- 26 Sep. → 29 Sep. '19Berlin, Germany
Berlin meets Rotterdam: Dutch music theatre at BAM!In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, Berlin-based festival BAM! presents performances by three Dutch music theatre companies: Huba de Graaff, Club Gewalt, and Project Wildeman. The music theatre festival also organises a symposium, with a focus on music theater in the Netherlands.The second edition of BAM! takes place from 26-29 September 2019 in Berlin, Germany. With the support of Dutch Performing Arts, the festival presents a Dutch focus titled 'Berlin meets Rotterdam'.
The following Dutch companies are part of the festival programme:
Huba de Graaff - 'De pornopera'26 September 2019 at 20:30 & 22:30, Volksbühne – Unteres Foyer
Club Gewalt - 'Man on Wire - The Album Performance' free entry28 September 2019 at 16:20 & 18:20 & 21:10, Volksbühne – Unteres Foyer
Project Wildeman - 'Woekerpolis & Nachtvlucht' double bill with intermission29 September 2019 at 21:00, Volksbühne – Großes Haus
For tickets and an overview of the full programme, visit the BAM! website.
Symposium: Mapping music theatre
On 28 September the festival organises a symposium devoted to the interplay of different working methods, funding systems and aesthetics of music theatre in the Netherlands and Berlin. The event is hosted in German and English.
Time: 28 September 2019, from 12:00-16:00
Location: Volksbühne, Grüner Salon
The music theatre scene and infrastructure of the Netherlands will be compared with that of Berlin. Why is the music theatre of the Netherlands so different from that of Berlin? Despite of the differences, where are their points of contact? What can both learn from each other? Featuring keynotes by Martina Stütz (independent dramaturg), Dennis Stam (Performing Arts Fund NL), Guy Coolen (Operadagen Rotterdam / Muziektheater Transparant Antwerpen), and Matthias Rebstock (director and music theatre scholar).
Check out the full symposium programme here.
BAM! is the festival of Berlin's independent music theatre scene. BAM! Berliner Festival für aktuelles Musiktheater is organised by ZMB – Zeitgenössisches Musiktheater Berlin e.V. in collaboration with Volksbühne, Acker Stadt Palast, Ballhaus Ost, Kultur Büro Elisabeth and Operadagen Rotterdam. Supported by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Performing Arts Fund NL and Rudolf Augstein Foundation.
- 15 Aug. → 27 Oct. '19Shanghai, ChinaWith the support of Dutch Performing Arts, Shanghai-based Art Space for Kids organises a Dutch focus with three youth theatre companies, taking place at various venues in Beijing and Hangzhou, China. Performing are Theatergroep Kwatta, Dadodans and Oorkaan. The Dutch focus rus from August to October 2019.
- 14 Sep. → 4 Nov. '19Ghent, BelgiumIn collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, Flanders Festival Ghent (Gent Festival van Vlaanderen) organises an extensive Dutch programme featuring a host of Netherlands-based artists and groups. The Dutch performances take place from 14 September-4 October 2019 in Ghent, Belgium.
- 18 Sep. → 28 Sep. '19Essen, GermanyYouth theatre company Theater Artemis will give 12 performances of their new production '(…..) - This piece doesn’t give a shit that its title is vague' at arts festival Ruhrtriennale. The company will perform from 18-28 September 2019 in Essen, Germany.
- 20 Sep. → 29 Sep. '19Moscow, RussiaDutch theatre for young audiences returns once more at international festival Gavroche with the support of Dutch Performing Arts. After having programmed a number of Dutch productions in 2013, the festival will present another 11 Dutch youth theatre productions during its 13th edition.
- 20 Sep. → 12 Oct. '19Marseille, FranceIn close collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, interdisciplinary festival Actoral presents performances by Davy Pieters, Michele Rizzo, and Benjamin Khan & Cherish Menzo at various venues in Marseille, France.
- 25 Sep. → 28 Sep. '19Amsterdam, the NetherlandsFestival 12 Point is coming to Amsterdam. The showcase event for emerging and innovative jazz musicians from Europe takes place from 25-28 September 2019 at the BIMHUIS in Amsterdam. Part of a collaboration between Dutch Performing Arts, 12 Points and the BIMHUIS, the 13th edition features a satellite programme (titled 'Orange Line') with Netherlands-based artists and an international visitors' programme.
- 3 Oct. → 6 Oct. '19Maastricht, the NetherlandsIn collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, Nederlandse Dansdagen (Dutch Dance Festival) organises an international visitors' programme from 3-6 October in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
- 11 Oct. → 13 Oct. '19Seoul, South KoreaWith the support of Dutch Performing Arts, performer and filmmaker Karel van Laere will do three shows of his performance 'The Non-Present Performer' at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul, South Korea.
- 31 Oct. → 2 Nov. '19Washington, the United StatesYouth theatre company Woest gives five performances of their show 'Balancing Bodies' at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
- 2 Nov. → 3 Nov. '19Washington, the United StatesYouth theatre company BonteHond gives four performances of their show 'Get 'M' at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
- 9 Nov. → 10 Nov. '19Washington, the United StatesYouth theatre company Maas Theater en Dans gives five performances of their show 'EGG-tion HERO' at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
- 11 Jan. → 12 Jan. '20Washington, the United StatesMusic theatre company Oorkaan gives five performances of their show 'Glimpse' at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
- 24 Apr. → 26 Apr. '20Washington, the United StatesYouth dance company De Dansers gives five performances of their show 'Pokon' at the Kennedy Center in Washington.