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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31 Jul. → 10 Aug. '19Oostende, Belgium

Sector meeting and Dutch shows at TAZ#19

With the support of Dutch Performing Arts, theatre festival Theater aan Zee (TAZ) presents a multitude of theatremakers and companies from the Netherlands. The festival also hosts a sector meeting (in Dutch) for theatre professionals from the Netherlands and Flanders. The sector meeting is organised by TAZ, Dutch Performing Arts, rekto:verso, Stichting Nieuwe Helden, Cultuurloket, and deBuren.
22 Jul. → 4 Aug. '19Venice, Italy

Dutch focus at the Venice Biennale 2019

Dutch Performing Arts proudly powers three Netherlands-based theatre companies and artists who are part of the International Theatre Festival at the Venice Biennale 2019. Theater Artemis, Club Gewalt and Julian Hetzel are part of a Dutch focus programme, with multiple performances in July and August 2019.
12 Jun. → 16 Jun. '19Graz, Austria

Dutch and Flemish theatre at DramatikerInnenfestival 2019

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.
15 Jan. → 19 Jan. '19Philadelphia, United States

Dutch performing arts for young audiences at IPAY 2019

Dutch Performing Arts proudly powers eight Dutch youth theatre and dance companies who are present at the IPAY Showcase 2019, in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York, Assitej Netherlands and DutchCulture. The showcase takes place from 15-19 January 2019 in Philadelphia, the United States.
25 Sep. → 13 Oct. '18Marseille, France

Dutch Performing Arts | en France: Actoral 2018

In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, the 18th edition of interdisciplinary festival Actoral will spotlight the work of 6 Dutch makers and companies in a special programme titled Temps fort Pays-Bas.
19 Sep. → 25 Nov. '18Rome, Italy

Romaeuropa 2018

Italian arts festival Romaeuropa presents several performances of Dutch dance and children's music theatre.
8 Sep. → 9 Sep. '18Cambridge, the United Kingdom

In Your Way 2018

In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, new outdoor arts weekend In Your Way will spotlight the work of two Dutch makers.
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.
29 May. → 2 Jun. '18Paris, France

Dutch Performing Arts | en France: Le Mouffetard

Theatre Le Mouffetard, in collaboration with the Dutch embassy in France and Dutch Performing Arts, organises activities dedicated to Dutch object and puppet theatre.
24 Nov. → 25 Nov. '17Via Ostuni 8, Roma, Italy

Romaeuropa: Chi è il vero italiano?

Italian arts festival Romaeuropa presents Dutch theatre, children's theatre and dance.
24 Sep. → 30 Sep. '17Zeche Zweckel Maschinenhalle, Gladbeck, Germany

Ruhrtriënnale: Kleine Seelen

For the third time director Ivo van Hove has selected a novel by the great Dutch author Louis Couperus as the material for a theatre production. Couperus wrote ‘The Book of Small Souls’ between 1901 and 1903, in the turbulent period of transition from the 19th to the 20th centuries.
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?
20 Sep. → 2 Dec. '17Rome, Italy

Romaeuropa 2017

Italian arts festival Romaeuropa presents Dutch theatre, children's theatre and dance.
16 Sep. → 24 Sep. '17Charleville-Mézières, France

Dutch Performing Arts | en France: Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes

The Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes is the world’s largest gathering of puppeteers and object theatre makers that takes place every other year in Charleville-Mézières, France. Dutch Performing Arts supports five Dutch theatre companies who will perform at the festival.
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.
15 Jul. → 21 Jul. '17Avignon, France

Dutch Performing Arts | en France: Toneelgroep Amsterdam at Festival d'Avignon

Toneelgroep Amsterdam will perform 'The Maids' and 'Ibsen house' during Festival d'Avignon.
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. → 25 Mar. '17Manchester, United Kingdom

SICK! Festival 2017

SICK! Festival 2017 is presenting several Dutch artists, in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts.
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.
14 Jan. → 11 Feb. '17Berlin and Bochum, Germany

Theatertext.nl: neue Stimmen aus den Niederlanden

Five Dutch playwrights are going on a promotional tour to Berlin and Bochum (Germany).
1 Dec. → 1 Dec. '16Paris, France

Dutch Performing Arts | en France: Marionnette et objet aux Pays-Bas

Theatre Le Mouffetard, in collaboration with The Dutch embassy in France and Dutch Performing Arts, organises a day dedicated to Dutch object and puppet theatre.
29 Nov. → 3 Dec. '16Paris, France

Dutch Performing Arts | en France: Ulrike Quade Company, Maniacs

From 29 November - 3 December, Ulrike Quade Company performs Maniacs at Le Mouffetard in Paris in the context of Dutch Performing Arts en France.
29 Nov. → 30 Sep. '17France

Dutch Performing Arts | en France

Dutch Performing Arts | en France is a multi annual project that aims to increase the visibility and presence of Dutch theatre and dance in France. Dutch Performing Arts | en France est un projet visant à accroître la visibilité et la présence du théâtre et de la danse néerlandais en France.
22 Aug. → 1 May. '17Belgium & The Netherlands

Tour Circuit X 2016-2017

In the season 2016-2017 the following performances are going on tour throughout Flanders and the Netherlands: Jan Hulst & Kasper Tarenskeen with Scheeps-horeca, Marijn Brussaard with Forever Young, Lisa Verbelen with ONE, Yinka Kuitenbrouwer with HonderdHuizen, Michiel Vandevelde with Antithesis and Louis Vanhaverbeke with Kokokito.
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.
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.
27 Jan. → 30 Jan. '16Montréal, Canada

IPAY 2016

The annual Showcase of IPAY is the premiere event in North America, dedicated to promoting the best in international performing arts for young audiences.
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.

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