls flat Delft, Sunday 9 June, 2024 - After two weeks full of special encounters, touching words, impressive moves, little learning moments - or, on the contrary, great ones - and hilarious moments of laughter, it is over. Delft Fringe Festival, the festival for new performing artists, announced the audience winner at the closing on Sunday evening 9 June: Dystopia with the... 


On Friday 7 June, Touria Meliani, Amsterdam's Alderman of Culture, visited the recently renovated Theatre Studio Artist Space. This studio serves as a rehearsal, creation and presentation space for new creators and is equipped with new lighting technology, sponsored by Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC), among others. During her visit, the councillor and invited guests attended performances by Elsemarijn, among others... 

Holland Festival opened in the presence of Princess Beatrix. 

Tonight, the 77th edition of the Holland Festival opened in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix. In the opening speech, festival director Emily Ansenk said that "the world's most urgent groundbreaking performing arts come together in June in Amsterdam.It may be here in all its multiformity. If you are 77 years old, and have lived through all sorts of eras, developments and governments, then... 

image from the trailer of The Utility's performance Good Keep Money

Groundbreaking theatre show Good Gold Money returns

The NUT is (far) from done with the future of money After a successful run and rave reviews in summer 2023, the groundbreaking theatre production Good gold money returns on 21 and 23 June 2024 at the Heimland Festival in Diepenheim. Good gold money has not only impressed audiences at previous screenings, but also raised €101,332.80 in surplus... 

HKU and Theatre Kikker unpack: Summer gift for the city - art students present their work in glass containers on Janskerkhof

From Sunday 9 to Sunday 23 June, HKU and Theater Kikker will give the latest crop of young talent a stage in the middle of the city. In transparent KikkerKontainers found on Janskerkhof, opposite HKU Theatre, students will have the opportunity to present their work to the Utrecht audience. Come and meet the talent of the future and let... 

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Asko|Schönberg in the Day of the Composer: Night Shift, the audience as co-maker and player

During Composer's Day, celebrate the importance as well as the joy of contemporary music and today's composers In Night Shift - The Rehearsal by Cathy Milliken, the audience playfully becomes co-makers and players. Together, musicians, choir, soloists and conductor create a world where the boundaries between them are blurred. Midsummer Night's Dream as inspiration Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream provides the starting point... 

After a successful first edition, Marmoucha is back at Eye

After a successful first edition of Eye meets Marmoucha, Marmoucha Orchestra is back at Eye for a special event: the live accompaniment of the silent film Kif Tebbi on 8 June. Kif Tebbi When the Turks loot the countryside in Libya for supplies for their troops, Mné, an Arab girl from a nomad tribe with whom Ismaïl is in love, flees through... 

The makers who played at the Delft Fringe Festival opening. From left to right: Ard Kok, Remijn Weijdema, Emma Thomson, Mariví van den Hooff, Bob Donkers, Mystha Mandersloot, Oudail el Omari. Photographer: Sjoerd Derine.

Delft Fringe Festival: Especially in these times, listen carefully to what is really being told

Alderman Frank van Vliet: "Delft Fringe Festival contributes to happiness" Delft, Wednesday 29 May, 2024 - Tuesday evening 28 May saw the festive opening of the 13th edition of Delft Fringe Festival in Theater de Veste. Like all Fringe Festivals worldwide, the festival in Delft celebrates creative freedom. The festival helps today's creators to tell their stories and... 

campaign image: PaulinaMatusiak&EddyWenting | Square Theatre

Plein Theater presents Month for Keti Koti from 31 May to 27 June with various activities around the slavery past and Surinamese cuisine.

Keti Koti month takes place annually in the month of June in the run-up to Keti Koti on 1 July. This month is dedicated to remembrance and reflection around the Netherlands' slavery past and its repercussions today. Plein Theater in Amsterdam East, located next to the Oosterpark and the National Monument on Slavery History, is particularly dedicated to... 

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