• 22 September → 30 SeptemberHalle 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.
    The production is based on the novel ‘Cosmopolis’ by leading American novelist Don DeLillo and shows an attempt to puncture the bubble of the economic elite with reality and protest. How can a more just world be constructed and who is going to make this happen? Can we prevent complete self-destruction? Or might it be our best hope for a better future?

    ‘Cosmopolis’ is Johan Simons' final production as Artistic Director of the Ruhrtriennale. As in his drama of the underclass ‘Accattone’ (2015) and the political reflection ‘Die Fremden’ (2016) the director combines a major contemporary theme, in this case turbocapitalism’s repeated ability to rise from the dead, with the question of our individual actions and our possible influence.

    With - Elsie de Brauw, Pierre Bokma, Mandela Wee Wee, Bert Luppes, BL!NDMAN

    Adapted from Don DeLillo
    Director Johan Simons
    Stage Version Koen Tachelet
    Composer Eric Sleichim
    Stage design Bettina Pommer
    Costume Design An De Mol
    Light Dennis Diels
    Sound design Will-Jan Pielage
    Dramaturgy Koen Tachelet, Dorothea Neweling

    A production by Ruhrtriennale and NTGent.
  • 28 June → 29 JuneRotterdam

    inJazz 2018

    inJazz and Dutch Performing Arts are collaborating closely on an international programme to introduce (new) Dutch work, musicians and bands to international platforms.
  • 02 July → 15 JulyAmsterdam

    Julidans 2018 Visitors Programme

    Julidans is an international dance festival that runs from 2 to 15 July in Amsterdam, with a wide range of challenging productions and premieres.
  • 20 July → 22 JulyHilversum

    Wonderfeel Festival Visitors Programme

    From 20 to 22 July the Wonderfeel classical music festival is being staged in the midst of nature close to Hilversum.
  • 05 September → 09 SeptemberUtrecht, The Netherlands

    Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2018

    Gaudeamus presents, organises, promotes, and supports the newest music by pioneering talent and has been an advocate of trailblazing composers around the world for 70 years. Gaudeamus organises an international visitors programme during Gaudeamus Muziekweek in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts.
  • 06 September → 08 SeptemberAntwerp

    TheaterFestival Antwerp

    Are you a performing arts professional (programmer, curator, dramaturge...) with a clear interest in Dutch and Flemish work and willing to stay for a three-day programme?
  • 05 October → 07 OctoberDe Krakeling, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Assitej and De Krakeling Professionals Programme

    De Krakeling, the most famous theatre in the Netherlands that is fully dedicated to young audiences, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this autumn!
  • 24 October → 28 OctoberLas 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.
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