- Nov 30
Dutch Performing Arts activities over 2017 in retrospect
We are almost reaching the end of 2017. Let’s have a quick look back at this year full of great opportunities for Dutch performing artists to present themselves at international festivals, conferences and other key events.
Together with our partners and with support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, in 2017 Dutch Performing Arts hosted 13 international delegate programmes in close cooperation with Dutch festivals. From jazz and improvised music during the SummerJazzCycleTour to innovative productions at Theatre Festival Boulevard. Most professionals came from Europe, many of these from neighbouring countries, but we also welcomed guests from the USA, China and Canada.
International focus programmes
The multi-year cooperation of Dutch Performing Arts and the well-known Italian festival Romaeuropa resulted in the presentation of several Dutch theatre, dance and children’s theatre companies. More than 15 Dutch artists and companies were presented to international audiences at the Flemish Theater aan Zee Festival and the British Sick! Festival.
Going Dutch & Dutch Performing Arts | En France
In 2017 we continued our Going Dutch multi-year project for jazz in the United Kingdom, as well as the Dutch Performing Arts | En France project for theatre and dance. In France, in close cooperation with the Dutch Embassy in Paris, we worked together with Festival d’Avignon, Montpellier Danse, the Rencontres choréographiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, and many other prestigious festivals and venues. In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland we supported and promoted tours by Dutch musicians and ensembles in association with the Jazz Promotion Network (JPN), at the venues and festivals of JPN members such as Manchester Jazz Festival, Glasgow Jazz Festival and Gateshead International Jazz Festival.
During Jazzahead in Bremen, Germany, and this year’s Womex in Katowice, Poland, we promoted Dutch jazz and world music and represented over 150 Dutch delegates by means of a joint promotional stand, network receptions, trade dinners and presentations.
Research & Networking
Representatives of Dutch Performing Arts were present at important meetings and conferences all over the world, networking and exploring opportunities for Dutch performing artists and groups at events such as International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY), the European Jazz Conference, UTR, the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) festival, and IETM. In autumn 2017 we commissioned Nieuw Geneco to research opportunities for Dutch composers on the international stage. Nieuw Geneco’s delegates visited the SWR Donaueschinger Musiktage and the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) conference.
International promotion of pop music
In 2017 Dutch Performing Arts delegated the international promotion of Dutch pop, urban and dance genres to the Popcoalitie. The Popcoalitie has launched Dutch Music Export, which is funded by Buma Cultuur and the Performing Arts Fund NL / Dutch Performing Arts.
• Shows for a young audience (3 to 9 years old) in theatre, dance, music and multidisciplinary arts
• Exhibits and interactive activities for a young audience and their families
July 26here with their latest productions. Deadline to apply is 12 November 2017, 12 am (midnight).
March 22four short videos.
February 28the Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) to coordinate the focus programme GOING DUTCH in 2017 to support Dutch jazz musicians and/or groups to perform and tour in the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (ROI). GOING DUTCH consists of an umbrella campaign, invitations for jazz promotors and journalists to every concert and, under certain conditions, also support for travel and accommodation.
Do you want to attend the reception in the context of January in NYC – The Place to Be for the Performing Arts?Are you a performing arts professional, and do you happen to be in New York in January? May be you want to attend the network reception on the occasion of the Industry Events as part of
January in NYC – The Place to Be for the Performing Arts then (by invitation only).
October 26Holland Opera won an award for Best Opera and Creatures by Het Balletorkest and ISH won an award for Best Large Ensemble. Congratulations!
September 28here with their latest productions. Deadline to apply is 11 November 2016, 12 pm (noon).
May 12Fernando Belfiore (dance) and Emma Rekers (music).
April 20Fernando Belfiore, Efe Erdem, Emma Rekers and Maarten Meddens are the nine nominees that have been preselected for the cultural programme before the Olympic Games of 2016 in Brazil.
March 31Classical:NEXT and Operadagen Rotterdam will both take place at the end of May. Dutch Performing Arts works closely together with these organisations to introduce and present (new) Dutch work, musicians and companies to international presenters from 22 - 28 May 2016.
October 13here with their latest productions. Deadline to apply is 11 November 2015.
September 07Erik Kaiel/Arch8 is one of the 17 selected companies to give a showcase at IPAY 2016.
This isn’t an everyday dance company. We view theatrical traditions as a resource, using them to create new forms. We then share these new forms in public space, architectural space, and theatrical space.
There is a high degree of interactivity in the work. We consistently encourage an active viewing, a participatory imagining on the part of the public. With its innovative approach, the company has performed around the globe, including St. Petersburg, Istanbul, Cairo, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Senegal, and throughout Europe.
The company has also made collaborative performances with local artists in Benin, Senegal, Alexandria, Cairo, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Utrecht, the Hague, Maastricht, and Hasselt.