test Dutch and Flemish theatre at DramatikerInnenfestival 2019
  • 12 Jun. → 16 Jun. '19Graz, Austria

    Dutch and Flemish theatre at DramatikerInnenfestival 2019

    Photo: Lupi Spuma
    This year’s edition of the annual DramatikerInnenfestival in Graz, Austria will include a special focus on theatre from the Lowlands. The event will feature staged readings of six theatre texts originally written in Dutch.
    The readings are aimed at German-speaking theatre professionals (directors, dramaturgs, press, publishers) and will give the authors a chance to discuss their work and do some international networking. Also on the festival programme are two plays from the Lowlands for the general public.

    International collaboration
    The DramatikerInnenfestival is a partnership between uniT and Schauspielhaus Graz and takes place in Graz from 12-16 June 2019. The staged readings are organised in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, Flanders Literature and Flanders Arts Institute. In 2018 the organising partners first travelled to the festival with a number of Flemish and Dutch theatre makers and dramaturgs to explore possible collaborations. From a longlist of texts from Flanders and the Netherlands, the Austrian organisers chose five pieces to present at the festival’s next edition. An external jury member also selected one of the nominees for the Toneelschrijfprijs 2018 for a reading at the festival.

    Selected theatre texts
    On Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June, the following texts will be presented:

    ‘Take a Left at the Canal’ (‘Bij het kanaal naar links’) – Alex van Warmerdam
    MEN. The Revised Opinion (‘MEN. de mening herzien’) – BOG.
    Aperçu de l´inconnu – Michael Bijnens
    Us/Them (‘Wij / Zij’) – Carly Wijs
    ‘True Colors’ – Maaike Bergstra
    ‘The Nation’ – Eric De Vroedt (winner of the Toneelschrijfprijs 2018 and directly selected)

    Besides this focus on the Lowlands aimed at professionals, the DramatikerInnenfestival has also decided to include two productions for the general public: ‘Conversation with the Rain’ (‘Gesprek met de regen’) by Stijn Devillé (het nieuwstedelijk) and ‘The Automated Sniper’ by Julian Hetzel (Frascati Theater Amsterdam).
    In addition, earlier this year uniT organised a workshop led by renowned translator Peter Waterhouse aimed at introducing playwrights from all countries involved to each other’s work and cultural context. Taking part alongside several Austrian writers were Benjamin Van Tourhout (BE), Annet Bremen (NL), Iona Daniel (NL) and Timen Jan Veenstra (NL).

    Check out the PDF at the bottom of this page for the full festival programme. For more information about DramatikerInnenfestival 2019, visit their website.

    Find out more about Dutch and Flemish playwrights
    As part of this promotional project Dutch Performing Arts, Flanders Arts Institute and Flanders Literature worked on an online dossier. ‘Theatre Texts from the Lowlands’ features an introductory essay by Peter Anthonissen on Flemish theatre today and a ‘Who’s Who’ with profiles of contemporary playwrights as well as a few translated excerpts from their work. In a future phase, the partners will continue to promote contemporary Dutch-language drama texts in French language areas, in close collaboration with Maison Antoine Vitez.
    Eric de Vroedt | Photo: Het Nationale Toneel
    Maaike Bergstra | Photo: Karlijn Kistemaker
    Alex van Warmerdam | Photo: Merlijn Doomernik
  • 30 Aug. → 31 Aug. '19Reitdiepdal Groningen, the Netherlands

    ZomerJazzFietstour 2019 visitors' programme

    Dutch Performing Arts and ZomerJazzFietsTour continue their close partnership to present Dutch work, musicians and bands to international music presenters. The international visitors' programme takes place on 30 & 31 August 2019 in Reitdiepdal Groningen, the Netherlands,
  • 6 Sep. → 8 Sep. '19Utrecht, the Netherlands

    Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2019 visitors' programme

    In collaboration wih Dutch Performing Arts, Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2019 organises an international visitors' programme for music presenters. The visitors' programme takes place from 6-8 September 2019 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
  • 18 Sep. → 28 Sep. '19Essen, Germany

    Theater Artemis at Ruhrtriennale

    Youth 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, Russia

    Dutch theatre for young audiences at Gavroche 2019

    Dutch 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.
  • 25 Sep. → 28 Sep. '19Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    12 Points goes Dutch

    Festival 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.
  • 31 Oct. → 2 Nov. '19Washington, the United States

    Woest at the Kennedy Center

    Youth theatre company Woest gives five performances of their show 'Balancing Bodies' at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
  • 2 Nov. → 3 Nov. '19Washington, the United States

    BonteHond at the Kennedy Center

    Youth theatre company BonteHond gives four performances of their show 'Get 'M' at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
  • 9 Nov. → 10 Nov. '19Washington, the United States

    Maas Theater en Dans at the Kennedy Center

    Youth 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 States

    Oorkaan at the Kennedy Center

    Music theatre company Oorkaan gives five performances of their show 'Glimpse' at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
  • 24 Apr. → 26 Apr. '20Washington, the United States

    De Dansers at the Kennedy Center

    Youth dance company De Dansers gives five performances of their show 'Pokon' at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
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