A programme by Performing Arts Fund NL to promote Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad.

on the international stage

Through strategic partnerships with leading events around the world, Dutch Performing Arts presents Dutch music, theatre and dance on the international stage.

We present a wealth of Dutch performances all over the world, through Dutch focus programmes and multi-annual collaborations to showcase work by Netherlands-based artists.


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12 Jan. → 12 Jan. '20New York, United States

Sounds of the Dutch Underground at Winter Jazzfest 2020

In a showcase titled 'Sounds of the Dutch Underground', four Netherlands-based music groups will perform at Winter Jazzfest in New York, the United States. Performing as part of the Dutch showcase are: Tineke Postma, Tin Men and the Telephone, Niels Broos & Jamie Peet, and Binkbeats.
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.
12 Jul. → 21 Jul. '19Cividale del Friuli, Italy

Dutch focus at Mittelfest 2019

In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, Italian performing arts festival Mittelfest spotlights the work of three Dutch artists and music groups. The festival takes place from 12-21 July 2019 in Cividale del Friuli, Italy.
2 Jun. → 8 Jun. '19Novara, Italy

NovaraJazz 2019

In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, jazz festival NovaraJazz presents a Dutch focus programme in June 2019.
18 May. → 19 May. '19London, United Kingdom

Sound Unbound 2019

Dutch Performing Arts is excited to announce a brand-new collaboration with the Barbican and their festival Sound Unbound. The festival presents the widest and freshest selection of classical music for a new audience. A Culture Mile event programmed by the Barbican, Sound Unbound's third edition takes place on 18 & 19 May 2019 across Culture Mile in London.
13 Dec. → 21 Dec. '18Marseille, France

BNMFEST 2018

Multidisciplinary festival BNMFEST mixes different styles of music and dance, including ballet, contemporary music, house, urban, world music, jam sessions and much more. The festival hosts its fourth edition from 13-21 December in Marseille, France.
16 Nov. → 25 Nov. '18Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2018

hcmf// is the UK’s largest international festival of new and experimental music. The annual, international festival of contemporary and new music takes place over 10 days and consists of approximately 50 events, including concerts, music theatre, dance, multimedia, talks and film. hcmf// is a platform for numerous debut artists and presents an opportunity for international performers to be heard in the UK.
24 Oct. → 28 Oct. '18Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain

Womex 2018

Together with open source network World Music Forum NL, Dutch Performing Arts is representing Dutch artists and music professionals at WOMEX.
19 Sep. → 25 Nov. '18Rome, Italy

Romaeuropa 2018

Italian arts festival Romaeuropa presents several performances of Dutch dance and children's music theatre.
11 Jun. → 17 Jun. '18Leeuwarden

ISPA Congress Leeuwarden

The 102nd edition of the ISPA congress will be in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018 will host the congress. Dutch Performing Arts and Performing Arts Fund NL are financially supporting this edition.
18 May. → 18 May. '18Brighton, United Kingdom

Dutch Impact showcase at The Great Escape 2018

Come and celebrate that the Netherlands is the lead international partner of this years The Great Escape Festival.
15 Mar. → 15 Mar. '18Dutch New Wave House, Waller Ballroom, 700 E. 6th St. Austin, Texas

Dutch Impact showcase at SXSW Music 2018

The South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW) is a six-day event held every March in Austin, Texas.
7 Mar. → 7 Mar. '18The Greyhound, 1 Kensington Square Kensington London, United Kingdom

Dutch Impact showcase at ILMC 2018

Dutch Music Export invites you to an evening of free booze, delicious food, networking opportunities, and showcases from the very best contemporary bands currently making waves in The Netherlands.
22 Nov. → 22 Nov. '1711 Hoxton Square, London

Dutch Impact showcase First Fifty

Dutch Music Export and The Great Escape invite you to the Dutch Impact Showcase at Wednesday 22 November at the London bar Zigfrid von Underbelly. Amsterdam-born musician Pitou will give a performance. During this networking event from 5.30-7.30pm there are free drinks and food available, with courtesy of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
18 Oct. 4 Bis Cité Veron, Paris

Dutch Impact showcase at MaMa 2017

The Dutch Impact showcase will once again return to MaMA Festival & Convention in France to highlight new and emerging acts from The Netherlands. The acts will perform to a host of international media and key industry players.
22 Sep. → 30 Sep. '17Halle 4, Jahrhunderthalle Bochum, Germany

Ruhrtriënnale: Cosmopolis

April in New York. Eric Packer, an unscrupulous 28-year-old billionaire is driving across town for a haircut in his stretch limo. All around the world exchange rates are shaky and the markets are tanking. The heart of the metropolis is on the verge of breaking point. The President is making an official visit, vast crowds of fans have turned out for the funeral of a Sufi rapper, violence erupts at anti-globalization demonstrations and artists mount guerrilla actions to gain publicity. Even Eric Packer’s life is running out of control.
21 Sep. → 24 Sep. '17Gebläsehalle, Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord, Germany

Ruhrtriënnale: Homo Instrumentalis

From spear to smartphone: over the centuries, human beings have developed countless tools to master their world. But do we really rule our technology, or are we in its grasp?
18 Aug. → 30 Sep. '17Ruhr Area, Germany

Ruhrtriënnale 2017

Music, dance, theatre, performance and fine arts in the former industrial buildings of the Ruhr Area: that‘s the Ruhrtriennale. The Dutch programmes at the Ruhrtriennale are financially supported by Dutch Performing Arts.
27 Jul. → 5 Aug. '17Oostende, Belgium

Dutch focus at Theater aan Zee 2017

Theater aan Zee (TAZ) has a Dutch focus this year, supported by Dutch Performing Arts.
18 May. → 20 May. '17Brighton, United Kingdom

Dutch Impact showcase at The Great Escape 2017

CUT_, Dakota, Kim Janssen, Klangstof and Pip Blom are playing at the Dutch Impact showcase at The Great Escape.
2 May. → 24 May. '17Paris, France

Dutch Performing Arts | en France: Dutch focus at Chantiers d'Europe festival

The Chantiers d'Europe festival at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris has a Dutch focus this year.
8 Mar. → 10 Mar. '17London, United Kingdom

Dutch Impact showcase at ILMC 2017

Navarone, DOOL, Paceshifters and Amber Arcades are playing at the Dutch Impact showcase at ILMC.
1 Mar. → 2 Mar. '17Valenciennes, France

Dutch Performing Arts | en France: Cabaret de curiosités

In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, the festival Cabaret de curiosités has a 'Dutch touch' this edition.
24 Jan. → 26 Jan. '17Hamburg, Berlin & Cologne, Germany

Dutch Pop Nights

Three Dutch bands are going to play at the first Dutch Pop Nights in Germany presented by key music magazine musikexpress: GOSTO, Jo Goes Hunting and Mozes and the Firstborn.
22 Jan. → 22 Jan. '17Newcastle, United Kingdom

Going Dutch: Jazz North East presents the best of today's Dutch jazz scene

This weekend is the first result of an exciting collaboration between Dutch Performing Arts and the Jazz Promotion Network (JPN). In 2016, more than 25 festivals, venues and promotors from the JPN network were welcomed during 5 different jazz showcases and festivals in the Netherlands. In 2017 Dutch Performing Arts will support a touring project for (by JPN selected) Dutch musicians/groups in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
12 Dec. → 17 Dec. '16Marseille, France

Dutch Performing Arts | en France: Dutch focus at BNMFEST#2

Ballet National de Marseille organises BNMFEST, the Ballet’s large annual meet-up in its studios. This time there's is a Dutch focus.
30 Nov. → 4 Dec. '16Rennes, France

Dutch Impact showcase at Les Rencontres Trans Musicales 2016

The Mysterons, Pink Oculus and Weval are playing at the Dutch Impact showcase on 1 December at Les Rencontres Trans Musicales 2016.
26 Oct. → 29 Oct. '16Bilbao, Spain

Dutch Impact showcase at BIME 2016

MY BABY and The Cosmic Carnival are playing at the Dutch Impact showcase at BIME 2016.
19 Oct. → 23 Oct. '16Santiago de Compostela, Spain

WOMEX 2016

Together with World Music Forum NL, Dutch Performing Arts is presenting Dutch World @ WOMEX.
12 Oct. → 14 Oct. '16Paris, France

Dutch Impact showcase at MaMa 2016

Amber Arcades and PAUW are playing at the Dutch Impact showcase at MaMa Festival. Dutch Impact is powered by Dutch Performing Arts and Buma Cultuur, often in collaboration with the Dutch embassy or consulate.
21 Sep. → 24 Sep. '16Hamburg, Germany

Dutch Impact showcase at Reeperbahn Festival 2016

Rats on Rafts, Afterpartees, Klangstof, Bombay, Klyne, Black Oak and Sevdaliza are playing at the Dutch Impact showcase at the Reeperbahn Festival. Dutch Impact is powered by Dutch Performing Arts and Buma Cultuur, often in collaboration with the Dutch embassy or consulate.
24 Aug. → 28 Aug. '16Cologne, Germany

Dutch Impact showcase at c/o pop Festival 2016

Bombay, PAUW and Rats on Rafts are playing at the Dutch Impact showcase at the c/o pop festival. Dutch Impact is powered by Dutch Performing Arts and Buma Cultuur, often in collaboration with the Dutch embassy or consulate.
12 Aug. → 24 Sep. '16Ruhr Area, Germany

Ruhrtriënnale 2016

Music, dance, theatre, performance and fine arts in the former industrial buildings of the Ruhr Area: that‘s the Ruhrtriennale. The Dutch programmes at the Ruhrtriennale are financially supported by Dutch Performing Arts.
19 May. → 21 May. '16Brighton, United Kingdom

Dutch Impact showcase at The Great Escape 2016

Amber Arcades, Klyne, PAUW, Pink Oculus and Tim Vantol are playing at the Dutch Impact showcase at The Great Escape on May 20 from 12 pm till 4 pm at Komedia (44-47 Gardner Street, North Laine, Brighton, BN1 1UN).
13 May. → 29 May. '16Norwich, United Kingdom

Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2016

For the next three years Dutch Performing Arts is working together with arts festival Norfolk & Norwich to present exciting Dutch work there.
21 Apr. → 24 Apr. '16Bremen, Germany

Jazzahead! 2016

Together with inJazz/Buma Cultuur Dutch Performing Arts presents the Dutch Jazz scene at Jazzahead! in Bremen.
15 Mar. → 20 Mar. '16Austin (Texas), USA

ADE goes SXSW

ADE is bringing some of the finest electronic music talent from The Netherlands to one of the busiest and largest showcase events in the world: SXSW.
15 Mar. → 20 Mar. '16Austin (Texas), USA

Dutch Impact showcase at SXSW Music 2016

The South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW) is a six-day event held every March in Austin, celebrating 30 years in 2016.
3 Mar. → 6 Mar. '16London, UK

Dutch Impact showcase at ILMC 2016

The International Live Music Conference (ILMC) is the leading annual gathering of professionals involved in the global touring, festival and live entertainment industries. ILMC 28 will take place in London from 3-6 March 2016.
10 Dec. → 12 Dec. '15Ghent, Belgium

Dutch Impact showcase at Glimps 2015

Glimps is an international showcase festival in Ghent, Belgium. Turkish jazz, Slovakian indie, or French electro: more than 60 artists from all over Europe play at 11 venues.
2 Dec. → 6 Dec. '15Rennes, France

Dutch Impact showcase at Les Rencontres Trans Musicales

Les Rencontres Trans Musicales is a music festival that takes place in Rennes, Brittany, France. Since the festival's beginning, it has been renowned for revealing the "next big thing" in music.
28 Oct. → 31 Oct. '15Bilbao, Spain

Dutch Impact showcase at BIME 2015

BIME is an international music festival and conference. The Deaf and De Staat will be playing at the Dutch Impact showcase at BIME on 28 October at La Ribera.
23 Sep. → 26 Sep. '15Hamburg, Germany

Dutch Impact showcase at Reeperbahn Festival

The Reeperbahn Festival combines concerts in a variety of pop-cultural genres with an arts programme and a platform for professionals in the music and digital industries. It is Germany’s largest club festival and since its debut in 2006 has grown to become one of the most important meeting places for the music industry worldwide.
19 Aug. → 23 Aug. '15Cologne, Germany

Dutch Impact showcase at c/o pop Festival

From 19 to 23 August, it’s that time again: The c/o pop Festival brings international stars, acclaimed newcomers and still unknown insider tips onto the Cologne music stages.
14 Aug. → 26 Sep. '15Ruhr Area, Germany

Ruhrtriënnale 2015

Music, dance, theatre, performance and fine arts in the former industrial buildings of the Ruhr Area: that‘s the Ruhrtriennale.
20 May. → 23 May. '15De Doelen, Rotterdam

Classical:NEXT | Dutch focus

Dutch Performing Arts organises a professionals' programme at the music conference Classical:NEXT for presenters from all over the world.
14 May. → 16 May. '15Brighton

Dutch artists at The Great Escape

The Great Escape (TGE) is a music festival that showcases emerging artists from all over the world taking place this year from May 14 - 16. Over 400 up and coming bands play in 35 Brighton venues.

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