A programme by Performing Arts Fund NL to promote Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad.
26 Sep. → 29 Sep. '19Berlin, Germany

Berlin meets Rotterdam: Dutch music theatre at BAM!



Club Gewalt | Man on Wire - The Album Performance. Photo: Salih Kilic
Huba de Graaf | Pornopera. Photo: Bowie Verschuuren
Project Wildeman | Woekerpolis. Photo: Janneke van Leeuwen
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'.

Dutch performances
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 entry
28 September 2019 at 16:20 & 18:20 & 21:10, Volksbühne – Unteres Foyer

Project Wildeman - 'Woekerpolis' & 'Nachtvlucht' double bill with intermission
29 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.

About BAM!
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.